by newerapr | Jun 6, 2019 | Press Release
With impressive sound quality, marine-grade materials and a design that complements any boat type, the new M3 series marine speakers from JL Audio lets boaters “Play Better” audio!
, manufacturer of high performance marine audio systems, announced today its new M3 series of high-performance marine loudspeakers subwoofers and tower speakers with optional RGB illumination. Building upon the success of JL Audio’s recent M6 series launch, the new M3 series expands the brand’s marine products to include a high value line of speakers suited for all types of boats, from runabouts and pontoons to center consoles and towboats.
“Earlier this year we unveiled our incredible new M6 speakers and subwoofers to the marine industry. We are continuing our momentum in this category with the introduction of M3, a more affordable speaker line that still maintains JL Audio’s high standards for audio quality and durability,” said Andy Oxenhorn, President of JL Audio. “These two key product line introductions will form the foundation for JL Audio’s marine audio business for several years to come.”
Built to Perform
Every M3 model was meticulously engineered to deliver outstanding audio performance by producing powerful, smooth sound in open-air boating environments. M3 coaxial and tower speakers feature long-excursion, high-efficiency woofers and treated silk dome tweeters that produce excellent frequency response and dynamic range, with clear mid-range and high-frequency detail. M3 subwoofers are engineered to operate without a dedicated enclosure to deliver deep, rich bass.
Beauty by design
The M3 series is designed to match nearly all boat styles, ranging from luxury yachts to high-performance tow boats. Two grille designs are available: “Classic,” featuring a gloss white slat grille design and “Sport,” which features a split-spoke grille design. The Sport grille version is available in two color schemes: gloss white, or a beautiful gunmetal finish. For boaters seeking to make a visual statement, all of the Sport models can be ordered with built-in LED RGB illumination to offer nearly limitless lighting color options, when paired with an RGB controller (sold separately).
JL Audio also offers a sleek RGB controller (Model MLC-RW) that features a compact, mount-anywhere form factor and an easy-to-use, rotary knob for adjusting the speakers’ illumination color and intensity. This RGB controller works seamlessly with M3 and M6 series speakers, as well as most other RGB lighting options installed on a boat.
Engineered to Endure
JL Audio utilizes marine-grade materials and thoroughly tests its marine products to ensure that they can withstand intense UV and salt exposure. This combines with advanced design and manufacturing techniques, resulting in outstanding reliability under real marine conditions. JL Audio stands behind their marine products, backing all M3 products with a two-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
JL Audio’s M3 series is launching with the following models:
M3 Coaxial Speaker Systems: All models are available with Sport Grille (Gloss White or Gunmetal) and Classic Grille (Gloss White). Sport Grille models can be optioned with LED RGB illumination.
- M3-650X: 6.5-inch marine coaxial system with 0.75-inch (19 mm) silk dome tweeters, optional LED RGB illumination, 60W, 4 ohms, MSRP: $229.99 – $299.99
- M3-770X: 7.7-inch marine coaxial system with 0.75-inch (19 mm) silk dome tweeters, optional LED RGB illumination, 70W, 4 ohms, MSRP: $299.99 – $369.99
M3 Subwoofer Drivers: All models are available with Sport Grille (Gloss White or Gunmetal) and Classic Grille (Gloss White). Sport Grille models can be optioned with LED RGB illumination.
- M3-10IB: 10-inch infinite baffle marine subwoofer, optional LED RGB illumination, 175W, 4 ohms, MSRP: $229.99 – $269.99
M3 Enclosed Speaker Systems: All models are available with Sport Grille (Gloss White or Gunmetal) and Classic Grille (Gloss White). Sport Grille models can be optioned with LED RGB illumination.
- M3-770ETXv3: 7.7-inch enclosed marine tower coaxial system, optional LED RGB illumination, 70W, 4 ohms, MSRP: $679.99 – $779.99
- ETXv3-CVR: Gray neoprene, zippered cover protects ETXv3 systems during storage and trailering.
The complete M3 series will be sold by JL Audio’s car audio and marine dealers, and will also be incorporated into select new boats as original or optional equipment by the following boat brands: Avalon Pontoon Boats, Blackfin Boats, Boston Whaler, Chris Craft, Cobalt Boats, Cobia Boats, Formula Boats, Four Winns Boats, Harris Pontoon Boats, JC TriToon Marine, Manitou Pontoon Boats, Maverick Boats, Monterey Boats, Nautique Boats, Pathfinder Bay Boats, Premiere Pontoons, Sportsman Boats, Tidewater Boats and World Cat.
The M3 series joins the extensive list of JL Audio products built at the company’s Miramar, Florida factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network.
For more information about JL Audio, please visit www.jlaudio.com, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Click the following link for press kit materials: http://jlaud.io/M3press.
About JL Audio:
Guided by a philosophy that great audio has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that improve the audio experience on the go, in the home and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three U.S. engineering facilities, and builds many of its home, car and marine loudspeaker products at the company’s Miramar, Florida, USA factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network. For more information, visit jlaudio.com or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.
by newerapr | Jun 5, 2019 | Press Release
IOGEAR’s New Share Pro Line Allows for Dedicated Wireless HD Connections Between Source Devices, Laptops and Tablets, and TVs and Conference Room Displays
IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative solutions designed to maximize the capabilities of computing and AV technology investments, today announced the launch of its new Share Pro™ line of mini wireless video transmitter/receiver systems designed to enable seamless sharing of AV content from PCs or tablets to a TV or conference room display. Designed to eliminate the need and expense of running unsightly cables, the new Share Pro line consists of three products, an HDMI to HDMI Wireless AV Connection Kit, a USB-C to HDMI Wireless AV Connection Kit, and an Expandable Wireless Presentation System that supports up to 10 source devices to one display.
For a dedicated wireless connection between a single source device and an HDMI TV or display, IOGEAR’s Share Pro line has two options:
- the Share Pro Mini Wireless HD Video Transmitter/Receiver Kit (GWHD2DKIT): featuring two ultra-compact HDMI dongles – one being a transmitter that plugs into an HDMI port on the source device, and the other, a receiver that plugs into a TV or display. This solution supports 1080p content at 60Hz at a range of up to 40 feet, eliminating the need for unsightly, expensive HDMI cable runs in the home and office (MSRP: $119.99);
- and the Share Pro USB-C Wireless HD Video Transmitter/Receiver Kit (GWHDKIT11C): that features an ultra-compact transmitter dongle that plugs into the USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port of a laptop or tablet, and a compact HDMI receiver that plugs into the TV or display. Supporting 1080p content at 60Hz at a range of up to 60 feet, this is the perfect solution for wirelessly sharing content from a mobile computing device to the big screen (MSRP: $169.99).
For SMBs, enterprises, classrooms and more, IOGEAR has also released the Share Pro Expandable Wireless Presentation System (GWHD101KIT, MSRP: $399.95). This unique system allows up to 10 HD source devices to wirelessly connect to a TV or large conference room or classroom display at a range of up to 120 feet, and connected users can instantly share their screens to the big screen at the push of a button. Serving as an excellent collaboration tool for large groups, this system eliminates the need for having unsightly HDMI cables strewn across a conference room table and having to share those HDMI cables around the room when it becomes another presenter’s turn to share their screen. Everyone in the room simply plugs their own Share Pro transmitter dongles into their computer, and when it’s their turn to present, press the button on the transmitter to instantly mirror or extend their desktop to the big screen. The kit includes two mini HD HDMI transmitters and one high-performance HDMI receiver. Additional Share Pro push-button transmitters (GWHD101TX) are sold separately (MSRP: $139.95). A USB-C transmitter option will soon be available for newer USB-C laptops and tablets.
“IOGEAR has built a solid reputation for creating powerful wireless AV transmitter and receiver solutions for the home and workplace,” said Joseph Zheng, Director of Product Management, IOGEAR. “Our new Share Pro products extend that reputation by enabling users to conveniently take that same seamless IOGEAR wireless AV experience anywhere via our new ultra-compact dongle design.”
The entire Share Pro line was created with ease of use and security in mind. All systems utilize encrypted WPA2 5GHz wireless radio technology, allowing them to work right out of the box without any complicated setup or having to connect anything to a WiFi network. Each system is compatible with Windows and Mac PCs as well as Android and iOS tablets.
All Share Pro products from IOGEAR are available at leading US retailers, including Amazon.com and Micro Center.
For more information on IOGEAR’s portfolio of award-winning connectivity products and solutions, please visit www.iogear.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
by newerapr | Jun 3, 2019 | Press Release
With AI Acceleration and a range of connectivity features, SolidRun’s new i.MX 8M Powered Mini SOM is perfect for developing next generation AI applications for the Edge
, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance System on Module (SOM) solutions, Single Board Computers (SBC) and network edge solutions, today introduces its i.MX 8M Mini System on Module
(SOM) with robust processing power and Gyrfalcon’s artificial intelligence acceleration technology. SolidRun’s i.MX 8M Mini SOM combines all of the essential components necessary to quickly prototype powerful AI solutions into a compact 47mm x 30mm module, including processor and memory options, a GPU, Gyrfalcon’s Lightspeeur® 2803S Neural Accelerator chip, optional flash storage, audio and video input and output and more.
“It used to be that the cloud was the best solution for neural network processing due to having virtually limitless processing power. However, with the vastly capable embedded CPUs available to edge devices today, such as the i.MX 8M series from NXP, and the efficient neural network models and AI frameworks in use today, more device manufacturers are migrating AI processing loads out of the cloud to the edge,” said Atai Ziv, CEO at SolidRun. “We teamed up with Gyrfalcon to design our i.MX 8M Mini SOM to serve as the ideal building block for device manufacturers to harness the power of i.MX 8M series processors and the Lightspeeur® 2803S chip to quickly prototype and bring to market powerful new hardware solutions that unleash the true potential of edge AI.”
With designs supporting low-power applications to those that require extreme processing capabilities, SolidRun’s i.MX 8M Mini SOMs harness NXP’s Arm Cortex A53 single/dual/quad core 1.8Ghz i.MX 8M processors with advanced 14LPC FinFET process technology. This cutting-edge building block is tailor made for a wide range of IoT and industrial applications, and features up to 4GB LPDDR4, wireless communications options including Bluetooth and WIFI, PCIe 2.0 and robust multimedia features including 20 audio channels (32bits), MIPI-DSI, and a 1080p encoder and decoder.
SolidRun’s new Mini SOM also harnesses the power of Gyrfalcon’s Lightspeeur® 2803S Neural Accelerator to help manufacturers quickly and cost effectively create powerful Edge AI applications based on TensorFlow, Caffe and PyTorch deep learning frameworks that benefit from a powerful dedicated AI acceleration processor. The 9 x 9mm accelerator, based on Gyrfalcon’s Matrix Processing Engine architecture, offers multi-dimensional, high-speed neural network processing at very low power, rated at 24 TOPS/W per chip.
Ideal for digital assistant solutions, autonomous cars, security camera systems, video and audio analytics, digital signage and more, SolidRun’s Mini SOM can be used in fan less applications. Its ability to maintain a low operating temperature without a fan reduces the potential of heat and dust-related failures, which results in reliable long-term operation and performance.
Additionally, SolidRun offers the HummingBoard Pulse carrier board, which is perfect for pairing the powerful AI processing capabilities of the i.MX 8M Mini SOM with a nearly limitless variety of external connectivity and communications features, via its integrated USB-C, Micro USB and USB 3.0 ports, mPCIe and M.2 expansion ports, 10/100/1000 ethernet jack (supports PoE), microSD slot, SIM Card holder, HDMI and DSI 2.0 display output, audio input and output and more.
“It is a great opportunity to collaborate with SolidRun, and we are looking forward to seeing many customers using this powerful combination of capabilities built into the i.MX 8M SOM offerings,” said Bin Lei, VP of Sales at Gyrfalcon Technology, Inc. “These packages will accelerate a customer’s time to market, and makes great use of our market leading AI accelerator for edge and edge server innovations.”
SolidRun’s i.MX 8M Mini SOM specifications include:
The i.MX 8M Mini SOM with Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur® 2803S AI accelerator chip is available today through SolidRun or Arrow, with a starting MSRP of $56 USD. To help expedite the development process, customers will be provided access to an SDK featuring drivers and prebuilt libraries, API for easy software integration, pretrained Convolutional Neural Network models and sample source code.
For more information about the i.MX 8M Mini SOM, please visit https://www.solid-run.com/nxp-family/imx8m-mini-som. Or, for more information about SolidRun, please visit www.solid-run.com. For more information about Gyrfalcon’s Lightspeeur® 2803S AI accelerator chip, please visit https://www.gyrfalcontech.ai/solutions/2803s/.
SolidRun is a global leading developer of embedded systems and network solutions, focused on a wide range of energy-efficient, powerful and flexible products. Our innovative compact embedded solutions are based on ARM and x86 architecture and offer a variety of platforms including SOMs (System-on-Module), SBCs (Single Board Computer) and industrial mini PCs.
SolidRun offers a one-stop-shop for developers and OEMs, providing a complete service from hardware customization, to software support and even product branding and enclosure design. With a mission to simplify application development while overcoming deployment challenges, SolidRun proudly provides customers faster time-to-market and lower costs.
About Gyrfalcon Technology Inc.
Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) is the world’s leading developer of high-performance AI Acceleration that uses low power, packaged in low-cost and small-sized chips. Founded by veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and AI scientists, GTI drives adoption of AI by bringing the power of cloud Artificial Intelligence to local devices and improves Cloud AI performance with greater performance and efficiency. The company provides the utmost in AI customization for new equipment and a path to AI upgrade to customers by offering AI accelerator chips, board solutions and IP Licensing. For more information, visit https://www.gyrfalcontech.ai/.