MONTREAL, Jan. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Quebec companies Groupe Dumoulin, CIARA
Technologies, and EXOPC today announced the official arrival of the
CIARA VIBE, a one-of-a-kind tablet with all of the functionalities of a
PC. Sold in Quebec and throughout Canada under the name CIARA VIBE, the tablet is initially being made available only in Dumoulin stores
and online at www.dumoulin.com.
Created in Rimouski, the EXOPC interface is the first in the world to
work under the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, which provides
users with all of the latest features of a desktop computer. This
ground-breaking product also enables users to access a host of
applications and the Web and to stay in contact with the people who
matter via business and personal e-mail and social networks. With its
powerful Intel Atom™ Pineview processor 1.6 GHz and its 2 GB of RAM, navigating with the
CIARA VIBE means seamless, effortless interactivity and multitasking.
CIARA and EXOPC have chosen to sell their product through Dumoulin
first, not only because of its reputation as a leading retailer, but
also because the Dumoulin chain of stores stands apart from its
competitors. In fact, according to a recent Léger Marketing survey, the
Dumoulin customer experience ranks first among electronics retailers in
"We are proud to be able to make this revolutionary product available
and to advance Quebec companies," explains Hugues Léger,
Vice-President, Marketing, for Groupe Dumoulin. "This tablet is unlike
any other, and we believe it will profoundly change how users browse,
work and play."
"We are very pleased to be partnering with Groupe Dumoulin. This
alliance enables us to launch and promote the CIARA VIBE tablet in the
Quebec market. Dumoulin stores provide the perfect channel for us to
reach Quebec users who have extensive IT savvy," affirms Patrick
Scateni, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing at CIARA.
"Our close collaboration with CIARA, which is responsible for the
manufacturing and distribution of the tablets, has enabled us to create
a highly unique interface and to develop software that sets the CIARA
VIBE apart from other tablets," states Jean-Baptiste Martinoli,
Chairman and Chief Technology Officer at EXOPC. "This product is our
pride and joy, and we are delighted to see the interest that the CIARA
VIBE is generating."
The digital world at your fingertips
The CIARA VIBE not only offers a distinctive interface, it is a complete
entertainment centre and the ideal platform to view all types of videos
and photo albums. The musical experience it brings to users is of
exceptional quality and incudes Internet radio and stored playlists.
Managing work, scheduling priorities, and staying in contact with
friends has never been easier. The CIARA VIBE tablet also includes:
Flash®: The Flash device is vital to an efficient Web experience and
applications that run smoothly. That's why the CIARA VIBE interacts
intuitively with Flash technologies, resulting in a fluid, natural user
App Store: The App Store welcomes you to a brand new world, one without limits,
fulfilling the user's needs with respect to entertainment, education,
productivity, organization, and beyond. Applications include Microsoft
Bing, YouTube, and much more.
The CIARA VIBE offers an intelligent design and practical accessories.
Using it is an experience in itself:
Top quality screen: The 11.6-inch (29.5 cm) screen, with a high definition capability of
1366 x 768 pixels, enables users to surf the Web, work on a document,
or undertake any other task with the greatest of ease. In addition, the
integrated Webcam helps users stay in touch with the people who matter.
Unlimited access: Offering a Wi-Fi module, the CIARA VIBE allows users to connect to the
Internet and access their e-mails and favourite sites anywhere and at
any time. Bluetooth® technology is also available to connect essential
Multi-Touch technology: A first! The CIARA VIBE integrates Multi-Touch technology with a
Windows-based tablet for easier handling. The ability to expand or
contract photos, GPS maps, or any other virtual object is at your
Unparalleled connectivity: The CIARA VIBE tablet offers a mini-HDMI port, enabling users to
connect it to a television or any other monitor to project images on a
larger screen. Connecting a camera, external drive, optical reader,
printer, USB key, or SD card has never been easier thanks to the USB
ports built into the tablet.
The CIARA VIBE is available now in all Dumoulin stores and online at www.dumoulin.com from $649.
About Groupe Dumoulin
Founded in 1946, Dumoulin is the largest private Canadian retailer of
consumer electronics. Groupe Dumoulin is an enterprise which in
addition to its consumer electronics retail division (Dumoulin and
Audiotronic store fronts throughout the country), also services the
North American commercial, corporate and hospitality industries through
its "Solutions Group," comprising its Premium, Corporate and Hotels
Solutions divisions. For more information about Groupe Dumoulin, please
About CIARA Technologies
Incorporated in 1984, CIARA Technologies is one of the largest Canadian
manufacturers of computers and is a world-class global technology
provider. CIARA Technologies designs, develops, markets, services, and
supports a variety of computer systems, including desktop and mobile
computers, high density rack-mount and tower servers, networked
storage, high-end workstations, and the CIARA VIBE tablet. CIARA
Technologies is at the forefront of the computing industry due to its
commitment to leading or bleeding-edge technology, cost-effective
manufacturing, and unparalleled customer service. For more information,
please visit www.ciara-tech.com and www.ciaravibe.com.
EXOPC is a young Quebec company that has rapidly taken its place among
industry leaders by bringing a new and relevant vision to the
flourishing tablet market. Supported by the biggest players in the
field, EXOPC successfully aligned itself with partners around the world
to respond in a progressive manner to the keen interest in its first
product, the EXOPC Slate, known as the CIARA VIBE in Canada. The
exclusive interface installed on the VIBE tablet, powered by EXOPC, is
being hailed by critics as the most innovative on the market. For more
information, please visit www.exopc.com.
1Léger Marketing Study L'indice de l'expérience client 2010. Data gathered from October 13 to November 1, 2010, from 2,676
respondents in the CE category in Quebec, including 410 Dumoulin
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