updated 11:30 pm EDT, Thu June 28, 2012
Griffin Kiosk mounts iPad securely for POS, healthcare
After a January announcement, Griffin Technology has announced the Kiosk is shipping now for all iPad models. This mount is designed to safely and securely affix an iPad to a singular location, while providing both power and physical access to the device's screen. The tall configuration allows the iPad to be secured to the floor and keep the iPad at usable height, while the short arm kit is designed to secure to a desk or wall. Both Kiosk models include a kit with three faceplates, giving owners the option of allowing some, all or no access to the iPad's camera and home button. The shorter desktop model retails for $199, and the floor-mount taller model sells for $299.
Point Grey reveals world's smallest 4K USB 3.0 cam
The developer of the world's first USB 3.0 camera, Point Grey released an extension to the Flea3 USB 3.0 camera line. The new FL3-U3-88S2C features Sony's new IMX121 sensor with back-illuminated CMOS. The new CMOS design has improved sensitivity and dynamic range over previous architectures. The new camera is intended for the optical inspection, opthamology, multimedia, and broadcast markets. The Flea3 camera line measures 29mm (1.1 inches) by 29mm by 30mm (1.2 inches), and is available at retail for $945.
Audio Essentials software boosts Macintosh audio
Audio pioneer SRS has released the Audio Essentials enhancement software for the Macintosh. Features available in the free trial version include specialized music tunings, output specialized for external or internal speakers, bass enhancement, and a full-function stereo peak meter. A one-time paid upgrade unlocks Audio Essentials Complete, including all of the free features plus automatic music genre detection; advanced surround sound decoding; virtualized surround sound over headphones; intelligent volume leveling; movie, game, and voice custom configurations; presets for several popular speaker configurations; customizable graphic equalizer with bass, mid-range, and treble settings; and a full-function 5.1 peak meter. The core package is available for free download, with a $30 upgrade fee for the additional features.