New Technologies

October 1, 2007
Peter Myers

LCGC Europe

LCGC Europe, LCGC Europe-10-01-2007, Volume 20, Issue 10
Page Number: 546

Clocking-up time with user-friendly planetarium; Drinks dispenser that monitors consumption; New high definition video cameras; Wind-up radio you can use anywhere!;

Clocking-up time with user-friendly planetarium

Despite its enormous complexity, the Richard Mille Planetarium-Tellurium is easy to understand and use.

To ensure the Planetarium is readable, the diameter of the earth has been enlarged, while all the planets are not to scale regarding size and distance.

It is wound with a lever system and has a power reserve of 15 days.

The perpetual calendar is fitted with a rapid corrector that goes either forwards or backwards. The same adjustment can be made after it has not been wound for a long period of time. This synchronisation is also linked to the time zone mechanism including local, summer and winter time.

For more information visit: www.horomundi.com

Drinks dispenser that monitors consumption

The MyFountain dispenser is a small drinks dispenser with a great selection of both soft and alcoholic drinks.

The dispensing tower is the same size as a coffeemaker and is controlled by a LCD touch screen.

To get your chosen drink, simply touch the icon displayed on the screen. The variety of dispensable products is limitless and programmable unique to each user. Different product flavours can even be combined to dispense beverages not commercially available.

Access to alcoholic drinks can be password restricted to prevent underage drinking. The dispenser can even monitor the amount people are consuming by pre-setting limits.

New high definition video cameras

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Meet the Blu-ray full high definition video cameras from Hitachi.

The DZ-BD7H is a Hybrid Cam with a BD drive and a 30 gigabyte (GB) built-in hard disc drive (HDD) and can record approximately four hours of 1920 × 1080 full high-definition video, or up to eight hours of 1440 × 1080 high-definition video. The DZ-BD70 is a BD single drive camcorder, which can record approximately one hour of 1920 × 1080 full high-definition video (two hours of 1440 × 1080 high definition video) on an 8 cm BD.

The new BD camcorders have a system which captures, records and stores 1920 × 1080 full high-definition video throughout the whole process with its newly developed full high-definition lens, 5.3 mega pixel progressive.

For more information visit www.hitachi.com

Wind-up radio you can use anywhere!

The eco wind-up system means you never need to worry about running out of power or wasting environmentally harmful batteries.

One minute of winding gives up to 40 minutes of play — so it's ideal for the beach or long weekends in the country. You can even use it to charge your mobile phone in an emergency!

Alternatively, you can still charge the media player conventionally through the USB port of your computer.

Watch movies and videos; listen to music and movie soundtrack on the superb sound system or tune into your favourite programmes on the FM stereo radio. View your photo albums and read e-books any time and in any place, with or without power!

For more information visit www.ecodigital.co.uk

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