Product Spotlight
May 1, 1998

Curtis Adds Room for More A/C Plugs Curtis solved the problem of too few outlets and too many bulky A/C power adapters with its new 8000 and 9000 Series surge protectors. The 8000 Series can accommodate up to nine A/C adapters; the 9000 Series holds up to eight. In addition, the 8000 Series protects up to two telephone devices. The two models in the 8000 Series retail for $34.99 and $44.99 and are available in May. Call (800) 272-2366. GE Names Half-Pint Microwave Mike Beginning in July GE will introduce college students to "Mike," the anywhere microwave--as GE affectionately describes it. The compact microwave

Megapixels Storm PMA Show
March 1, 1998

NEW ORLEANS--The slowly but steadily growing pressure of electronics imaging products at the Photographic Marketing Association's (PMA) annual new product bash was readily apparent. And it was not only the fact that more traditional film camera manufacturers are beefing up their digital product input. The number of primarily electronic companies taking space at PMA is definitely on the rise. Also apparent is the increasing number of megapixel (one million pixel) digital still cameras popping up. Miniaturization is a growing factor -- in all three types of cameras: digital, 35mm point and shoot and Advanced Photo System (APS)--along with the appearance of more APS units coming

People on the Move
January 1, 1904

Valor Multimedia, a City of Industry, Calif.-based manufacturer of DVD mechanisms, promoted Augustin Leung to product and technical manager. Leung, who previously worked for Myron & Davis, a mobile electronics device manufacturer, is now in charge of product development and is the main contact for full product support. Leung has 10 years experience within the 12-volt industry, which started as an installer and sales rep at a small independent audio store. At 17, he received his MECP Installer certification. At Myron and Davis, Leung began as a service technician and was later promoted to technical supervisor. MediaREADY, a Fort Lauderdale-based provider of