Virtual Laser Keyboard: Now the size isn't a issue

Virtual Laser Keyboard is a new quality gadget for Smartphone, PDA, and Blackberry owners. Equally handful for MAC & PC users. VKB is an unique addition in the collection of all business geeks. It is covered in an elegant leather jacket, giving it a royal look and making it comfortable for keeping the pocket.

The I-Tech's Virtual Laser Keyboard can be a smart purchasing for the gadgets lovers. It is quite handy for business personnel. Its compact size and compatibility with the bluetooth devices enables it to be use with a large range of devices. The device uses a light projection of a full-sized computer keyboard on almost any flat surface. With 63 keys and and full size QWERTY layout the Laser Virtual Keyboard can approach typing speeds of a standard keyboard... in a size a little larger than a matchbook. The VKB's provide a very practical way to compose e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet tasks, enabling users to leave laptops and computers at home. Its adaptable technology studies the movements of user's finger to interpret and record keystrokes. You can comfortably change the settings of your VKB using either your PC , your laptop or your compatible Smartphone and PDA.

Designed in an enterprise style, it come in the size of a Zipo lighter. The device uses a laser beam to display a full-size operating laser keyboard that smoothly connects to the Smart Phones, new Blackberry (8100,8300,8800), MAC's, Nokia N95 and several other mobiles. It can connect to any kind of PC and most handheld devices, including PDA's, tablet PC's.

Virtual Keyboard Features & Specifications

Virtual keyboard is of the size of a small cellular phone. With it's help you can easily type texts or e-mails as with a ordinary keyboard. It makes the users feel like having a proper mobile phone keyboard in his pocket. Virtual laser keyboard has the following features:

Environment: Home, office, clean rooms, medical & dental facilities, dirt-free environments, classrooms, etc.

Cost-effective: Eliminates the cost of maintaining mechanical keyboards in volatile locations

Features: Light-weight, small-size, L-ion rechargeable battery. Power-save mode, audible click feature

Power: Lithium-ion rechargeable battery w/ac adapter

Compatibility List: Windows 98, 2000, NT, XP, Palm OS, PPC

Includes: VKB unit, cable, manual & software

Keyboard Projector: Light source - Red diode laser

Keyboard layout: 63 key / full sized QWERTY layout

Keyboard size: 275 x 90mm projected keyboard size

Keyboard position 70mm from VKB unit

Required surface: Non-reflective, opaque flat surface

Visibility: Good contrast - up to 600 lux ambient illumination

Keystroke Sensor: Ambient illumination - Works under all standard indoor illuminations up to 1000 lux

Detection rate: Up to 400 characters per minute

Detection algorithm: Multiple keystroke support

Effective keystroke: Approximately 2mm

Operating surface: Any firm flat surface with no protrusions greater than 1mm

Electrical Power source: Integrated, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (~450 mAH)

Voltage: 3.6 Volts

Battery capacity: > 120 minutes continuous typing

Interface: RS232 serial interface

Connector: 4 pin for serial interface + battery charger

Dimensions: Approximately 24 x 34 x 90 mm

Weight: 160-serial / 80 -BT gram

Operating Temperature: 10 Ö 35 Deg. C

Storage Temperature: -10 Ö 75 Deg. C

Laser safety: IEC 60825-1; Class 1 laser enclosure

Google Mobile Image ads: Foray in mobile advertising market

Mobile phones have been proved a great tool for web advertising. Keeping in view the ever expanding range of mobile users and the mobile advertising business, Google has forayed into a new domain i.e. graphical ads on mobile devices. Recently Google announced the launch of mobile image ads. The image ads will be automatically displayed on the screen as soon as you will open the mobile phone browser. They look similar to the standard image ads for desktop web pages but their sizes have been modified to fit on mobile screens. The mobile image ads are linked to a mobile web page, keyword-targeted, and are priced on a cost-per-click basis.

Advantage for all

The mobile image ads will serve as a branding tool for advertisers and have shown good clickthrough rates. Only one image ad per page will be displayed that will also benefit advertisers.They are also beneficial for the publishers, providing added flexibility. Publishers can now select to show image ads, text ads, or a mix of both. Those publishers who are already taking the service of AdSense for mobile content, just require to update their AdSense code for activating mobile ads on their site.

Mobile image ads provide the mobile web surfers a new way to interact with mobile content. The contextual targeting will keep the ads relevant. Only one image ad per mobile page will ensure the uncluttering of ads and better readability of content.

Service of mobile image ads are currently available to advertisers in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Mobile advertising market

The number of mobile phone users worldwide is estimated to be 3 billion as of 2007, and will touch the 4 billion mark in 2008. To be noted that total number of computers, including desktops and laptops, are currently estimated at 800 million globally. The figures itself explains the ever expanding reach of mobile users and so the mobile advertising. How much the mobile ads are beneficial can be estimated from the statement by Google CEO Eric Schmidt “they are twice as profitable or more than the non-mobile phone ads because they’re more personal.” According to the forecast of Strategy Analytics, advertisers are expected to spend $14.4 billion by 2011 on mobile media compared to $1.4 billion spend in last year.

No Watchmen, No Guards: Homes are smart enough to guard themselves

Gone are the days when you were bothered for the security of your home and the commodities. Now you don't need to look into the magic-eye to look for the entrant. No need to run after the children from parks to the playground. Here are the smart and intelligent homes to solve all your problems.

The digital revolution has morphed our's lifestyle and the latest in a hightech world, promising ultimate luxury, is home automation. No one would have ever imagined the conveniences offered by a home, even a decade ago. It is the integration of all the home appliances into a single system controlled through a remote control. This system collects data from various appliances. All the appliances work as a sensor that process and send their data to a central processing unit. In such a way, the standard home gadgets like the toaster, television, home theatre and geyser are able to respond to individual commands.

Securing the entry
The visitors to your home can enroll their fingerprints and gain access to the home. On pressing the doorbell, a personalised message of welcome will be heard on the door and the door will automatically open if there is an authorised visitor. The cameras at the society gate will take a picture of your guest and let you know of your visitor's arrival over the phone connected to the digital home gateway. As the visitor approaches your home, the door camera will detect his motion and show live video, with beeps calling your attention. Then it is up to you to open the door or not.

Out of home: No probs!
When you are out of home, and someone visits, the images at your apartment door or at the society gate will be available for you to view from wherever you are. So you know who visited and can call him later. In case an intruder tries to enter your home, an alarm will make the watchmen at the security gate alert, and you will het an SMS or a voice call on your mobile.

Control appliances from anywhere
You will be able to control various appliances, like the gas, lights, water from your mobile or over the Net. Just pressing a key will put the home in locked mode, with lights, gas and water switched off and other configurable actions performed. You are on the way back home and want the appliances to be ready, you can get them ready even before reaching home through your mobile phone. You can switch on the oven for 10 minutes, switch on the airconditioning and get hot water ready for the shower. If an emergency like a water leak or power failure occurs at home then the telephone system would automatically connect to your cell phone number.

How much to pay?
The cost of such customized comfort will depend on an individual's personal needs, which can led to price variations. The simplest version of total automation could cost between Rs 3 lakh and for the premium ones you might have to pay around Rs 15 lakh and more.

Computex Taipei 2008 : Let's head where the experts are heading

If you are into manufacturing or producing and you are going to launch your new product in the market, then you would require a perfect platform to begin with where you could reveal the product among a much targeted audience. No place can be better than Tradeshows or Tradefairs. They are one of the best mediums to get in front of your customers and prospects. Tradeshows are industry specific and brings the relevant and concerned companies to a platform. Tradeshows keep running in various parts of the world throughout the year. I will take you to some of the best tradeshows pertaining to the electronics and electrical industries. Computex Taipei, a prominent IT show, is such a tradefair which is coming in next month. It is organized every year and brings the biggies of the IT industry.

Computex Taipei 2008

Computex Taipei is one of the largest IT shows in the world. The 28th edition of Taipei International Information Technology Show (Computex Taipei), will run June 3-7, 2008 at the Taipei World Trade Center.

The trade show has consolidated its standing as the world's second largest IT show and strengthen Taiwan's position in the IT industry. This year an extra new hall will be used to house more new suppliers. The expansion will help house about 4,000 booths of various kinds of IT products and more than 1,400 exhibitors. The fair organizers have expected the 2008 fair to pull more than 35,000 international visitors. The number of booths will be around 4,500 compared to last year 2,926 booths. The last event attracted a total of 129,651 domestic and overseas buyers.


  • Taipei World Trade Center, Exhibition Halls 1& 3

  • Taipei International Convention Center

  • Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall (New)

Organizers: The show will be jointly organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA).

Major Industry Focus

  • Electronic Components & Supplies

  • Computer Hardware & Software

  • Automobile

  • Printing & Publishing

  • Telecommunications

Exhibitioner Information

Computex Taipei will place you under one roof with some major players of eletronics industry, like Acer, Asus, Hon Hai(Foxconn), First International Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro Star International, Mitac, Arima Electronics, CMC Magnetics, Ritek, Inventec, Advantech and Trenscend. The strong presence of preeminent global giants, such as Nvidia, Hitachi, Siemems, Sandisk, Panasonic, Qimonda, Thermaltake, Intel, AMD, Microsoft, Toshiba, and Pine Technology will make the fair more appealing.

Products and Services Focus

  • FREE Airport shuttle bus services between exhibition venue , major hotels and CKS International Airport.

  • FREE inter-hall shuttle buses and FREE shuttle buses to most hotels

  • VIP comforts of the TAITRA VVIP Lounge

  • Full-featured TAITRA Lounge , Business Center

  • Special convenient extra services for VIP buyers

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