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Earth Day: Plastics and the Oceans

Posted by Marc Ziccardi on Fri, Apr 22, 2011 @ 10:49 AM

Respect for our environment

is the way we do business at PNY.

Happy Earth Day from PNY! Back in 2009 PNY made serious steps to reduce the amount of plastic waste that winds up in landfills every year, and switched over to an eco-friendly packaging that contains 70% less plastic than our previous packaging. Additionally, PNY fully supports the aims of the RoHS and WEEE (WasteElectrical and Electronic Equipment) initiatives to develop production technologies and post-consumer programs that reduce the environmental impact of lead and other potentially hazardous substances. In support of these initiatives, PNY is implementing lead-free assembly in its production facilities with the substitution of a lead-free soldering alloy (consisting of tin, silver and copper) and manufacturing processes consistent with product reliability requirements.

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Topics: PNY, Announcements, Plastiki

Digital Photography: Location Lighting Workshops with Rick Friedman

Posted by Marc Ziccardi on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 @ 03:25 PM

Join award winning photographer Rick Friedman for his 2 day hands-on Location Lighting Workshop”.  This workshop is designed for wedding photographers, portrait photographers, photojournalists and serious amateurs who want to improve their knowledge of lighting. This workshop begins with ways to create wonderful light using a single speedlite and continues to add a 2nd and 3rd speedlite and progress to using studio strobes. Rick's workshops are limited to a small class size to keep it intimate and provide individual attention.

Attendees will explore many different ways to achieve the lighting effect you desire for your photographs; multiple light situations, balancing available light with strobes, mixing speed lights with studio strobes as well as determining when speed lights are really the better option. Topics include: color balances, color correction, cross filtering and adding and controlling color in your photographs. Students will work with many different types of light modifiers and you will see the effects of softboxes, umbrellas, light panels, screens, grids, snoots, reflectors, gobos and barn doors. Students will learn create lighting for different types of portraits and lighting situations both indoors and outside. Also, Rick will explain the various ways to fire strobes, how to build some of your own light modifiers and building your own gaffers kit. Rick teaches using both Nikon and Canon systems, and utilizes PNY flash memory products and high speed HDMI cables. Rick will also be doing portfolios reviews.

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Topics: digital photo, digital photography, events, workshops

PNY Expands Verto Mainstream Line of Graphics Cards with GT 520

Posted by Marc Ziccardi on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 @ 01:27 PM

PNY announced the arrival of its NVIDIA® Verto GeForce GT 520 1024MB graphics card. The new PNY GT 520 graphics card is the perfect mainstream upgrade to bring the latest technology to computers at a reasonable cost.  Whether you’re watching or editing HD video, enhancing photos, or gaming with support for DirectX 11, this latest PNY graphics card provides a solution for every graphics need.  The on-board HDMI port allows for easy connectivity to any HDMI enabled computer monitor or television.

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Topics: PNY, graphics cards, Graphics, NVIDIA, New Products, Announcements, GeForce

NVIDIA Quadro by PNY Professional Graphics Solutions @ NAB 2011

Posted by Marc Ziccardi on Fri, Apr 01, 2011 @ 03:43 PM

NAB 2011 - See a wide range of post-production and broadcast solutions using NVIDIA Quadro by PNY professional graphics solutions on the show floor.

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Topics: Graphics, Quadro, NVIDIA, tradeshows

PNY and compLexity Gaming Launch Strategic Partnership

Posted by Marc Ziccardi on Fri, Apr 01, 2011 @ 10:07 AM

PNY Technologies and compLexity Gaming – one of the world’s most prolific professional gaming organizations – have announced a new strategic partnership geared towards the enthusiast gaming community.

PNY now holds the coveted title of being the "Official Video Card and PC Memory Sponsor" of compLexity Gaming.  Home to world championship gamers, compLexity Gaming will not only endorse PNY products, but offer PNY fans in-depth Q&A sessions, targeted social media, podcasts, forum discussions, product reviews, promotions, event appearances, and prize giveaways. With an extended line-up of XLR8™ GeForce® Enthusiast Edition graphics cards and PC memory upgrade modules  - including an all new OC and OC2 line of products – the partnership is a key component in PNY’s latest marketing initiative focused on extreme and professional gamers alike.  As a premiere competitive gaming brand, compLexity Gaming holds top percentile rankings in prominent worldwide tournaments, including some of the world’s best World of Warcraft, StarCraft II and Counter-Strake players.

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Topics: Annoucements, PNY, graphics cards, Gaming, XLR8 Gaming