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FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. introduced four new Secure Digital (SD) cards, extending its brand of flash memory. The SD cards will be available in the following formats, all in compliance with SD Card Association standards: Secure Digital--1GB SD, 2GB SD; Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)--4GB SDHC, 8GB SDHC, 16GB SDHC; Micro Secure Digital--1GB, 2GB; Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)--4GB, 8GB. The Fujifilm SD cards also come in brightly colored, customer-friendly packaging, specially designed with easy-to-understand graphics ensuring that customers choose the cards best suited for their needs and devices. Features include prominently displayed capacity numbers (both on the packaging and the card) and color-coded formats: SD (Blue), SDHC (Red), Micro SD (Magenta), and Micro SDHC (Orange).    
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Pelican Products, Inc. released the 0500 Transport Case, designed to fit two cases to a 42x48-inch pallet and featuring more than 16,000 cubic inches of usable storage space. Two small over-molded handles are included on its fully removable lid, while two double-wide grips designed for team lifting are featured on the base. Optional available features include Pick ‘N' Pluck foam, heavy-duty caster wheels, and detachable pallet risers for easy forklift transport. Also available is a manual pressure-equalization valve and humidity indicator for moisture regulation.
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SEAL introduced the ProSeal 44 pouch laminator. With a present single-heated roller and a new dual-pressure floating nip design, users can feed pouch-laminating materials up to ¼-inch thick and are assured of correct roller temperature and pressure for optimum results. No special adjustments or settings are required. The new ProSeal's open architecture makes it easy to clean and operate, while maintaining maximum safety. Additional features include a low-profile, space-saving footprint, reverse mode, silicone rollers for minimal maintenance, and a 1-year/90-day warranty on parts/rollers.
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Microsoft announced an update to its Microsoft Pro Photo Tools, which provides a set of tools for photographers to perform various tasks with their images, leveraging the power of Windows and Microsoft Live Local, including RAW captures, geotagging, and viewing/editing metadata. Highlights of Microsoft Pro Photo Tools 2 include: support for reading and writing metadata to/from XMP sidecars, so that metadata will interoperate with Adobe products; the ability to convert from RAW to JPEG, TIFF, and HD Photo using "As Shot" settings, which includes the ability to resize the image; the ability to view actual RAW images in addition to thumbnails; support for 64-bit Windows; support for international locales; and improved UI for geotagging your photos.
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Athentech Imaging Inc. announced that Perfectly Clear inventions are now available for license. These upgraded solutions enhance image quality and extend Perfectly Clear into a greater range of profitable imaging applications. Features include face detection, skin-tone-refinement technology, greater shadow detail, and sharper images.
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Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family. The new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production. With new levels of integration and expressiveness for Flash technology, Adobe's biggest software release to date includes Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design editions, Creative Suite 4 Web editions, Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, Creative Suite 4 Master Collection, as well as 13 point products, 14 integrated technologies, and seven services.
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Tenba announced the addition of the second in a new series of Convertible Photo Sling Bags to its growing Shootout collection. The new Slings are unique in their ability to be converted from a "quick-draw" shooting bag to a long lens bag configuration, offering significantly more versatility, especially to sports and wildlife/outdoor photographers. The Sling Bag is carried on the back, but with a single, contoured and padded cross-chest strap rather than two shoulder straps. Movable padded walls within the bag allow the "quick-draw" compartment to be fitted precisely to the main camera/lens combination, and also create additional spaces for extra bodies, lenses, and accessories.
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Olympus released Tap Control technology. While other digital cameras may use touchscreens to access settings, the new Stylus 1050 SW has a shockproof, waterproof, and freeze-proof body that is sensitive to touch all over. The rugged 10.1-megapixel Stylus 1050 SW is designed to ensure extra protection. It can withstand five-foot drops to the ground and operate in freezing snowstorms. Additionally, the Stylus 1050 SW is available in four trendy colors (blue, champagne, silver, and black) and sports a new streamlined body. The sleek, lens-protecting faceplate slides down, turning the camera on and revealing the lens in an instant to capture the moment.
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Delkin Devices, Inc. released a 4x external disc drive capable of reading and writing to Blu-ray media. Though Delkin's new drive is backward-compatible with all CD and DVD recordable media, using the drive with Archival Gold BD-R discs lets photographers quickly and easily preserve large quantities of data for more than 200 years. The drive easily attaches to desktop or laptop computers through Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and comes with recording software, a free Archival Gold BD-R disc, and a padded carrying case. Mac users with OS 10.5.4+ don't need any software to read or write BD-R media.             
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