7 February 2017
The team at Peak are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious PCR Award. The 2017 PCR Awards take place on Wednesday the 8th of March at The Brewery in Central London. Peak have been nominated in the “Distribution – Consumer Electronics” category. PCR Magazine is highly regarded within the industry, from store manager to managing director. It is considered to be the key publication and online trade site that everybody reads. The annual PCR Awards seeks to recognise achievements in the UK PC and tech industry.
13 December 2016
The staff at Peak Development would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support during 2016. Our offices will close for Christmas and New Year at 1PM on Friday 23rd December and will re-open at 9AM on Tuesday the 3rd of January.
Christmas Deliveries The last collection date for UK mainland pre-Christmas delivery (next day DPD) will be Thursday 22nd December for delivery on Friday 23rd December. Where possible, we would ask all customers to place their last pre-Christmas orders on Wednesday for delivery Thursday. There will be no collection on Friday 23rd December. For more information about deliveries, including more detailed information about European and Rest of World deliveries please view the DPD Christmas Delivery Schedule. Normal service will resume when we re-open on Tuesday 3rd January.
22 September 2016
Photokina is the world's leading trade fair for photo and video professionals. This year Western Digital gave the photography and videography industry a preview of future imaging technology when it unveiled its SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype.
“Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates.”
“Just a few short years ago the idea of a 1TB capacity point in an SD card seemed so futuristic – it’s amazing that we’re now at the point where it’s becoming a reality. With the growing demand for applications like VR, we can certainly use 1TB when we’re out shooting continuous high-quality video. High-capacity cards allow us to capture more without interruption, streamlining our workflow, and eliminating the worry that we may miss a moment because we have to stop to swap out cards,” said Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
15 September 2016
Virtual Reality Headsets are certain to become one of THE gifting products for Christmas 2016. Peak, partnering with Bitmore, have created the VR Eye, which is compatible with most popular iOS and Android smart phones, and features a remote control that allows you to control the action on screen. As we enter Peak Season we’ll be receiving regular deliveries of VR Eye, but we’re expecting demand to be high. If you haven’t got involved yet, talk to your account manager now.
Paul Dutton, Peak Development Senior Product Manager, "We believe there are two markets for VR. The first is from brands such as Sony, ASUS, Samsung and Oculus with their own proprietary technologies. Together they will create a demand for product and awareness of what VR is. We see these products as niche products and a considered purchase. The other part of the VR market is in the impulse market place. In terms of units and margin available for retailers, we believe this will be by far the biggest part of the market, and this is where we have positioned VR Eye."
Take a look at the VR Eye Product Page on this site. If you have any questions, you can give us a call on 01489 796979 or email our Sales Team for more information!
1 March 2016
We're excited to announce a new partnership with Ansmann - the respected specialists in Mobile Energy Solutions. The Ansmann range includes a wide range of batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, power supplies, flashlights, nightlights and much more.
Paul Channel, Managing Director of Ansmann UK, "supporting customers with the best service and the right range has always been our aim and we have teamed up with Peak to o¬ er the same keen prices as we have always done and a delivery service you have come to expect. We feel that with Peak supplying Ansmann products, customers will gain the added benefits of dealing with both expert, award-winning companies.
Robert Baseley, Managing Director of Peak Development. “As the market changes it’s important that our customers get both best value & best service from an increasing portfolio of products that serve their customers in the best way. We are proud to add the full Ansmann range of Power & Accessory products to our portfolio and look forward to working with our customers and the team at Ansmann in the years to come.”
Check out this link to our Editorial Feature in the latest BPI Magazine - out later this week.
Why not take a look at a selection of the Ansmann Range on this site? If you have any questions, you can give us a call on 01489 796979 or email our Sales Team for more information! Our first shipment of stock has arrived and we're ready to go!
5 January 2016
At the International CES Show in Las Vegas, SanDisk have announced the availability of the new X400 SSD, the world’s thinnest one terabyte (1TB) M.2 solid state drive (SSD). It is the first single-sided 1TB SATA M.2 form factor with a mere 1.5mm height. The X400 SSD is designed for fast start-up and application launch, as well as for extended battery life. Consumer research conducted by SanDisk in late 2015 indicates that these benefits are important for more than 70% of consumers when using PCs.
“Consumers have spoken. They want to work faster, with fewer interruptions. Our ultra-slim 1TB M.2 X400 SSD enables our OEM customers to build completely new form factors with outstanding reliability and the near-instant boot-up and application loading that consumers expect,” said Tarun Loomba, Vice President and General Manager of Client Storage Solutions at SanDisk. “The X400 SSD is the flexible, highly reliable platform that our customers need to ensure an exceptional user experience for consumers.”
“We have been witnessing a major shift in PC user-adoption as more consumers are increasingly choosing ultramobile devices,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research director for solid state drives and enabling technologies at IDC. “The evolution of flash storage and its form factors has helped this category grow. SSD-based machines that are thinner, more lightweight and optimized for mobility provide a compelling and powerful solution to consumer and business users.”
5 January 2016
At the International CES Show in Las Vegas, SanDisk have announced a new high-performance, durable, water-resistant portable SSD. Designed for photographers and videographers who need a reliable and superfast storage solution, the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD is designed to deliver whether on location or in the studio.
“We are constantly amazed by the stories we hear from our customers about the incredible places they take our products. Their insight inspires us to create durable, innovative products that can improve their experience no matter where the job takes them,” said Philippe Willams, director retail product marketing, SanDisk. “For many years SanDisk has been trusted by the pros to deliver reliable, innovative storage solutions, and the SanDisk Extreme 510 portable SSD raises the bar even further.”
Tough, Rugged, Water-Resistant
The SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD builds on the compact design of the highly-rated SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD to offer ultimate portability and provide greater protection for users who want to take their storage on-the-go. With its rubber bumper and IP55-rating for water and dust resistance, the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD stands up to hazards such as rain, spills and rough, dusty trails, while also cushioning against falls.
In a pocket-sized design, the SanDisk Extreme 510 drive delivers powerful performance with transfer speeds up to 430MB/s to quickly access massive video files or photo libraries - outperforming a traditional external hard drive with speeds of up to four times faster. Available in 480GB capacity, this all-terrain drive offers high-speed storage for anyone looking for a fast, reliable storage solution that battles the elements.
The new SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD also features SanDisk SecureAccess™ software with 128-bit encryption to secure files. The 480GB SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD features a two-year warranty and will be available worldwide at an MSRP of $249.99. We’ll keep you updated as UK price and availability is condfirmed.
5 January 2016
CES, the world’s largest technology trade show, kicks off officially in Las Vegas with the press day today, Tues 5th January. Our Managing Director, Rob Baseley, and Senior Product Manager, Paul Dutton are both at the event. In 2015 more than 170,000 people traveled from all over the globe to walk the 2.2 million net square feet of exhibition space. This year will no doubt be bigger and even better than before, but what will be the buzz of the show this year? Here’s five to look out for.
Wearables. We’re expecting the Wearables market to show real signs of maturity this year. Moving from gadgets that are fashionable and fun, to must have devices that do more. Expect to see more useful dietary feedback, sleep-tracking (as per our Lifetrak range), life-coaching and stress management.
Virtual Reality. There are expected to be 80% more VR exhibitors this year at CES than last year. Mark Zuckerberg called Virtual Reality (VR) the next evolution of computing. Expect more from Occulus, Sony’s Playstation VR and a big announcement from HTC. The show will also enjoy its first ever augmented reality showcase.
Drones. Each year Drone technology seems to take a huge leap forward. Look out for autonomous drones and VR and Action Cam brands getting involved too. GoPros teaser trailer for their new Karma device hints at a 360 degree camera.
Internet of Things. The IoT has been a buzzword for a couple of years now. It basically means connecting devices over the internet – letting separate devices communicate with each other to give us more features and benefits. New TVs from Samsung and LG will work more like home hubs, delivering control over everything from your lighting, to your heating and speaker systems.
Rideables and Driveables. Although attendees are officially banned from using them, and they’re pretty much illegal to use anywhere that’s useful, there’s no escaping the rise of the self-balancing scooter. Segway, Arcimoto and inboard will all be showcasing their latest models. We’re also expecting to see more Cars than ever before as Tesla rival Faraday unveil their new car concept car and what about BMW’s AirTouch gesture control system? All will be revealed.
1 December 2015
This morning Powetraveller have made us aware of a potential problem with a specific batch of their minigorilla products first sold in January 2012. Approximately 216 products were affected, with the batch serial number: - MG39731111029F22.
Powertraveller have currently not recalled the product. We are currently using our ERP System to trace these products and who they may have been sold to. If you are a customer of Peak Development and believe you may have been supplied with these products, please contact Peak Support or telephone: 01489 796979.
If you are the owner of a minigorilla with this batch number, which is shown on the reverse of the product, please contact Powertraveller Support or telephone: 01420 542980.
21 October 2015
We received a letter this morning from Sanjay Mehrotra, the President and CEO of our leading supply partner SanDisk Corporation. In the letter Mr Mehrotra informed us of that SanDisk have entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Western Digital. A copy of the full press release is available on SanDisk.com
Mr Mehrotra writes, "Joining forces with Western Digital builds on our 27-year legacy of innovative leadership in flash storage to create an even stronger partner for you, our customer. As you probably know, Western Digital is well known for developing and manufacturing cutting-edge storage solutions. Together, we will offer the industry’s most complete storage solutions portfolio across both HDD and flash solutions, enabling us to continue to meet your rapidly evolving storage needs. Additionally, as part of a larger company, we will have an even greater ability to develop and deliver the breakthrough technologies and solutions that you have come to expect from us."
This announcement is the start of many steps in the acquisition process. The transaction is expected to be completed towards the end of 2016, until when the two companies will continue to operate as separate companies. Until then we have been told to consider it, "business as usual". We will continue to update you on changes as they happen. Thank you for your continued support of Peak Development and the SanDisk brand.
5 May 2015
We're pleased to announce the imminent arrival of the LifeTrak Fitness Tracker range at Peak Development. The LifeTrak range has been developed by the dedicated team at Salutron, Inc., an industry leader in heart range monitoring technology for fitness and health equipment products. Salutron equipment is found in gyms across the globe and incorporated into many leading manufacturer's cardio equipment.
Models like the top of the range BRITE R450 take a holistic approach by integrating multiple aspects of health and fitness into a convenient and easy- to-use wrist wearable for everyday life. “Most activity and fitness trackers on the market are one-dimensional in that they only offer simple activity monitoring – yet, health and wellness isn’t just about physical activity,” said Salutron CEO, Mike Tsai. “Establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle also includes aspects of a person’s daily environment, such as the surrounding world and the people you care about.”
Why not check out the LifeTrak Range on this site, or email our Sales Team for more information? First stocks are expected to arrived within the next week.
20 April 2015
OverBoard are once again the waterproof bag of choice for the contestants on The Island with Bear Grylls helping to keep their precious few items safe and dry! Here's a few shots from last week's episodes. From Pro-Sports Waterproof Backpacks to Duffel Bags and Dry Tubes - see what you can spot as the series continues Wednesday evening.
1 March 2015
Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, SanDisk has announced the 200GB SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC™ UHS-I card, Premium Edition, the world’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. SanDisk has apparently achieved this capacity breakthrough by leveraging the proprietary technology developed last year for the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, and creating a new design and production process that allows for more bits per die. “We continue to push technology boundaries to deliver record-breaking solutions that transform the way consumers use their mobile devices,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk.
The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, will be available worldwide in Q2. We'll update you with more information as it becomes available.
6 January 2015
For our friends at Sony, CES 2015 seems to be all about Hi-Res. Last night at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas they announced everything from a new 4K Ultra HD TV line (with Android OS support and Playstation Now) to a new Hi-Res Audio Walkman. Most excitingly there were also two new HD Action Cam announcements.
Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000 The new Sony 4K Action Cam delivers Sony’s vast expertise in 4K video production in a compact, splash-proof POV camera design, allowing adventurers to capture stunning 4K content with ease, which can be played back on a compatible 4K TV directly from the camera through HDMI. It also features enhanced HD video performance with upgraded stabilization, image quality and high-frame rate shooting. The FDR-X1000V features a ZEISS Tessar lens with an ultra-wide angle 170 degree field of view, a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and an acclaimed BIONZ X processor, ensuring that video quality remains consistently strong across all shooting environments. The versatile new X1000V camera features an updated version of Action Cam’s leading SteadyShot™ stabilization technology, adding electronic image stabilization that is approximately 3 times more effective at suppressing high-frequency motor vibration. This allows users to capture clear, vibration-free aerial footage using “drones” and enhances action footage of fast-moving subjects.
Sony Action Cam AS200V In addition to the new 4K model, Sony has also introduced the sleek Action Cam HDR-AS200V, which shares many of the same advanced features and exciting technologies as the X1000V including full pixel readout image, improved image stabilization, clean HDMI out and upgraded manual controls. The AS200V can shoot full 1080p HD/50Mbps video5 at 60p, 720p HD video at 120p and WVGA video at 240p.
Both Cameras are expected to be available March 2015. We’ll keep you updated with the latest price and availability as it become available.
24 December 2014
The staff at Peak Development would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support during 2014. Our offices will close for the Festive Period at 1PM on Christmas Eve (Wednesday the 24th December) and will re-open at 9AM on Friday the 2nd January.
20 December 2014
Dan from OverBoard brings us another one of his great product videos, this time for the new OverBoard Classic Duffell. Check out the video below, and have yourself a Classic Christmas!
18 December 2014
The Sony Action Cam captured this attempt to break the record number of Santas skiing at Crested Butte, Colorado. Will they beat the current record of 500 Santas? Watch and find out below! Big thanks to Sony Action Cam Partner Skiers, Tom Runcie, Rob Dickinson and Jack Weise.
1 November 2014
Ever wondered what it's like to fly like an Eagle? Wonder no more! Victor, a White Tailed Eagle, recently took the new Sony Action Cam Mini on a flight across Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Watch Victor glide over the Trocadero, then plunge at 180 km/h to the ground!
23 October 2014
Our friends at OverBoard - the leading designer and manufacturer of water sports, travel and outdoor gear - have been incredibly busy! They've brought us not just one, but three new ranges: a brand new Pro-Vis and Pro-Sports range, and an updated Classic Range.
Pro Sports All products within the Pro-Sports line-up are crafted using a durable heavy-duty PVC tarpaulin and feature a 100% waterproof roll top design and welded seams. The Pro-Sports range is perfect for sailors, cyclists, snowboarders, hikers and campers needing to carry and protect their belongings from water, snow, sand and dirt. In order to further meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, the bags have a number of other useful features including two large outer elasticated mesh pockets, reflective strips and chest and waist straps that makes carrying kit easier and even more comfortable.
Pro-Vis Constructed using a tough and durable high-vis PVC orange fabric and featuring large light-reflective strips, the Pro-Vis range is perfect for Cyclists and other active individuals that need to be more visible whilst they work or commute on the road. Each new bag in the Pro-Vis line-up is IP66 rated – meaning it is so Water Proof that it will float and even handle quick submersions. Individuals can be safe in the knowledge that their valuables are fully protected from water, snow, sand and dirt.
Classic Designed to be tough and hardwearing, all products in the new Classic line are 100% waterproof, float safely if dropped in water and will protect contents from dust, dirt and sand. Perfect for water sports and all types of outdoor activities, there’s a bag within the Classic Waterproof range to suit every need. We'll be updating the website over the next couple of days. In the meantime, you can find out more by downloading the new Overboard 2015 Catalogue - PDF 5MB.
12 September 2014
SanDisk have announced the World's Highest Capacity SD Card for photographers and videographers: the 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC Card. The card is being marketed toward professional photo and particularly professional video and film makers shooting 4K. The card features write speeds of up to 90MB/s and transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s. We'll keep you updated on price and availability.
3 September 2014
Sony have announced the new Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1R. It's approx. 2/3 the size of the current AS100VR, but seems to share a lot of the same spec. Sony have achieved the reduction in size by embedding the GPS unit in the new Live-View Remote RM-LVR2V. That means more shooting fun with smaller cam dimensions, lighter weight, and a splash proof body, plus the same sensational image and sound of the Action Cam lineup. The new Live-View Remote RM-LVR2V can control remote playback (without sound) and delete recorded movie footage. It also supports GPS logging, enhanced brightness of the monitor screen, with a longer strap for more live-view remote uses. No word on price and availability. We'll keep you up to date right here.
1 September 2014
Peak are pleased to announce that we will be working exclusively with revolutionary power brand Enerplex to bring their rugged, portable solar power range to the UK. With a range of award-winning power solutions from the sleek and lightweight to the rugged and durable, Enerplex products offer a complete portable power solution whether you’re in the boardroom or up a mountain.
Unlike traditional solar products which are based on glass, Enerplex’s solar panels are based on a shock-resistant and lightweight plastic allowing them to be safely integrated into backpacks, paniers and phone cases. How rugged are they? One American reviewer shot a Kickr IV solar panel twice with a handgun and then drove over it in a Jeep. It still worked! If you're after a first look at this exciting new range, visit us next week on our stand at The Outdoor Trade Show where we'll be joined by members of the Enerplex team from Colorado, USA.
28 August 2014
We're excited to announce that legendary skateboarder (and video game character) Tony Hawk has joined team Sony Action Cam and will now act as an ambassador for the brand! Tony says, "I’ve used Sony cameras throughout my entire skating career, and brought the new Action Cams out with the team on the Birdhouse Tour. The new cameras allow me to create content from angles I could never get before, and the quality is better than anything else out there,”.
Team Action Cam’s 27 athletes span skate, snow, ski, surf, BMX, motocross, mountain bike and rallycross. Hawk is joined by fellow legends and action sports innovators Terje Haakonssen and Ricky Carmichael as well as Ryan Dungey, Danny Davis, Gus Kenworthy, Sebastien Zietz, Nigel Sylvester and fellow skater Tom Schaar. Check out Tony's first video for Sony, shot exclusively on Action Cam: Tony Hawk: Life on the Road - and don't forget you can see the entire Sony Action Cam range on our stand at The Outdoor Trade Show
21 August 2014
For the second year in a row, we'll be exhibiting at the The Outdoor Trade Show from 9th - 11th September 2014. The three day event at Stoneleigh Park is now in its 9th year and has become the UK's leading trade only event for the Sports and Outdoors Market. Get hands on with the Award Winning Sony Action Cam AS100VR. Stay in charge with Rugged, Solar Power from Enerplex. Protect your gear with OverBoard, the Leaders in Waterproof Bags and Cases and discover a range of outdoor lifestyle products from Veho. Why not make an appointment or drop by stand P51 to see the latest products? Register is free at the Outdoor Trade Show Website
- see you there!
4 July 2014
In a stroke of marketing genius, our friends at Sony have come up with the ultimate Tour de France publicity stunt… A totally ewe-nique view of the action if you will! They’ve recruited a flock of sheep to capture the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France using a modified dog harness and the stunning new Action Cam AS100VR!
Five sheep from Harewell Hall in Harrogate have been recruited by Sony and converted into sheepcams. The sheep are fitted with the wearable full HD AS100VR ActionCam which has Advance SteadyShot image stabilisation that smoothes camera wobbles, offering more stable and blur-free images whilst the sheep are on the move.! The camera is fitted securely and safely to the sheep using an adapted dog harness mount accessory for the best quality picture. It is one of many Action Cam specific accessories that let the user capture every adventure – even that of your pet.
Local Harrogate Farmer Ian Hammond can control the visuals of five sheepcams at the same time remotely through the use of the live view remote and if the rain should pour on Sunday, it won’t affect the footage as all the cameras are splash proof plus come with a waterproof case. There’s absolutely nothing that we don’t love about this story, and the pictures are awesome too. Check them out below!!
6 June 2014
Over at CreativeCOW.net, Grammy award winning musician and film maker, Douglas Spotted Eagle put 11 of the latest POV Action Cams to the test. The Sony Action Cam AS100 took the prize in many of the different tests including Image Quality, WiFi, Audio, Slow Mo and Pro Codec. In spite of stiff competition from Go-Pro, Drift and Garmin, the Sony Action Cam AS100 was rated as the best overall product. Special mention has to go to Douglas' supreme invention, "Frankenlens". It certainly beats my idea for a rabbit powered lawn mower. Check out the article here.
3 June 2014
Take a look at some of the awesome accessories available for our new Sony Action Cam AS100VR
16 May 2014
On Friday 9th, May Sub Zero Events took over the Coronet London for the UKs BIGGEST END OF SEASON SKI PARTY! We were there all night with the fantastic new Sony AS-100VR Action Cam and our Snowboard Simulator. Everyone that rode the sim, took home a pair of our Sony Action Cam shades, but there was only one winner - Simon Jones with a time of 273 seconds was that man! Excellent work fella.
27 February 2014
How about heading to Devon to check out some dinghy racing at the GJW SailJuice Winter Series this weekend? While you’re there see if you can spot our OverBoard waterproof GPS cases – each boat has a GPS tracking unit attached to its mast and of course they use OverBoard gear to Keep It Dry!
24 February 2014
SanDisk have announced the availability of the world's highest capacity microSDXC memory card. The new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card means that consumers can now store 16 hours of Full HD video, 7,500 songs, 3,200 photos and more than 125 apps, all on a single removable card. Compared to when the microSD card format was first launched in 2004 with 128MB of capacity, SanDisk have now increased the storage capacity of microSD cards 1,000 times over in less than a decade. We've got the new card on order and you should see it on your next SanDisk pricelist. Email our sales team for more information or call us on 01489 796979.
20 February 2014
With 4 million unique users every month Trusted Reviews is THE definitive UK source for technology reviews and news. The sites roundup of the best Soundbars for 2014 features not one but two Maxell Soundbars! What's more, Maxell is the only manufacturer that has two products in the roundup. Trusted Reviews gave the MXSP-SB3000 9 out of 10 stars. It is being compared with the Denon DHT-T100 and the Cambridge Audio Minx TV and according to the article it still stands out. Read the MXSB-SB3000 review here. and the the MXSB-252 (which is featured as the best Soundbar under £100) here. If you're interested in getting on-board the Soundbar revolution, email Will Wilkie in our sales team or give him a call on 01489 796979.
3 February 2014
This week a Lake Tahoe fisherman reeled in an unusual catch - a Canon digital camera! Inside the camera was a SanDisk Ultra memory card with over 1000 pictures on it - still perfectly intact. We thinks that's pretty impressive when you consider it had spent the last three years of it's life at depths of up to 200 feet underwater. The fisherman took to Facebook and managed to get in touch with the cameras owner who had lost it while sailing.
9 January 2014
FROM CES: SanDisk have announced that it will be their X110 Solid State Drive (SSD) technology that will bring “speed and responsiveness to the new Asus Zenbook UX301LA high end notebook. The SanDisk X110 SSD is part of SanDisk’s wide portfolio of SSD products for retail, OEM and enterprise customers. S.Y. Shian, corporate vice president and general manager, Notebook Business Unit at ASUS says, “SanDisk’s fast X110 SSD brings a responsive, dependable and truly enjoyable user experience to our new ZENBOOK while the small form factor of the SSDs helped to keep the notebook slim, light-weight, and highly portable.” If this deployment has got you thinking, get in touch with Steve Mander in our OEM team for more information about the SanDisk X110 SSD email@example.com
6 December 2013
Check out the January issue of the highly regarded lifestyle magazine T3 for a fantastic Home Cinema Sound group test. In the feature, our Maxell MXSP-SB3000 soundbar is awarded five stars and awarded the overall winner of the group test, beating rivals from Samsung and Onkyo. The review is more than a little positive and draws particular attention to the soundbar's versatile ARC compliant HDMI, aptX Bluetooth and twin audio inputs. T3 also like the 100W wireless subwoofer and stereo 30W speakers and sums up by calling the soundbar a "corker" and a "genuine bargain". We think it's pretty awesome too! Check out the Maxell MXSB-3000 product page for more information!
26 November 2013
The staff at Peak Development would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support during 2013. Our offices will close for the Festive Season at 1PM on Christmas Eve (Tuesday the 24th December) and will reopen at 9AM on Thursday the 2nd January.
Christmas Deliveries The last collection date for UK mainland pre-Christmas delivery (next day DPD) will be Monday 23rd December for delivery on Tuesday 24th December. There will be no collections on Tuesday 24th December. For information about European deliveries, please view the DPD Christmas Delivery Schedule (PDF 94KB). For Rest of World deliveries, please contact your sales account manager for more information. Normal service will resume when we re-open on Thursday 2nd January.
11 October 2013
Friday afternoon has always been a very quiet time for us in distribution. We've loaded all the orders onto the system, the warehouse team have picked them and packed them and the couriers have collected. So we've decided to close slightly earlier. We'll still be open 9AM to 5.30PM Monday to Thursday, but on a Friday afternoon we're now going to close half an hour earlier at 5.00PM.
19 September 2013
The good people at Veho are once again supporting Breast Cancer Campaing with a limited edition pair of Pink Z1 Earbuds. Last year Veho raised over £50K for this fantastic cause with a similar promotion on the Veho SmartStick. During October we'll be running promotions on the Limited Edition Pink Z1 Earbuds, look out for an email from your account manager.
12 September 2013
A little bit of news from the good people at Socket Mobile who have today announced that the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 and Series 8 barcode scanners are both compatible with Apple iOS7. The products' seamless compatibility with the latest Apple devices "underlies Socket Mobile's commitment to supporting the latest smartphones and tablets used by businesses for retail point of sale, field sales and service, and other mobile applications."
11 September 2013
The engine on the van is still warm but we're already busy on the phones contacting all the fantastic new people that we met at the Outdoor Trade Show at Stoneleigh Park. Thanks to everyone that came down and spoke to us on the stand and Kudos to the organisers for creating such a fantastic event. A really warm welcome for our first year at the show.
21 August 2013
Visit the Peak team as we exhibit for the first time at The Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) 2013 at Stoneleigh Park. OTS is the THE industry event for the Outdoor Trade in the UK. Last year’s show attracted attendance from more than 1200 industry visitors to see products from over 300 brands from nearly 130 exhibitors. Our diary is filling up quick so why not make an appointment to join us on stand 45 in our purpose built meeting room. We’ll be showcasing new products from industry leading brands such as Sony, SanDisk, Overboard, Maxell, Breffo, Optrix and Scosche. Contact our Sports and Outdoors Account Manager
Oli James to make an appointment – we’ll see you there! The Outdoor Trade Show 8th to the 10 September, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
19 June 2013
For over 40 years, Royal Canin have worked with breeder partners and veterinary nutritionists, creating nutritional solutions to perfectly meet the needs of dogs and cats. Socket Mobile have written a new Case Study to show how Royal Canin used an Apple iPad and a Socket Mobile CHS barcode scanner mounted in a bespoke shelf display and connected to the Internet to provide customers with the right product information to make an informed purchase.
Read Me - Royal Canin Case Study (PDF 1MB)
For more information contact Steve Mander or Will Wilkie in our specialist Socket Mobile sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
13 May 2013
SanDisk is a Technology Provider to the Coldest Journey's world record attempt to cross Antarctica in its polar winter for the first time. The Coldest Journey are using SDHC cards from SanDisk to record stills and video on the 9 month expedition, plus exclusively using SanDisk Extreme SSDs to store and back-up all the video and photos from the coldest place on earth. In today's photo broadcast quality video is being shot on a Panasonic camcorder, and stored straight onto a SanDisk Extreme SSD.
7 May 2013
Western Digital and SanDisk have announced that the two companies are collaborating to introduce hybrid storage devices that feature best-in-class flash memory technology from SanDisk and best-in-class hard drive technology from WD.
SanDisk is supplying a SanDisk iSSD™ storage device for the WD Black™ solid state hybrid drive (SSHD), the world’s thinnest 2.5-inch SSHD solution, which utilizes both WD proprietary hybrid technology and industry standard SATA IO technology. The SanDisk iSSD brings an elegant balance of performance, low power consumption, cost, reliability, and a compact form factor to this SSHD, which will offer ample storage to meet consumers’ growing appetite for digital content as well as flash-enabled speed, data throughput and responsiveness – all within ultra-slim form factors.
“I am delighted for SanDisk to team up with WD on these exciting new hybrid products,” said Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager of client storage solutions at SanDisk. “By combining SanDisk’s unparalleled flash memory expertise and technology with the hard drive know-how of WD, WD Black SSHDs offer outstanding hard drive-like capacity, and the slim form factor and the level of performance that you will only get with flash memory solutions.”
24 April 2013
Our friends at Uniq had a fantastic time at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong recently, picking up the Overall Winner Best of Show Award for their stand - out of 10 halls. Take a look, we think it captures Uniq's effortless style perfectly. If you haven't discovered the the Uniq range of cases, take a look at our range of Uniq cases in our
Discover more about the new partnership in our Protect Section.
18 March 2013
Panasonic have approved the Socket Mobile Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 2D Bluetooth Barcode Scanner for use with their Toughbook and Toughpad range of devices. With the CHS 7Xi supporting both Windows and Android OS's this pairing offers an ideal partnership for many vertical markets and applications, in particular for field workforces in outdoor environments. Discover more about the new partnership in our Socket Mobile Partners section.
25 February 2013
SanDisk have announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, that the SanDisk iNAND Extreme Embedded Flash Drive (EFD) supports tablet reference designs based on the NVIDIA Tegra 4 – the world’s fastest mobile processor. Optimized for use in the tablets powered by Tegra 4, iNAND Extreme delivers an outstanding user experience by enhancing processing performance and providing reliable, high-quality digital storage.
"We knew we needed to offer an outstanding SanDisk flash memory storage solution to match up to NVIDIA’s impressive Tegra 4 processor,” said Drew Henry, senior vice president, OEM marketing, SanDisk. “Our iNAND Extreme product provides tremendous storage performance and high reliability to the NVIDIA Tegra 4 platform, drawing on SanDisk’s 25-year legacy of enabling the industry’s most innovative digital devices.”
12 February 2013
Congratulations to our friends at Breffo on your Theo Pathitis Small Business Sunday award #SBS. Evey week Theo rewards six small businesses that tweet him between 5PM and 7.30PM on Sunday with a retweet at 8PM on the following Monday. With over three hundred thousand followers, this can provide a massive boost to the chosen businesses. Patrick Mathews from Breffo said, "Just a few hours after the retweet we had a huge number of new followers and a spike in traffic to our site! Looking forward to see how things develop."
30 January 2013
Our friends at Powertraveller - who have just packed the trailer and headed off to ISPO 2013 in Munich - have announced they are to be the recipients of a very special award. The Solarmonkey Adventurer portable solar charger has scooped a prestigious ISPO Award!
Every year, ISPO MUNICH honors the most exceptional sporting goods products with the ISPO AWARDS. A jury consisting of independent sports business professionals evaluates several hundred entries, also from non-exhibitors, according to clearly defined criteria. This high-caliber selection presents a welcome orientation aid for sports business professionals and provides retailers with a welcome tool for their future product selections. At ISPO Munich, over 2,300 international exhibitors present a complete selection of sporting goods, athletic footwear and outdoor fashion from the Outdoor, Ski, Action and Performance Sports to more than 80,000 visitors from over 100 countries. If you're in town, you can catch up with Powertraveller on Stand 506 in Hall A6.
25 January 2013
Phil Coates is a SanDisk Extreme Team member, a member of the British Association of International Mountain Leaders, a member of the Guild of Television Cameramen and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Phil, will be joining us at BVE 2013 (London Excel, February 26th - 28th) for a talk in the production theatre. "How to prepare for filming in extreme conditions" on Wednesday 27th Feb 2013 at 17:15. You can learn more about Phil Coates and the SanDisk Pro Video products that he uses at peak-uk.com/provideo or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
18 January 2013
UPDATED: The snow has finally reached the south coast, with heavy snowfall over night which has continued through the morning. Our local DHL office is closed, and other couriers have also confirmed that they will not be making any collections or deliveries. With heavier snow forecasted locally within the next two hours, a decision has been taken to close the office at 1PM to allow staff to get home as safely as possible.
9 January 2013
Optrix XD have announced the XD5 iPhone 5 sports case at CES in Las Vegas today: This totally redesigned case is leaner, lighter, and stronger, all with an even higher waterproof rating. If that wasn't enough Optrix have also added a second door for access to the charging connector, headphone jack and microphone. The XD5 has been drop tested from 15 feet and is submersible to 15 feet. A new rail mounting system means the XD5 gives you two products in one. Slide the XD5 housing into the rail system to mount to just about anything. Slide it out and you have an ultra rugged iPhone 5 case that is ready for any adventure. Availability is expected in early February.
9 January 2013
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show CES, Las Vegas, SanDisk have announced two new SSD products – the SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD for the retail channel and the SanDisk X110 SSD for OEM customers.
The SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD is ideal for consumers who want to boost their notebook or desktop computer’s boot, shutdown, data-transfer and application launch times. The low latency of the SATA 3.0 drive allows it to respond quickly, even with a heavy workload, and its consistently high read speed is ideal for read-intensive applications such as multimedia consumption. The drive delivers up to 530MB/sec sequential read and up to 445MB/sec sequential write speeds1, offering a fast, responsive computing experience. In addition, with no moving parts, the SSD is more durable than traditional hard disk drives and it consumes less power to help maximize battery life.
The SanDisk X110 SSD enables notebook and tablet OEM manufacturers to design fast, responsive systems with the sleek, thin form factors consumers’ desire. The X110, successor to SanDisk’s popular X100 SSD, delivers fast sequential and random read/write speeds and employs a low power architecture that significantly reduces the power consumed by the device in low power modes.
SanDisk is building both new SSDs using its industry-leading 19 nanometer (nm) technology, the world’s smallest, most advanced manufacturing process node. We'll update you with UK stock availability as and when we get it.
2 January 2013
Team Peak will be supporting SanDisk at this year's BVE - the essential broadcast and production technology event to be held at ExCel London 26th-28th February 2013. BVE 2013 will host over 300 exhibitors, including major manufacturers, distributors and resellers of professional production and broadcast equipment and systems. Look for us on the SanDisk stand AA18 as we showcase how SanDisk Extreme Pro SD, SSD and CF products are helping to meet the technological challenges of the rapidly changing Professional Video industry. You can register for Free Entry to BVE 2013 on the BVE website.
14 December 2012
Norman Joseph Woodland, co-creator of the modern barcode, has died at his home in New Jersey at the age of 91. In the 1940s, Woodland worked with his University classmate Bernard Silver to create the iconic thick and thin barcode line system. The patent for the system was later sold for a mere $15,000 (£9,300). Today devices like our Socket Mobile range of Data Collection products use Woodland's invention to collect data from more than five billion barcodes each and every day. In 2011 both Woodland and Silver were inducted into the US's National Inventors Hall of Fame.
11 December 2012
The staff at Peak Development would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support during 2012. Our offices will close for the Festive Season at 1PM on Christmas Eve (Monday the 24th December) and will reopen at 9AM on Wednesday 2nd January.
The last collection date for UK mainland guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery (next day DPD) will be Friday 21st of December for delivery on Monday the 24th of December. There will be no collections on Monday the 24th December. Please ensure that all international orders are placed before Wednesday the 19th as local bank holiday variations may cause further disruptions. Normal service will resume when we re-open on Wednesday 2nd January.
30 November 2012
From now until the 31st March 2013 Socket Mobile are running a special trade-in rebate. Simply invest in the latest SoMo 655 techology and get €50 when you trade in your old SoMo 650 or HP iPAQ 2xx! Trade up to great features such as Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, ample 4GB memory, fast 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, enhanced durability and more! For more information view our Socket Mobile SoMo 655 product pages, or contact Steve Mander or Will Wilkie in our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
29 November 2012
Socket Mobile have announced iPhone 5 support for the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) line of portable barcode scanners. The CHS is a pocket-sized barcode scanner that enables ultrafast, untethered data collection in applications such as retail point of sale, asset tracking, inventory management and field service. Socket Mobile has updated the SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit (SDK) to take full advantage of the new A6 processor and taller screen of the iPhone 5. The ScannerSettings and SocketPad utilities for the CHS have also been updated on the Apple App Store with iPhone 5 and iPad mini support.
“Roughly 75% of the developers who use our SDK are embedding support for CHS barcode scanners into their iOS applications,” said Len Ott, Chief Technical Officer of Socket Mobile. “Socket Mobile was one of the first manufacturers to offer Apple certified barcode scanners for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and we remain dedicated to supporting Apple’s latest devices. Additionally, the Socket Mobile Developer Program continues to exhibit strong growth in the Apple market, with 40 business applications posted on the Apple App Store and many proprietary applications distributed to enterprise end users.”
For more information view our Socket Mobile CHS product page, or contact Steve Mander in our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
26 November 2012
On 6th December, the SA Agulhas will set off from London on what will be the start of the world's first ever attempt to cross the Antarctic in winter. The 2000-mile journey across the continent has for many years been considered too perilous to try and the expedition's six-man "Ice Team" - led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes - will have to overcome one of earth's most hostile environments if they are to succeed, exposing themselves to temperatures dropping close to -90c and operating in near permanent darkness.
Powertraveller has provided Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his team with a suite of powergorillas, giving them the back up power they will need to power all their gear; from heated suits, to GPS and sat phones to their radio transceiver. Powertraveller has developed new cables and connectors especially for the expedition to make sure that everything is as efficient and simple as possible. The team will be taking 6 Powergorillas with them and a hand crank, ensuring that they can keep everything powered throughout the trip.
The picture is from a training day at the Royal Geographical Society where members of the Powertraveller team explained to Sir Ranulph how the Powertraveller products will keep all the equipment charged during the expedition.
17 October 2012
Apple have sent out invitations for a press launch on Tuesday October 23rd at the California Theatre in San Jose. The invitations had a single tagline, "We've got a little more to show you." It is expected to be the launch event for several new products including the much-rumoured 7.85" iPad Mini, as well as a newly updated full sized iPad, a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and a completely redesigned iMac.
24 September 2012
The Peak Development team will once again be exhibiting at the Retail Imaging Show - the number one UK trade event for photo, minilab, consumer electronics, IT and AV retailers. This year's event will be held at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge on the 12th October. Visit the Peak Development stand as we present the latest memory innovations from SanDisk. Register for the SanDisk Official Photo Partner programme and receive benefits and discounts of up to 10% off SanDisk performance cards. Discover our other exciting brands including Powertraveller, Overboard, Optrix HD and Veho. If you're interested in getting hold of tickets, get in touch now!
18 September 2012
At the Photokina Exhibition in Cologne today, SanDisk have announced a new technology that will deliver up to four times faster performance than the current CompactFlash memory cards used in many of today's professional-grade cameras. SanDisk is currently sampling the new CFast2.0 memory card technology to camera manufacturers as they design and optimise their next-generation host devices for the new specification. Here's the Press Release in full:
SANDISK ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF CFAST MEMORY CARDS FOR NEXT-GENERATION PROFESSIONAL PHOTO AND VIDEO APPLICATIONS
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced that it is developing flash memory cards based on the new CFast2.0 specification introduced today by the CompactFlash Association (CFA). The new specification enables next-generation photo and video applications by delivering up to four times faster performance than the CompactFlash memory cards currently used in DSLR cameras and other imaging devices.
"CFast2.0 memory cards will help drive the future of professional photography and video-recording applications," said Shuki Nir, senior vice president and general manager, Retail, SanDisk. "With the CFast2.0 specification's unparalleled performance, flash memory can now enter new markets such as high-definition TV and even cinema production."
Ideal for Next-Generation Professional Video Applications
Professional video applications are growing more powerful than ever before, with 2K video enjoying widespread use and full-frame 4K video already gaining adoption in high-end production environments. These next-generation video applications can produce videos with incredibly high resolutions and large file sizes. The CFast2.0 specification supports advanced video applications through higher interface bandwidth and much higher levels of Video Performance Guarantee to meet the requirements of 2K/4K digital intermediate compressed production environments.
"Professional photographers, videographers and cinematographers demand increasingly powerful cameras that help them unleash their creativity," said Masaya Maeda, managing director and chief executive, image communication products operations, Canon. "With extremely fast performance, CFast2.0 memory cards will enable us to develop next-generation cameras with more powerful features than are currently supported by CompactFlash cards."
Ideal for Next-Generation Photography Applications
Digital cameras are expected to become more powerful, with the ability to capture images at greater than 40MP resolution. These next-generation cameras will produce photos of unprecedented quality, and the large file sizes can quickly overwhelm a CompactFlash memory card's data-transfer rates and halt shooting.
The CFast2.0 specification features theoretical performance of up to 600MB/sec, four times faster than the highest-performance CompactFlash memory cards. The new specification delivers the fast speed needed to capture a series of high-resolution photos and transfer them quickly to a computer, particularly important to professional photographers whose workflows demand the utmost efficiency.
"PhaseOne believes in open standards where many players have access to the technologies required to create a healthy ecosystem and drive the future of imaging," said Henrik Håkonsson, chief executive officer, PhaseOne, a leading medium format camera manufacturer. "We intend to integrate CFast2.0 memory cards into our new cameras because they offer significantly higher recording performance and faster offload speeds than other memory card formats."
6 September 2012
The Breffo Spiderpodium Tablet has won the 2012 Know Your Mobile Award for Accessory of the Year. Judges described the Spiderpodium as providing ‘A simple, strong grip for your tablet – and a sure talking point.’ The Spiderpodium gets its name from its eight flexible legs which allow it to accommodate virtually any tablet on the market and to be twisted into any position you need for setting your device to face any angle.
For more information view our Breffo Spiderpodium Tablet product page, or contact our sales team on 01489 796979 or email sales
21 August 2012
Since 1994, Peak Development has worked closely with SanDisk Corporation, the global pioneer of flash memory. On the 25th Anniversary of the invention of flash memory, SanDisk President Sanjay Mehrotra has today issued the following statement.
Today, we are celebrating the 25-year anniversary of flash memory, the transformational technology used by billions of consumers and countless businesses around the globe. Looking back, it’s amazing to see how in just 25 years, flash memory has reshaped the consumer electronics industry. We see flash continuing to play a substantial role in transforming markets, including the enterprise and cloud segments. Flash technology has become pervasive; Flash is truly everywhere.
At SanDisk, we are proud of the role we’ve played in advancing flash technology over the decades and in extending its benefits to our valued customers and partners. I am pleased to announce that Eli Harari, our co-founder and retired CEO, received the prestigious Milestone recognition from the IEEE for developing floating gate EEPROM technology. But, while we started SanDisk in 1988 with the belief that flash memory would enable new devices and enrich people’s lives, Eli, Jack and I really had no idea the impact it would have.
These achievements would not have been possible without dedicated support from employees, investors, partners and customers. Therefore, on behalf of all of SanDisk, I want to thank you, and take a moment to highlight why this 25-year milestone is so important to us.
Because of the dedicated efforts of companies such as SanDisk, flash technology has scaled tremendously over time. Capacity has increased by 30,000 times while cost has decreased by 50,000 times over the past two decades. SanDisk’s first product, a 20MB solid state drive (SSD), which sold for $1,000 in 1991, would cost only two cents today. This example underscores how an unrelenting focus on leading-edge research and development can bring tremendous benefits to an entire ecosystem.
Enabling the Smart Digital Lifestyle
In 2012, individuals will create and consume 2.7 zettabytes (ZB) of digital content such as movies, music, documents and other data, according to research firm IDC. This represents 20 times more digital content compared to 2005.
However, the information explosion has only just begun. Within three years, the universe of digital content is projected to nearly triple to 8ZB, according to IDC. Servers are increasingly storing and distributing this massive amount of information via social networks, business databases, streaming video services and other cloud-based applications. As digital content proliferates, IT organizations are equipping themselves with next-generation flash-based servers capable of handling the rapidly increasing demands for fast access to more data.
Sales of smartphones and tablets using embedded flash memory chips are booming, and ultra-thin laptops using flash-based SSDs are redefining the notebook category. Because of flash memory, these devices are highly responsive and offer a more enjoyable experience in smaller, lighter and more durable form factors.
At SanDisk, we call the confluence of these trends – anywhere, anytime access to more data – the smart digital lifestyle, and we are proud of playing a central role in its progression..
Enabling the Future
Despite the significant progress the flash industry has made over 25 years, the need for more innovation is never ending. Therefore, we are helping shape the future with research into advanced, next-generation solutions that will complement and eventually replace conventional flash memory. In the meantime, flash continues to scale to new technology nodes and we are excited about its potential in the years to come.
This week, our focus is on celebrating the anniversary of the invention of flash memory. The benefits the technology has brought to the world have been tremendous and ongoing innovation will continue to enable new markets and new solutions. We look forward to continuing our work and partnering with you in the years ahead.
Sanjay Mehrotra President and CEO SanDisk
image: current SanDisk president Sanjay Mehrotra (left) photographed with founder, chairman and CEO Dr. Eli Harari (right) on the occasion of Dr. Harari's retirement in 2010.
8 August 2012
OFFER EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2012: Increase productivity for mobile workers, improve visibilty in the field, and automate manual processes anywhere with the Socket Somo 650. From now until the end of September - or while stocks last - Socket Mobile are offering a €20 instant rebate on all SoMo 650 models. The Socket SoMo 650 is a durable handheld computer packed with power and speed to provide reliable performance in demanding business applications. It's the ideal replacement for the HP iPAQ 210 series Pocket PC.
For more information view our Socket Mobile SoMo 650 product page, or contact Steve Mander in our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
27 June 2012
SanDisk have announced the acquisition of Schooner Information Technology, Inc., an enterprise software company located in Silicon Valley that develops flash-optimised database and data store solutions. Schooner’s products complement SanDisk’s growing portfolio of enterprise solid state disk (SSD) and flash-optimised software offerings that enable customers to accelerate the performance of data-intensive applications and reduce overall cost of ownership. Schooner’s team of database and flash optimisation experts have joined SanDisk’s Enterprise Storage Solutions (ESS) team.
“Schooner’s products illustrate the benefits software developers and their customers can gain through flash optimisation of enterprise solutions,” said Greg Goelz, vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Storage Solutions division at SanDisk.“Schooner represents another step in SanDisk’s expansion in the enterprise space. We welcome the Schooner team to the SanDisk family.”
26 June 2012
The Socket SoMo 655 Handheld Computer is here! First stocks of the SoMo 655Rx Antimicrobial have arrived today at Peak. Other new models such as the SoMo 655 (Standard) and SoMo 655DXS (No Radio) are expected to arrive in the next few weeks. The SoMo 655Rx is the hospital-grade version of the NEW Socket Mobile SoMo 655 handheld computer range and has been made with antimicrobial materials that provide an extra layer of protection against the multiplication and spread of potentially harmful bacteria and microbes. New features across the SoMo 655 range include: MicroSD and CompactFlash (CF) Expansion Slots, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Programmable Side and Face Buttons, Navigation Keys for business specific functions, Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, 4GB Flash Memory.
For more information view our Socket Mobile SoMo 655Rx product page, or contact Steve Mander in our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
25 June 2012
SanDisk have announced the world's fastest mobile memory card. The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card is ideal for smartphone and tablet users who want to boost their device's storage capacity while enjoying the fastest mobile experience. We'll get you all the information as soon as it's available.
Maximum Performance for Next-Generation Mobile Devices The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card enables smartphone and tablet users to fully enjoy their mobile device's advanced applications.
Full HD Video Capture Mobile phones will capture approximately one third of all video footage by 2014, according to IDC3. With a UHS Speed Class 1 rating (Class 10 equivalent), the new card allows consumers to record superior Full HD videos, even in 3D.
High-Quality Photo Capture Mobile phones will capture 525 billion photos in 2012, roughly half of all photos captured this year, according to IDC4. The card is ideal for mobile imaging applications, offering up to 90MB/sec write speed for capturing multiple photos using burst mode with a UHS-I enabled mobile device.
Faster File Transfers With up to 95 megabyte per second (MB/sec) read speed, the card moves files quickly between host devices Seamless Multitasking; Fast Downloads: The card allows consumers to smoothly run multiple applications at the same time and download files quickly using 4G LTE phones.
21 June 2012
When professional broadcasting engineer Adrian had some work in Davos, Switzerland, he took some Powertraveller products to keep his mobile devices powered up. Here's what Adrian had to say:
powergorilla Performed very well in extremes of temperature, even down to -12 degrees! The product performed excellently and the multi-variable output voltage was a great feature, as was the ability to charge via the USB. We used one [powergorilla] to power the laptop and another to power the BGAN satellite uplink - both gave ample power and outstanding operational times. Using the two powegorillas together gave us enough power flexibility to go "live" from anywhere.
powermonkey extreme Brilliant and the perfect size to power our iPads, as well as recharging BlackBerrys and iPhones. It gave outstanding performance every time, with a very long life, nice clear display and the tough on/off feature was excellent. The solar charger also performed well and certainly better than rival products under the same environmental constraints. A great product that just kept on giving power, I don't think we actually ever managed to drain it! Perfect for any use away from mains power and a great, handy size.
powermonkey explorer A perfect little pebble-sized power pack which survived some very tough environmental and handling conditions - and once again we never actually managed to drain it in use! So many uses, both as a conventional power booster, and as a (very) handy back-up, it takes up so little space, it was just perfect pocket sized.
solarmonkey & solarnut We simply left the solarmonkey hanging all day in the sunshine and it was fully charged. Tied to a backpack whilst walking, it was always trickle-charging (even in very low light, snow conditions), unobtrusive, but always boosting power.
lightmonkey The compact size of this powerful device is very deceptive. Power it up (via an explorer) and you immediately have a powerful head torch, so bright in fact that we even used the supplied stretch hanger and it illuminated the entire tent! Very flexible in use with the supplied stretch cord, so wear it, hang it, dangle it, do whatever, but it is seriously bright! Amazingly powerful and belies its tiny size."
Picture and words courtesy of A.B. - professional broadcasting engineer. Original story from www.powertraveller.com.
20 June 2012
Not content with kicking off his boots and taking it easy, former English Premier League Footballer, Ian Taylor has been working alongside BlueChipWorld to launch a new range of wireless audio products. Ian played for Aston Villa, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and Port Vale with a total of 478 appearances and 79 career goals. His high standards have been adopted to the development of each superb product in the new iT7 range of premium Bluetooth headphones - in stock now at Peak Development. Each product in the iT7 range is powered by the very latest Bluetooth, stereo audio technology from CSR, a world leader in platform solutions for wireless audio connectivity. This means that you will listen to a crisp, clean, richer and fuller musical reproduction on a robust Bluetooth platform.
For more information contact our sales team on 01489 796979 or email sales
24 May 2012
From car pricing to patient care to restaurant point of sale, the Socket SoMo 650 Handheld computer has been succesfully deployed into so many varied markets, that the good people at Socket Mobile have compiled a list of more than 100 software developers and their application for the device. Peak are pleased to have worked with several of the developers on the list including Kodit Database and Kairos Systems. If you're a developer, writing applications for mobile handheld computer platforms then we'd love the opportunity to tell you more about the Socket SoMo 650 and the wide range of Socket branded data collection accessories that are available for it. And with Socket's €20 Rebate offer now extended until the end of June 2012, there's even more reason to get in touch.
For more information about Socket Mobile products contact Steve Mander in our OEM team. Read Me - SoMo Application Guide (PDF 615KB)
4 May 2012
OFFER EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF JUNE 2012: Increase productivity for mobile workers, improve visibilty in the field, and automate manual processes anywhere with the Socket Somo 650. From now until the end of May 2012, Socket Mobile are offering a €20 instant rebate on all SoMo 650 models. The Socket SoMo 650 is a durable handheld computer packed with power and speed to provide reliable performance in demanding business applications. It's the ideal replacement for the HP iPAQ 210 series Pocket PC.
For more information view our Socket Mobile SoMo 650 product page, or contact Steve Mander in our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
3 May 2012
Our friends over at Powertraveller Ltd have proudly announced a second Queen's Award win! Their 2012 award is for International Trade - presented to companies who have shown outstanding achievement in international trade, resulting in substantial growth in overseas earnings and in commercial success, sustained over not less than three years.
CEO Jerry Ranger said, "We are thrilled to have won a second Queen's Award. By identifying a real requirement in the outdoor & adventure market and using feedback from our customers, we have developed innovative, performance-rich chargers that have made portable power a category in its own right within this market sector. Over the last three years, we have used our knowledge and expertise to grow our distribution network and our products are now available in over 35 countries."
Since 2009, Powertraveller's overseas trading has grown by almost 100%, resulting in the 2012 Queen's Award win for International Trade. Find out more about Powertraveller products - including new lines like the Powermonkey Discovery, Powermonkey Extreme and Solarmonkey Adventurer, by browsing our Power Catagory.
5 April 2012
Socket Mobile, the leading provider of Mobile Productivity solutions is celebrating 20 years of innovation. The company started as Socket Communications with the vision of a mobile workforce that could collect, access, and communicate data in any mobile work environment. Since then, they have remained at the forefront of mobile technology from introducing the world’s first PCMCIA network card to co-inventing the CompactFlash I/O standard and helping to define the Bluetooth and SD I/O standards.
Socket’s current product line includes the SoMo® handheld computer and the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7. Both are experiencing a recent surge in demand as businesses look to the SoMo as an ideal replacement for HP’s discontinued iPAQ Pocket PC series, and multiple models of the CHS Bluetooth barcode scanners for use with smartphones and tablets have recently become Apple certified. For more information on Socket Mobile products, contact Steve Mander in our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
14 March 2012
At Peak Development we work closely with our partner companies to realise a broad range of solutions based on the Socket Mobile computing and data collection hardware that we supply. The recent trial of Kairos Audit Manager, an audit management solution by Kairos Systems running on a Socket Mobile SoMo Handheld Computer, has proven so succesful that a Case Study has been compiled by Socket Mobile.
“With the Kairos Audit Manager, audits aren’t just disappearing into a black hole,” said James Morris, Director of Kairos systems. “Information is compiled into management reports that matrons and ward managers can use to increase compliance and improve standards for patient care.”
For more information about Socket Mobile products contact Steve Mander in our OEM team. Read Me - Kairos Audit Manager Case Study (PDF 1.3MB)
2 March 2012
Get your SanDisk Extreme PRO CF cards at the ready, Canon has today announced the EOS 5D Mark III, a full-frame 22.3MP DSLR with Full HD movie that gives full manual control over everything from frame rate to audio. The camera is the sequel to the ground breaking EOS 5D MKII, a camera that has so effectively blurred the line between photography and film-making that it has become known as the "Game Changer". The new camera offers continuous shooting at 6 frames per second, recording up to 16,270 continues JPEG images to a UMDA 7 compatible CompactFlash card, like the SanDisk 128GB CF Extreme PRO, in a single burst. The camera which is currently Canon's highest resolution DSLR is also compatible with the SDXC card format. Via the custom function menu, RAW files can be saved to the CF card and JPG to the SD card simultaneously. Check out the full spec over on the Canon UK site HERE
22 February 2012
One for the technically minded: SanDisk today announced it has developed the world's smallest 128 gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory chip currently in production. The semiconductor device can store 128 billion individual bits of information on a single silicon die 170mm squared - an area smaller than that covered by a U.S. penny. SanDisk built the 128Gb NAND flash memory chip on the company's industry-leading 19 nanometer (nm) process technology. A nanometer measures one-billionth of a meter, meaning that 19nm circuit lines are so small that about 3,000 of them could fit across the width of a human hair. The chip also employs SanDisk's three-bit per cell (X3) technology that allows the company to build NAND flash memory products with the ability to read and write three bits of information in each memory cell. The use of NAND flash memory in high tech equipment like SmartPhones, Tablets and Solid State Drives (SSDs) allows advances in the full function, small form factor devices that are highly valued by consumers. Shrinking the size of NAND flash memory allows smaller, more powerful computing, communications and consumer electronics devices to be built while keeping costs low.
21 February 2012
Socket Mobile have today announced the upcoming availability of the Socket Mobile Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7Ci, a low-cost barcode scanner for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The CHS 7Ci expands upon Socket Mobile’s popular CHS Series 7 line of barcode scanners by providing an affordable option for reading 1D barcodes into Apple devices and is also backed by an optional Software Development Kit (SDK).
The Socket CHS 7Ci is a 1D image-based barcode reader that can decode both printed barcodes and barcodes displayed on device screens. It features a special authentication chip to enable two-way communications with Apple devices, making SDK support for Apple iOS possible.
The new product is expected to be available in the UK during Q2. For more information contact our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
8 February 2012
Socket Mobile today anounced the upcoming availability of the SoMo 655, a durable handheld device that enables mobile professionals to efficiently collect, document and access mission-critival business data in a wide rage of applications. The small yet powerful device expands upon Socket Mobile’s award-winning SoMo 650 line of handheld
devices and affirms the company’s dedication to the handheld device space by addressing the increasing demands of mobile professionals.
Socket Mobile is committed to meeting our customers’ needs, and the SoMo 655 incorporates many new features, including improved charging and durability, 4 GB memory and enterprise level 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless technology, specifically requested by our customers,” said Vince Coli, senior handheld computer product manager at Socket Mobile. “With more than 50,000 devices already shipped to healthcare institutions, restaurants and other end users, the SoMo 650 has proven reliability in business deployments. The new SoMo 655 not only provides enhanced features, but also helps enterprises maximize ROI with a long expected life of three to five years and professional service and support options.”
The new product is expected to be available in the UK during Q3. To view a comparison chart between the current SoMo 650 and the new SoMo 655 and to read the full press release, click here or contact our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
7 February 2012
For studio and landscape photographers that value resolution over speed, the newly anounced Nikon D800 and D800E make a very attractive proposition. One thing is for sure, with an astonishing 36.3MP sensor generating a 76.5MB NEF file and support for Full 1080p HD Video, this cameras output is going to need a substantial memory card. With both a SecureDigital and CompactFlash card slot, the D800 supports both UHS-1 (for SD/SDHC and SDXC) and UDMA (for CF) standards, making choosing the right memory card essential.
SANDISK EXTREME PRO SDHC. Available in capacities up to 64GB, this UHS-1 compatible, 95MB/s WRITE speed card raises the bar for speed and performance. If shooting continous bursts is important, this is the ultimate SecureDigital card for the D800.
SANDISK EXTREME SDHC / SDXC. Later this month, this UHS-1 compatible 45MB/s WRITE Speed card will be available in a 128GB capacity. If shooting a large number of images on a single card is important, choose this card.
SANDISK EXTREME PRO CF. This monster of a card supports capacities up to 128GB and WRITE Speeds up to 100MB/s and UDMA 7 (128GB only). In the opion of this writer, it's the ultimate card for the D800 and probably the ultimate memory card full stop.
TRANSCEND SDHC CLASS 10 UHS-1. With WRITE Speeds of up to 45MB/s, this new UHS-1 card from Transcend is available in 8GB and 16GB Capacities.
TRANSCEND CF 600x. With UDMA support and WRITE Speeds of up to 90MB/s this card is available in capacities up to 32GB.
6 February 2012
Those browsing the specification of the new Nikon D4 DSLR will have noticed that it has dual card slots - CompactFlash AND XQD. So what is an XQD Card? It's bigger than an SD Card, but smaller than CompactFlash and although SanDisk were involved in the development of the XQD Card, they have currently decided not to put a SanDisk branded XQD Card into production. SanDisk cite the established dominance of the CompactFlash card (which the D4 is also compatible with) and the already impressive performance available from the SanDisk Extreme PRO card range as their reasons for not developing the card further. Here's the official SanDisk response.
"SanDisk, Sony, and Nikon announced in late 2010 a proposal to standardise a new format within the CompactFlash Association (CFA) as an option for higher performance media for professional imaging/video applications. The CompactFlash Association recently announced that the XQD specification has been adopted as a CFA standard. SanDisk participates in many standards bodies and has contributed to a variety of new standards that allow for options in the marketplace. At this time, SanDisk has chosen not to productize the XQD format."
3 February 2012
Some fascinating facts have been creeping out of the Facebook filing cabinet this week including the amazing statistic that (in the US at least) Facebook.com is responsible for 1 in every 5 pageviews. It doesn't stop there. The site is currently seeing 845 million users every month, half of whom are mobile users. And as for Mr. Zuck? He still owns 28 percent of the company which is expected to be valued at between $75 and $100 billion dollars. Facebook now stores over 100 Petabytes of photos and videos uplodaed by over 845 million users. To put that in perspective, thats 100 million Gigabytes or if you like 100 qaudrillion bytes.
30 January 2012
Transcend have anounced several new products including a new 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 Card a new High Speed USB Flash Drive and tbeir first SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Card. Transcend have also anounced the phased introduction of eco-friendly packaging into their CF133 products which will shortly feature paperboard style packaging rather than the current clear blister packs.
TRANSCEND 32GB MICROSDHC CLASS 10. This new high capacity addition to the curent range is ideal for 1080p HD Video recording as well as high megapixel photography. These cards can also be used in powerful smartphones and tablets to increase their overall storage capacity and reduce delays when accessing data on the card.
TRANSCEND JF780 USB 3.0 FLASH DRIVE. This extremely fast USB 3.0 flash drive offers read speeds of up to 140MB/s and write speeds of up to 40MB/s (16GB). Even when used in a USB 2.0 slot, this new drive will still deliver impressive read/write speeds of up to 32MB/s. The drive utilises the latest DDR MLC Flash to make it one of the fasted drives currently on the market.
TRANSCEND SDHC CLASS 10 UHS-1. This new High Speed card will work in any SDHC or SDXC device but will offer faster performance when used with devices that support the new UHS-1 standard - such as the Nikon D5100, D7000 and Sony A77 cameras. It's a great card for performance photography and with read speeds of up to 85MB/s and write speeds of up to 45MB/s it is up to 4x faster than the existing Transcend SDHC Class 10 Card.
10 January 2012
Our friends over at SanDisk have been busy at this year's International CES 2012, anouncing new high capacity additions to their UHS-1 Extreme lineup, new devlopements in their Ultra iNAND embedded range and winning a Design and Engineering award for their new Memory Vault Product. See the news stories below for more information.
SANDISK INTRODUCES WORLD'S FASTEST 128GB SDXC CARD At International CES 2012, SanDisk have announced the introduction of 64GB and 128GB capacities to their UHS-1 SanDisk Extreme range of cards. The new SanDisk Extreme 128GB UHS-1 Card will be officially the fastest 128GB SDXC currently available, allowing up to 10 hours of Full HD 3D video recording.
INAND ULTRA EMBEDDED MEMORY At International CES 2012, SanDisk have announced that the iNAND Ultra line of products will be the first of its emdedded flash memory products to move to 19 nanometer (nm) manufacturing technology, the industry's most advanced chip making process. Shrinking the size of the electronic circuitry allows equipent makers to develop products with larger storage capacities.
SANDISK MEMORY VAULT WINS CES INNOVATIONS AWARD At International CES 2012, the SanDisk Memory Vault was named a CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award Honoree within the Digital Imaging catagory. The SanDisk Memory Vault utilizes SanDisk's proprietry Chronolock technology to provide users with a digital memory vault that's tested to preserve their precous photos in their original quality, for up to 100 years.
6 January 2012
Peak’s Managing Director, Robert Baseley and new Product Manager, Norman Bruce will be heading out to the 2012 International CES (CES) which starts in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA next week. The International CES is the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology and North America’s largest annual tradeshow of any kind. Since 1967 the show has proven time and time again to be the place where the Consumer Electronics industry debuts new innovation – from the VCR in 1970, to the Camcorder in 1981 and 3D HDTV in 2009. Robert and Norman will be on the lookout for new emerging brands and exciting product innovations to add to Peak’s expanding product portfolio. If you’re attending the show and haven’t already made contact get in touch.
5 January 2012
Expected this month from Transcend is StoreJet Cloud. A new portable wireless drive that will enable iOS users and users of other mobile devices to connect wirelessly to either 32GB or 64GB of additional storage. Up to 5 devices can stream various media from StoreJet Cloud at the same time, letting everyone choose whatever they want to view, read, watch, or listen to. Users access media through StoreJet Cloud’s dedicated wireless network, so you can wave goodbye to the limited share options, ongoing expense, and coverage demands of Internet storage.
With the advantage of physically storing files with flash-based technology, StoreJet Cloud can provide a further 28 hours of DVD quality movies or 16,000 songs in a compact and lightweight design. This is in addition to over six hours of continuous playback with its rechargeable Li-polymer battery.
5 January 2012
Our Breffo Spider Tablet and Spider Podium products get a very positive mention in the February issue of GQ Magazine, available now! GQ loved the "amazing" Spider Podium whilst the original Spider Tablet is described as "genius". Both products are commended for folding flat, making them "perfect for travel". The magazine even liked the fact that the products are made in the UK! For more information, click HERE or contact your Peak Development account manager on 01489 796979.
5 January 2012
There are just days to go until the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographer's (SWPP) convention at the Novotel London West, Hammersmith. The SWPP is the fastest growing worldwide association for professional photographers and the annnual convention is always a great way to meet both professional photographers and the photographic trade. The seminar part of the event runs from Tuesday the 10th through to Monday the 16th of January. There are also three days of Trade Shows from Friday the 13th through to Sunday the 15th of January, culmating in the Societies Awards Dinner on the Sunday Evening. Stuart Humphery, from Peak's marketing team will be attending the show on the Sunday and staying into the evening for the Societies Awards Dinner. If you’re attending the show and haven’t already made contact, get in touch and arrange a meeting.
4 January 2012
These days if you set your DSLR to RAW you probably won't get much change out of a 5MB file. That's fine in 2012 when you're using a SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB CF Card. In 1956 however, 5MB looked a little bit different. This picture shows a 5MB IBM 305 RAMAC Hard Disk drive being unloaded from a plane. It weighted nearly a ton, required a forklift truck to move it and was comprised of 50 seperate 24-inch discs that occupied some 16 square feet . The annual cost of using it was a snip at $35,000. Thanks to engadget.com for the story.
23 December 2011
The staff at Peak Development would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support during 2011. Our offices will be closed from 1PM today until 9AM on Tuesday the 3rd January.
19 December 2011
In a press release on their website, SanDisk have today anounced that they have reached "an agreement in principle" to join forces with Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba to work on a new content protection technology for flash memory cards under the Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative. The five companies will now start preparing for licensing and promotion of HD cpabable security for SD Cards and Embedded Memory for use in advanced consumer applications such as SmartPhones and Tablets.
The five companies believe this new technology will enable various HD content applications such as HD network download, broadcast content to go and HD Digital Copy/Managed Copy from Blu-ray Disc. The five companies believe that they each can make substantial contributions that, when combined, will enable them to start licensing the new secure memory technology early next year. The five companies expect to see adoption of flash memory products and various embedded flash memory solutions using this technology in the market during 2012.
28 November 2011
Peak Industrial customer ORM London, a fully-integrated digital services agency based in London, has published the iPad application Event Check-in on the Apple App Store. Event Check-in, a next-generation guest check-in system for professional event organizers, is the first of many iPad, iPhone and iPod touch applications developed with the SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit to become available on Apple App Store.
SocketScan 10 SDK, designed specifically for the Apple certified Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7Xi barcode scanner, enables iOS developers to add customized support for the barcode scanner to their mobile applications, including advanced features such as broader character support or integrated data manipulation often required in enterprise data collection.
For more information contact our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
25 November 2011
The new Image Beatz headphones are the perfect companion for iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches and other Bluetooth enabled devices. With an SRP of £49.99 these headphones are available in either Arctic White or Sleek Black and have a wireless range of 10 Meters. Exceptional sound quality comes courtesy of the bass pumping 30mm driver units and there is even an inbuilt mic, so mobile users with bluetooth won't miss a call whilst listening to their music. Introductory pricing is available until the end of December. For more information contact our sales team on 01489 796979 or email sales
25 November 2011
With an SRP of £29.99, The Overboard Waterproof Kindle and E-reader case is now available from stock at Peak. This case is 100% waterproof and will even float safely if dropped in water. It's guaranteed submersible to 19ft and keeps out dust, sand and dirt as well as water! It's perfect for using a Kindle in the bath, at the poolside or on the beach. For more information contact our sales team on 01489 796979 or email sales
22 November 2011
With Christmas just around the corner, the staff at Peak Development would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support during 2011. Over the Christmas period our offices will be closed from 1PM on Friday 23rd December until 9AM on Tuesday the 3rd January.
Christmas Deliveries The last collection date for guaranteed pre-Christmas UK Mainland delivery will be Thursday the 22nd December. International shipments (depending on region) will be several days earlier on Monday the 19th December. There will be no collections on Friday 23rd Decembers, orders taken on this date will not be shipped until we re-open on Tuesday 3rd January.
4 November 2011
Once a month CHANNEL Eye will collect together the most interesting new stories from peak-uk.com and bring them to your inbox. To subscribe to CHANNEL Eye, click on the NEWSLETTER link on our homepage. You can also now keep up to date with all the latest product information and news stories from the world of Consumer Electronics by following Peak on Facebook and Twitter. Just click on the links at the top right of our website or in the footer of any Peak email and choose to Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.
3 November 2011
We're pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with Computer Gear, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Computer Cabling and Accessories. With a mission to continually provide the latest design technology at the most competitive prices, Computer Gear are the manufacturer of a comprehensive range of Computing Cables that include everything from the latest HDMI V1.4, VGA and DVI Cables to Mains Power and USB Cables. Additionally, The Computer Gear line-up includes a range of high quality Computer Accessories, including Laptop Bags, Keyboards, Stereo Headsets, USB Web Cams and Speakers.
For more information contact our sales team on 01489 796979 or email sales
3 November 2011
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. This year the team at Peak are joining in the fun and helping to raise money for a very worthy cause. This is our "before" photograph, but as you can see some of the ladies have already got in the spirit... You can visit the Peak Tashers and show your support at our very own Movember page
13 October 2011
Peak Development will be part of the team behind the SanDisk name at this year's Canon UK - Pro Solutions 2011. Come and join us on stands 37 and 38 at the Business Design Centre, Islington on the 25th and 26th October as we showcase the very latest in SanDisk's professional imaging line-up - including the new SanDisk Extreme PRO 95MB/s SDXC Cards.
12 October 2011
FMJ is a new a company founded on the principle of innovative solid state storage product design, high performance, extreme reliability and unrivalled technical support. The name might be new, but the team BEHIND the name are experienced industry veterans that include Dave Merry and John Conklin, the co-founders of SiliconSystems.
FMJ offer a range of solid-state storage solutions for the industrial embedded marketplace that provide customers with high performance computing applications with extreme data storage reliability. From PATA 2.5 inch drives to 10-pin USB modules, all FMJ products meet the performance dynamics demanded by embedded applications; voltage regulation technology, sophisticated ECC schemes, advanced wear-levelling schemes, tailored firmware, I-Temp, multi-year life-cycles and enhanced security. This demanding specification means FMJ’s innovative offering will find applications in various markets: military, medical, industrial manufacturing, enterprise and single board computing.
For more information contact our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
6 October 2011
The new SanDisk Eye-Fi wireless cards announced last month are now in stock and selling well. We still have good stocks of the 4GB capacity but are already finding high demand for the 8GB. SanDisk Eye-Fi Wireless Memory Cards allow you to instantly transfer photos and videos from a camera to a nearby smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi. You can then organise and share to your favourite social media and online sites. No more forgetting your memory card in your camera for months and not remembering what's on it! The SanDisk Eye-Fi wireless memory card does the work for you.
For more information, click HERE to read a full SanDisk FAQ or contact your Peak Development account manager on 01489 796979.
1 October 2011
On Friday the 30th of September at the Pixel Trade Awards, Stephen Hockney (UK Sales Manager) and Mark Pini (Snr. Regional Marketing Manager) of SanDisk were presented with the award for Film Media Manufacturer / Supplier of the Year. As representives from our major supply partner, the pair from SanDisk had joined the Peak table along with key customers from the world of imaging for the gala dinner event.
The Pixel Trade Awards are the only photographic and imaging trade awards of their kind, providing a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors and to recognise the high achievements in our industry. Earlier in the day at the Retail Imaging Show, the team at Peak promoted the full range of SanDisk performance memory products and the SanDisk Official Photo Partner Program, along with other imaging related products from our expanding portfolio.
1 October 2011
The good people at SanDisk have been busy this week, anouncing no less than 4 new products. All products are expected be available during November. For all the latest SanDisk information, please contact your Peak Development account manager..
SanDisk® Memory Vault The new SanDisk Memory Vault will provides users with a convenient, reliable way to pass down their images for generations to come – a photo album for the digital age! The device has been developed using new Chronolock™ technology which ensures that precious photos and videos will be safely preserved for up to 100 years.
SanDisk 64GB Extreme® PRO™ SDXC™ UHS-1 Card SanDisk have doubled the performance and capacity of their professional-grade imaging line-up to create a new SD™ card that offers the fastest write performance of any SD™ card in the world to date. The new SanDisk 64GB Extreme® PRO™ SDXC™ card has a WRITE speed of up to 90 MB/s and a READ speed of up to 95 MB/s. The card is ideal for enthusiast spec UHS-1 compatible cameras, allowing the capture of a series of RAW images using burst mode, Full HD Video recording and the super-quick transfer of images from camera to computer.
SanDisk® 64GB Mobile Ultra™ microSDXC™ Card SanDisk’s new 64GB microSDXC™ card can double the capacity of even the most advanced smartphone or tablet. The UHS-1 based high-capacity card features up to 30 MB/s transfer speeds and offers the Class 6 performance needed to capture Full HD Video.
ImageMate® All-in-one USB 3.0 Reader/Writer Based on the latest USB 3.0 interface transfer performance of up to 500 MB/s, this card reader/writer reduces transfer times when downloading data from a card to a computer. With four card slots, this compact solution supports all major card formats and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 enabled devices.
25 August 2011
Free tickets are now available for The Retail Imaging Show 2011, which has this year moved to The Grove Country Club and Estate in Hertfordshire. The annual event is the number one UK trade event for photo, minilab, consumer electronics, IT and AV retailers. The tickets, which have a face value of £17.00, include admission to the daytime event (Doors 10am) as well as free refreshments. Contact your account manager today to for your free tickets and to arrange a meeting at the event.
3 August 2011
SanDisk have added two new products to it's existing memory line-up.
Available in September, The ultra low profile SanDisk Cruzer Fit USB Drive has been especially designed to discretely fit USB ports on tablets, notebooks, TVs or car audio players. The SanDisk Cruzer Fit comes complete with SanDisk SecureAccess Software, allowing you to password protect and encrypt the files you want to keep private. For more information, click HERE.
Also available in September, a new range of SanDisk microSDHC Ultra Class 6 Cards. These new high speed microSDHC cards has been specifically designed to support new Android SmartPhones that support microSDHC. The cards will come supplied with a full size SDHC adapter. For more information, click HERE.
22 July 2011
Peak Development will once again be exhibiting at this year's Retail Imaging Show. The annual event, which this year will be held at The Grange in Hertfordshire is the number one, trade only event for photo, minilab, consumer electronics, IT and AV retailers. Visit the peak team on stand M18 / M19 and we'll show you how your photo specialist retail business could save up to 10% off SanDisk Performance Memory Cards with the SanDisk Official Photo Partner programme. Of course we'll also be using the event to present our new porfolio of products to the Photo Specialist Channel, including Scanners from Pan Digital and Koday, HD Digital Camcorders from Veho, Waterproof cases from Overboard and the buzz product of the moment - the Breffo Spider Podium, as seen on the BBC TV Series, The Apprentice.
For more information contact our sales team on 01489 796979 or email sales
31 May 2011
Peak Development Managing Director, Robert Baseley will commence a continental charity bike ride for Cancer Research UK on the 15th June 2011. The route covers 950 miles of tough terrain over 12 days (an average of 80 miles per day). The Italian event will be started in Lugano, Switzerland by the eminent Professor Peter Johnson from Cancer Research UK and will finish in Catania, Sicily.
19 May 2011
We are pleased to anounce a new supply partnership between Peak and Pandigital, a specialist digital imaging and entertainment provider. The Pandigital One Touch Photo Scanner and the Kodak Personal Photo Scanner will be the first products to become available as a result of the new partnership.
The Pandigital One Touch Photo Scanner makes it quick and easy to enjoy digital copies of printed photos. With no PC required, its simple one-touch operation allows scanned images to be saved direct to a memory card.
The KODAK P461 Personal Photo Scanner makes it easy to scan printed photos and save them directly either to the included memory card or a home computer. For extra versatility, the P461 will also scan 35 mm negatives and mounted slides. For more information contact our sales team on 01489 796979 or email sales
7 March 2011
After a successful show in 2010, Peak Development will again be partnering with SanDisk, the global leader in Flash Memory at Gadget Show Live 13th-17th April 2011 at the NEC, Birmingham. Returning for its third year at the NEC, Gadget Show Live is the UK's ultimate consumer electronics event. In just 12 short weeks since the opening of the online box office an incredible 80,000 tickets have already been sold. Visit Peak Development and SanDisk on stand number J12, situated in the photographic section, next to Park Cameras.
18 February 2011
iPhone Life magazine compared the Socket Mobile CHS 7X Cordless Hand Scanner to four other barcode scanners and found the Socket Mobile product superior in several regards:
iPhone Life Article
For more information contact our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
18 February 2011
Socket Mobile today announced general availability of SocketScan™ 10 for the Google Android™ mobile technology platform. SocketScan 10
is a highly versatile barcode scanning software tool that enables developers to add commercial-grade rapid and robust barcode scanning capabilities to their smartphone, tablet, notebook and desktop applications. Compatible Socket products for the Android release include all v3 models of the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner™ (CHS) Series 7 portable 2D and 1D barcode scanner. Recently, Socket Mobile verified compatibility of the CHS v3 with the Motorola Droid Pro running Android 2.2.
For more information contact our industrial sales team on 01489 796979 or email industrial sales
18 January 2011
SanDisk has today announced the imminent arrival of the SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ SDHC™ UHS-I card. The card features Ultra High Speed (UHS) technology from the newly released SD 3.0 specification and can deliver read and write speeds of up to 45MB/sec when used in UHS-enabled cameras such as the Nikon D7000.
"SanDisk has a long history of developing fast, highly reliable cards for photography enthusiasts and professionals," said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. "Our new SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC card lets consumers take their skills to the next level by capturing high-resolution still images, fast-moving action shots and HD videos of the highest quality."
The SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC card's write speed of up to 45 MB/sec delivers improved shot to shot performance of RAW images using continuous burst mode. The card also adheres to the new UHS Speed Class 1 video class rating, offering 10MB/sec minimum sustained write speed capable of recording HD 1080p videos or even 3D content. In addition, the card's fast read speeds of up to 45 MB/sec let users avoid lengthy wait times when transferring content from the card to a computer.
First stock is expected to arrive at the end of the month. Talk to your Peak Development Account manager.
6 January 2011
At the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, SanDisk announced the world's fastest high-capacity CompactFlash card. The latest milestone in SanDisk's long history of industry-leading products, the SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ CompactFlash card features 128 gigabytes of storage and up to 100 megabyte per second (MB/sec) write speeds. With its Power Core controller and UDMA-7 interface, the card delivers the performance demanded by high-end DSLR cameras.
With a set of features optimised for professional photographers and videographers, the 128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card is ideally suited for imaging applications requiring Full HD3 1920x1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. The card's unprecedented combination of speed and storage lets photographers capture more frames when shooting in continuous burst mode, and enables them to record high quality Full HD videos.
First product is expected to be available towards the end of Q1. Talk to your Peak Development account manager for more information.
5 January 2011
At the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, SanDisk announced the launch of the new SanDisk Cruzer Ultra USB flash drive. The SanDisk Cruzer Ultra USB flash drive features faster transfer speeds of up to 15 megabytes per second and large storage capacities that will help consumers conveniently manage libraries of multimedia content.
The new drive will feature the new SanDisk SecureAccess encryption software. First stocks are expected to be available towards the end of Q1. Talk to your Peak Development account manager for more information
5 January 2011
At the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, SanDisk have announced that it will offer encryption and online backup features across its entire retail USB portfolio. SanDisk SecureAccess software protects files against unauthorised access by creating an encrypted, password-protected folder or "vault" on the USB drive. The software also includes up to 2 gigabytes of secure online backup storage offered by Dmailer.
"Business travelers lose more than 12,000 laptops each week in U.S. airports, and more than half of those laptops contain confidential or sensitive information*," said Kent Perry, director, product marketing, SanDisk. "Data security has become an absolute necessity, and SanDisk USB drives with SecureAccess software offer an easy to use vault protected by AES encryption." Product featuring the new SecureAccess software is expected to be available towards the end of Q1. Talk to your Peak Development account manager for more information.
16 December 2010
DPD DELIVERIES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED IN SCOTLAND, NEWCASTLE and YORK.
DPD is unable to guarantee that parcels sent to Scotland, Newcastle and York will be delivered before Christmas. In addition they have a significant backlog of parcels in their depots still awaiting delivery.
With the bad weather expected to continue in the north of the country and a new cold spell likely to affect other parts of the country, we strongly advise customers to expect disruption to their Christmas orders.
15 December 2010
The staff at Peak Development would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support during 2010. Over the festive season our offices will be closed from 12.00 Midday on Friday 24th December until 9AM on Tuesday the 4th January.
The recent bad weather has severely impacted parcel delivery services in northern parts of the UK. Our primary UK courier, DPD has stated that they are already unable to guarantee pre-Christmas deliveries in areas such as Scotland, Newcastle and York. With more snow anticipated, please be aware of the continued disruption this may cause to courier services.
The last collection date for guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery (to unaffected parts of the UK) will be Wednesday the 22nd December. If you do need to place an order for pre-Christmas delivery on Thursday the 23rd December, we recommend using a pre 12 delivery. There will be no collections on Friday the 24th December. Normal service will resume when we re-open on Tuesday 4th January.
23 October 2010
On Friday the 22nd of October at the Pixel Trade Awards 2010, Peak Development was awarded with the title of Film Media Manufacturer / Supplier of the Year - for our work with SanDisk, the world leader in Flash Memory. This is the second time Peak have been recognised with the award.
The Gala Awards evening was held at the Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair and are the only photographic and imaging trade awards of their kind. Peak’s award was presented to Managing Director Robert Baseley by legendary footballer Sir Geoff Hurst MBE. Sir Geoff made his mark in World Cup history as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final.
1 October 2010
This trade only event returns for it's sixth year in the heart of London's prestigious Mayfair. The show presents the perfect opportunity to see key manufacturers face to face whilst networking with the entire photographic and imaging industry.
Visit the Peak stand at the Retail Imaging Show to meet representatives from SanDisk and find out how the new SanDisk Official Photo Partner programme could earn you savings on SanDisk performance cards.
Peak/SanDisk have also been short listed for an award. We were the winners in 2008 in the Film Media Manufacturer / Supplier of the year catagory and hope to repeat this success again in 2010.
16 August 2010
Typically, a large secondary school will have in excess of 7000 assets. Without a robust asset management system it becomes very difficult, in fact nearly ‘mission impossible’ to track and manage equipment on a daily basis. Find out how to improve the performance of asset management within a school, with the help of Helen Mollart from Kodit Database. The following article was written by Helen for The Bursar's Review", a magazine that includes articles of topical interest written both by bursars and those who provide professional advice to schools. Peak Development and Kodit Database have enjoyed a working relationship for approximately five years. During this time the two companies have worked on numerous opportunities utilising asset management and data collection hardware from Socket Mobile.
For more information about Socket Mobile products contact Steve Mander in our OEM team. Read Me - Kairos Audit Manager Case Stud(PDF 1.3MB)
29 July 2010
SanDisk, The Global Leader in Flash Memory Cards, and a major supply partner of Peak since 1996, has recently announced changes to its supply chain and logistics processes. As part of these changes, SanDisk will be adopting an overall smaller packaging format.
Peak understands that each of our customers has different requirements and we will be working closely to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. For further details of these changes please contact your Peak account manager or follow the SanDisk Packaging Changes link below.
SanDisk Packaging Changes
28 July 2010
Peak Development has been specially selected by SanDisk to offer our customers’ access to the new SanDisk Official Photo Partner (OPP) program. The aim of the OPP program is to give greater support to photographic specialist retailers that have the customer base and the specialist knowledge to drive sales of SanDisk’s high performance imaging products. There are many benefits to joining the SanDisk OPP program:
* Up to 10% off SanDisk high performance imaging products
* Membership of an exclusive Loyalty Scheme
* Inclusion in the Where to Buy section on SanDisk.com
* Exclusive access to the OPP website
* Expand your knowledge with e-learning courses, soon to be available
* On-line regular e-newsletters
* In return for the above discounts and benefits
If you have not yet joined, talk to your Peak Development account manager who will help you register for your free starter pack. This contains additional information on the programme as well as some Point-of-Sale material to help get you started.
24 June 2010
The team at Peak Development were today treated to a live demonstration of the new Powertraveller startmonkey200, by Powertravellers Technical and Design Support Manager, Ollie Moore.
Startmonkey 200 is the world’s smallest “jump-start” system for car batteries! startmonkey200 can restart a standard 12 volt car battery between 15 and 20 times on a full charge thanks to its High Energy Dynamic Polymer Battery. Because it's from Powertraveller, this amazing product is packed with high-tech safety features to give you total peace of mind. Simple and quick to use, the startmonkey200 easily attaches to your car battery via the crocodile clips and in 8 seconds, is ready to give you a jumpstart when you need it most. Its compact design means it can be left in your glove compartment or boot until it is needed. Thanks to its low static waste, the startmonkey200 will still retain 75% of its charge – even after one year without use.
startmonkey 200 will be available from the begining of August 2010. For pricing and avialability please contact your Peak Development Account Manager.
18 March 2010
Breaking News from Essen, Germany - the powermonkey-eXplorer portable charger has beaten hundreds of applicants to win the prestigious red dot award: design 2010.
The red dot design award ranks amongst the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world - this year over 1,600 companies from 57 countries entered. Previous winners include Apple, Nokia, adidas and Mercedes-Benz. The 30-strong jury comprised of international design experts who appraised, tested and rated the powermonkey-eXplorer on innovation, functionality and self - explanatory quality.
"This is a huge honour - to be awarded a red dot design award is a massive achievement," says Jerry Ranger, CEO of Powertraveller. "To be considered - in design terms - as being on a par with previous winners Apple and Mercedes-Benz is incredible by anyone's standards. I am intensely proud of this product and the team behind it and must congratulate them all".
Powermonkey-eXplorer is available from stock in a range of colours including, Grey, Pink, Blue and Yellow. Talk to your Peak Development account manager about making the most of the Powertraveller range.
4 March 2010
Swiss Travel Products are designed by the dedicated team of Swiss engineers and product designers at WorldConnect AG to match the highest expectations of safety, style and quality. The Swiss Travel Products range was the first brand established by WorldConnect AG and now includes everything from computer accessories and travel adapters to bags and security devices.
Launched at CeBIT in 2009, SKROSS is the new prestige brand of Swiss designed travel adapters and charging solutions from WorldConnect AG. The SKROSS line-up includes the brand new SKROSS World Travel Adapter 3 – nominated as a “Product of the Year 2010”. As the smallest fully-integrated 3-pin adapter available on the market, the SKROSS World Travel Adapter 3 will work in over 150 countries worldwide. The Unique Selling Point of the SKROSS World Travel Adapter 3 is that it can be used with most 2-pin, 3-pin and grounded plugs of protection class I and II. It is therefore the safest and most space efficient way for the frequent traveller to use all of their portable electrical devices, all over the world.
The high quality of WorldConnect's SKROSS and Swiss Travel Products brands has been recognised not only by retailers and corporate customers but by high-profile OEM customers such as Tumi and Fujifilm. Peak Managing Director, Robert Baseley, “The WorldConnect AG range brings two new prestige brands to Peak Development. It’s a great opportunity for us to further build on the success of our existing retail brands whilst continuing to offer our OEM customers the versatility they need.”
For more information about any of our new WorldConnect products, contact your Peak Development account manager or email us at email@example.com
28 January 2010
Available in Q2 2010, StartMonkey will be the world's smallest "jump start" system for car batteries! The average driver will suffer a car breakdown 20 times in their lifetime and 32% of these breakdowns will be due to a flat battery. StartMonkey will be able to restart a standard 12 volt car battery between 8 and 10 times on a full charge - thanks to its High Energy Dynamic Polymer Battery and it's packed with high-tech features to give you total peace of mind.
The StartMonkey has very low static wastage - meaning you can leave it unused for up to three years and it will still hold up to 75% of its power! It can also be recharged 500 times - so if your battery is still going flat after all that time - it may be time to get a new car! Talk to your Peak Developement account manager for more information.
30 November 2009
Last night Powertraveller's solargorilla celebrated yet another win in the form of an iaward! Well on it's way to becoming a celebrity in the world of solar power, the solargorilla scooped the prize in the Digital Communications category. Launched by the Government to recognise and celebrate the best of British science, innovation and technology, the iawards are backed by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Drayson and leading businessman James Caan.
Talk to your Peak Developement account manager for more information about the product that the awards described as having "world class build quality and performance".
19 November 2009
Now in stock at Peak Development - Chrismas Tree and Snowman shaped USB Drives! These fun 2GB USB Drives will make a great stocking filler and come preloaded with 9 festive songs. Simply insert the drive into any computer or compatible music system to start enjoying well known seasonal favourites by music legends like Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams. Even with the songs preloaded on the drive there is still over 1.8GB of available storage - plenty of room for backing up all of your favourite Christmas photos, year after year! Speak to your account manager now for more information.
11 November 2009
Now in stock at Peak Development, the MyVu range of eyewear viewers allows you to connect to your portable media player anywhere, for a big-screen sound and vision experience. Medical and military applications serve as Myvu’s technology drivers, providing the discipline for quality, safety and usability that have culminated in their latest consumer range. Two models are currently available, the MyVu Solo Plus and the higher spec MyVu Crystal. A seperate iPod connectivity kit (compatible with both models) is also available. Speak to your account manager now for more information.
24 August 2009
The Retail Imaging Show 2009 takes place on Friday 25th September at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London. It is the number one dealer only imaging event in the UK and has quickly become the "must attend" event for any retailers looking at products from the imaging sector. For the third consecutive year, Peak Development will be exhibiting on the day, showcasing the latest range of SanDisk Flash Memory products.
A limited number of FREE tickets are available for this exclusive event from your Peak Development account manager. With a face value of £17.50, the tickets not only include entrace to the show, but a lunch service provided by Gordon Ramsay and Jason Atherton's Maze Restaurant. These tickets are bound to go quickly, so please contact your account manager early to avoid dissapointment.
24 August 2009
Voting has opened for the Pixel Trade Awards 2009, the black tie awards ceremony that takes place after the Retail Imaging Show on the 25th September at the Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London. Peak Development was the winner in last years Film / Media Manufacturer Supplier of the Year 2008. To be shortilisted again, we need your votes! Logon on to www.pixeltradeawards.co.uk, register and get voting. The shortlist will be anounced in the 7th September issue of Pixel Magazine.
23 August 2009
The first stocks of the newly refreshed Powertraveller PowerMonkey Classic have arrived. Now available in 5 striking colours, including piano black and bright pink, PowerMonkey Classic will revolutionise the way in which you charge! The retail packaging has also been refreshed: The traditional Powertraveller black box has been replaced with an entirely new clear perspex box - allowing the product (and it's fabulous colour) to be seen.
Contact your Peak Development account manager for more information.
23 August 2009
The new MiniGorilla from Powertraveller is now available from stock. Designed specifically to work with the latest netbooks, the minigorilla is also able to charge e-readers, camcorders, mobile phones and many more electronic products that require a 19v DC input or less. Minigorilla has the same finish as the popular powermonkey-eXplorer charger for phones and handheld devices, with a laser-etched rubber coating, meaning it's tough and durable. Supplied with a universal AC travel charger that works in over 150 countries around the world, a neoprene carry case and a whole host of monkeynuts to allow connectivity to the most popular of electronic products.
Contact your Peak Development account manager for more information.
17 July 2009
ATP Electronics have announced the latest product line of its Industrial Grade SSD. The ATP Velocity SII Industrial Grade SSD offers an extended operating temperature range of -40 to 80°C along with extended ratings on product lifetime and shock/vibration durability.
Utilizing industrial grade temperature SLC (Single-Level Cell) NAND flash components and high-speed DRAM cache for data buffering, ATP Velocity SII SSD offers an extended operating temperature range of -40 to +80°C, provides outstanding performance and proven reliability for products operating outside the standard commercial temperature range (0°C to +70°C). ATP Velocity SII SSD is perfect for industrial applications such as transportation, industrial automation, embedded system, healthcare, telecommunications, networking, military, aerospace, and other environments where data integrity and consistent performance is mission critical.
Talk to your Peak Development Account Manager for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
17 July 2009
Join Peak Development on Stand 1968 at DSEi 2009 as we showcase a range of exciting products from leading suppliers such as Powertraveller, SanDisk, Altec, Western Digital, ATP and Socket Mobile. DSEi is the world's largest fully integrated defence and security exhibition, bringing together senior international trade and military experts from across the entire supply chain in an optimal business environment.
Registration is now live at www.dsei.co.uk/apply. Standard entry is chargeable, but we have been issued with a unique activation code to allow free entry as a guest of Peak Development.
DSEi's truly comprehensive scale makes attendance a must for everyone in the defence, security and military aerospace community. Visitors come from UK and all over the world to experience first-hand the latest land, air and sea capabilities of more than 1,350 companies from 40 countries over four packed business day.
Talk to your account manager for an invitation code and more information, or email email@example.com
15 July 2009
Western Digital (formerly Silicon Systems) has anounced the arrival of the SiliconDrive III SSD product family. Offering faster read/write speeds and increased capacities, SiliconDrive III will enable a wider range of markets and applications to benefit from WD's advanced solid storage technology. The SiliconDrive III SSD product family will operate 24/7 in demanding enivornmental conditions. Applications requiring high rates of data streaming with no interuptions, stops or stutters benefit from the low latency and reliability that can only be attained from advanced solid state storage technology. Samples are available now upon request. Speak to your Peak Development Account Manager for more details.
1 July 2009
The best selling PowerTraveller PowerMonkey Classic is being refreshed. From early August, PowerMonkey Classic will be available in 5 striking colours. Whether in piano black or bright pink, PowerMonkey Classic will revolutionise the way in which you charge your devices.
29 June 2009
Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC), a world leader in hard drive storage for computing and consumer electronics applications, has announced that it has completed a $65 million cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc., Aliso Viejo, Calif., a leading supplier of solid-state drives for the embedded systems market. Since its inception in 2002, SiliconSystems has sold millions of its SiliconDrive® products to meet the high performance, high reliability and multi-year product lifecycle demands of the network-communications, industrial, embedded-computing, medical, military and aerospace markets. These markets accounted for approximately one third of worldwide solid-state drive revenues in 2008.
29 May 2009
Powertraveller PowerChimps now come supplied with two handy adaptor units, making the product compatible with AAA rechargeable batteries! Simply pop your two AAA rechargeable batteries (not included) into the adaptors and slip them into the PowerChimp battery compartment! Easy as that!
12 May 2009
(SIS) SHEA INTEGRATION SOLUTIONS CORP., have been appointed the sole U.S. distributor of PowerTraveller products to the U.S. Government, Military,Healthcare, Large Industrial, and OEM marketplace. Along with SIS manufactured solutions, PowerTraveller will truly enable the company to provide "Technology That Travels". SIS, based in Scottsdale Arizona, is a U.S. Veteran Owned Business. In addition to distributing PowerTraveller products, SIS design and manufacture computer memory solutions for Servers, PC's, and Notebooks, along with providing mobile communications memory, SD, SDHC, MicroSD, and CF technology. The team at Peak Development were responsible for establishing the relationship with SIS and will manage the account from the UK.
From left to right: James Shea from SIS, Nigel Furmston from Peak Development, Scott Chesney from Powertraveller.
21 April 2009
Powertraveller have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation 2009. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance. They recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies.
The Awards are made each year by The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.
15 April 2009
Socket Mobile today announced availability of its SoMo 650 Back Pack Broadband ExpressCard Adapter. The Back Pack snaps onto the back of a SoMo 650 handheld computer and provides the necessary interface for using a broadband network ExpressCard to transfer data directly to and from the SoMo 650 handheld computer over a broadband network.
The Back Pack is designed to be ergonomic, lightweight and durable, while providing the flexibility for the customer to choose the optimal ExpressCard Wide Area Network (WAN) modem card for their specific broadband network requirements. In addition, the Back Pack is compatible with and operates in conjunction with other SoMo accessories like the plug-in data collection and communication peripherals, the hand strap and the standard and tethered stylus.
The SoMo 650 Back Pack will be available in late April in standard and antimicrobial versions. For more information, contact your Peak Development account Manager.
9 March 2009
Socket Mobile, Inc. today announced that it has launched new antimicrobial versions of its popular Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 for use by mobile workers in healthcare environments.
The new Socket Bluetooth CHS 7NRx and 7XRx plastics are made with similar antimicrobial materials as the Socket SoMo® 650Rx handheld computer, and come in linear 1D and CMOS 2D imager versions, respectively. The antimicrobial coating provides an extra layer of protection to the device against the multiplication and spread of potentially harmful bacteria and microbes. Combined with the long-range Bluetooth capabilities, extended battery life and ruggedized, lightweight design, the antimicrobial versions of the CHS Rx are a cost effective, all-around solution for automated data management in a healthcare setting.
5 March 2009
The winner of SanDisk's Spot the Bike competition was this week presented with his prize - a Ducati 1098 SuperBike. The prize was presented to winner Neill Murgh by SanDisk's Senior Product Marketing Manager Gerry Edwards at the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Mr Murgh, from Johannesburg SA is a lifelong motorbike fan.
2 March 2009
Coming March 2009, SanDisk's latest USB drive is named simply Cruzer. Why leave your photos, videos and music at home when they’ll fit in your pocket? Trust the minds behind flash memory to make it easy to store, transfer and share your digital files wherever you go. With up to 32GB (available late March) of storage, these drives are built to handle the real world’s bumps and turns—so you can count on them to help you share plenty of pictures, videos and other digital favorites wherever you go.
More information about this product can be found in the Retail Products section under SanDisk, Cruzer USB. Contact your Peak Development account manager for more information.
2 March 2009
Introducing the first USB flash drive with a backup button! No wires, no fuss, just an easier way to protect your favorite photos, videos, songs so you’ll always have them with you. The SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash Drive allows you to backup critical files at the touch of a button with. With up to 64GB of storage, choose the size you need to protect your digital valuables wherever you go. Plus, password protection and AES hardware encryption keep critical business files safe.
More information about this product can be found in the Retail Products section under SanDisk, Cruzer USB. Contact your Peak Development account manager for more information.
21 February 2009
Cruzer Enterprise is a USB drive specifically designed to meet the unique security, compliance, and manageability needs of enterprise-size businesses. It does not rely upon users to decide which files to secure. Instead it requires mandatory access control for all files, storing them in a 256-bit AES encrypted, password-protected partition. This ensures security and protects stored data in the event of device loss or theft. Cruzer Enterprise features ultra fast transfer speeds, a simple interface, and the ability to plug-and-play. It’s intuitive and practical enough for users to start using immediately.
More information about this product can be found in the Retail Products section under SanDisk, Cruzer USB. Contact your Peak Development account manager for pricing and availability.
20 February 2009
This product has been designed to work hand-in-hand with the SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise, a secure flash drives specifically designed to meet the unique security, compliance, and manageability needs of enterprise-size businesses. Enterprise data management software, CMC (Central Management and Control) is an innovative software solution that allows corporate IT departments to centrally manage company-issued Cruzer Enterprises both inside and outside the corporate environment.
More information about this product can be found in the Retail Products section under SanDisk, Cruzer USB. Contact your Peak Development account manager for pricing and availability.
18 February 2009
With the ability to enhance system performance and improve system reliability, SanDisk 3rd generation Solid State Drives will offer significant advantages for business laptops, performance laptops, desktops and mini PCs. The standard 2.5’’ and 1.8’’ form factors, with capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB, make G3 SSD a perfect drop-in replacement for the hard disk drive (HDD). Take a look at the SanDisk Industrial Section of the site or talk to your Peak Development Industrial Account Manager now, for more information.
17 February 2009
We are currently developing a new USB Interface PCMCIA Card Reader for 16bit ATA Flash Cards that will enable use of PCMCIA Flash Cards in any computer equiped with a spare USB socket. Similar in design to the existing Elan U111 / U142 but not limited to 3G Data Cards, the U111-M will enable mobile laptop users to transfer data to / from PCMCIA cards in the field without the need to return to the office to use a desk-top PC.
At this development stage of the product, we are trying to gauge demand from potential users. If you have a requirement for this product, or are interested in being kept up-to-date with its development please send an email with your contact details to:
9 February 2009
Peak Development is pleased to announce that Powertraveller will be launching the new minigorilla in April 09. Minigorilla has been designed specifically to work with the new range of netbooks - the new class of small, light and affordable laptops. Minigorilla will also charge e-readers, cam-corders, mobile phones and many many more products requiring 12V DC input or less. The finish will be the same as the existing powermonkey-eXplorer with a laser etched rubber coating. Incorporating the latest HDLP battery technology - ensuring maximum power efficiency to size and weight.
The minigorilla will be supplied with a 150 countries world wide AC charger, Neoprene carry case as well as a range of monkeynuts to connect the most popular range of electronic products.
Specifications as follow: 1. Input: AC 140~240V, 50~60Hz 2. Output: USB (5V) 3. Output: 8.4V, 9.5V, 12V 12,600 mAh 4. Average net-book power 4,800mAh – 4hrs battery plus 8hrs from minigorilla. Total 12hrs 5. Compatible with new range of Sony VAIO net-books 6. Estimated RRP £99 inc VAT
Samples for evaluation will be available by the end of March. Talk to your Peak Development account manager now.
4 February 2009
The Convenience Retailing Show, 1st – 3rd March, NEC Birmingham, is an important date in the diary for anyone involved in the convenience industry. It’s the perfect place for convenience retailers to see new products and services, hear the opinions of industry experts and feel their way around this dynamic industry.
After a succesful show in 2008, Peak Development will be exhibiting at this year's show. Arrange a meeting, or simply drop by stand C61 as we present the latest SanDisk retail products. Talk to your account manager now as registration is currently free.
3 February 2009
Now, transferring photos, music, video and data between your digital devices and your PC is fast and fun with SanDisk’s ImageMate Reader/Writers. With a USB 2.0 port that’s backward compatible with all existing USB ports, ImageMate Reader/Writers make it easy for you to read and write directly to your flash memory card without the need to connect your digital device to your PC, and they work with most flash memory types without an adapter. And all SanDisk ImageMate Reader/Writers support SanDisk's high-performance Ultra® II and Extreme® III memory cards.
Two new products are available:
The SanDisk ImageMate Multi Card Reader is compatible with the following card types without the need for additional adapters: SD, SDHC, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, MMCmobile, RS-MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD, xD Type M, xD Type M+, xD Type H.
The SanDisk ImageMate All In One Reader is compatible with the following card types without the need for an additional adapter: microSD, microSDHC, SD, SDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, MMCmobile, RS-MMC, RS-MMC DV, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, xD, xD Type M, xD Type M+, xD Type H, CompactFlash
27 January 2009
Today at CES The SD Card Association anounced the next generation of SD Card - SDXC (eXtended Capacity). SDXC capacity will range from 64GB to a potentially massive 2TB (that's >2,000 gigabytes). A 2TB SDXC memory card could store an estimated 100 HD movies or 480 hours of HD recording or 136,000 fine-grade photos.
The faster bus speeds in the SDXC specification also will benefit SDHC, Embedded SD and SDIO specifications, increasing SD interface read/write speeds up to 104MB/s in 2009 with a road map to 300MB/s.
The SDXC specification uses Microsoft’s exFAT file system to support its large capacity and interoperability in a broad range of PCs, consumer electronics and mobile phones. The exFAT system was designed for increased compatibility with flash media, from portability of data to interoperability with multiple platforms and devices on removable media.
The first SDXC cards manufactured are likely to provide 64GB storage, doubling the 32GB maximum in SDHC memory cards. Even at early capacity levels, the SDXC card will improve user experience in products like cameras and camcorders. First products are expected to be available in late 2009 / early 2010.
25 January 2009
Introducing one powerful piece of in-car kit. The most compact (and stylish!) in-car charger in the world, motormonkey packs the power to keep your phone connected and your music motoring on even the longest car journey. motormonkey’s inbuilt charging intelligence means you can leave it permanently in your car’s cigarette lighter socket (and even close the flap to keep things really neat) without fear of draining your car battery. motormonkey wakes up when you plug in your mobile, iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry or PSP and auto shuts when your device is fully charged.
15 January 2009
Peak Development has added to its range of barcode scanning equipment with the launch of the new Socket Mobile 7 Series Cordless Hand Scanner v2PS. Available in Hi-Vis yellow, PS stands for Public Safety making the v2PS ideal for Warehouse / external Logistics operations. An update to the existing 7 Series scanner, the v2PS offers a range of new features including an improved battery life of 50% and an Active Pairing feature for Windows XP & Windows CE.
15 January 2009
Available Now, the Socket Mobile SoMo® 650Rx is a hospital-grade handheld computer made with antimicrobial materials that provide an extra layer of protection against the multiplication and spread of potentially harmful bacteria and microbes. The SoMo 650Rx is easy to customise with a wide range of bar code scanners, RFID readers, and communications peripherals based on the CF, SD or Bluetooth interface. Software drivers and utilities are pre-loaded on the SoMo 650Rx making it ready to deploy straight out of the. The device’s rich Bluetooth implementation enables you to connect to Socket Mobile hand-held and hands-free scanning solutions along with hundreds of readily available 3rd party Bluetooth peripherals.
31 October 2008
On Friday the 31st October 2008, staff at Peak Development's head office in Hampshire Dared to Wear Pink. Each member of staff that wore pink donated £2 to the Breast Cancer Campaign, helping to raise nearly £100 for the good cause.
20 October 2008
On Friday the 17th of October at the Pixel Trade Awards 2008, Peak Development Ltd was awarded the title of Film Media Manufacturer / Supplier of the Year - their third major industry award in three consecutive years.
The Gala Awards evening was held at the Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair and are the only photographic and imaging trade awards of their kind. The awards provide a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors and congratulate the high achievers in the industry. Peak’s award was presented to Managing Director Robert Baseley by ITV Newsreader Nicholas Owen. The award officially recognises the strength of the relationship that Peak has developed with their major supply partner, SanDisk Corporation during the last 12 years in partnership.