Pacemaker - The World's First Pocket-Sized DJ System

Mon Jan 7, 2008 12:00pm EST

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Swedish company Tonium reinvents the personal music player with Pacemaker

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Swedish tech company
Tonium Laboratories is proud to announce the release of Pacemaker, the world's
first professional pocket-sized DJ system. Designed with the aim of bringing
people closer to their music and allowing them to creatively interact with
their whole music collection, Pacemaker is the first of its kind anywhere in
the world.
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    For the first time in history, everyone can have the power to create their
own music.  Imagine walking into a party with every record you own in your
pocket, stored on the huge 120GB Pacemaker hard drive, plugging into the
nearest sound system and DJ'ing like a professional. Envision the next time
you're on a bus or subway, instead of simply listening to your music you can
completely interact with it, creating mixes of your favorite tunes, beat
matching and using effects; the possibilities are only limited by your own
imagination.
    While Pacemaker is a product that speaks to fans of dance and electronic
music, this ground breaking device will capture the imaginations of all music
fans. Pacemaker will allow you to create mixes of any musical style, giving
you the ability to seamlessly mix between tracks and to produce new sounds.
What was once thought to be exclusively available to DJs and producers is now
readily available to everyone. Pacemaker is the first product in the world
that truly brings DJ'ing to the masses.
    Pacemaker allows two tracks to be played simultaneously and boasts all the
functionality of a full, professional DJ set up. The intelligent software will
automatically work out the BPMs (beats per minute) of each of your tracks,
enabling you to quickly learn to match the beats between two tracks and create
a DJ mix. Pacemaker works with both PC and MAC and supports all the major
audio formats including MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG and FLAC files.
    Inventor of Pacemaker and founder of Tonium, Jonas Norberg comments,
"We're out to try something different; to bring people closer to the music
they love and to let music lovers be creative with their passion. We aim to
increase the diversity and reinforce the value of music by offering new means
for people like us to creatively engage in what we love!"
    Pacemaker will also offer the Pacemaker Editor to its users; a free,
downloadable PC and Mac compatible computer application that allows you to
play music and edit and create mixes. You can download mixes you have created
from Pacemaker, or upload mixes to it from the Pacemaker Editor. You have
complete freedom to be as forward thinking as you like with your music.
    Pacemaker will also offer its users a community platform to legally share
their saved DJ mixes. This music sharing platform is one of the foundations of
the Pacemaker philosophy, to let people express and share their creativity and
find inspiration from others. There is more to come on this innovation in the
very near future...In the meantime, please welcome Pacemaker, the next step in
the music interaction revolution.
    FOR PACEMAKER SPECS IN FULL, GO TO: pacemaker.net

    IN THE BOX: - Pacemaker - Quick start guide - Stereo amplifier cables -
    USB 2.0 cable - Power charger

    SIZE AND WEIGHT - Length 164/ Width 69.6/ Height 22.8 mm - Weight: 200 g

    CAPACITY - 120 GB hard drive

    INPUT AND OUTPUT - Mini USB - 2x3.5 mm stereo plug

    POWER AND BATTERY - Exchangeable rechargeable battery; full-charge time:
    1.5 hrs, fast-charge time: about 1 hr - Music playback time: 18 hrs - DJ
    operating time: 5 hrs

    DISPLAY - Dimensions: 45 mm - Resolution: 166 dpi screen resolution
    (0.153 mm dot pitch) - TFT display with 262 K colors

    AUDIO - Frequency response: 20-20.000 Hz (SNR: 103 dB) - Audio formats
    supported: MP3, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV

    DJ FUNCTIONALITY - Two output channels: headphones and lineout - Two
    crossfaders: headphones and lineout - Pitch control: +/- 100% - Equalizer:
    for adjusting treble, mid and bass amplitudes. - Mix saving: continuous
    caption to hard drive. - User Input latency: approx. 5 ms

    MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Mac with USB 2.0 port; Pacemaker Editor
    installed - Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later

    WINDOWS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - PC with USB 2.0 port; Pacemaker
    Editor - Windows XP Home or Professional or Windows Vista

    For more information on Pacemaker, go to www.pacemaker.net . To request
additional information or images of Pacemaker, please contact Tonium PR
representative Brian Metcalf at (305) 576-1171 or
brianmetcalf@maxborgesagency.com
    About Tonium:
    Tonium is a Swedish company, established by a tightly knit group of
passionate people with a background in music, design and engineering. With a
flair for innovation, Tonium exists as a company dedicated to promoting the
sharing of musical tastes in a socially engaging context. www.tonium.com
SOURCE  Tonium Laboratories

Media, Brian Metcalf, Senior Account Manager at Max Borges Agency,
+1-305-576-1171 x 11, brianmetcalf@maxborgesagency.com, for Tonium
Laboratories
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