Sony Announces The First Delivery Mechanism For 4K Ultra HD Content

Some of you might recall that I wrote a blog post a couple of months ago about 4K Ultra HD televisions. Other than the cost of entry ($ 25k!), the main barrier to 4K Ultra HD technology adoption is the content delivery (or lack thereof). Movie studios have the ability to film and produce motion pictures with 4K Ultra HD resolutions but there just hasn’t been a way to deliver those MASSIVE movie files to the TV. Blu-ray discs won’t support that high of a resolution and neither will most HDMI interfaces used on TVs.Sony

Yesterday Sony announced the first solution to this problem. Sony will be bundling ten 4K Ultra HD feature films with its 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TV, several classics and a few more recent films. This delivery system is a hard-disc media server that has the ability to be updated with new content in the future. Periodically Sony will update the offerings to the TV either via a “white glove” Sony Concierge service, where a Sony representative will hand deliver the content to your house, or by sending a BD-ROM disc to update the media server.

If 4K Ultra HD is ever going to take hold in the market then content must be regularly provided and easily delivered to the television. Sony’s announcement yesterday shows that it isn’t going to sit around and wait for that delivery mechanism to arrive. Sony is taking matters into its own hands by providing both the platform and the content all in one purchase, albeit a $ 25,000 purchase. Sony has stated that “more delivery solutions will continue to evolve rapidly, with further product and content announcements coming shortly” but as of yesterday, Sony took a big step forward towards driving 4K Ultra HD’s adoption.

Here is a list of the ten movies bundled with Sony’s TV:

• The Amazing Spiderman
• Total Recall (2012)
• The Karate Kid (2010)
• Salt
• Battle Los Angeles
• The Other Guys
• Bad Teacher
• That’s My Boy
• Taxi Driver
• The Bridge on the River Kwai

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First Alert Rescue Mat

First Alert is proud to venture further into the safety world with the introduction of The Rescue Mat. Made to meet the demanding needs of professional rescue teams everywhere, the First Alert Rescue Mat is a one of a kind rescue device. The rescue mat is intended to be rolled up for easy vehicle storage and quick transport so it is always at the ready. This ultra-buoyant flotation device is designed for professional surface water, ice, and swamp rescue and retrieval.

The First Alert Rescue Mat and carrying case wrap weighs 65 lbs and can be transported by one or two-person teams. Rescue Mat measures 25 ft. in length and 5 ft. in width when deployed giving 25 ft. of instant access into the body of water from dock or shore. First Alert Rescue Mat holds up to 1,250 lbs of weight in open water with advanced stability over competitive inflatable products.

 

 
Key Features of the First Alert Rescue Mat:

    • Ultra Buoyant – provides more than 1,250lbs of buoyancy in open water
  • Quick Transport – light weight product with easy-transport carrying case

 

  • Enhanced Surface Grip – tarp cover enhances surface grip in wet conditions

 

  • Durability – Rescue Mat has been rigorously tested

 

  • Warranty – 1 year manufacturer warranty

 

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First Alert Fire Extinguishers

Need a fire extinguisher to meet minimum law compliance for business and can also be used for residential applications?
Effective against the most common household fires: wood, paper, fabric, flammable liquid fires and live electrical equipment fires. UL rated type 2-A:10-B:C fire extinguisher is rechargeable according to codes if used, unit can be refilled by a certified professional.
Key Fire Extinguisher Features Include:
  • Metal pull pin with safety seal to prevent accidental discharges
  • Corrosion resistant metal pressure gauge easy-to-read color coded gauge provides accurate measurement
  • Durable compliant metal head designed to meet demanding needs
  • Secure code compliant mount bracket and strap are included for secure placement of extinguisher
  • Code compliant instructions, chemical resistant; water proof label with 4-step instructions won’t deteriorate
  • 10-year limited warranty
First Alert fire extinguishers for home and business are affordable, effective and efficient. Keep your family, home, auto and business protected with a First Alert Fire Extinguisher.

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First Alert Store Expands Product Offerings

Here at First Alert Store we have been very busy adding more home safety products for your family’s safety. One of our favorite new lines is the Executive and Gun Safes. Whether you are an avid hunter, a marksman, competitive shooter or simply keep a gun for safety reasons First Alert Store has a gun safe to fit your lifestyle and your gun safety needs.

Find the Executive and Gun Safe that best meets your home safety needs at: http://www.firstalertstore.com/store/categories/first-alert-executive-safes-gun-safes.htm

As always, call us at:  847-991-4385 if you have any questions.

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First Alert Fire, Water and Theft Safes

Fire, Water and Theft Safes
 
Safes are used in homes or businesses to protect and secure property and valuables. This includes important papers, records, media storage, laptops, photos, jewelry, cash and other valuable items. Safes can be theft safes, fire safes or water (water proof) safes. Some safes have multiple or all those characteristics. 

 

Theft Safe offers protection against theft. Usually have solid metal walls and a heavy door with concealed hinges resistant to a drilling, cutting or prying attack. Hardened resistant metals are often used to slow down attempts to break in to this safe. May offer little protection against fire or water; unless it is a combination safe made for those protections.

First Alert .28 Cu. Ft. Theft Digital Safe
First Alert .35 Cu. Ft. Theft Digital Safe
First Alert .62 Cu. Ft. Theft Digital Safe
First Alert .62 to .85 Cu. In. Theft Digital Wall Safe
First Alert .67 Cu. Ft. Theft Digital Safe
First Alert .78 Cu. Ft. Theft Digital Safe
First Alert 1.00 Cu. Ft. Theft Digital Safe
First Alert 1.04 Cu. Ft. Theft Digital Safe
First Alert 1.2 Cu. Ft. Theft Digital Safe
First Alert 1.24 Cu. Ft. Theft Digital Safe


Fire Theft Safes are designed to protect against fire and theft. They maintain an internal temperature of below 200 degrees C (the point at which documents will be destroyed). Fire safes provide the fire protection in 30 minute increments. Some fire safes are also Communication Safes which maintain less than 52 degrees C (the point at which data media is destroyed) also protect against high humidity, electro-magnetic contamination, etc. First Alert fires safes are fire theft combination safes.

First Alert .80 Cu. Ft. Fire Theft Combination Safe
First Alert .80 Cu. Ft. Fire Theft Digital Safe
First Alert 1.22 Cu. Ft. Fire Theft Communication Safe
First Alert 1.22 Cu. Ft. Fire Theft Digital Safe
First Alert 2.0 Cu. Ft. Fire Theft Digital Safe
First Alert 2.02 Cu. Ft. Fire Theft Combination Safe
First Alert 2.02 Cu. Ft. Fire Theft Digital Safe
First Alert 2.77 Cu. Ft. Fire Theft Combination Safe
First Alert 2.77 Cu. Ft. Fire Theft Digital Safe


Water Fire Theft Safes waterproof, even when fully submerged. Water safes are found in combination as water, fire safes. Offers full and maximum protection for your home or business valuable items and property.

First Alert .94 Cu. Ft. Water Fire Theft Combination Safe
First Alert .94 Cu. Ft. Water Fire Theft Digital Safe
First Alert 1.31 Cu. Ft. Water Fire Theft Combination Safe
First Alert 1.31 Cut. Ft. Water Fire Theft Digital Safe
First Alert 2.13 Cut. Ft. Water Fire Theft Digital Safe

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First Alert Security Doors – Protect Your Home and Family!

Protect your home against burglary and home invasions. First Alert Store now offers security doors.

United States Department of Justice reports:

  • The easiest way for a criminal to get into your house is just too kick-in your door!
  • The FBI says every 15.4 seconds a home is invaded by going right through the front or back door.
  • 2:00 in the afternoon is the biggest break-in time

First Alert and Leslie Locke security doors provide security with style, helping you protect what matters most. First Alert security doors are tested by a nationally recognized laboratory for strength and durability against potential break-ins and damage from weather. These attractive, functional and durable security doors are made protect against unwanted break-ins and damage!

View our security doors at: FirstAlertStore.

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First Alert Home Security Products Keep Homes and Businesses SafeFirst Alert Home Security Products Keep Homes and Businesses Safe

 Add an extra layer of protection to your home or business. Keep your home safe from disaster and intrusion with our great First Alert Home Security Cameras. Whether it is a simple wireless camera setup or a wired camera and DVR installation, we give you all the tools you need to do it yourself with ease!

First Alert Home Security products monitor your home and record your home and office. Options range from one camera to eight cameras, wired or wireless.  Prices start at $ 64.99. Save now – visit First Alert Store and buy the right home security camera for your home or business!

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