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New Rear-View Mirror Navigation System Safest Ever

Asentek set out to provide consumers with a high quality, innovative navigation system that provides safety and ties seamlessly into the interior of any car”, says Pete Muller, VP of Marketing by providing the latest innovation for in-car navigation with their SmartMirror powered with Navigon navigation software.

The SmartMirror is an OEM grade rearview mirror replacement that has touch screen navigation built-in, that runs on a Samsung 400MHZ processor and Windows CE.NET 4.2. It is an alternative to suction GPS and has GPS navigation, Bluetooth wireless calling and microphone built sturdy right into the rearview mirror. additionally there is also an optional rearview camera that displays rear images to the SmatMirrors touch screen whenever a vehicle is put in reverse.

The advantage of having your navigation directly and permanently mounted in an expected location on the windshield enables drivers to keep their eyes on the road as they glance at their route display.  With both 2D and 3D routes as well as complete verbal turn by turn driving directions drivers can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. This latest technology was released in October 2008 and is available for $799.00 at local car dealerships across the US, Europe and Australia.

About Azentek:

Founded in 2002, Azentek is an OEM of innovative in-vehicle computer systems for both the consumer and commercial markets as well as GPS tracking. The first product to launch in 2008 is the Azentek SmartMirror navigation system, which launched with record sales. After spending several years in the development and testing phases, Azentek’s revolutionary in dash PC product line will be ready to ship in 2009. Each product in the line includes features never-before seen from any mobile electronics manufacturer.

Delivering on our mission to become a leading supplier of innovative mobile technologies, Azentek strives to provide value-added design through combining extensive research and development with quality customer support.

Azentek is a privately held American-owned company headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan with partners throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. With a total commitment to the development of innovative technology, we have established strategic alliances with numerous world-renowned corporations including Microsoft, Intel, General Motors, and Ford. Using the combined resources of our partners in addition to our in-house engineering team, Azentek is poised to always remain ahead of the competition.

About Pete Muller:

Pete Muller, VP Sales & Marketing – Joined Azentek in 2007.  Mr. Muller has spent nearly 15 years working in the mobile electronics industry.  Most recently, he was with Dual Electronics, a start-up manufacturer focusing on the aftermarket segment of the mobile electronics industry.  During his tenure at Dual, Mr. Muller helped to establish a network of more than 600 dealers across the country and grow sales to over $100,000,000 by its 3rd year in business.  It is this same network of dealers that will be used as the conduit to get our products to market.

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Amazon Electronics – Not Just a Book Store – The Place For Electronics Online

Amazon’s Electronics store offers hundreds of thousands of consumer electronics products from the latest must-have gadgets to hard-to-find items.   Can provide product examples.  You can have Audio TV and Home Theatre, Camera, Photos, Videos, Computers, GPS, MP3 and Media Players, Networking Storage, Office Electronics, Video games, Cell Phones and services.

All the above products are ideal gifts on Father’s Day.  You will have detailed information on each product and can have specific product examples too.

You can have big brands and multiple products of same brands with stunning features.  All the brands have been arranged alphabetically, so that users can find them easily.  You can also browse the products category-wise.

Amazon also provides Electronics blog, where you can read reviews, views, opinions of latest products by End users.

At Amazon, we’ve found that our consistent bestsellers, and those that really generate customer excitement, are the products that are incredibly easy to use.  They represent a leap forward and offer a full solution for enjoying media and entertainment, communicating, downloading and sharing, in exciting new ways.

Customers can refer to Amazon’s Bestsellers list  (the most popular items by category updated hourly) or Most Gifted lists (the most popular items ordered as gifts) to get a sense of what other Amazon customers are buying, watching, listening to and reading.  You can also check today’s deals which throws information on hot deals on daily basis.

Amazon’s robust editorial and customer reviews, buying guides, the ability to upload customer images and videos, and our click-to-call feature helps customers find and discover the perfect gift for all Dads.

Amazon.com’s “Most Wished For” Consumer Electronics for May ’08.  Below is product wise ranks

  1. B000Q3043Y  Canon PowerShot Pro Series S5 IS 8.0MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
  2. B000H49LXQ  Garmin nüvi 660 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator
  3. B000NK8EWI  Canon PowerShot SD1000 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  4. B000JLKIHA  Apple iPod classic 80 GB Black (6th Generation)
  5. B000V1PXMI  Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder
  6. B000JO7PIM  Apple iPod nano 4 GB Silver (3rd Generation)
  7. B000M2GYF6  Kingston DTI 4 GB USB Flash Drive
  8. B0007QKN22  Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens (Black)
  9. B0012YA85A  Canon Digital Rebel XSi 12MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Black)
  10. B000NP3DJW  Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
  11. B000I1ZWRC  Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black)
  12. B000LRMS66  Garmin Portable Friction Dashboard Mount for Nüvi Series and StreetPilot I Series
  13. B0012JCYPC  Apple iPod touch 8 GB with Software Upgrade (not the iPhone)
  14. B00007E7JU  Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
  15. B0012JNQYK  Apple iPod touch 32 GB
  16. B000AO3L84  Canon 430EX Speedlite Flash for Canon Pro1
  17. B000EOMXM0  Kingston 2GB Secure Digital Memory Card (SD/2GB
  18. B000EXS1BS  Garmin nüvi 360 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator
  19. B000BKJZ9Q  Garmin nüvi 350 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator
  20. B000Q30420  Canon PowerShot SD850 IS 8.0 MP Digital Elph Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
  21. B00006JN3G  Nikon Lens Pen Cleaning System
  22. B000U9WVW6  TomTom ONE 3rd Edition 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Vehicle Navigator
  23. B001413D94  Samsung LN46A650 46-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with RED Touch of Color
  24. B001413DF8  Samsung LN52A650 52-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with RED Touch of Color
  25. B000BY52NU  Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens

The Movers & Shakers index identifies, by category, the biggest gainers in sales rank at Amazon.com in the past 24 hours. For example, suppose a music item has a sales rank of 10 today, but was ranked as low as 30 yesterday, its Movers & Shakers increase would be 200 percent.

The most popular items ordered as gifts in Electronics.  This is updated daily.  The product changes day by day.  Hence, keep watch this space very often.

Paul Ryder
VP Consumer Electronics
Amazon

Paul Ryder –  A biography

Paul Ryder is the Vice President,  Consumer Electronics, Amazon.com

Paul Ryder was appointed vice president of Amazon.com Consumer Electronics and Wireless businesses in August of 2006. He is responsible for Amazon.com’s merchandising, marketing, and customer service for all Consumer Electronics categories.

Prior to working at Amazon.com, Ryder was a vice president at Honeywell International, leading portions of their aerospace business.  In addition, Ryder held various positions at General Electric Company in general management and marketing positions, as well as developing digitization strategies and productivity initiatives.

Ryder holds an MBA from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Amazon is an American electronic commerce (e-commerce) company in Seattle, Washington. Amazon was one of the first major companies to sell goods by Internet, and was an iconic “stock in which to invest” of the late 1990s dot-com bubble. After the collapse, the public became skeptical about Amazon’s business model, yet, it turned an annual profit in 2003.

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994, and launched it online in 1995. Amazon.com started as an on-line bookstore, but soon diversified to product lines of VHS, DVD, music CDs, MP3 format, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, etc. Amazon has established separate websites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, and Japan. It also provides global shipping to certain countries for some of its products.

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The Top Gadets for Summer and Travel

Artist's conception of GPS satellite in orbit

Which are the best new technology products from GPS to smartphone. iphones to UMPCs?  Brian Cooley at CNET was one of our top guests discussing which pieces of technology are going to help our Summers!

Brian is a technology expert and broadcast great reviews on latest gadgets and technology innovations happening in the world. He advices consumers about new and latest products through CNET Radio and CNET TV.

Here are some of the technology blended products, which you can purchase from CNET. You can either have hands on experience to get a feel of it or you could gift it to somebody.

GPS navigation devices are very popular and affordable this year. CNET has reviewed a quite a lot of GPS devices that can be useful for everyone who hates to ask for direction. For the directionally challenged, there is help. No longer do you have to listen to your companion belittle your abilities as a navigator or swallow your pride by admitting that you’re lost. Today’s in-car navigation devices are just the thing to keep you on track during your travels, and they’re ready for prime time. Some GPS devices have Text To Speech (TTS) built-in. Before making a decision check out the latest reviews and ratings of these devices. Some GPS / photo combo devices are starting to hit the market. CNET has prepared a GPS buying guide to discuss technology behind GPS and tell you what to look for when you’re ready to make the purchase.

Today’s smartphones are like Swiss Army knives of productivity: business apps, corporate e-mail, Wi-Fi and other wireless connectivity options, and–yes–entertainment features such as MP3 and video players. Why lug around a laptop when you can put all of its features in your pocket? What’s more, next-gen smartphones are hitting stores by the day. CNET’s smartphone headquarters, the one place to get all the info on all the latest and greatest phones. Stay up to date on all the latest smartphones with CNET full reviews, blogs, news stories, photo galleries, videos, and shopping advice. CNET talks about BlackBerry, iPhone, Treo, Nokia N95, HTC phones, the AT&T Tilt, and everything in between.

Smart phones are growing in popularity. These devices combine the power of a cell phone and a PDA into one unit, letting you make calls, send e-mails, and work on documents without having myriad gadgets. Several cell phones have high resolution cameras now, so you can truly leave your digital camera at home. Take a look at some of the latest and greatest smart phones on the market today and find out how they can help you in your daily life.

Some hi-tech cars now offer satellite TV via Sirius satellite radio / Backseat TV tuner if you’re in the market for a new car. These cars now offers GPS, dashboard videos, Bluetooth, ipod integration are some key features.

A new class of mini laptops, called UMPC’s, are making it a lot easier and cheaper to have a computer on the road. This lightweight and easy to carry ultra mobile PCs are really creating waves and consumers are now thinking of purchasing this low cost PCs. Check out the UMPCs at CNET.

Brian Cooley
CNET

Brian Cooley – A biography

Brian Cooley joined CNET in 1995 to launch CNET Radio. Today as Editor at large, he offer commentary about technology on television and radio from the CNET p.o.v. as well as contributing videos to CNET Car Tech and CNET TV.

His interests are Photography & darkroom, old cars, Ian Fleming’s novels & early 007 films, food & wine, 1970’s quad receivers.

Brain provides expertise and reviews latest devices and gadgets in the area of technology, computers, cars, etc.

He primarily use technology for getting things done. He’s not a sheer hobbyist; there are too many cool old cars, good wines and great meals out there to play with a computer all weekend.

CNET Networks builds media experiences based on the things people love most. As prime destinations for the information and entertainment people crave, CNET don’t just support lifestyles—they help define them. Across brands like CNET, GameSpot, BNET and CHOW, they deliver highly engaging editorial programming that combines original, independent and user-generated content. Their approach attracts people who thrive on being in the know, and who captivate others with their opinions and expertise. And CNET attract them in big numbers—over 145 million unique users a month.

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Provide WiFi Internet Access In Your Own Car

Today our society has become both a notoriously car-centric and Internet lifestyle culture with more than 200 million cars on the road and millions of new WiFi enabled devices. [Listen to my interview with Autonet's Co-Founder and Dynamic CEO, Sterling Pratz, here.]

With the Autonet Mobile Router, the in-car multimedia experience leaps forward, with wireless connectivityAutonet In-car Device that delivers high speed Internet to passengers in your car. No longer is content (DVDs, CDs, etc.) brought to the car, but instead entertainment is based on social media and interactive engagements (i.e. email, chat, games, Internet video).

With Autonet Mobile, every passenger can now harness the power and entertainment value of the internet within your car:

  • Connect Everyone in The Car to the Internet while you’re in motion and at the same time
  • Get in the Car, Surf the Web, IM, Chat, E-Mail
  • Easy for the Whole Family to use
  • No software needed

Sterling Pratz, CEO of Autonet Mobile, speaks about the latest technology available for cars and industry’s push toward Internet, GPS, etc in the car. At CES the company showcased their Autonet Mobile WiFi router which lets multiple passengers enjoy wireless broadband while in motion. They also announced an agreement with Delphi to explore new Internet based telematics and in-car entertainment products.

The Autonet Mobile Service:
The Autonet Mobile Service provides continuous connectivity for every passenger in the car. The Autonet Mobile WiFi router turns the car into a WiFi hotspot and is mounted in the car by the auto dealership – giving passengers immediate access to the Internet.

With the Autonet Mobile Service, the in-car multimedia experience leaps forward, with connectivity that delivers high speed Internet. No longer is content (DVDs, cds, etc.) brought to the car, but instead entertainment is based on social media and interactive engagements (i.e. email, chat, games, Internet video). The service is specifically designed for the in-car experience – users can chat, email, or play games without being dropped from the network, whether the car is on a city street, passing through a detour, in a tunnel, or anywhere else it needs to go.

Any WiFi-enabled laptop, handheld, mobile media player or video game console will work with the Autonet Mobile Service. And more than one device can be used at the same time so that multiple passengers can benefit from the connectivity at once.

How It Works:
The Autonet Mobile Service offers continuous connectivity through its patent-pending TRU Technology. The service has intelligent, dynamic automatic session management between high/low speed networks, which provides an even, reliable user experience. It is similar to a wireless hotspot, only on the go.

How to Buy the Autonet Mobile Service:
Autonet Mobile Service will be available for purchase at the Price Family automotive dealerships in Northern California.

Sterling Pratz
Co-founder and CEO

Sterling Pratz – A biography

With Autonet Mobile, Sterling Pratz has combined two of his passions: cars and technology. As a former professional race car driver he is intimately familiar with cars and the automotive market. His background provides unparalleled technical familiarity with cars, as well as relationships with some of the top car manufacturers, companies and driving clubs in the world. Pratz also held executive level positions with Xerox, INW and Computer Associates. As a co-founder and senior vice president with INW, he oversaw the creation of a branding initiative that launched the company in the U.S. market and contributed to its eventual sale to a large telecommunications company. Pratz holds a B.A. in business psychology from San Francisco State University.

The company identified a need: in-car entertainment systems based on the Internet. And, as a result, it is delivering the first service for the wireless car through the automotive after market. Overcoming technical and physical barriers, the company designed an in-car wireless Internet service that is easy to use, reliable, secure and fast.