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Radio Centre our Trusted REGINA AUDIO & VISUAL EXPERTS share a Trusted Tip on the LUMIX TS5: WiFi Enabled Lifestyle Tough Camera

Here they share a great tip on the LUMIX TS5: WiFi Enabled Lifestyle Tough Camera:

The rugged, waterproof and WiFi-enabled LUMIX TS5 compact adventure camera delivers go-anywhere flexibility with state-of-the-art imaging performance. Unwire your creativity with WiFi technology that allows you to share your pictures instantly from your smartphone. The LUMIX TS5 is the ultimate tough camera, so no matter where you find yourself… diving with sea life, hanging from a mountain, or exploring the winding alleys of a foreign market… you will take the best shot possible without worrying about your camera. Waterproof to 43 feet, shockproof from 6.5 feet, freezeproof from 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and pressure resistant to 220 lbs, the LUMIX TS5 really is the tough-man of the compact camera market.


Control It and Share Instantly From Your Smartphone

Tough & WiFi with NFC


The advanced WiFi functions of the LUMIX TS5 give you the ability to control, save and share your images easily.


One Touch Connection


Get connected with NFC (Near Field Communication) and you can easily change your smartphone or tablet into a remote control for your LUMIX camera by simply touching the camera and the smartphone or tablet together.

Remote Shooting


 You’ll have the ultimate wireless control with the Panasonic Image App. You can use your smartphone or tablet to
control the camera’s zoom, set the focus, and shoot from a distance.

Video Recording


Getting yourself in the photo has never been easier with remote shooting and now you can even get into the video action too. The TS5 will start and stop video recording from your smartphone or tablet allowing you to reach new heights in your creativity.


 Remote View


Once you’ve captured your photos and videos remotely, don’t worry about running back to the camera to see if you got the shot. You can view images and play back videos right from your smartphone to ensure you got it. You’re free to continue shooting right at the spot without moving back to the camera to reset it like you would have to do with the self-timer function.

Touch and Share


Sharing images has never been easier. Simply touch your camera to your friend’s smartphone or tablet and an image will be transferred.*

* In 1-thumbnail playback mode.

 Panasonic Image App Easy Share


The power of sharing and convenience is in your hands with the free Panasonic Image App for iOS/Android smartphones/tablets. You can instantly upload and share your images on a SNS (Social Networking Service) with the app.

Instant Transfer


Set up your camera to instantly transfer the photos you shoot to your device. Just start shooting and the camera will do the rest for you.

 Wireless TV playback


Sharing your pictures on your large screen TV has never been easier with the WiFi Direct™ function. You can display images on a TV that supports the Digital Media Renderer (DMR) function of the DLNA standard (Digital Living Network Alliance) like the Panasonic VIERA HDTV.


Instant Creativity With Built-In Creative Effects


Creative Control/Creative Retouch


Panasonic is ready to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary by fueling your creativity with the Creative Control feature (in the recording mode) and the Creative Retouch feature (in the playback mode). These features take simple or complicated scenes and make them easy to capture in a great photo. Simply set the camera to match your scene and it uses sophisticated presets to optimize the camera settings resulting in photos you’ll be proud of.


Creative Control for Video


The Creative Control feature for video matches the colors to your subject and surroundings. In Miniature Effect Mode, the video you record is played back 10x faster making it more comical and fun to watch*.

* Sound will not be recorded with Miniature Effect in Creative Control Mode and approximately 1/10 of the time period is recorded.
(If you record for 10 minutes, the resulting motion picture recording will be approximately 1 minute long.)


Advanced Underwater Mode


The Red Color Reproduction of Advanced Underwater Mode compensates for the color red that is easily lost in underwater photography. This creates underwater pictures that look more natural. Other modes that deliver incredible results are Sports, Snow, and Beach & Snorkeling. They can all be selected from the menu quickly and easily.

Creative Panorama


Panasonic has developed the industry’s first Creative Panorama functions. Discover 12 filter effects that will take your panorama images to the next level with creative and dramatic results.



Manual Exposure


For those looking to take on more creative control, the DMC-TS5 has easy-to-use manual controls. You can set the aperture to control the depth of field, and adjust the shutter speed to freeze moving subjects or create a motion blur that exaggerates the feeling of movement.


 iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode


In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. Simply aim, press, and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos*.

* The applicable iA Mode functions vary with photos and videos.


Intelligent HDR


You will be delighted by the creative possibilities that Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) delivers. Shoot several still pictures consecutively at different exposure levels that are then overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure). The results are stunning.


Intelligent Night Shot


Bright, glamorous night scenery can be recorded without using a tripod when you use the Intelligent Handheld Night Shot. It generates a beautiful night scene with illumination by layering multiple pictures shot consecutively for one outstanding night photo.

Capture Stills or Full HD Video In and Out of the Water


1920 x 1080 60p Full HD Video Recording


Reach new heights in speed and creative possibilities with your videos. Capture all the action while recording full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Featuring 60p (NTSC) full HD recording capability, subjects with fast motion or fine details will be reproduced clearly.


Motion Picture Button


Video recording can be easily started with the press of the Motion Picture Button making it convenient for switching between photo and video shooting instantly.


MP4 Format Recording


If you want to edit your videos on a computer or upload them to a website, the DMC-TS5 can record full HD 1,920 x 1,080 30p (NTSC) videos in MP4 format.


4.6x Optical Zoom during Video Recording


The powerful 4.6x optical zoom is available in video recording to capture subjects in the distance and bring you closer to the action.


Twice the Information of Interlace Recording


1080/60p / 1080/50p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural videos.


Progressive Scanning


Reproduces all image data in a single picture.


 Stereo Microphone


Panasonic has incorporated a stereo zoom microphone resulting in videos with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby® Digital. This delivers realistic sound to your videos. Mechanical noise caused by the camera’s zooming operation is suppressed to improve the clearness, and the Auto Wind Cut function blocks out most noise from background wind making the voices you are recording stand out.

* Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.


 Tough, Smart Travel Companion


Ultimate Toughness


In addition to being waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof, the durable DMC-TS5 also boasts pressure resistance. Take this camera with you on all of your photographic journeys. From fishing or camping in the springtime, diving, snorkeling, surfing in the summer, mountain climbing in autumn, or skiing and snowboarding in winter, the DMC-TS5 is an all-year-round camera that records stunning memories in beautiful photos and videos.

The DMC-TS5 features pressure resistance of 100 kgf thanks to the reinforced rib structure of its internal design. You can safely put it in your pocket or backpack with ease.


 With waterproof performance to a depth of 43ft, equivalent to the “IPX8″ standard, the DMC-TS5 delivers active shooting on the beach, underwater or in a pool. If the camera gets dirty, soil and dust can be easily washed off with water.


The DMC-TS5 is shockproof from a height of 6.6ft in accordance with the “MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock” test standard. Shoot actively while moving around with the camera in one hand worry-free.


The DMC-TS5 is dustproof, equivalent to the “IP6X” standard. While hiking or playing sports, fine dust particles can enter cameras through gaps in the camera body and cause malfunctions. No worries with the DMC-TS5, it can be used in these activities and more without any problems.


Looking to shoot in the cold? The DMC-TS5 is freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit so get out and shoot your
favorite winter activities like skiing, snowboarding or skating.



Anti-Fog Glass


An anti-fog glass on the lens cover prevents it from being fogged with steam when going from one temperature to the next.




The GPS (Global Positioning System) in the DMC-TS5 complies with GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System), taking advantage of it’s increased number of satellites, giving you better accuracy.


Place Name and Landmark Information


The LUMIX’s GPS shows the name of the Country/Region, State/Prov/County, County/Township, City/Town/Village and Landmark using the internal data to give you real-time information on your location when taking photos.




The photos and videos with the location names are automatically sorted in a virtual folder alphabetically in the camera allowing you to quickly find them.


GPS Log/Altimeter Log


In addition to the Altimeter logging function, the DMC-TS5 records GPS logging. This allows memorizing travel distances which can be displayed on the Google Earth application.

* Simulated image.

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“MAPPLE” is a trademark of Shobunsha Publications, Inc.

Quad Indicator


The DMC-TS5 is specially designed for active outdoor use. It adopts GPS, compass, altimeter and even barometer features to show and record altitude, barometric pressure and orientation data. The barometer also works for underwater depth.

Large 3.0-inch 460K-dot LCD


The DMC-TS5 has a 3.0-inch 460K-dot LCD with a 100% field of view. LUMIX’s acclaimed Intelligent LCD function automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 step increments according to your shooting conditions. You can share the fun of viewing images with family and friends too.


  State-Of-The-Art Features And Technologies
LEICA DC Lens with Folded Optics Technology


The DMC-TS5 features a high-quality LEICA DC lens with 4.6x optical zoom from 28mm wide-angle to 128mm telephoto (35mm camera equivalent: 28-128mm). The folded optics of the shaft guide method helps ensure the toughness of the lens unit. Passing Leica’s renowned stringent standards, this lens delivers exceptional optical performance edge to edge.



 28mm Wide-Angle Lens


The 28mm wide-angle lens* easily captures large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and perspective, even from a short distance away.

* Simulated image.


 9.3x Intelligent Zoom


If the 4.6x optical zoom is not long enough for your photographic journey, the Intelligent Zoom uses digital zoom technology with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The 4.6x optical zoom virtually extends to a 9.3x zoom equivalent.


Power O.I.S.


The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses vibration and hand-shake that happens when you press the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed.

Night Scenes


Dimly Lit Scenes


Macro Shots


16.1-Megapixel MOS Sensor


The new 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor delivers both high quality image recording and high speed signal processing. The Wavelet NR (Noise Reduction) system*1 in the Venus Engine enables a deliberate noise reduction process without missing low-frequency noise by enlarging its detection area by approx.64x*2. The results are high sensitivity image recording even at ISO 3200.

*1 Works in high sensitivity image recording at ISO 800 or higher.
*2 Panasonic comparison with DMC-ZS20.


10 fps with 16.1-Megapixel Full Resolution


With the newly developed MOS sensor, the DMC-TS5 will shoot 10 fps* in 16.1-megapixel full resolution with a mechanical shutter, and 5 fps with continuous AF. You can even take a series of shots, choose the ones you like the best, and delete the rest.

* Max. 7 images.


60 fps in 3.5-megapixel Resolution


When you need even more frames per second with higher-speed burst shooting, you can use the electronic shutter and achieve 60 fps.


Quick Start-Up Time


The DMC-TS5 is ready to shoot when you are. With its quick start-up time and Light Speed AF the DMC-TS5 helps you to never miss a moment. 


 Light Speed AF


Light Speed AF helps catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities. You can quickly focus on moving subjects such as sports, animals or kids. 


Torch Light


The DMC-TS5 features a torch light that helps records beautiful videos even in dusky underwater environments or at a nighttime camp. You can even turn on the light to illuminate a subject when the camera function is not activated.


Time Lapse Shot


Have you ever wanted to capture a flower blooming, or clouds floating across the sky? The Time Lapse Shot feature on the DMC-TS5 gives you the creative control to set the start time, interval for taking the images, and the number of pictures to shoot. Once that is set, the camera will automatically record the images without you.


3D Shooting Capability


Photos or videos recorded in AVCHD on the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA TV. Simply insert the card into the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card slot on a VIERA TV or DIGA Blu-ray Disc™ player to playback your photos and videos. You can also use an optional HDMI micro cable to output the photos and videos you took from the camera directly to the TV for VIERA Link. Control many of these features using the TV’s remote control.

Combine your pictures taken with the 3D Photo Mode and the 3D VIERA TV and your photos come to life in a way you never thought imaginable.


Extended battery Life 


The high-energy efficiency and new large capacity battery delivers extended battery life by approximately 20 %. You can shoot approximately 370 pictures on a single battery charge*.


Reed Security a Regina Alarm and Security Expert provides a TRUSTED TIP on accessing video surveillance with Your Apple or Android Device

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long term...they work hard to meet all your Regina Alarm & security needs from day one!

Here they share a great tip on See Who's At the Front Door with Your Apple or Android Device:


Remote View in HD

When the condo owners at The LUXE Building wanted to See who's at the front door and get better security they partnered with Reed Security.

The Problem:

  • Many multi-unit buildings can no longer (affordably) display the front door camera on their TV's.
  • Occupants could previously view the front door camera on a TV channel when Shaw Cable was the only cable TV option.
  • The old TV solution is no longer a viable option because many multi unit tennants have a combination of Shaw Cable, MAX, Satelite TV, Internet TV, or no TV at all.
  • Retrofitting a 24 suite finished building of this size with the old TV solution would cost more than $15,000.

The Solution:

We met the client and customized a ReedHD hi-def Video Surveillance system with the following features and benefits:

  • Protecting the entire building with ReedHD hi-def cameras was nearly the same cost as retrofitting the building with an expired solution.
  • Condo owners can access ReedHD cameras with their PC, iPhone, iPad, or Android devices - unlimited Users
  • Condo owners also talk to the visitor at the front door with an audio intercom before letting them into the building. This was previously installed.
  • Interior ReedHD cameras protect all Entrances including the Parking Garage
  • Exterior ReedHD cameras protect the Building and the Parking Lot.
  • Some cameras have Wide Dynamic Range capabilities (optimized image quality in bright and shadow conditions)
  • Some cameras have I.R. Illumination Nightvision (see in the dark)
  • 24/7 digital recording of all cameras for 14 to 30 days
  • Professional Installation - On Time and On Budget
  • up to 3 Years Manufacturers Limited Warranty to protect their investment
  • Reed Security Award Winning Service
  • See the Project Pics: Click Here

The Testimonial:

"We are VERY pleased. Certainly everyone from Reed Security that I have dealt with has been fantastic!"

Josh Pion

Condo Owner and our I.T. Contact

If you would like more information on how Reed Security can customize a security solution for you
Click Here

Find Reed Security online at  or check out their listing here in the REGINA ALARM & SECURITY Category on the REGINA directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted commercial security experts! 


Trusted Regina Flooring expert share a tip on why Stone is unaffected by flood damage


How natural quaried stone and specially formulated, patent-pending epoxy  is unaffected by flood damage:

Epoxy flooring is permanent flooring that is unaffected by flood damage. With an upcoming Spring thaw and, expected, heavy flooding on the way, this kind of  flooring is something that should be seriously considered. 

If you have replaced your carpet, tile, laminate or linoleum flooring in previous floods, this  flooring is your only solution. The flooring is a custom blend of fine stone and specially formulated patent-pending epoxy, expertly applied over your existing concrete floor, designed to provide outstanding beauty, long-lasting durability and to solve your concrete flooring problems.

This epoxy Stone flooring is slip-resistant and has a higher insulation value than carpeting, tile, and most other floor coverings.Stone floors are also alkali resistant and can be cleaned with a vacuum, damp mop or carpet cleaner. Best of all, a Stone floor will never need to be replaced.

When choosing a basement flooring material, the only natural choice is  Stone, designed with scientifically engineered "Hydrostatic Ports", that allows air to flow through your floor allowing it to stay drier, warmer and, most importantly, mold and mildew resistant. This is especially important with basement that are damp or flood prone. 


Trusted Regina Landscaping and Synthetic Turf Expert answers frequently asked Questions!


Find Trusted Regina Landscape and lawn professionals HERE


 Frequently Asked Questions on Synthetic turf:

Is your artificial turf similar to carpet or astroturf?
A: No. It is actually synthetic grass combined with sand and recycled crumb rubber. The fibers are 1.5" to 2.5" long, depending on the product. A unique blend of rubber crumb and sand is spread over the top of the synthetic grass. This anchors the synthetic turf securely in place and makes it look and feel just like natural grass.

Does the long-term effect of the sun harm the synthetic grass or make it fade?
A: No. Our fibers have a UV protection coating and can withstand the damaging effects of sun, heat, wind, snow and ice. We have synthetic putting greens that were installed in 1987 with no visible signs of fading. Technically, the color will fade two Pantone® colors over a ten-year period, but it is really not noticeabel by eye.

What is the life expectancy of this product?
A: The turf comes with a limited 8-year warranty; actual life expectancy is 20-25 years.

What type of maintenance should I expect?
A: An occasional brooming is recommended but not necessary. This will stand the fibers up and even out the infill material. Debris like leaves and twigs can be easily removed with a leaf blower. As long as the leaf blower nozzle is not placed too close to the turf, the sand and rubber will stay in place while the debris is blown away.

What make Perfect Turf stand above the rest of the competition?
A: There are various newcomers in the artificial turf market. No one can offer the level of quality turf and superior customer service that Perfect Turf provides. If you are considering another product please be certain that you are dealing with a reputable firm that has experienced installers who are specialized in the artificial grass industry. We are proud of the fact that all of our turf is made in North America for over the past 20 years.

Can this be installed over my existing lawn?
A: The existing sod must first be removed either by spraying weed killer or removal with a sod-cutter, which is available at a rental store. A fine layer of crushed rock is laid down, smoothed and compacted before the turf is installed.

What about drainage?
A: Drainage is very similar to natural grass. The turf backing has small perforated holes allowing for water to drain vertically and into the crushed rock base. Additionally, the sand infill absorbs and holds the water until it can evaporate or drain.

Can pets harm it?
A: No. We even sell this material strictly for dog runs. Our synthetic grass system is not much different than natural grass, as the urine and waste washes through the system and into the ground. The holes in the bottom allow the water and urine to pass through the turf system and into the crushed rock base below. Other messes clean up the same as natural grass, using a pooper-scooper or shovel. You may also spray the soiled area with a hose then simply brush the turf back into place. The real advantage is that all of the waste and urine does not kill or create dead spots in your grass.

How does the cost compare to installing a natural lawn?
A: When compared with installing a sprinkler system, top soil, and the price of sod, combined with watering, mowing, weeding, fertilizing, YES, it can pay for itself in a few years. You can minimize your investment if you include rock with your synthetic grass. The contrast of rock with our grass looks fantastic! We suggest installing our synthetic grass inside a landscape-edging border and bending the edging to give it rounded corners. The rock can be placed outside the edging using a variety of different colors and sizes. Call us and ask for our value comparison calculator.

Where can Perfect Turf be installed?
A: Virtually anywhere that natural grass would grow, plus anywhere that natural grass has trouble growing.

What about flammability?
A: Generally speaking, the turf is much less flammable than natural grass. The sand and/or rubber infill also helps to prevent a fire from spreading, and often can extinguish a fire. Our synthetic grass is designed to meet the most stringent fire tests and has passed every test with flying colors.

What about mold?
A: Natural grass actually supports the growth of mold more than synthetic grass.

What happens if utility access and/or repair in my yard is required?
A: The turf is simply cut, then rolled back to access the repair area. After repair is completed, the base material is re-graded and the turf is re-seamed. This process is much easier than trying to repair or replace natural sod and recovery time is much quicker.

How do you clean it?
A: It really doesn’t need cleaning, but you can wash most anything off with a hose or simply let Mother Nature take care of it.

Will property values decrease?
A: If anything, your property values will increase due to lower water costs and the lack of maintenance required. The only negative impact we have encountered is that synthetic grass remains green, even in the dead of winter (is that really bad?). However, a creative combination of xeriscaping and synthetic grass provides a more natural appearance.

How will synthetic grass hold up in Canadian winters?
A: It will be no different than real grass, except when the snow melts away it will be green! ProGreen has had their product in Denver, Colorado for over 20 years and the original products are still standing fine. We have had several installations in the cold, harsh conditions in Northern Alberta.


Can I install  Turf myself?
A: We do suggest having a certified installer perform the installation, but we do provide a complete do it yourself kit for those that feel they can.


For more information on Synthetic turf or for a quote please contact and quote Regina landscaper

Bergens Auto Body & Collision Centre your Regina Auto Body experts give great advice on Potholes and dealing with Winter's Damage

Bergens are a local family business and from the moment you walk in the door you will be treated like family!

Bergens Auto Body Regina  are proud to have an amazing 80 Years Auto Body Experience, and they have been serving Regina Auto Body needs for over 30 Years....they have a loyal customer base that simply wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Bergen's are an SGI Accredited Regina Auto Body and Collision Repair shop, they offer courtesy cars to their clients and they specialize in foreign vehicles.

While Bergens Auto Body Regina appreciate your business, we know it's never fun to get into a collision in the first place.

Here they share some great tips on Potholes and dealing with Winter's Damage:

With the snow slowly melting, that mean's potholes! And you can start to think about how to deal with the Winter's damage.  

Keep these driving tips in mind this spring as you travel:

Hitting potholes can throw your car's front end out of alignment. If you feel your car "pulling" during driving, that's a clue that you could have a problem. Check the tread on your tires: uneven tread wear can be a sign of misalignment. If you hit a severe pothole, have us check your vehicle's alignment and tire balance.  


When you hit a pothole you can damage your tire and/or the metal wheel of your vehicle. Keeping your tires properly inflated will help reduce damage from potholes and other road hazards.

The impact of potholes on tires increases dramatically with speed and can cause hidden, internal damage that could lead to tire failure weeks, or even months, later. It is best to avoid potholes entirely, but if that's not possible, don't brake during pothole impact. Instead, apply brakes before hitting a pothole and release them just prior to impact. Braking during the impact sets up the tire and wheel assembly for a "solid hit" against the edge of the hole.  

Hopefully this snow will go away soon, and we can start enjoying Spring! But while we wait for that to happen...

Wash the under body:

Wintertime driving will coat the bottom of your car with salt, sand and other grime that can cause corrosion. Corrosion can lead to rust problems, which can make your car much harder to resell or even dangerous to drive.  

Replace worn wipers. Winter can be brutal on your wipers—make sure they’re ready for spring showers. Check that the rubber isn't dry or cracked, then turn them on and make  sure they’re properly cleaning the wind shield. If you see a problem, come in and get a new set installed! 

Bergen's GUARANTEE that you will be treated to both friendly service and quality workmanship....and after speaking to their clients we can definitely say that they do all they claim and all in a style all of their own! sure they’re properly cleaning the wind shield. If you see a problem, come in and get a new set installed!

Bergen's AutoBody & Collision Centre are TRUSTED REGINA AUTO BODY EXPERTS...and they are waiting to help you. Fan them on Facebook here and be assured that they will look after you can TRUST them..we Guaranteee it!


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