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Motorola Introduces Mobile TV DH01 Personalized TV and Multimedia Player

Motorola's SURFboard SBV5422 Brings Converged Cordless Voice and Data in a Single Unit to Simplify the In-Home Consumer Experience

$2 Million Handcrafted Luxury Car Designed With NVIDIA Quadro Graphics

Talk Back to Your nuvi: Garmin's Flagship nuvi 880 Features Speech Recognition, Enhanced MSN Direct Services

Garmin Fuses Fitness, Fashion and Function in Forerunner 405

Motorola Introduces Mobile TV DH01 Personalized TV and Multimedia Player

Horsham, PA - 3 January 2008 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced a significant advancement in the portable media mobility experience with the introduction of the Motorola Mobile TV DVBH compatible DH01 device and mobile TV broadcast solutions portfolio. The lightweight pocket sized personal media player extends the consumer TV experience to anytime and anywhere for live TV, on-demand clips and programs saved on a DVR.

Showcased at booth #8545 (Central Hall) at the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Motorola Mobile TV DH01 media player represents the natural extension of Motorola's leadership in video and mobility solutions into mobile TV. The device is well positioned to drive lifestyle changes by enhancing consumers' choice, convenience and control over their personal media experiences. For service providers and broadcasters, Motorola's end-to-end mobile TV solution enables differentiation and attractive new revenue opportunities.

Motorola's Mobile TV DH01 is non-proprietary and supports the DVBH broadcasting standard in addition to open standards interfaces across devices, networks and application service platforms. The Mobile TV DH01 will be smaller than a paperback novel, but have a high quality 4.3 inch Wide Quarter Video Graphics Array Screen that supports up to 16 million colors. It also includes a five-minute memory buffer for pause during live TV viewing.

Motorola's standards-based mobile TV solution includes network infrastructure (DVBH transmission network equipment, video headend center equipment, interactive application services delivery platform), services (to design, deploy and optimize the network in addition to application services); and the devices themselves.

For broadcasters, the Motorola Mobile TV DH01 represents an attractive proposition. They benefit from expanded viewing figures by extending their services to a new distribution channel of mobile viewers, and by offering greater reach for advertisers. For service providers, Motorola's Mobile TV enables differentiated service offerings with interactive service capabilities to drive ARPU and customer loyalty.

Motorola's Mobile TV DH01 has the capability to be the consumer's all-in-one personal entertainment center by providing the following capabilities:

  • Live digital video broadcast high technology video signal playback, indoors or outdoors
  • Record TV on supported Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard card; 90 minutes of TV video on a 256MB card
  • Convenient automatic channel scan and channel listing
  • High resolution display
  • Stunning digital video quality @ 25 fps
  • Video, music and pictures on your supported Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard cards
  • Long lasting rechargeable battery delivers up to four hours of playback time

Source: Motorola

Motorola's SURFboard SBV5422 Brings Converged Cordless Voice and Data in a Single Unit to Simplify the In-Home Consumer Experience

HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced the next-generation SURFboard SBV5422 Digital Voice Modem and Integrated DECT Cordless Phone System designed to deliver convenient whole- home telephone and data services over cable's broadband connection to the home. A single, reliable infrastructure for communication services, the SBV5422 enables IP telephony, high-speed data and new cordless phone technology that can be simply installed by consumers and help reduce unnecessary costs for operators by virtually eliminating truck rolls.

Showcased at booth #8545 (Central Hall) at the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the SBV5422 extends Motorola's portfolio of media mobility products that delivers fully-integrated solutions, can be personalized by consumers and offers revenue-generating opportunities to operators.

Equipped to support both basic and IP-based handsets, the SURFboard SBV5422's use of IP-based handsets allows operators to offer additional value- added IP services to consumers. The SBV5422 packs multiple great features into this plug-and-play product, yet consumers only receive a single monthly bill for voice and data services.

"A long-time leader in the development of modem and voice technology, Motorola combines its expertise and innovation to deliver a simplified, personalized in-home experience for consumers with the SURFboard SBV5422," said Alan Lefkof, corporate vice president, Motorola Broadband Solutions Group. "The self-installation feature of this product allows consumers to simply plug it in and get their voice service up and running just as they're accustomed to with high-speed data service. It is truly a plug-and-play product."

"The Motorola SBV5422 IP-based handsets enable operators to leverage the Casabi(TM) network, making it possible for them to offer customers a completely customizable experience," said Neville Street, CEO of Casabi Inc. "From integrating unique carrier services like voice mail and e-mail, to branding the phone screen with their custom logo and icons, our network-based solution teams well with Motorola's SBV5422 to offer consumers this unique, powerful and personalized home communication tool."

Real-time information including weather forecasts, news briefs and sports scores can be viewed on the screen of the cordless phone handset, delivering content that is on-demand, personalized, secure and integrated. In addition, the Motorola SBV5422 IP-based handsets, together with the Casabi network, enable a number of consumer-friendly experiences, including:

  -- self-installation and a personalized phone experience.
  -- a network-managed address book that provides anywhere access,
     maintaining updated contact information on your home phone, PC and
     mobile phone, eliminating the need to pull out your mobile phone at
     home to find a contact phone number.
  -- a visual voice mail list that delivers Caller ID, message length and
     time/date stamp so you can play, save or forward voice mail messages in
     any order you choose.
  -- simple e-mail access from anywhere in your home -- no PC required -- to
     quickly read and respond to e-mails and receive e-mail message
     notifications on the screen of your home phone handset.
  -- finding a local plumber or neighborhood pizza place with a Yellow Pages
     application that allows you to search by category or keyword and then
     click to call, all from your phone handset.
  -- sending and receiving SMS messages from your home phone.

The SBV5422's digital voice modem provides up to two lines of primary, full-featured digital voice telephone service, using industry-standard signaling protocols. Compatible with DOCSIS(R) 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 and PacketCable(TM) 1.0 and 1.5, the SBV5422 technology is based on the already certified and qualified SBV5222 SURFboard Digital Voice Modem. Motorola's SBV5422 is yet another example within Motorola's portfolio of customer premises equipment and cable modem termination systems that help cable operators offer whole-home, high-bandwidth media services to their customers.

Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephony (DECT) enables the delivery of data content and services to integrated IP connected handsets. DECT 6.0 gives the SBV5422 the power to handle digital voice and multimedia traffic, while expanding the cordless phone's wireless range and coverage inside the home. Supporting simultaneous use of phone lines and high-speed data services, the SBV5422 also has integrated Lithium-ion battery back-up, which helps maximize continued phone service, even during a power outage.

Source: PRNewswire

$2 Million Handcrafted Luxury Car Designed With NVIDIA Quadro Graphics

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) , the world leader in visual computing technologies, today announced NVIDIA Quadro(R) professional graphics have been selected by DiMora Motorcar to engineer the Natalia SLS 2 luxury sport sedan, which according to DiMora Motorcar, is the world's most luxurious, expensive, and technologically advanced production automobile.

"NVIDIA's latest and most powerful graphics board, the Quadro(TM) FX 5600, allows our design staff to visualize far more engineering data onscreen than they have in the past," noted DiMora Motorcar Founder and CEO Alfred DiMora. "Pairing UGS NX software with the Quadro FX 5600 allows us to reduce engineering costs to design the most exclusive, highest-quality automobile ever created."

"Quadro solutions deliver the high-speed graphics performance professionals need for challenging applications from real-time rendering to high-definition television content creation," said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. "DiMora Motorcar's need for rapid computer-aided design visualization in the creation of the Natalia is an excellent demonstration of the performance and flexibility this card offers for automotive design-from initial design concept to final visualization."

Powered by the DiMora Volcano V16 engine, the Natalia pushes the limits of technology to provide the most exquisite and exclusive automotive experience for driver and passenger alike. The first prototype Natalia SLS 2 is scheduled for completion in late 2009, followed by the worldwide debut in Beverly Hills, California. The automobile is planned to be exhibited at major auto shows in New York, Florida, Geneva, Dubai, and other locales around the world.

Source: PRNewswire

Talk Back to Your nuvi: Garmin's Flagship nuvi 880 Features Speech Recognition, Enhanced MSN Direct Services

OLATHE, Kan., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) , today announced the new nuvi 880, a premium portable navigation device with cutting-edge speech recognition, dynamic MSN Direct content, and an impressive array of other convenience and safety features. The device was announced in conjunction with the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and will be on display at the Garmin booth (South Hall 4, booth #35832).

"Garmin's nuvi 880 uses speech recognition to make navigation safer and easier than ever. Now it's possible to keep both hands on the wheel, tell nuvi what to do and where to go, and you're on your way to stress-free travel," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's worldwide vice president of sales. "And with enhanced MSN Direct services, the nuvi 880 provides cutting-edge content like traffic, fuel prices, news and business headlines, and a wireless 'send to GPS' capability."

In keeping with Garmin's heritage of elegant user interface design, the nuvi 880's speech recognition technology sets the new industry standard for simple and intuitive use. Users mount a push-to-talk wireless remote to their steering wheel, which is used to activate voice commands -- no additional setup or "training" is required. Once activated, the user can effortlessly manipulate controls by speaking the words that correspond to buttons that are on the touchscreen display, so that almost any common task can be performed without ever touching the unit.

Garmin has also streamlined the way users can perform complex points of interest searches. Driving in an unfamiliar area and hungry for some spaghetti? Simply say, "find nearest Italian restaurant," and you're offered a menu of nearby pasta purveyors. Use a voice command to select the establishment of your choice, and the nuvi 800 series gives you turn-by-turn directions to dinner. The nuvi 880 also knows the names of many large business brands, so a user need only say, "find nearest Starbucks" for a quick caffeine fix.

For the ultimate in safety, a driver at any time speak the phrase, "where am I?" and their device will display its exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and gas stations. Speech recognition can also be used to search for addresses as well -- all hands-free, from start to finish. Speech recognition is available for American English, British English, European French, European Spanish, German, Italian, and Netherlands Dutch languages.

The nuvi 880 also boasts next-generation dynamic content from the MSN Direct network that helps users efficiently navigate their day, including:

  -- Traffic conditions: receive up-to-date traffic incident and flow
     information for most metropolitan areas across North America, and let
     nuvi select a route that avoids traffic accidents, road closures, and
  -- Fuel prices: receive gas price data from over 100,000 gas stations
     across the nation.  Drivers will always know where to get the best
     prices -- and save time and fuel by using their unit to navigate
     directly to the station of their choice.
  -- Weather reports: features current weather conditions (including
     high/low/current temperatures, chances of precipitation, humidity,
     pressure, wind, and weather alerts) as well as three day weather
  -- Enhanced movie listings: search for movies by title or by theater and
     receive show times, 'star' ratings, genre, actors, and more -- and get
     driving directions to the theater.
  -- Local events: receive special notices on festivals, concerts, and
     sporting events in your area, and navigate to them.
  -- News and stocks: the latest news headlines and financial market updates
     are always at your fingertips.
  -- Send to GPS capability: plan trips and look up destinations from the
     convenience of your computer, via Windows Live Local, and then
     wirelessly send locations to your nuvi 880.

Three months of free MSN Direct service is included with the purchase of the nuvi 880. Owners can re-subscribe for $49.95 a year, or a one-time charge of $129.95. For more information on MSN Direct services and coverage areas, visit http://garmin.msndirect.com/.

The nuvi 880 has Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling when paired with compatible phones. Using the unit's speech recognition capabilities, users can find and dial phone numbers (specifically supported phones can even access their history log of received, missed and dialed calls) or nuvi's points of interest database (hotels, restaurants, stores and more). This new premium PND also has a built-in FM transmitter, allowing users to wirelessly transmit turn-by-turn directions and street names, MP3s and audio books through their vehicle's stereo. The nuvi 880 also boasts front-firing stereo speakers and a removable lithium-ion battery.

Boasting a bright, sunlight-readable 4.3-inch color touchscreen display (480x272 pixels), the nuvi 880 is loaded with maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The new unit incorporates a high-sensitivity internal GPS antenna that makes it thinner and easier to mount in a car. At startup (Garmin's new "instant on" feature makes the unit quicker to use), Garmin's intuitive "Where To?" and "View Map" welcome screen appears, allowing for quick searches of addresses or over six million points of interest like restaurants, hotels, attractions, gas stations, and more. Turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions guide drivers to their destination, announcing streets by name along the way. If they miss a turn, the nuvi automatically recalculates a route and gets them back on track.

To help drivers find their car in an unfamiliar spot or crowded parking lot, the unit automatically marks where it was last removed from the windshield mount. Users can save 10 routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns, and the unit automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands, deliveries or sales calls. It also displays speed limits for highways and interstates, and a trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points.

The nuvi 880 also includes many entertainment and travel tools including a music player (MP3, Ogg, and Flac formats supported), audio book player (subscription to Audible.com required), alarm clock, picture viewer, currency converters and more. The nuvi 880 even has games pre-loaded to pass the time while waiting in airports and long lines. The units also are installed with Garmin Lock(TM), an innovative patent pending theft prevention system that disables the unit from performing any functions until the user types in a specific 4-digit PIN or takes the unit to a predetermined secure location.

Garmin also offers the nuvi 850, which offers speech recognition capabilities but without MSN Direct services or Bluetooth wireless technology. All other features are comparable to the nuvi 880.

The nuvi 800 series will be available in the second quarter of 2008. Visit http://www.garmin.com/ for more information and pricing.

Source: PRNewswire

Garmin Fuses Fitness, Fashion and Function in Forerunner 405

OLATHE, Kan., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the Forerunner 405 -- the latest in Garmin's popular line of GPS-enabled fitness devices, packing powerful functions and innovative features into a compact size like none other. The Forerunner 405 was announced in preparation for the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and will be on display at the Garmin booth (#35832 in South 4).

"Recreational joggers and elite runners alike will be amazed at the training tools available to them in a watch that could easily be worn all day," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "Runners no longer have to choose between fashion and function."

Runners can track their speed, distance, heart rate and location accurately and effortlessly, and the revolutionary patent-pending touch bezel on the face of the watch makes navigating the options easier than ever. Simply by tapping, holding or running a finger along the bezel, runners can begin a new workout, access their training history or challenge a Virtual Partner(TM). The Forerunner 405 makes training with a Virtual Partner easy and efficient. Runners can adjust the Virtual Partner's pace without stopping in the middle of a workout, and the Virtual Partner is always on and ready for a challenge.

The Forerunner 405 is water-resistant (IPX7) and can be used outdoors or indoors (with an optional foot pod), making it the ultimate year-round, all-weather training tool. And the high-sensitivity GPS receiver sustains satellite reception, whether you're tackling a trail or jogging through the urban canyons of skyscrapers. When a heart-rate monitor is used, the Forerunner 405 helps athletes train in their optimal range of effort. An optional speed/cadence bike sensor helps cyclists monitor their pedaling cadence and wheel speed. At only 60 grams and available in two colors -- black and sage green -- the Forerunner 405 fits in at the gym, the office or out on the town.

Once the workout is done, the training is far from over. Using ANT+Sport technology, the Forerunner 405 sends workout data to the user's computer via automatic wireless data transfer. There's no need to take off the watch or bother with cables as the computer automatically syncs with the Forerunner 405 as soon as the user enters the room. And the data transfer is a two-way street. Runners, joggers, cyclists and hikers can send courses, goals and workouts to their Forerunner 405 before they begin, and then the data gets sent back to the user's computer when the workout is over. Athletes can log their workouts, track their totals, set goals, share workouts with coaches, friends and family and participate in an online fitness community at Garmin Connect(TM) -- Garmin's online training site (connect.garmin.com) previously known as MotionBased. Users can also share courses and workout data from one Forerunner 405 to another through wireless data transfer.

The wireless features of the Forerunner 405 are enabled by ANT+Sport personal area network technology. ANT+Sport is a leading wireless interface protocol that offers all the benefits of digital wireless communications with much lower power consumption than other wireless protocols.

Suggested pricing for the Forerunner 405 begins at $299. For more details on the Forerunner 405 and Garmin's other CES announcements, go to http://www.garmin.com/ and http://www.garmin.blogs.com/.

Source: PRNewswire

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