By Lisa Johnston
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NEW YORK — Targus is offering the USB Charge-Sync Cable for use with the Palm V Personal Digital Assistant. The lightweight cable serves the functions of both a USB/Serial Cable and AC/DC adapter, eliminating the need for mobile users to carry two bulky devices, the company said. The Charge-Sync connects a notebook computer or personal computer via a standard USB port to a Palm V's serial interface at a data transfer rate of up to 12Mbps. It also offers a one-touch built-in synchronization button and an LCD to indicate power, transmit and receive. The cable charges the Palm V directly from the notebook computer via the USB port. Supporting Palm OS 3.1 and greater, the cable is compatible with Windows 98, ME and 2000. Currently available, the suggested retail is $49.99.
LOS ANGELES — Fobis Technologies' Weemote kid-friendly remote control is using How2TV's visual eCRM packages to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions, according to How2TV, a provider of visual eCRM solutions. The How2TV Feature Pac is specially designed for Fobis to highlight the Weemote's benefits and steer customers to the next step in the purchase process. After watching the Pac and learning about the product, parents can simply click links for more product and company information, or hit the "Buy Now" button to purchase a Weemote. The media Pacs are available on the manufacturer's or retailer's Web sites. All consumers need a 56K or faster Internet connection. Designed to generate sales leads, companies can link Feature Pacs to e-commerce systems for immediate purchases, or employ other types of links designed to help customers make informed buying decisions.
LITTLETON, COLO. — Remote control maker US Electronics has named TVC Communications an exclusive distributor of its full line of products to select key accounts throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. The new partnering arrangement is designed to leverage the combined strengths of both organizations and capitalize on the synergies afforded by TVS's significant global market share and international account management network, said US Electronics. Hershey, Pa.-based TVC is a global provider of communications products, technology and services required by the telecommunications industry to build, maintain and upgrade broadband and other networks in the public network arena. US Electronics is an international designer and manufacturer of remote controls and other hand-held wireless input devices for home A/V equipment.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.