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Acer's history of caring 1976 : Establishment of Acer, a company dedicated to breaking down the barriers between people and technology 1987 : Shipment of the first Acer-branded PC

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acer s history of caring
Acer's history of caring
  • 1976: Establishment of Acer, a companydedicated to breaking down the barriers between people and technology
  • 1987: Shipment of the first Acer-branded PC
  • 1995: Acer announces the "Fresh Technology" concept, launching the Acer Aspire line of multimedia home PCs— a ground-breaking product designed to provide home entertainment to consumers
  • 2002: The TravelMate C100 Convertible Tablet PC — the world's first tablet PC— is launched, revolutionizing mobile computing by uniting the conventional notebook PC with enhanced tablet computer functionality
  • Present: Acer delivers a full rangeof IT products, chock-full of"Empowering Technology"
overview
Overview

Empowering Technology

  • Presents users with friendly andintuitiveinterfaces for fast and easy access to cutting-edge hardware and software solutions
  • Adheres to the philosophy of "caring through innovation"
  • It's simple: just press the "Empowering Key" to launch!

Brand mission and promiseBreaking down the barriersbetween people and technology

Core valueEmpowering Technology

Caring features:Acer eSomething ManagementAcer eDataSecurity Management, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer ePower Management, Acer eMode Management, Acer eOpening Management and more!

benefits
Benefits

Empowering Technology

  • Easy access
    • On PCs, the Empowering Technology toolbar is visible by default. On non-PC products, ET can be opened with just one touch of the Empowering Key!
  • 1-2-3 process
    • Most configurations requirejust a quick three-step process
  • Simple yet powerful features
    • So friendly and intuitive,anyone can use it!
  • Unified look and feel
    • Gives you a consistent,easy-to-learn experience
empowering technology structure
Empowering Technology structure

Acer

Breaking thebarriers betweenpeople and technology

Core value

Empowering Technology

Notebook

eDataSecurity

eLock

ePerformance

eRecovery

eSettings

eNet

ePower

ePresentation

Aspire DT

eMode

Commercial

DT

eDataSecurity

eLock

ePerformance

eRecovery

eSettings

eAcoustics

Projector

eView

eOpening

eTimer

Media

Gateway

eMode

LCD TV

eChannel

eView

Note: The full name of "eSomething" is: Acer eSomething Management.

the six elements of et
The six elements of ET
  • Simplicity
  • Empowering you through straightforward ease-of-use
  • Easy one-touch access using the Empowering Key
  • Quick 1-2-3 process
  • Mobility
  • Empowering you even when you're on the go!
  • Acer ePower Management
  • Acer eNet Management
  • Acer ePresentation Management
  • Security
  • Empowering you with data protection for peace of mind
  • Acer eLock Management
  • Acer eDataSecurity Management
  • Acer eRecovery Management

Empowering Technology

Empowering Technology

Usability first

  • Utility
  • Empowering you with practical tools
  • Acer eSettings Management
  • Acer ePerformance Management
  • Acer eAcoustics Management
  • Acer eTimer Management
  • Acer eOpening Management
  • Variety
  • Empowering you with diverse entertainment options
  • Acer eMode Management
  • Acer eView Management
  • Acer eChannel Management

Continuity

Empowering you is Acer's constant strategy, continuous improvement and search will be our goal

the et toolbar
The ET toolbar
  • Available for all notebooks and commercial PCs starting 2Q06
  • Visible by default when signing into Windows®
  • A new, consistent and easy-to-access interface to run Empowering Technology utilities!
the et toolbar normal mode
The ET toolbar: Normal mode
  • Displays the Empowering Technology utilities installed
  • Utility status is displayed on mouse hover
  • Utility page is displayed on mouse click
  • Right clicking displays a list of options including widget/password setup, tutorial and online support

for Notebooks

for Desktops

the et toolbar right click menu
The ET toolbar: right-click menu

Setup the shared password used by Acer eLock Management and Acer eRecovery Management

  • Right-click on the toolbar to…
    • setup widget and password options
    • run the Flash tutorial
    • visit the Online Support website
    • view help files

Use Widget setup to change which widgets are displayed in Widget mode

the et toolbar widget mode
The ET toolbar: Widget mode
  • A separate window layer with "Widgets" — fast and easy tools that display status and allow quick changes
  • Access by pressing the Empowering Key from Normal mode or clicking the "e" icon on the toolbar

Toggle viewable widgets using Widget Setup (right-click menu) or simply drag an icon out of the toolbar to make its widget appear!

Note: Acer ePresentation Management and Acer eSettings Management do not have widgets.

the et toolbar minimized mode
The ET toolbar: Minimized mode
  • Minimized mode shrinks the toolbar into an "e" icon on the desktop, to save space

Press the Empowering Key to return the toolbar to Normal mode!

for notebooks
For notebooks…

The Empowering Technology toolbar is visible by default, or:

  • Press the "Empowering Key" on the Acer notebook, or
  • Double-click the Empowering Technology logo on the desktop

The Empowering Technology toolbar— a convenient portal to the following utilities —

  • Acer eNet Management
  • Acer ePower Management
  • Acer ePresentation Management
  • Acer eDataSecurity Management
  • Acer eLock Management
  • Acer eRecovery Management
  • Acer eSettings Management
  • Acer ePerformance Management
acer enet management
Keeps you online and connected when changing locations or entering new settings via smart profile management

Manages printers and shared folders, troubleshoots and includes top-notch security options and settings

Acer eNet Management

Acer eNet Management

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Acer eNet Management

Easy profile management

Acer eNet Management searches for and establishes the most appropriate network environment in various locations. You can store the settings for that location, as well as edit, delete, import and export profiles for future reference

  • Create your profile onthe main page
  • Click Save and enter a name for the profile
  • Manage your profile using the Profile Manager
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Acer eNet Management

Versatile network settings

View current network information, set Acer eNet Management options and configure VPN (Virtual Private Network) and network card settings.

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Acer ePower Management

Acer ePower Management

  • Relish the benefits ofpower-on-demand!
  • Effortlessly choose from the most appropriate power management settings — for optimized battery life
  • Create customized profiles or select from four pre-configuredpower usage profiles
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Acer ePower Management

Flexible pre-configured usage profiles

Acer ePowerManagement comes with handy preset profiles, giving you the power to perform in multiple situations.

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Acer ePower Management

Easy-to-create user profiles

Simply adjust settings as desired and click "Save as…" to quickly create a new user profile.

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Acer ePower Management

Comprehensive battery controls

Easy-to-use controls enable and disable system features, create battery alarms and change other useful settings

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Acer ePresentation Management

Acer ePresentation Management

  • Select from common projector resolutions using a quick two-step process
  • Auto-detection makes presenting fast and easy
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Acer eDataSecurity Management

Acer eDataSecurity Management

  • Encrypts files to protect them from unauthorized access
  • Conveniently integrated with Windows® Explorer while supporting MSN® Messenger, Outlook® and Lotus Notes
  • Includes a handy PSD (Personal Secure Disk) for extra data safety
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Acer eDataSecurity Management

Fast shell integration

Simply right-click a file to Encrypt or Decrypt it

Personal Secure Disk (PSD)

A secure, encrypted drive to store all your files, protected by a password

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Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management

  • Quickly lock and restrict storage drives, printers, interfaces and ports
  • Authorize a personal device to always be available, even if all devices are locked
  • Set a auto-lock timer and global hotkey for convenient protection
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Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management

  • Acts as a reliable standalone backup and recovery manager
  • Provides users with:
    • Password protection
    • Application and driver recovery
    • Image/data backup and recovery
    • Recovery from CD/DVD, HDD and hidden partition
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Acer eRecovery Management

Comprehensive burn and restore features

  • Create and restore factory default or user images to CD or DVD
  • Copy your current configuration to disk
  • Burn an Acer application recovery disk for emergencies
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Acer eSettings Management

Acer eSettings Management

  • Shows a detailed list of system specifications, broken down into separate components
  • Allows configuration of boot options and BIOS passwords
  • Asset tags can be set for efficient resource tracking
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Acer ePerformance Management

Acer ePerformance Management

  • Execute Express Optimization for an instant boost to system performance!
  • Show advanced optimization options to customize settings, check memory usage, and more…
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Acer ePerformance Management

Advanced memory optimizations

  • Free unused memory for faster application performance
  • Check your system to see if a memory upgrade is needed
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Acer ePerformance Management

Save valuable disk space

  • Increase usable disk space by deleting temporary and Recycle Bin files
  • Protect your privacy by clearing Internet passwords and cookies, as well as recently accessed URLs
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Acer ePerformance Management
  • Enable Turbo Startup, Turbo Shutdown, and other performance optimizations

Benefit from handy speed tweaks

for commercial desktops
For commercial desktops…
  • Press the "Empowering Key" on the bundled Acer keyboard
  • Double-click the Empowering Technology logo on the desktop

The Empowering Technology toolbar— a convenient portal to the following utilities —

  • Acer eAcoustics Management
  • Acer eDataSecurity Management
  • Acer eLock Management
  • Acer eRecovery Management
  • Acer eSettings Management
  • Acer ePerformance Management

The Empowering Technology toolbar is visible by default, or:

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Acer eAcoustics Management

Acer eAcoustics Management

  • Select "Quiet" or "Professional" sound modes
  • Work in peace and quiet, or run your system at full speed for processing-intensive tasks
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Acer eDataSecurity Management

Acer eDataSecurity Management

  • Encrypts files to protect them from unauthorized access
  • Conveniently integrated with Windows® Explorer while supporting MSN® Messenger, Outlook® and Lotus Notes
  • Includes a handy PSD (Personal Secure Disk) for extra data safety
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Acer eDataSecurity Management

Fast shell integration

Simply right-click a file to Encrypt or Decrypt it

Personal Secure Disk (PSD)

A secure, encrypted drive to store all your files, protected by a password

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Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management

  • Quickly lock and restrict storage drives, printers, interfaces and ports
  • Authorize a personal device to always be available, even if all devices are locked
  • Set a auto-lock timer and global hotkey for convenient protection
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Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management

  • Acts as a reliable standalone backup and recovery manager
  • Provides users with:
    • Password protection
    • Application and driver recovery
    • Image/data backup and recovery
    • Recovery from CD/DVD, HDD and hidden partition
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Acer eRecovery Management

Comprehensive burn and restore features

  • Create and restore factory default or user images to CD or DVD
  • Copy your current configuration to disk
  • Burn an Acer application recovery disk for emergencies
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Acer eSettings Management

Acer eSettings Management

  • Shows a detailed list of system specifications, broken down into separate components
  • Allows configuration of boot options and monitoring of essential statistics
  • Asset tags can be set for efficient resource tracking
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Acer ePerformance Management

Acer ePerformance Management

  • Execute Express Optimization for an instant boost to system performance!
  • Show advanced optimization options to customize settings, check memory usage, and more…
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Acer ePerformance Management

Advanced memory optimizations

  • Free unused memory for faster application performance
  • Check your system to see if a memory upgrade is needed
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Acer ePerformance Management

Save valuable disk space

  • Increase usable disk space by deleting temporary and Recycle Bin files
  • Protect your privacy by clearing Internet passwords and cookies, as well as recently accessed URLs
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Acer ePerformance Management
  • Enable Turbo Startup, Turbo Shutdown, and other performance optimizations

Benefit from handy speed tweaks

for consumer desktops and mgws
For consumer desktops and MGWs…

To access Empowering Technology

  • Press the "Acer eMode Management" icon on the desktop, or
  • Press the "Empowering Key" on the remote control, or
  • Press the "Empowering Key" on the bundled Acer keyboard (for Aspire DTs)

The Empowering Technology menu— a convenient portal to the following utilities — is launched:

  • Acer eMode Management

Media Gateway

Aspire DTs

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Acer eMode Management

Acer eMode Management

Delivers hours of fun and excitement via:

  • Music mode
  • Video mode
  • Picture mode
  • TV mode
  • Digital TV mode
  • i-radio mode
  • FM mode

Provides the ultimate entertainment experiencethrough an intuitive user interfaceand remote control

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Acer eMode Management

Acer eMode Management

  • Music mode
    • Lets you easily play back all audio filesunder your user account, or play music CDs
    • Choose a playlist, then sit back and relax totunes from your most-loved artists or albums
  • Video mode
    • Enjoy DVD movies or digital videos on your widescreen LCD monitor, accompanied by crisp,clear audio from surround sound stereo speakers
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Acer eMode Management

Acer eMode Management

  • Picture mode
    • View photos, pictures and graphics effortlessly
    • Share your magic moments with friends and family via a slideshow — accompanied by matching music!
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Acer eMode Management

Acer eMode Management

  • TV mode
    • Includes a picture-in-picture feature
    • Set up to record any cable TV program
  • Digital TV mode
    • With a digital TV-tuner card, enjoy superb digital TV reception ready for recording — fully PIP/POP compatible with analog TV channels!
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Acer eMode Management

Acer eMode Management

  • i-radio mode
    • Kick back and relax to tunes from radio stations broadcast over the Internet
  • FM radio mode
    • Tune in to your favorite local radio station — and change stations with ease!
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For consumer desktops and MGWs…

Acer eMode Management

  • Bring digital entertainment to the home and heightenyour enjoyment
  • Integrates TV, video, music, FM and Internet radio, analogand digital TV — and more — all easily accessed usinga convenient remote control
for lcd tvs
For LCD TVs…

To access Empowering Technology

  • Press the "Empowering Key" for two seconds on the bundled remote control
  • Press the "Empowering Key" once for default "Scenario Mode"

The Empowering Technology menu— a convenient portal to the following utilities — is launched:

  • Acer eChannel Management
  • Acer eView Management
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For LCD TVs…

Acer eChannel Management

  • Saves time and effort — store favorite channels through an easy, simple interface!
  • Program most-viewed channels intoa customized list, for convenientchannel surfing
  • Create and save display profiles basedon viewing preferences for differenttypes of media and scenarios
  • Comes with useful preset profiles and permits you to modify and personalizeyour own color profiles as needed

Acer eView Management

for projectors
For projectors…

To access Empowering Technology

  • Hold the "Empowering Key" on the bundled remote controlfor one second, or
  • Press the "Empowering Key" to launch default projector setting

The Empowering Technology menu— a convenient portal to the following utilities — is launched:

  • Acer eView Management
  • Acer eOpening Management
  • Acer eTimer Management
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For projectors…

Acer eView Management

  • Customizes projector's startup message
  • Facilitates use of different startupmessages for different situations,with an easy-to-navigate interface
  • Allows you to quickly select the appropriatedisplay mode: Bright, PC, Video, Theater or User
  • Comes with useful preset profiles, and permits you to modify and personalize color profiles as needed

Acer eOpening Management

Acer eTimer Management

  • Sets a countdown to notify you whenyour presentation time is up
  • Keeps you on the clock with a customizable OSD timer
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Profiles: Sally
  • Busy mother of three, housekeeper,cook and chauffeur extraordinaire
  • Connects her Acer Aspire PC to the Acer Media Gateway and Acer LCD TV in the living room to:
    • Provide entertainment for her family
    • Keep in touch with her husband,who's often away on business trips
  • Uses different features of Empowering Technology, such as:
    • Acer eChannel Management
      • To easily browse through most-watched channels during the day
    • Acer eView Management
      • To quickly change Acer LCD TV settings for her daughter Jane,who wants to watch her favorite show — and laterfor her son Billy, who wants to play video games
    • Acer eMode Management
      • To play a slideshow of vacation pictures while tuninginto an educational program on Internet radio
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Profiles: Frank
  • Successful globe-trotting sales executive
  • Carries his trusty Acer notebook on his frequent business trips.In a typical day, Frank may use:
  • Acer ePower Management
    • To extend his notebook's battery lifewhen attending a business meeting
  • Acer ePresentation Management
    • To connect quickly to different projectors in various meeting rooms
  • Acer eLock Management
    • To protect confidential data whenhe leaves his notebook unattended
  • Acer eNet Management
    • To go online and send email tohis family wherever he travels
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Profiles: Frank
  • Successful globe-trotting sales executive
  • Carries his trusty Acer notebook on his frequent business trips.In a typical day, Frank may use:
  • Acer eRecovery Management
    • To easily create an incremental backupof his day's work, so he can be assured that his data is safe and sound
  • Acer eDataSecurity Management
    • To safely encrypt his critical sales figureswhen he transmits them back to his office