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News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.gizmag.com

The Resero hardware is designed to ride light and stay out of the way Avalanche safety technology has taken some interesting turns over the years. The avalanche airbag has gone wireless and wearable and the smartphone has managed to morph into an avalanche transceiver. But the latest avalanche safety device really brings some flash. Using pyrotechnics, the Resero XV system blows snowboard binding straps clean off at the pull of a wearable trigger, freeing the rider to more effectively rise to the top of the rushing snow. Founded in 2013, German company Avalanche Float Solutions introduced two outdoor safety products at last week's ISPO Munich show. The one we're most intrigued by is the Resero XV, a wireless system that frees snowboarder from snowboard to help him or her get on top of the avalanching snow, rather than being pulled down into it. Avalanche Float Solutions explains that in an avalanche, "anchor effect" can bury the snowboard with so much snow it'll pull the rider down with the equivalent of up to 2 or 3 tons of downward force. When you're strapped into the snowboard, there's no way of effectively freeing yourself from the "anchor," increasing the chances that you'll become buried below the surface and suffocate. The Resero XV system pairs a wireless transmitter, worn on the jacket or backpack, with a receiver/activator unit attached to the snowboard. Should the rider start sliding in an avalanche, he or she can quickly pull the activation handle on the transmitter to automatically pop the bindings free with the integrated pyrotechnic elements. Avalanche airbags rely on an activation handle similar to the one on the Resero XV, and Avalanche Float Solutions has teamed up with German avalanche airbag specialist ABS to make the Resero XV compatible with the P.Ride wireless airbag system. The first pull of the Resero XV handle wirelessly activates the airbag. If that doesn't work to get the rider to the top of the snow, a second pull pops the bindings and cuts the anchor loose. One question we have with the design of the Resero XV system is whether someone caught in an avalanche will have the time, awareness and physical capacity to pull the handle twice. If the rider is already struggling to stay afloat, even with the ABS airbag deployed, it seems likely he or she might not be able to give it a second pull. The reason that the ABS P.Ride airbag system includes the remote activation hardware that Avalanche Float Solutions uses to make the Resero XV wirelessly compatible is so that another P.Ride user can activate the airbag, helping prevent a scenario in which the victim does not activate his or her own airbag. When it introduced P.Ride last winter, ABS cited a statistic that 20 percent of airbags are not properly activated in an avalanche, largely because the victim doesn't pull the handle. That might be because he or she is physically unable to grab it during the tumultuous event, doesn't recognize the severity of the avalanche until it's too late, or otherwise just doesn't pull it in time. By including the wireless activation hardware, ABS hopes to cut this statistic down. With that in mind, it seems like the Resero XV should blow both the binding hardware and airbag with one pull, providing maximum burial prevention with the least amount of effort. Perhaps that's something that will evolve during the XV's ongoing development. AFS says the Resero XV is designed to be unobtrusive in terms of your natural riding, weighing around 11 oz (300 g) in its current form. It works with strap bindings but not rarer step-in or alpine styles. The hardware is designed to work in temperatures down to -22° F (-30° C) and is also built to hold strong through the moisture and vibration inherent in snowboarding. AFS does not have an estimated launch timeframe but estimates pricing at €400 (approx. US$420). It is working with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in adapting the system to skis and is also looking at ways to make the system compatible with mechanical airbags that lack the P.Ride's wireless activation hardware. The company is also considering rolling in the emergency alert suite of its second product, the Resero Whistle. The Whistle is a straightforward emergency communications device that takes on the same wearable, pull-handle form as the XV. The device pairs with an accompanying app and uses both GSM and its own LoRaWAN low power wide area network to get a victim's location and medical information out to rescuers. It uses both GPS and RECCO to help rescuers locate the victim. The Whistle has a much broader range of uses than the avalanche-specific XV and could be a critical tool for many different types of wilderness emergencies, competing with existing communications tools like the inReach Explorer from DeLorme (now owned by Garmin). AFS intends to get the Resero Whistle out starting next winter (Northern Hemisphere), first to mountain professionals, then to the public. Estimated pricing is €149 (about $160) for the device and one year of service, with a €30 annual service fee following the first year. The first video clip below shows an illustration of how the Resero XV works to keep snowboarders afloat and also includes a quick shot of the pyrotechnic modules firing off. The second clip provides more information about the Resero Whistle. Both products got some love at ISPO, where the XV earned itself an ISPO Award and the Whistle was voted a finalist for the BrandNew Award.


News Article | February 9, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., a global innovator in climbing, skiing, mountain sports equipment and apparel, and a subsidiary of Black Diamond, Inc. (NASDAQ:BDE), collected several industry and media awards at the recent Outdoor Retailer Winter Market and ISPO Munich tradeshows. "Black Diamond Equipment is honored to have earned several recent industry accolades," said John Walbrecht, president of Black Diamond Equipment. " To be surrounded by our peers in the winter ski categories and to be recognized for the most exceptional products in our trade is something we take pride in as a category-leading brand and as an employer.” At ISPO Munich 2017, which ended yesterday and is Europe’s largest tradeshow for the active lifestyle market, Black Diamond Equipment was recognized with an ISPO Gold Award in the gloves & headwear category for its new three-in-one glove system, the Helio Glove. The Helio Glove, designed for weight conscious ski mountaineers and alpinists, features an ultralight Dyneema ripstop shell with goat leather palm and fingers, powder cuffed with a one-hand drawcord closure. At Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, which was held in January in Salt Lake City, Gear Patrol awarded Black Diamond Equipment’s Boundary Pro 107 ski with an Editor’s Choice Award, which showcases the best gear from the show. The Boundary Pro 107 was one of only 14 products recognized and the only ski in the category. The full lineup of Outdoor Retailer Winter Market and ISPO Munich 2017 awards is included below: Fritschi’s Tecton 12 was awarded “Gear of the Show” by Outside magazine, GearJunkie.com and TheManual.com. Black Diamond Equipment and Fritschi, a Swiss manufacturer of innovative alpine touring bindings and accessories, are longtime business partners, and Black Diamond Equipment is the exclusive distributor of Fritschi products in North America. The Tecton 12 combines the tech-style toe unit of Fritschi’s Vipec bindings that feature a pre-defined lateral safety release, with the added benefits of an innovative heel-locking lever. “Winning these awards conveys our team’s ability to understand the needs of climbers, skiers and mountain athletes by bringing the most relevant, thoughtfully-designed and high-performance gear to market,” said Doug Heinrich, Black Diamond Equipment’s vice president of product. Black Diamond’s fall 2017 collection will arrive at specialty retail in summer 2017. About Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. is a global leader in creating innovative outdoor engineered equipment and apparel for climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing and a wide range of other year-round outdoor activities. Black Diamond®, and its sister brand PIEPS™, are synonymous with performance, innovation, durability and safety in the outdoor consumer community. Headquartered in Salt Lake City at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, our products are designed and exhaustively tested by an engaged team of discerning entrepreneurs and engineers. The Black Diamond® culture of precision and excellence enhance the authenticity of our brands, inspire product innovation and strengthen customer loyalty. Black Diamond Equipment's products are sold in approximately 50 countries around the world. For additional information, please visit our website at www.blackdiamondequipment.com or www.pieps.com. About Black Diamond, Inc. Black Diamond, Inc. (the “Company”) is a publicly-traded (NASDAQ:BDE) holding company which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate durable free cash flows and attractive returns. The Company has substantial cash balances and net operating tax loss carryforwards which we are seeking to redeploy to maximize shareholder value in a diverse array of businesses. Currently, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. is its only operating subsidiary. Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. is a global innovator in climbing, skiing, mountain sports equipment and apparel. For additional information, please visit our corporate website at www.blackdiamond-inc.com. Forward-Looking Statements Please note that in this press release we may use words such as “appears,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “future,” and similar expressions which constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are made based on our expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting the Company and therefore involve a number of risks and uncertainties. We caution that forward-looking statements are not guarantees and that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results of operations or financial condition of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, the overall level of consumer spending on our products; general economic conditions and other factors affecting consumer confidence; disruption and volatility in the global capital and credit markets; the financial strength of the Company's customers; the Company's ability to implement its reformation and growth strategy, including its ability to organically grow each of its historical product lines, the ability of the Company to identify potential acquisition or investment opportunities as part of its redeployment and diversification strategy; the Company’s ability to successfully redeploy its capital into diversifying assets or that any such redeployment will result in the Company’s future profitability; the Company’s exposure to product liability or product warranty claims and other loss contingencies; stability of the Company's manufacturing facilities and foreign suppliers; the Company's ability to protect patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights; fluctuations in the price, availability and quality of raw materials and contracted products as well as foreign currency fluctuations; our ability to utilize our net operating loss carryforwards; and legal, regulatory, political and economic risks in international markets. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results is included from time to time in the Company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this press release, and speak only as of the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.


HANGZHOU, Chine, 21 février 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- YIJIAN, la marque chinoise leader de tapis roulants, a lancé ses nouveaux produits à la pointe de la technologie lors de l'ISPO Munich de 2017. YIJIAN a lancé en même temps, avec le thème « Prévoir l'avenir », le premier système mondial...


News Article | February 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

HANGZHOU, China, 20 de febrero de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- En 2017 ISPO Munich, YIJIAN, la principal marca china de cinta de correr, lanzó sus nuevos productos de alta tecnología. Al mismo tiempo, con "Foresee the Future" como tema, YIJIAN lanzó "Future AI", que fue la primera inteligencia...


News Article | February 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

HANGZHOU, China, 20. Februar 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- YIJIAN, die führende chinesische Laufbandmarke, stellte auf der ISPO Munich 2017 seine neuen Hightech-Produkte vor. Gleichzeitig präsentierte YIJIAN unter dem Thema „Foresee the Future" Die Zukunft vorhersehen sein „Future AI", das erste...


News Article | February 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

HANGZHOU, China, 20. Februar 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- YIJIAN, die führende chinesische Laufbandmarke, stellte auf der ISPO Munich 2017 seine neuen Hightech-Produkte vor. Gleichzeitig präsentierte YIJIAN unter dem Thema „Foresee the Future" [Die Zukunft vorhersehen] sein „Future AI", das erste Laufband der Welt mit künstlicher Intelligenz. Das „Future AI" System ist ein Beweis für YIJIANs weltweit führende intelligente Technologie und unterstreicht die Stärke von „China-Smart Made". YIJIAN hat dank seiner, auf hohen und dauerhaften Input in F&E zurückzuführenden Innovation ausreichend Selbstvertrauen, um seine globale Expansionsstrategie zu beschleunigen. Die 286 patentierten Laufbandtechnologien von YIJIAN basieren auf 100 Millionen Dollar Investitionen in F&E im vergangenen Jahrzehnt. Im Jahr 2016 erreichte dieser Betrag 15 % des Gesamtumsatzes und ist damit in China einzigartig. Am 6. Februar wurde „Future AI" zum ersten Mal auf dem großen Bildschirm am New York Times Square vorgestellt. Diese Veranstaltung läutete das Zeitalter des Laufbandes mit künstlicher Intelligenz offiziell ein. Huffington Post, die als erste Internetzeitschrift der Welt und Gewinner des Pulitzer Preises bekannt ist, veröffentlichte einen Sonderbeitrag über das Thema, wie Produkte mit künstlicher Intelligenz unser intelligentes Leben bereichern könnten und stellte seiner weltweiten Leserschaft das herausragende Design und die überzeugenden Funktionen des „Future AI" vor: es ist mehr als nur eine Maschine, es interagiert mit Ihnen, um Ihre persönlichen Bedürfnisse zu befriedigen und schafft die idealen Voraussetzungen für Bodybuilding. Alles was Sie tun müssen, ist das Gerät und Ihr Training genießen.


News Article | February 20, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

HANGZHOU, China, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At 2017 ISPO Munich, YIJIAN, the top Chinese treadmill brand launched its high-tech new products. At the same time, with "Foresee the Future" as the theme, YIJIAN released "Future AI", which was the world's first artificial intelligence for treadmill. The "Future AI" system manifests YIJIAN's world-leading smart technology, and highlights the strength of "China-Smart Made". YIJIAN has enough confidence to accelerate its global expansion strategy thanks to its technological innovation brought by the high and consistent input on R&D. The 286 treadmill patented technologies owned by YIJIAN arise from its 100-million-dollar investment on R&D accumulated over the past decade. This figure in 2016 accounted for over 15% of the total revenue, which was the only one of its kind in China. On February 6th, "Future AI"made its debut on the big screen at New York Times Square. This event officially announced coming of the treadmill artificial intelligence era. Huffington Post, known as the world's first internet newspaper and the Pulitzer winner, specifically published a feature article to discuss how AI products could enrich our intelligent life, and introduced the outstanding design and powerful features of "Future AI"to global readers: it is more than a machine; it also interacts with you to satisfy your personal needs and creates the most favorable conditions for bodybuilding. All you have to do is to enjoy it, and enjoy exercising. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/yijian-treadmill-initiates-global-expansion-strategy-with-future-ai-300409990.html


News Article | February 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

HANGZHOU, China, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At 2017 ISPO Munich, YIJIAN, the top Chinese treadmill brand launched its high-tech new products. At the same time, with "Foresee the Future" as the theme, YIJIAN released "Future AI", which was the world's first artificial intelligence for treadmill. The "Future AI" system manifests YIJIAN's world-leading smart technology, and highlights the strength of "China-Smart Made". YIJIAN has enough confidence to accelerate its global expansion strategy thanks to its technological innovation brought by the high and consistent input on R&D. The 286 treadmill patented technologies owned by YIJIAN arise from its 100-million-dollar investment on R&D accumulated over the past decade. This figure in 2016 accounted for over 15% of the total revenue, which was the only one of its kind in China. On February 6th, "Future AI" made its debut on the big screen at New York Times Square. This event officially announced coming of the treadmill artificial intelligence era. Huffington Post, known as the world's first internet newspaper and the Pulitzer winner, specifically published a feature article to discuss how AI products could enrich our intelligent life, and introduced the outstanding design and powerful features of "Future AI" to global readers: it is more than a machine; it also interacts with you to satisfy your personal needs and creates the most favorable conditions for bodybuilding. All you have to do is to enjoy it, and enjoy exercising.


HANGZHOU, Chine, 21 février 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- YIJIAN, la marque chinoise leader de tapis roulants, a lancé ses nouveaux produits à la pointe de la technologie lors de l'ISPO Munich de 2017. YIJIAN a lancé en même temps, avec le thème « Prévoir l'avenir », le premier système mondial d'intelligence artificielle pour tapis roulant, « IA du futur ». Le système « IA du futur » révèle la technologie intelligente leader à l'échelle mondiale de YIJIAN et met en lumière la robustesse d'« Intelligent fabriqué en Chine ». YIJIAN a acquis l'assurance nécessaire pour accélérer sa stratégie d'expansion internationale grâce aux innovations technologiques provenant des apports élevés et constants du service de R et D. Les technologies brevetées du tapis roulant 286 détenues par YIJIAN sont le fruit de l'accumulation d'investissements d'une valeur de 100 millions USD dans la R et D au cours de la dernière décennie. Ce chiffre de 2016 représentait plus de 15 % du total du chiffre d'affaires et il était le seul de ce type en Chine. « IA du futur » a fait ses débuts le 6 février sur le grand écran du New York Times Square. Cet événement a officiellement annoncé l'avènement de l'ère de l'intelligence artificielle pour tapis roulant. Huffington Post, qui est connu comme le premier journal Internet du monde et un gagnant du prix Pulitzer, a publié spécialement un article de fond pour discuter de la façon dont les produits IA pourraient enrichir notre vie intelligente, et il a introduit aux lecteurs mondiaux le design remarquable et les fonctionnalités puissantes de l'« IA du futur » : c'est plus qu'une machine, il interagit également avec vous pour répondre à vos besoins personnels et crée les conditions les plus favorables pour la musculation. Tout ce que vous avez à faire est d'en profiter et prendre du plaisir lors de l'exercice physique.


News Article | February 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

HANGZHOU, China, 20 de febrero de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- En 2017 ISPO Munich, YIJIAN, la principal marca china de cinta de correr, lanzó sus nuevos productos de alta tecnología. Al mismo tiempo, con "Foresee the Future" como tema, YIJIAN lanzó "Future AI", que fue la primera inteligencia artificial del mundo para cinta de correr. El sistema "Future AI" manifiesta la tecnología inteligente líder en el mundo de YIJIAN, y destaca la fuerza de "China-Smart Made". YIJIAN tiene suficiente confianza para acelerar su estrategia de expansión global gracias a su innovación tecnológica debida a su alta y consistente inversión en I+D. Las 286 tecnologías de cinta patentadas propiedad de YIJIAN proceden de su inversión de 100 millones de dólares en I+D acumulada en la última década. Esta cifra en 2016 supuso más del 15% de los ingresos totales, que fueron los únicos de su tipo en China. El 6 de febrero, "Future AI" hizo su debut en la gran pantalla en New York Times Square. Este evento anunció oficialmente la llegada de la era de la inteligencia artificial en cintas. El Huffington Post, conocido como el primer periódico en Internet del mundo y ganador del premio Pulitzer, publicó específicamente un artículo para discutir cómo los productos AI podrían enriquecer nuestra vida inteligente, e introdujo el diseño destacado y características potentes de "Future AI" a los lectores globales: Es más que una máquina; también interactúa con usted para satisfacer sus necesidades personales y crear las condiciones más favorables para la musculación. Todo lo que tiene que hacer es disfrutarla, y disfrutar haciendo ejercicio.

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