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Archive for July 1st, 2013

Era of Touchscreen Devices Demands New Focus on Tech Hygiene

The world is a dirty place, but our electronic devices don’t have to be! That’s the idea behind “Tech Hygiene”, a new movement introduced by WHOOSH!, maker of WHOOSH! Screen Shine, the most advanced non-toxic, streak-free screen cleaning solution that keeps screens shining like new and resistant to fingerprints and smudges. It’s also the only screen cleaner that is guaranteed* to be safe for every device screen.

So how dirty are our mobile devices? In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Dr. Jeffrey Cain, President of the American Academy of Family Physicians, said, “People are just as likely to get sick from their phones as from handles of the bathroom.” The article also states that even some cleaners marketed specifically for mobile devices can damage the screen coating, which isn’t an issue with WHOOSH! Screen Shine.

According to Jason Greenspan, President of WHOOSH!, “We’ve all been taught to wash our hands when we leave the bathroom and before we eat, but until now no one thought much about cleaning their device screens before using them. We take them to bed, touch them right after we eat, and some people even use them in the bathroom. WHOOSH! Screen Shine leaves any device screen clean and shining like new, with the added bonus of leaving an invisible nano-thin protective layer that resists fingerprints while improving the smoothness of the screen.”

WHOOSH! Screen Shine was specifically engineered to make it easy and safe to clean the screen of any device without worrying about damaging the glass, another concern that was raised in the Wall Street Journal article. The story noted that even cleaning products marketed specifically for mobile phones can damage the screen’s coating and render it unusable. WHOOSH! Screen Shine advanced proprietary formula cleans the screen without the use of alcohol, acids, ammonia, chlorine, solvents, petroleum distillates, phosphates, or VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). It is guaranteed to be safe for any screen, and the company backs up their claim with a “Safe for your Screen” repair or replacement guarantee*.

In addition to being safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly, WHOOSH! Screen Shine is odorless, streak free, haze-free and anti-static. There’s no harmful residue left behind to transfer to your fingers to worry about. WHOOSH! Screen Shine is also a perfect solution for gamers who are looking to breeze their fingers across the screen faster for improved gameplay.

The WHOOSH! Screen Shine product line will be available for purchase in early July at www.whooshscreenshine.com and across fine wireless, consumer electronics and general merchandise retailers this fall.

WHOOSH!® is defining the next generation of clean – a Super Natural Clean. Leveraging the latest advancements in nano- and biology-based technologies, WHOOSH! is focused on creating powerful, non-toxic & safe specialty-purpose cleaning products that simply outperform other traditional and natural cleaning products. What started as a single product in 2011 has grown into a new and exciting brand that is revolutionizing the way consumers clean, polish and protect their mobile devices, displays and consumer electronics, Use it. See it. Believe it. For more information, please call 1-866-631-1116 or visit http://whooshscreenshine.com/. WHOOSH! Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

*”SAFE FOR YOUR SCREEN” GUARANTEE. The WHOOSH!® screen cleaner product is guaranteed to not harm any screen of an electronic device that uses a screen of a type and nature that was commercially available on or before January 1, 2013 (including and limited to Apple Retina® displays, TFT, Glass, LCD, Plasma, LCD, OLED, UltraHD, CRT, Eink, and Ultra HD screens), so long as used properly. If you feel the WHOOSH!® screen cleaner product, when used properly and according to the instructions provided with the product or on our website www.whooshscreenshine.com, has harmed the screen of your electronic device, WHOOSH! will either repair or replace the device. Please see the complete Safe For Your Screen Guarantee at WHOOSHSCREENSHINE.COM.


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Christian Music Acts Enhance Concert Performances with PixelFLEX LED Video Curtain

PixelFLEX LED Curtains were a key element during the recent tours for Mary Mary and iShine because of their flexibility and lightweight design. The two Christian music groups played in a variety of unique theater and church spaces throughout their tours, which often meant a different stage set up would be required for each venue. Under the direction of Mike Houlihan, production and tour manager for both acts, PixelFLEX’s flexible and easy to use technology allowed for a high-quality production without the costly budget and excessive work for the road crew.

Grammy-winning act Mary Mary has been a mainstay on the R&B and gospel scene for more than 12 years. To make a big impression on the sister duo’s latest tour, Houlihan incorporated four 20mm resolution panels from PixelFLEX in the center of the stage to deliver videos of the act throughout the show, including clips from the group’s TV show featured on WE. PixelFLEX’s LED Curtain was the staple piece that Houlihan designed Mary Mary’s tour around.

“To make this work on the tour, we needed a solution that would fit into one truck along with the rest of the tour equipment,” Houlihan said. “Given the challenges presented by some of the venues, we also had to have a system that was easy to set up and tear down. PixelFLEX was the only alternative to meeting both needs while also providing pristine video quality to the audience.”

For iShine, a group of Christian teenage artists that tour and perform at churches each spring to minister to pre-teens and their families, Houlihan often was faced with setting up at venues with unmovable structures. On this tour, in which he used four 20mm resolution panels, the flexibility of the panels and ability to separate them to work around such structures was critical to Houlihan and his team.

“On the iShine tour, having a product that was very flexible made a huge difference for us,” Houlihan remarked. “Audience participation is a big part of the iShine tour, so we had to be able to show song lyrics and video behind the performers. With the stage size and depth different at each venue it would have been far more difficult to deliver the required content without the PixelFLEX system.”

Given the high level of audience and performer approval Houlihan has received regarding on the PixelFLEX LED Curtain, he’s currently mapping out future tours and plans for using the system in different ways.

“With the various challenges we faced at each venue, the folks that run the iShine tour were blown away by the PixelFLEX Curtain’s performance,” Houlihan concluded. “To be able to deliver high-quality video content no matter the venue configuration, while also saving money in production costs is a tremendous value to touring professionals.”

Easy to operate and set up – videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection – PixelFLEX LED Curtains are available from low resolution to high resolution, allowing users to demonstrate simple effects or elaborate videos.

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.


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