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Bosch is offering to pay customers back the cost of a whole year’s energy usage on selected domestic appliances. The promotion is available across the home laundry, cooling and dishwashing ranges and it features up to £45 cash back on new appliances. It underlines the importance of energy efficiency and superior performance of Bosch products, many of which offer from 10% to 64% greater energy savings than other standard A rated appliances.

The Carbon Trust is to help thousands of small and medium sized retailers to drive down their costs by as much as £41m through a new programme – The Big Business Refit – set to launch in September this year. It will offer retail SMEs expert advice and financial support to slash their energy costs by scrapping old inefficient equipment and replacing it with new energy efficient models.

Viewers will need to retune all Freeview TVs and boxes on or after 30 September to continue receiving all of the channels available in their area. The retune is required due to an upgrade to the service that will enable Five to become as widely available as the other terrestrial channels at switchover, and prepare the way for the launch of HD services.

Panasonic has been awarded the European Multimedia Camera 2009-2010 accolade from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) for its DMC-GH1, the latest addition to the company’s LUMIX G Micro System. The DMC-GH1 is a new digital interchangeable lens camera system that delivers professional-level features and performance in a compact camera body.

PURE has achieved IMDA (Internet Media Device Alliance) certification for its internet-connected radios, EVOKE Flow and AVANTI Flow. The IMDA, established and co-founded by PURE in January 2009, is an industry forum set up to develop open, interoperable standards and device profiles for internet connected media devices.

Sony has earned six awards from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) in product categories ranging from digital imaging and video projection to personal audio and video editing software. They include:

Walkman NWZ-X1050/1060, Cyber-shot DSC-WX1; HD camcorder Handycam HDR-XR520V/ XR520, G Lens 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM; and video projector BRAVIA VPL-VW85.

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