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Consumer Electronics Daily News Jan 10

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4 Frid a y, Ja n u a ry 1 0 , 2 0 1 4 WHISTLER INTRODUCES SCANNER RADIOS The Whistler Group, Inc., a leader in automotive laser-radar detectors, is proud to introduce a line of scanning receivers. The scanners are rich in features and considered by beta testers to be easy to program and use. Feel the excitement of real police officers in action. Hear the sirens, the chirps and beeps of the radios and the special lingo as they stake out, chase and engage bad guys. Monitor ambulance services, aircraft and control towers, amateur radio operators, marine radio channels, civil air patrol, community CERT volunteers, businesses using two-way radio, CB and FRS radios, government frequencies, NASCAR race drivers, air shows, hot air balloon events and much more. Monitor trained Skywarn observers and hear severe weather reports minutes sooner than they appear on radio and TV. The WS1010 VHF/UHF Handheld Scanner and the WS1025 VHF/UHF Desktop Scanner with FM radio These scanners retail for under $150, program easily by hand and tune the "non-trunked" services above. Most police and fire are now on trunked systems and require the WS1040 or WS1065 below. These scanners store 200 channels, all you need to monitor local services. The WS1025 also tunes the FM radio band and stores up to 20 favorite FM stations. Frequency band coverage (in MHz) includes 10M Ham, VHF Lo, 6M Ham: 29–54; FM Radio: 87.3-107.9; Aircraft: 108–136.9875; Government, 2M Ham, VHF Hi: 137–174; 70cm Ham, Government: 380–450; UHF, UHF "T": 450–512. Available March 2014. The WS1040 800 MHz Digital Trunking Handheld Scanner and WS1065 800 Mhz Digital Trunking Desktop/Mobile Scanner At a retail of under $500, they tune nearly all public services (Police, Fire and Emergency) trunked systems, both analog and digital. They also tune all the bands covered by the WS1010 and WS1025 scanners (except FM radio). These scanners monitor local police and fire services; they hop from frequency to frequency – just like the police officer's radio does. Program by hand or download a database that automatically enters the services of interest. Stores nearly 40,000 objects. Frequency band coverage (in MHz) includes CB, 10M Ham, VHF Low, 6M Ham: 25 – 54; Aircraft Radio: 108 – 136.99166; Government: 137 – 144; 2M SPAREONE PROVIDES SIMPLE COMMUNICATION WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST On November 2, 2013, super typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippine Islands, causing catastrophic damage and severe power outages. Thousands of lives were lost and even more families were displaced. Overwhelming reports depicted scenes of the hundreds of thousands that were homeless and without power or food. Some islands were completely shut off from the rest of the world, and aid could not come to the rescue until water levels subsided and debris was cleared from runways. SpareOne immediately went into action. Working with a contact from the Philippine Red Cross to ensure a successful delivery, SpareOne sent boxes of SpareOne Plus emergency phones to the Philippines. SpareOne Plus runs on a single AA battery, making it an essential communication device, especially for those in the Philippines. With no electricity, families, friends and even relief workers were still trying to contact loved ones simply to let them know they were still alive. The phones flew direct from Hong Kong with hope and healing, and a belief in giving people in the Philippines their voice back. GAME NIGHT REIMAGINED: OZOBOT UNVEILED AT CES 2014 Ozobot, the intelligent robot revolutionizing digital and physical gaming, is available to see for the first time ever this week at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show at booth 21259. Created by parent company Evollve, Ozobot is a brand-new gaming experience and platform based on an intelligent robot and the world's smallest robot of its kind. To play, Ozobot combines popular elements of both physical and digital (smartphone and tablet) games to bring new options to individual gamers and group game nights. "We set out to breathe new life into game night, that experience which, as an individual or as a group of friends, has become a bit tired and repetitive between board and video games," said Nader Hamda, CEO of Ozobot. For over 18 months, we've been developing a robotic game piece that can utilize all the best elements of traditional board games and mobile app games to create a brand new experience, and we're excited to let those at CES get the first taste of what Ozobot can offer. At CES, Ozobot will show off four new app games for iOS and Android featuring the pocket-sized robot. These apps C o n su m e r Ele c tro n ic D a ily N e ws Ham, VHF High: 144 – 1.25M 174; Ham: 216.0025 – 225; Military A i r , Government: 225 – 299.9375; UHF, 70cm Ham, Governmentt, UHF "T": 300 – 512; UHF High, 33cm Ham: 796 – 960 (Excludes frequencies utilized by the old analog Cellular); 23cm Ham: 1240 – 1300. Mobile Radiotelephone Service as required by the FCC. Available March 2014. WS1080 Digital Trunking Handheld and WS1095 Digital Trunking Desktop/Mobile These scanners tune all the same bands as the WS1040 and WS1065, but include a 2GB SD card with the entire U.S. and Canada database built in. No programming is required, just identify where you are and what services you want to scan, or set your location and it will program itself. Even works on the latest X2-TDMA and P25-PII digital systems. Available in the second quarter of 2014. Visit Whistler at booth 3037. For more information, visit www.whistlergroup.com, email acupp@whistlergroup.com or call 479-464-3504. As relief efforts continue to pour into the Philippines, SpareOne continues to work with their partners, sending phones to aid families, survivors, relief workers and reporters covering the devastation. At SpareOne, we know how vital communication is, especially during times of such devastation. This is why we created the SpareOne Plus emergency mobile phone, your communication backup plan. SpareOne Plus emergency phone is the world's only single AA battery powered, fully-functioning emergency mobile phone with a 15 year shelf life. SpareOne Plus comes with a 24-hour torchlight, panic siren, audible feedback, a one-touch Emergency Call Button, customizable speed dial numbers and a Location and Alert Services include OzoRace, a two-robot racing app that features a physical track assembled around the corresponding tablet, and OzoLuck, a social game of chance in which Ozobot travels on a maze and randomly chooses lucky outcomes – a clever twist on social classics like "truth or dare." Interestingly, Ozobot follows, recognizes and reacts to over 1,000 different digital codes and instructions, and is capable of reading different line and light colors on game boards, paper and digital smartphone and tablet screens. The company expects many more games to be available through the company itself and third-party developers by the time the robot comes to stores in 2014. While gamers will have to wait to welcome Ozobot in their homes, the company encourages players to get their AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH INTERNATIONAL CES® Lee M. Oser CEO and Editor-in-Chief Kim Forrester Jeff Rosano Associate Publishers Lorrie Baumann Editorial Director Jeanie Catron JoEllen Lowry Associate Editors Yasmine Brown Vicky Glover Graphic Designers Ruth Haltiwanger Traffic Manager Paul Harris Lynn Hilton David Lopez Jeff Maye Account Managers Enrico Cecchi European Sales Consumer Electronics Daily News, is published by Oser Communications Group ©2014. All rights reserved. Executive and editorial offices at: 1877 N. Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ 85715 520.721.1300/Fax: 520.721.6300 www.oser.com European offices located at Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 11, 50125 Florence, Italy. upgrade option. SpareOne Plus does require an active SIM card with minutes on it in order to place and receive calls or use the Location and Alert Services upgrade. You do not need a SIM card to dial 911. The SpareOne phone is stripped of apps, games and even a screen, making it the most essential, simple, no frills, functional emergency phone available today. SpareOne is working hard to bring communication worldwide, uniting friends and loved ones, and delivering the most advanced and useful tools in the field of communication. Visit SpareOne at Suite 1810 LVH. For more information, visit www.spareone.com, email maly@xpalpower.com or call 949491-3090. hands on Ozobot now at booth 21259 during CES. The company also advises those going to the show to look out for Ozobot street teams on the show floor and throughout Vegas that will hand out specially-branded Ozobot casino chips. Redeemable at the Ozobot booth, the lucky chips will give those that bring them access to a CES-only Ozobot game, where the player will have a chance at winning prizes including an iPad Air or Mini. To place a pre-order, visit www.kickstarter.com and enter "Ozobot" in the search field to reserve your Ozobot today. The robot is expected to retail for $59.95 later in 2014. See Ozobot at booth 21259. For more information, visit www.ozobot.com.

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