San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Newark, Calif. — Logitech International reported yet another down quarter, with declining worldwide sales, but the computer accessories company said sales in the Americas have stabilized and it is now better positioned for growth after restructuring efforts.
North Andover, Mass. — InstallerNet announced it has partnered with Kryptonite, an Ingersoll Rand brand that provides action sport security products.
InstallerNet coordinates the installation of consumer and commercial electronics through its network of independently owned mobile and home electronics installers. As a result of the partnership, it will provide installation services for Kryptonite’s RealTime GPS-based security and locating system.
Secaucus, N.J. — Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America added three new DECT 6.0 phone series to its lineup.
All three series — the KX-TG787x, KX-TG684x and KX-TG422x — feature the company’s Link2Cell technology, which can link two cellphones to the DECT handset. Users of the KX-TG787x series will also now be alerted to incoming text messages, and there is now a USB port on the base to charge cellphones.
Cumberland, R.I. — Ion announced that the SynthX app is now compatible with its All-Star Guitar.
The All-Star Guitar is a full-size guitar controller for use with the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It requires no cables or external connections and features a built-in speaker. The SynthX app for iPad is billed as a mathematically modeled synthesizer, said to be very small in file size but containing a large sound library.
SynthX gives users four ways to play 300 sounds:
Nashville, Tenn. — Griffin Technology announced the SeeSaw iPad stand and case, meant for students.
The SeeSaw is designed to be used propped on a table and can position the iPad 2, 3 or 4 in portrait or landscape mode. Features include a carry handle, built-in stylus holder, and full access to all ports and controls. The company said its nonporous material is meant for easy cleaning.
It’s currently available through “several distributors” and Griffin’s website for $34.99. Two colors are offered: Pool Blue and Citron.
Beaverton, Ore. — Nike has chosen 10 technology partners for its Nike+ Accelerator program, designed to further the product ecosystem of its Nike+ fitness technology platform.
Nike said the "program leverages the success of the Nike+ platform by connecting with viable companies that share a commitment to helping people lead more active lives."
New Haven, Conn. — Yale Locks & Hardware announced that its wirelessly controlled door locks now integrate with Crestron control systems to provide direct communication, control, management and monitoring of home security.
The Yale Real Living line of access control locks enable homeowners to lock and unlock doors remotely from a Crestron touchscreen or a mobile device, set entry schedules and personalize access to the home.
Orlando, Fla. — Tributaries updated its HEC line of HDMI cables with a new model meant for long-distance runs.
New features for the cables include updated conductors, connector shielding, stronger connectors and thicker gold plating on the contacts. The IHEC cables, which are designed for long distances, also feature the company’s Full Body Armor protective covering.
The IHEC cables range from $400 to $1,250 suggested retail. They support Ethernet, 3D, 4K (24Hz) and ARC.
Park City, Utah — Skullcandy reported higher sales for its fourth quarter, much of which was attributed to higher sales for its Astro Gaming brand, but its new CEO warned of challenges ahead.
Net sales in the four quarter were $101 million, up 21 percent from $83.5 million in the prior-year period. North America net sales in the fourth quarter increased 12 percent to $82.7 million, driven by increased Astro Gaming sales, while international sales shot up 90.2 percent to $18.3 million.