From the daily archives: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Press Release issued by Shamrock Communications (private) Limited [Pakistan Press International]

(Pakistan Press International Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Following is the text of press release issued by Shamrock Communications (private) Limited Quote Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, has today introduced their latest convenience for their customers, the Samsung “Smart View” application. This new application enables users to view images from a Samsung Smart TV or other input device right on their mobile devices.

Available now for the Samsung Galaxy S2 Android smart phone, the free Smart View application displays Smart TV images right onto mobile devices via wireless Ethernet-whether consumers are enjoying cable broadcast programs or content from a Blu-ray player, camcorder, set-top box or other input device.

In addition, users can browse any currently installed Smart TV applications from their mobile devices, bringing even more functionality and convenience to the Samsung Apps experience. The company has once again strengthened convergence between Smart TV and mobile devices through this latest Smart View app offering.

“Samsung Smart TV is leading the “smart revolution” not only with the features of Smart TV itself-such as rich content, 2D and 3D picture quality, smart functions and design-but also with input devices using our Qwerty smart remote control, the Samsung Remote app, and now with Smart View,” said Hee Chang Yee, MD Samsung Electronics Pakistan. “The distinctive functionality of Samsung Smart TVs will continue to deliver the most convenient TV watching experience to consumers-enabling them to truly enjoy a smarter life.” The Samsung Smart View is now available in the Android Market for Samsung Smart TV D7000, D8000, and D9500 series, as well as the Galaxy S2 smart phone, and will be available for the Galaxy player (YP-GB70) in July, along with the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab later this year.

Samsung will continue to update the Samsung Smart View application with various remote control functions, optimally designed for Smart TV, to ensure customers use the unique features of Smart TV in increasingly convenient ways. A “Channel List” option, which lets users search program information and change channels on their mobile devices, will be added going forward.

For more information, contact: Rizwan Shah Shamrock Communications (private) Limited Tel: +9242 3586 1219 Cell: +92305 574 0715 Email: Unquote (c) 2011 Pakistan Press International (PPI). All rights reserved. Provided by an company

One of the nation’s only DC-10 Very Large Airtankers has been deployed from California to assist in fighting the raging wildland fire in Arizona.   The request was made yesterday by the United States Forest Service. The aircraft, Tanker 911, took off this morning to help in Arizona from its base in Victorville.

The Forest Service is accessing the DC-10 through a call when needed contract CAL FIRE has with 10 Tanker, the company that operates the only two DC-10 Very Large Airtankers in the world.  During peak fire season, CAL FIRE has an exclusive use contract with 10 Tanker to enhance its aerial firefighting fleet.  The DC-10 aerial firefighting aircraft made its fire fighting debut in 2006 on the Sawtooth fire in San Bernardino County.

The DC-10’s operate with a flight crew of three, a pilot, co-pilot and a flight engineer.   The tanker works with a lead plane and can be an effective tool in combating wildfires when working directly with ground resources.  The DC-10 firefighting aircraft are fitted with three external tanks that are mounted along the centerline of the plane.   Together, the tanks hold 50 tons of water or retardant. The tanker can drop as much as 12,000 U.S. gallons of retardant in as little as eight seconds through its computerized gravity fed water dump system.  It is used primarily to lay down long lines of retardant.

“California is no stranger to wildfires and Arizona was one of many states that sent assistance to help us during the devastating 2008 lightning fire siege,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE acting director. “We are grateful that our relationship with 10 Tanker enables us to assist our neighbors during their time of need”.

Aerial firefighting resources are one of the many tools available to Incident Commanders to fight wildfires when and where the aircraft can be effective.  For more information on the DC 10 and its relationship with CAL FIRE:
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