Saturday, February 18, 2012
>>Hyundai said its Intelligent Haptic System, inspired by Apple’s iPod, is applied to major controllers to help control vehicle functions with tactual feedback and LED-based visual feedback. The next-generation intelligent control system is said to improve a driver’s concentration, to enhance safety.
The Intelligent Haptic System consists of 1) the Lumino Haptic Console Switch, a driver seat’s main controller with haptic and lumino functions, 2) the Haptic Steering Wheel Switch, a haptic function switch on the steering wheel, and 3) the Haptic Touch Screen, an LCD touch screen with dashboard switches.
The Lumino Haptic Console Switch is the vehicle’s main controller and allows the driver to concentrate on driving while controlling all the major functions with tactual feedback for the entire hand. LEDs around the switch provide visual feedback (lumino function) with various menu tree-based colors.
With the Haptic Steering Wheel Switch, the user can use his/her thumb to control air conditioning, phone, media and other functions just like they do with the iPod.
The Haptic Touch Screen is a resistive touch screen, which uses pressure by a finger on the LCD screen and provides icons for dashboard switches.
Friday, February 17, 2012
>>Analysts at Collins Stewart boosted their price target on shares of to $150.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.
Separately, analysts at Citigroup (NYSE: C) raised their price target on shares of Equinix to $154.00 in a research note to investors on Friday.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Evercore Partners Reiterates Overweight, $140 Target on Equinix
>>Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on shares of Equinix from $130.00 to $165.00 in a research note issued on Thursday. They currently have a “buy” rating on the company’s shares.
>>The infotainment system is operated by a haptic wheel and motion sensor that respond to the driver’s touch and hand movements, respectively, giving drivers a new way to control their environment.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
>>Gartner said it saw growth in the overall cellphone sales volume slowing to 7 percent from 11 percent growth seen last year, while smartphone market growth would slow to 39 percent from 58 percent.
>>The quarterly numbers are in millions of handsets.
Monday, February 13, 2012
>>nvestment analysts at Evercore Partners boosted their price target on shares of Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) from $130.00 to $140.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have an “overweight” rating on the company’s shares.
>>Telecity Group (LON:TCY, news, filings), one of Europe’s leading network-neutral data center providers, today announced its results for 2011 and issued a positive outlook for 2012. Some highlights:
- Total revenues in 2011 were £ 239.8 million (approximately $ 378 million), a 22% increase on the previous year (£ 196.4 million);
- Adjusted EBITDA reached £ 106.2 million (approximately $ 167.5 million), up 27% from 2010 (£83.4 million);
- Adjusted EBITDA margins reached 44.3%, compared to 42.5% in 2010;
- Adjusted profit, before tax, reached £ 67 million (approximately $ 105.6 million), an increase of 26% compared to last year’s £ 53 million adjusted profit.
>>Payments processor Transaction Network Services has upgraded the fibre link between its Sydney and Brisbane offices in order to meet employee requirements.
The company, which also uses Equinix's International Business Exchange in Sydney for local payment processing, handles EFTPOS and e-commerce transaction and payment security for several Australian clients including Westfield, Target and Tabcorp.