Emerson Network Power introduces the ‘Avocent Accelerate’ Program

Posted by News Room On Thursday, November 27, 2014 0 comments
Emerson Network Power has announced the launch of the ‘Avocent Accelerate’ program for its channel partners in India. This quarterly program is valid for sales of Emerson’s Avocent range of products between October-December 2014. Emerson’s Value Added Resellers (VARs) as well as Network Solution Partners (NSPs) can now boost the earning potential for PAYBACK points, winning more than 8000 points for sales upwards of INR.1,00,000 for the Avocent range of products.  

Emerson’s industry leading association with PAYBACK ensures that its partners have the flexibility to redeem their points in lieu of attractive rewards from over 50 partner brands from PAYBACK. Partners can avail the benefits of this program on sales of Avocent products as well as Liebert Rack Power Distribution Unit (PDU) and Rack Data Unit (RDU) solutions from Emerson’s national distributors- Ingram Micro, Inflow Technologies and neoteric infomatique ltd. To redeem their points, partners need to login to www.PAYBACK.in with the PAYBACK number provided to them by Emerson after registering themselves at www.EmersonNetworkPower.co.in/Channels.

Announcing the launch of the Avocent Accelerate scheme, Ankesh Kumar, director of marketing at Emerson Network Power in India said, “Our partners have shared encouraging feedback from partners for our ongoing Diwali Delights scheme and we are delighted to offer this additional program to our channel partners so they can benefit further by earning PAYBACK points on sales of our Avocent range of products. To celebrate our relationship with them and enhance the festive spirit, we have also decided to offer a special bonus of 500 PAYBACK points to partners achieving sales slabs of INR 5,00,000 and above for the Avocent range of products.”

For further information and details on Terms & Conditions, partners can contact an Emerson Network Power representative at 1800-209-6070 (toll free) or connect with them on email at: Marketing.India@Emerson.com. All details are also available on Emerson Network Power’s channel portal - www.EmersonNetworkPower.co.in/Channels
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CADYCE Appoints INGRAM MICRO as National Distributor

Posted by News Room On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 0 comments
Cadyce announces their tie-up with Ingram Micro India Ltd as National Distributor to enhance their market outreach in India.Cadyce is recognized for converting technical products into user-friendly solutions which can be used hassle free. Its innovative solutions are designed and developed with a passion of “Making Life Easier”
Cadyce is one of the trusted suppliers for Apple Accessories, USB Accessories, KVM Solutions and Networking solutions.Ingram Micro India Ltd will offer Cadyce’s complete product portfolio to its pan India markets. “We are very excited to appoint Ingram Micro as the India distributor. This new partnership marks a significant milestone for Cadyce” stated Gautam Shah CEO of Cadyce.
“The tie up with Cadyce to distribute their products is in line with Ingram Micro’s strategic initiative to grow accessories business and offer its partners option to source accessories along with products, while providing reach to Cadyce through its wide reseller network“   Stated Jaishankar Krishnan, Managing Director, Ingram Micro India Ltd.
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ASUS successfully concludes Trip to Dubai for 40 loyal AEC Partners

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ASUS recently completed a 4 nights/5 days trip to Dubai from 12th to the 16th November for its loyal AEC (ASUS Elite Customers) partners from all across India. The event organized was ASUS’s way of appreciating the stupendous business conducted by our most loyal partners for the year 2014. The itinerary included a visit to some of the hottest tourist destinations in Dubai like the dessert safari, tour of Abu Dhabi City, Ferrari World and the famous Burj Khalifa. This was a perfect time to unwind after a year of hard work and it also helped facilitate a better bonding experience between the partners and ASUS management team who were accompanying them.
Manish Bokadia, Ken-Plus, Mumbai said, “Being associated with ASUS for over 6 years, I greatly appreciate the gesture that ASUS has undertaken for its loyal partners. The reason why I have stuck by ASUS is due to their diverse range of products and premium quality which remains unmatched. It makes me proud to be part of this elite ASUS family and it was my pleasure joining them on this trip.”
The itinerary included a visit to some of the most popular tourist destinations Dubai has to offer. Some of them included a drive through the scenic route of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, a visit to Atlantis The Palm, Dubai Shaikh’s Palace, Burj Dubai, Jumeirah Mosque and much more. In order to soak in a bit of culture, a trip to the national museum of Dubai was the next stop. This is surrounded by the historic Al Fahidi Fort which is the oldest building in Dubai dating back to the 18th century.
For some off-roading fun, ASUS had organized a dessert safari tour, which included Dune bashing, which is a roller coaster ride in the sand dunes, visit to a camel farm and finally culminating in a spectacular sunset. For some activities, ASUS organized a trip to Ferrari World – a themed amusement park in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. This is situated under a 200,000 square meters roof making it the largest indoors amusement park in the world. This is also home to Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster.
ASUS was happy to successfully conclude yet another exciting trip for the top loyal AEC partners and are looking forward to expanding our elite family further in the years to come.
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Konica Minolta Launches bizhub PRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Ltd.  announces the launch of the bizhubPRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085 color digital presses which set a new standard in productivity, these next generation digital presses combine market-leading speeds with a wide range of substrate handling and finishing options for superior flexibility and performance.
Ideal for commercial printers and print service providers, the bizhub PRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085 are Konica Minolta’s next generation of digital presses, boasting upto100 pages per minute (ppm) and upto85 ppm respectively. The new digital presses do not compromise quality for speed however, delivering reliably accurate registration and color consistency regardless of print job length or complexity.  In addition, flexible substrate handling and inline finishing options provide professional looking output while enabling more effective workflow management.
The bizhub PRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085 also feature enhanced Simitri HDE toner, S.E.A.D. IV screen processing to continuously maintain image stability over long press runs, air suction (vacuum) paper feeding for spot-on registration and reliable paper handling and hybrid decurling (zig zag plus moisture) for consistently flat output.
Speaking on the occasion Yuji Nakata MD Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. says, “The bizhub PRESS C1100 series is a new platform, built upon the success of our previous generations of digital presses, with expanded capabilities, flexibility and speeds to further drive productivity. We are confident that these new bizhubPRESS would improve the customer experience of Konica Minolta products& solutions. We constantly strive to provide Konica Minolta customers with high efficiency and world class products& solutions. Launching of this new range of bizhub PRESS is a step further in that pursuit”.
“Konica Minolta has always provided competitive products that provide consistently high quality and meet user demands. The new bizhub PRESS C1100 and C1085 series sets a new benchmark in the colour production printer market. It will help us boost the productivity for improved workflow performance” says V. Balakrishnan, EGM (Marketing) Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd..
Kuldeep Malhotra, EGM (Sales) Konica Minolta Business Solutions IndiaPvt. Ltd.says,“Relationship that we share with our esteemed customers has built on trust over the years. This new series bizhub PRESS is the best in its class on productivity and will help our customers to maximise the profitability & return of investment. We will further strengthen our sales & service delivery to enhance customer satisfaction”
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Dell India announces Dell PC Literacy Week Program

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Dell India announced, the launch of ‘Dell PC Literacy Week’ Program, commemorating World Computer Literacy Day (December 2). A name to reckon with among PC users, Dell has been synchronizing its efforts in increasing PC awareness, usage and penetration in India, where less than 10% of the total population is benefiting from PC technology adoption.
The Dell PC Literacy Week (November 28-December 7), is being rolled out with the aim to encourage Computer Education for all. A 9 day exclusive PC Education celebration, Dell intends to capture the attention of existing and future PC users. A consumer engagement initiative, the program is aimed at promoting awareness about new and more efficient methods of computing. Given Dell’s increasing coverage across the country, the program has been designed to cover T1 – T3 markets.
The initiative designed around expanding the reach of PC to the masses is designed for online and offline engagement with PC users. The program aims to create awareness around the practical benefits of computing technology, security and manageability. In the pursuit of educating customers about modern computing, the engagement program is focused on sharing educational content for users like Tips & Tricks and Tech News through the Dell social media channels and with pre-loaded applications and content on new Dell products. With 290+ Dell Exclusive Stores participating across 125+ cities in India, consumers can walk into the store for; Exchange/buy backs offers, along with easy EMIs and free training on computer usage for self/family/kin.
According to Ritu Gupta, Director – Marketing, Consumer & Small Business, Dell India, “This program stems from Dell’s firm belief in enabling individuals with the power of technology. To this effect, it has been our endeavour to be widely present across India to make technology accessible on any platform of the user’s choice. With the Dell PC Literacy Week program, we want to communicate the benefits of PC technology and how a Computer in every household is the perfect companion for work, entertainment and business in everyday living. These efforts converge into our larger goal of enabling masses through initiatives which can enhance PC penetration in the country.”
“We want consumers to know that Dell not only provides the access point to technology, but is also the medium that aids the most efficient and beneficial usage of the power that computing can provide,” she added.
To further amplify the message on how Computer literacy can enable people, Dell will also be launching a 360 degree campaign including cinema & radio and Road shows in T2 and T3 markets to take the Dell PC Literacy Week program to the masses.
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Astrum Launches Bluetooth in-Ear Headphone, ET240

Posted by News Room On Tuesday, November 25, 2014 0 comments
Astrum Holdings launches of in-ear sports Bluetooth earphone Astrum ET240 (A10524). CSR aptX certified Astrum ET240 delivers superior sound, offering a premium listening experience and optimal wearability.Astrum ET240 (A10524) has fantastic bass, stays without chafing or tugging, and resists sweating. It is featured with a small in-ear anchor grip which acts as a gripper to ear-buds.  The feather buds and ear hooks with loop over the ear favors in no fear of these falling off during mid-run with ear hooks attached. One can wear the headset for hours comfortably.  It has easy controls to play/pause music, volume and answer/end calls.
The earphones have a Built-in Microphone which provides easy connectivity and one can take calls anytime. The Bluetooth Technology used is CSR V4.0 gives a crisp and clear audio. It offers revolutionary fifteen hours battery play time.
Raymond Li, APAC Manager for Astrum’s operation in India said, “Astrum ET240 is an ideal choice for fitness freaks. One can enjoy music during hike, bike or hit the gym while listening to the music. Also, one can wear the headset comfortably during the most intense workouts as the earphone stays securely fit and comfortably in. Being light weight, it never compromises with sound quality. The new age ear phone will help our channel partners to stay ahead in contemporary digital accessory market matching the needs of the customers with affordable prices”.
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Microsoft Ventures announced the graduation of 11 technology startups from the fifth batch of its Accelerator Program. At a Demo Day organized here today, an audience of 900 plus industry influencers, venture capitalists and angel investors witnessed the accelerated progress made by CryptoPhoto, DabKick, Fairket, FlatPebble, Nifty Window, Playblazer, Appknox, DeltaX, ProHance, Tallenge and Trutech during the last four months at the Accelerator Program. Demo Day was part of day-long proceedings which included a new set of Think Next initiatives being announced as well.
Congratulating the graduating companies, Ravi Narayan, Director, Microsoft Ventures in India, said: “This batch has made considerable progress during the four months with us, with seven of the 11 closing deals with clients outside India. Overseas VCs and investors are showing keen interest in our startups.  It’s really heartening to see how our efforts are paying off in helping our startups get recognized at a global level. We are now gearing up to welcome our sixth batch, due to start early next year. Applications are coming in, and many are from international startups!”
Tzahi (Zack) Weisfeld, Head of Microsoft Ventures Global Accelerators, who was present at the event, said: “Microsoft Ventures is committed to catapult startups from a napkin sketch stage to becoming international sensations. Over the course of the last two years, we have set up Accelerator programs in seven countries and forged more than 200 partnerships with local accelerators, incubators and other players in the ecosystem.  My interactions with our startups and industry partners have given me some firsthand learning’s and comparative insights into the global startup ecosystem.”
Elaborating further, Zack said: “Every startup ecosystem is unique—in opportunities, challenges, culture and therefore in its level of maturity. While India still has a way to go before it catches up with either Silicon Valley or Israel on the startup ladder, I can see a lot of very positive changes happening here. Some very interesting ideas are emerging from India, which startups in US or Israel would never have perceived as a business worth pursuing. Innovative startups, backed by experienced as well as new founders are emerging in new technology areas, focusing on deep domain solutions. Some of them are right here in this batch, which graduates today. I have been tracking their progress over the course of the program, and am pleased at what they have achieved so far. I wish them all the very best in their journey ahead.”
Sharing his experience, Venkatesan Seshadri, CEO, FlatPebble, said: “Our four months in the Accelerator Program was a period of intense focus which helped us grow demand for our services 700 per cent and expand our offerings, thanks to the mentorship, enabling infrastructure and helpful peers. We are really happy we got this opportunity to accelerate our dreams!”**
The 11 startups which graduated will join the 63 strong alumni network of Microsoft Ventures in India. While their four month stay at the Accelerator Program ended today, it also marked the beginning  of another life-long association. As alumni, they will continue to be supported by the Microsoft Ventures team, both in India and abroad, as they work on customer connect and technology advancement.
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ADATA Launches Choice HC500 2.5″ HDD

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ADATA Technology announced the launch of Choice HC500 2.5″ Hard Drive with TV recording support features. Pre-loaded Smart backup software allows users to create own Personal Data Cloud using their PC or Smartphones and offers easy connectivity, accessibility of data storage both on PC and TV and are available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.
Flawlessly crafted in either titanium or gold matte, the HC500 stands out to be a unique among the traditional HDDs. The super-fast USB 3.0 connectivity gives users faster and direct accessibility.  With a simple plug in feature to PC or smart TV, the hard drive enables users to record hours of movies and programs to enjoy full-featured video capabilities such as playback, rewind and fast-forward.
Smart backup software that comes with HC500 Hard drive allows user to back up personal business files, pictures, movies and other media using PC or smartphone. NTI’s Backup Now EZ & MiST personal backup and cloud software conduct backup data and allows to access contents in external hard drive from any location in fingertip. As of now the NTI Backup Now EZ & MiST is available for Windows, while only MiST is available for MacIntosh OS, Android, and iOS. Check out even more tools for qualified purchases by going to ADATA’s website and clicking the “Valuable Software” link.
The multi-talented HC500 has proprietary G Shock Sensor Protection that automatically starts up and displays a flashing red light when it suffers a severe shock from being struck. When the shock is passed, a solid or flashing blue light indicates normal operation has resumed. While HC500 Hard Drive comes loaded with the latest super-fast USB 3.0 interface, it’s also USB 2.0 backwards compatible for legacy devices to quick data access.
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Breaking Speed Limits with ASRock X99 WS-E/10G and Intel 10G BASE-T LANs

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ASRock’s latest X99 WS-E/10G is a motherboard, workstation board hybrid that boasts Dual Intel 10G BASE-T LAN ports powered by an Intel X540 Ethernet controller chip, plus Dual Intel gigabit LAN ports powered by two Intel I210AT Ethernet controller chips. Add in the fact that users may use Teaming to combine all four connections into a single one with a gigantic 22Gbps bandwidth! What makes ASRock X99 WS-E/10G so fast is the onboard Intel X540 Ethernet controller.
This single chip is capable of supporting dual 10G BASE-T LAN ports, which are ten times faster than your ordinary gigabit LAN and usually only seen on server boards. Purposely, this motherboard also supports Windows server operating systems, thus it may also be used to build a small server or workstation.
Aside from the two 10G BASE-T LAN ports, there are two more Intel gigabit LAN ports each supported by an Intel I210AT Ethernet controller, and best of all, support for quad LAN Teaming. By running IxChariot to test our quad LAN setup’s internet bandwidth, we’ve reached a mind blowing 20360 Mb/s!
As usual, to support 4-Way SLI or CrossFireX, especially if you wish to have all four of your graphics cards running at x16/16/16/16 mode, adequate PCIe bandwidth is required. That’s where the two additional PLX PEX 8747 bridge chips come in handy.
ASRock X99 WS-E/10G is a crossover between a hardware enthusiast motherboard and a workstation. Identical to other ASRock X99 Super Alloy motherboards, it supports LGA 2011-3 CPUs ranging from 18 core 160W Xeon E5-1600/2600 v3 processors to unlocked Intel Core i7 CPUs. Same as the rest of the X99 motherboards, it has eight DDR4 memory slots that support quad channel ECC technology, UDIMM/RDIMM memory modules up to 3200+(OC) and a maximum of 128GB capacity. On the other hand, the storage options are about as good as X99 Extreme11. Users may find 12 SATA3 ports, 1 SATA Express 10Gb/s connector, 1 PCIe Gen2 x4 M.2 slot, a SATA DOM and a USB DOM.
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Intex introduces new range of robust speakers

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With a strong history of efficacious speakers, Intex Technologies is expanding its speaker range by introducing a new range of speakers, the IT Bang SUF. The multimedia speakers are available in two variants, 2.1 and 4.1. Intex present a new generation device, which incorporates major functions and compatibility options.
The IT Bang series are housed in a plastic cabinet which enable delivery of eminent sound quality. The speakers entail an LED power indicator that displays information. The prominent rotary volume control gives the user a feel of an essential speaker system.
“With this new offering, our speaker range has been elevated further. Our customers now have another option to choose from Intex’s wide range. The IT Bang SUF speakers offer the best of functionality without compromising on quality and at a fantastic price.” Said Nidhi Markanday, Business Head, CDIT (Consumer Durables & IT Accessories), Intex Technologies.
The speakers offer multiple channel inputs that support and connects the system to the new generation TV, PC or a DVD player. It also sports a USB port, a SD card slot and comprises of a built-in FM tuner. A wireless remote control with all functions comes bundled along with these speaker systems.
Woofer provides an output power of 25W, whereas the satellite speaker of 10W sound which differentiates by 2 and 4 times for the 2.1 & 4.1 speakers respectively. The main units are compact and light weight making the speakers ideal for home or official use.
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Transcend Launches StoreJet for Mac Series

Posted by News Room On Friday, November 21, 2014 0 comments
Transcend Information, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of the StoreJet for Mac (SJM) series. Exclusively for Mac, Transcend’s SJM100 Portable Hard Drive, SJM300 Portable Hard Drive and SJM500 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) offer immense storage space and superior data transfer speeds. In addition, all three models are natively formatted in HFS+ and fully support Time Machine, allowing users to simply plug and play.
Transcend’s SJM100 portable hard drive meets rigorous U.S. military drop-test standards*.       The outer shell is made of a slip-resistant silicone material, reinforced by an internal hard drive suspension damper, offering maximum shock-absorption. *Based on MIL-STD-810F 516.5-Transit Drop Test.
SJM100 offers additional 2TB of storage space to save up to 512 hours of Full HD video, over 32,000 hours of digital music, or 960,000+ of high resolution digital images. Equipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, the SJM100 offers amazing transfer rates and provides 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0, allowing users to save time and boost productivity.
With advanced Thunderbolt technology, both the SJM300 portable hard drive and SJM500 portable SSD deliver unparalleled interface transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s. For universal connectivity, both models are also equipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (SJM500 with UASP support for even higher transfer rates), providing 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0.
*Maximum interface transfer rates shown. Performance varies by capacity, user hardware and system configuration.
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Aashna Cloudtech Received Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award

Posted by News Room On Thursday, November 20, 2014 0 comments
Aashna Cloudtech announced that it has been selected as a winner of Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Asia. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries. This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of company track records and standings, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable tool for discovering and advocating for the best business opportunities in the industry.
“Entrepreneurship in Asia has reached an inflexion point, and as a result, Red Herring Asia 2014 has shifted into a new phase,” said Alex Vieux, Publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “A second generation of entrepreneurs is emerging and their execution skills and global ambitions are leading to great companies, solid growth and a global footprint. As importantly, we are seeing more companies from countries once absent from innovation circles. Aashna Cloudtech shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the finalists. We know that 2014 will reward us for a long and continued effort scouting disruptive companies in Asia.”
“We are delighted to get this recognition by Red Herring at Asia level for our impressive track record in cloud. Aashna enables the enterprises to leverage the power of cloud,” said Biswas Nair, Managing Director at Aashna Cloudtech. “This award exemplifies that our Cloud Service Brokerage model is helping organizations to transform their individual businesses and be competitive.”
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AMD Announces Major Technology Partnerships at Future of Compute Event

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AMD at its Future of Compute event announced the introduction of the consumer electronic industry’s first-ever ultra high-definition (UHD) monitors to feature its innovative, open-standards based FreeSync technology. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., plans to launch the screen synching technology around the world in March 2015, starting with the Samsung UD590 (23.6-inch and 28-inch models) and UE850 (23.6-inch, 27-inch and 31.5-inch models), and eventually across all of Samsung’s UHD lineups. FreeSync will enable dynamic refresh rates synchronized to the frame rate of AMD Radeon graphics cards and APUs to maximally reduce input latency and reduce or fully eliminate visual defects during gaming and video playback.
“We are very pleased to adopt AMD FreeSync technology to our 2015 Samsung Electronics Visual Display division’s UHD monitor roadmap, which fully supports open standards,” said Joe Chan, Vice President of Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia Headquarters. “With this technology, we believe users including gamers will be able to enjoy their videos and games to be played with smoother frame display without stuttering or tearing on their monitors.”
In addition, Capcom announced its collaboration with AMD on the AMD Mantle API to enhance Capcom’s “Panta-Rhei” engine, enabling enhanced gaming performance and visual quality for upcoming Capcom game titles.
“This will improve the performance of our ‘Panta-Rhei’ engine, which was originally developed for console platforms,” said Masaru Ijuin, technical director, Capcom. “Capcom is evaluating AMD’s Mantle technology to help improve the graphics pipeline, and integrate it into ‘Panta-Rhei’ to provide outstanding benefits and impressive performance for gamers as well as the gaming developers.”
AMD’s Mantle API technology has been adopted by major developers including Crytek’s CRYENGINE, DICE’s FrostBite 3 and Oxide’s Nitrous engine.“Samsung and Capcom are strategic partners in helping us bring our revolutionary IP and technology to the homes and offices of consumers around the world,” said David Bennett, corporate vice president, AMD APJ. “As we expand our product influence in the commercial sector, we believe open standard technologies like AMD FreeSync and software advancements like our Mantle API will play integral roles in driving the industry forward.”
The Future of Compute event kicked off with the addition of the high performance processor codenamed “Carrizo” and mainstream processor codenamed “Carrizo-L” SoCs to the company’s mobile Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) product roadmap. Designed as complete solutions for consumers looking to accelerate gaming and productivity applications and enable UHD 4K experiences, these latest mobile APUs are scheduled to ship in 1H 2015, with laptop and All-in-One systems expected in market by mid-year 2015.
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GIGABYTE Organised Annual Meet Europe & Dubai 2014

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GIGABYTE Technology (India) Pvt. Ltd, recently entertained its committed channel partners of 2014, with a multi-country leisure tour. Named the ‘GIGABYTE Annual Meet – Europe & Dubai 2014’, the program culminated with a gala awards-cum-entertainment nite in Dubai, wherein GIGABYTE felicitated its most result-oriented partners from across product categories and regions, with brilliant trophies.
The program was replete with memorable moments spent at the some of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world. There were three groups of guests, and cumulatively the tour covered France, Netherlands, Monaco, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The itinerary covered Nice, known for its famous beaches and historical edifices; Cannes, known as the ‘star’ of the French Riviera, and noted for its colorful casinos; Monte Carlo, reputed for its rich cultural landmarks and grand museums; the incomparable Paris, where partners enjoyed its star attractions, such as Moulin Rouge Show, Seine River Cruise, and Disneyland, among others; Amsterdam, reputed for its unique blend of historic atmosphere and modern metropolis outlook, and where the partners were also treated to Madame Tussauds; and Brussels, the center of European culture, nicknamed ‘the European Village’, and well-known for its chocolates, beers, and nightlife.
The final destination was Dubai, undoubtedly the Middle East’s vacation hot spot, where the guests experienced a guided tour to Bhurj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, among other attractions.
At the GIGABYTE gala function held at Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel, Shiva Yang, Deputy Manager at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd; and Sunil Grewal, Director – Sales & MarCom, GIGABYTE Technology (India), formally felicitated the committed channel partners present on the occasion, and also presented the GIGABYTE Star Performer Awards 2014, for the most successful partners.
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TUL Corporation releases PowerColor R9 290X

Posted by News Room On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 0 comments
TUL Corporation has released a new model, the PowerColor R9 290X with an advanced frame buffer memory of 8GB. Designed to fully support future graphically demanding titles at 4k resolution, the PCS+ R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 comes packed with an 8gb memory size, as well as latest GCN architecture innovations such as DirectX 12 and Mantle API. Offering gamers an incredibly immersive HD gaming experience at unrivaled performance.
The new PCS+ model utilizes 8GB of GDDR5 memory with 2816 stream processors.  The larger 8GB frame buffer caters to latest applications and games that are getting more memory intensive. Clocks speeds are 1030MHz for the core and 1375MHz for the memory, which is connected via a new high speed 512-bit memory interface delivering excellent performance. To maintain higher OC performance with stability, PowerColor uses their own exclusive Gold Power Kit, including a Digital PWM to decrease the ripple and enhance power efficiency; the PowIRstage enables the Peak Efficiency up to 93.2% and the Multi Phases Design can enhance power efficiency and stability.
The newest PCS+ R9 290X is armed with PowerColor’s exclusive PCS+ triple fan design, which combines three 8015 fans, two sets of aluminum cooling fin and a total of 5 heat pipes. This offers gamer superb cooling performance that is 24% cooler and 17% quieter than ref. design. The PCS+ R9 290X only use the highest quality material with a metal back plate and shroud, making it a one of a kind product that gamers have never seen before.
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ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Gladius Gaming Mouse in India

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 ASUS Republic of Gamers announced the ROG Gladius optical wired gaming mouse. This highly-advanced mouse has been engineered for right-handed gamers who demand precision, ergonomic comfort, and a competitive advantage in first-person shooter (FPS) games. Gladius is packed with gaming-related features including an exclusive easy-swap switch socket design for customizable click resistance, a two-level in-game DPI switch, two ergonomic slide-to-press side switches, and a 6400 dots per inch (DPI) optical sensor that tracks up to 200 inches per second and 50g acceleration.
ROG sought input from the world’s top pro gamers during the initial design stages to get the right look and feel for ROG Gladius. Measuring 126 x 67 x 45mm and weighing just 116g, Gladius has an ergonomically-designed chassis that perfectly fits all mouse grip types ranging from the palm, claw, or fingertips; while tactile rubber side panels adorned with intricate Mayan-inspired lines to ensure a secure grip in the heat of battle. Gladius has a steel-grey finish with a special sweat-resistant coating that maintains a comfortable feel even during marathon gaming sessions.
Six programmable buttons are provided in total, with left and right buttons that are independent of the mouse chassis to ensure exceptional responsiveness. There are also two programmable slide-to-press side switches that can be triggered by sliding the thumb forward; along with a scroll wheel with an Alps encoder provides a positive feel.
ROG Gladius has an advanced 6400DPI optical sensor capable of tracking up to 200 inches per second and up to 50g acceleration at lift-off distances of 1.5mm. The DPI clutch enables instant switching between two sensitivity levels — a standard mode tuned at 1600DPI for everyday gameplay, and an extra-low speed mode at 400DPI for better aim and more accurate sniping.
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SAKRI Launches window based tablets, WINTAB

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SAKRI IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (SAKRI) has collaborated with Microsoft and Intel to launch Windows based tablets powered by Intel Processors in India, Malaysia and Bangladesh under the Brand name “WINTAB”.
SAKRI is launching WINTAB based on Windows 8.1 with Bing along with Office 365 powered by the Intel Atom Processor Z3735D  in the Form factors of 8” and 10.1 “ inches. Wintab 8” comes with IntelAtom Processor Z3735D (2M Cache, up to 1.83 GHz)/1GB DDR3L RAM/16GB eMMC/1280*800 IPS Screen/Integrated WIFI & 3G/2MP front and 5 MP Rear Camera/3800mAH battery/Micro USB ,HDMI and Micro SD Retailing at INR 13,999/-. Wintab 10.1” comes with IntelAtom Processor Z3735D (2M Cache, up to 1.83 GHz)/2GB DDR3L RAM/32GB eMMC/1280*800 IPS Screen/Integrated WIFI /2MP front and 2 MP Rear Camera/7500 mAH battery/Micro USB, HDMI and Micro SD port Retailing at INR 20,999/-. Wintab will be available PAN India at leading IT and mobile Retail stores. Wintab comes with 1 year Unit level Replacement Warranty.
On this occasion, Ravi Lakshman, CEO of SAKRI said “Over and above the current form factors they will be introducing different form factors very soon to address different Industry verticals.”
Ravi Lakshman is very upbeat on this new venture and has shown immense confidence in the Tablets form factors especially the 2-in-1 category. SAKRI will be working exclusively on the Windows platform and Intel Processor based Devices and intends to be market leaders in this Domain. SAKRI will be augmenting its strengths in the Retail, Ecommerce and SME segment by working with various ISVs  to enhance their offering capabilities to cater Retail, BFSI & Education sector.
Ram Narayan Iyer, Group Director – Retail, Sales and Marketing for Microsoft India said, “I congratulate Sakri on the launch of their first Windows-based tablet WinTab today. Our deep engagement with local OEMs is one of the engines of growth for Windows and we are proud of our partnership with Sakri. Windows-based tablets are now available to a whole new group of consumers in India, who are looking for innovation and value. Consumer usage patterns around technology are constantly evolving and people are looking for tablets which allow both work productivity and entertainment. Windows tablets allow multiple user accounts, so you don’t have to worry about your child wiping off your office email. They allow multi-tasking, so you can listen to music, do social networking and download a presentation all at the same time. They are also the only tablets in the market which includes one-year subscription of O365 personal plus unlimited cloud storage through OneDrive. The Windows-based WinTab from Sakri is a great Productivity device.”
Sakri in partnership with Flipick is going to provide adaptive learning online courses for higher education and competitive exams like CAT, JEE, AIPMT, Banking and CPT. The course content includes interactive reading material, recorded video lectures, animations, formative assessments and digital analytics. “Flipick courses are self-paced; the assessments enable the student to identify areas of his/her strength and weakness” says Ravi Duggal, President of Flipick Pvt Ltd. Content for these courses is from Pearson Education. Pearson Education is the world’s bigger education company who is currently educating over 100 million people worldwide.
Madhu Awatramani, Director at Datacomp added “Datacomp is a Microsoft Gold partner and is working very closely with Microsoft & Sakri to release TabMagic – Wonderplans on the windows tablet platform. TabMagic-Wonderplans is the most widely used product by thousands of LIC Advisors/agents across the country. TabMagic on windows platform will redefine the usage of Tablet by an LIC Advisor and add multiple creative dimensions in his day to day operations. This application will help improve agent’s productivity and enhance LIC customer experience.”
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Inno3D and Abacus announced an exclusive partnership

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Inno3D and Abacus Peripherals announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market leading strengths of each company aiming to penetrate the market with Abacus’s distribution model bringing Inno3D, an exclusive NVIDIA GPU brand, to the region. The appointment of Abacus as an exclusive distribution partner is a step in the right direction towards establishing a strong collaboration for the VGA market in India where demand for multimedia products such as graphics cards is seeing significant growth. Inno3D are the ideal partner with their innovative designs to fulfill the market via Abacus’s huge distribution network and resources and is India’s largest RAM module manufacturers.
With headquarters in Mumbai employing for than 250 professionals across the country, they are known for distributing other international brands of IT products through a network of 21 branches across the country in all major cities. Today they are helping a network of over 4000 distributors, resellers and system integrators across the country to grow their business and service their customers better. With a distribution channel to over 50 countries, Inno3D is a pioneering developer and manufacturer of a diverse range of cutting –edge multimedia PC hardware products established in 1998 Hong Kong. Our manufacturing operations have been set up since 1990 in Shenzhen, China. In this short period of time we focus on manufacturing OEM/ODM products as well as contracting out extensive production and research facilities to specialist companies. We have accomplished international recognition by PC’s top reviewers as becoming an outstanding success and one of the most fast growing companies in Asia. Our company’s objective is to deliver the ultimate multimedia experience to the masses of PC users and multimedia professionals at an affordable cost. Inno3D was created to build brand awareness for the continuously growing product range in order to meet the fast growing market.
Commenting on Inno3D tie-up with Abacus, Stanely Wong, VP Sales, Inno3D said,” India has long been a region we’ve wanted to target whilst looking for an appropriate partner to achieve this , and now we’ve found that in Abacus. When we approached Abacus we knew exactly their strengths and company presence in India which is why it was imperative we struck a partnership with them. Our endeavors proved successful while during the process Abacus gave an in –depth insight of their mission and objectives and how they can propel the Inno3D brand successfully. He added, “We see great potential in India and Abacus’s capacity to introduce Inno3D via their large distribution network , and this combined with our industry knowledge we’re confident that this collaboration will be beneficial for both parties in the near and long term future.”
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NETGEAR Unveils JR6150 WiFi Router

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NETGEAR JR6150 Wifi Router is finally available with authorized dealers across India. The next generation router offers a dual band gigabit Wi-Fi and falls in the category of 802.11ac wireless products. With its new and enhanced features, it supports new and upgraded devices like PC, MAC, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, etc with improved network speed.
NETGEAR  has launched JR6150 dual band gigabit Wi-Fi router in the Indian market. The JR6150 is a dual band router that supports faster WiFi and speeds up to 300 to 450 Mbps+ with Fast Ethernet wired connections, it provides secure and reliable Internet connections for fast downloads, clearer voice calls, uninterrupted HD video, and lag-free gaming.
Subhodeep Bhattacharya, Regional Director, India & SAARC, said, “We are pleased to inform the NETGEAR JR6150 router is extremely faring well in India. The product stands out due to its new technological advancement which supports all the latest and upgraded versions in other devices like PC, MAC, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, etc with improved network speed. We look forward for the support and cooperation of all our distributors and customers to make JR6150 router a huge success in the Indian market.”
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ASRock has a new entry level mATX sized board dubbed H91M-S1 PLUS on shelves! And for a limited period of time, ASRock is throwing in a free mouse and a free bundle of a year’s subscription of ASRock Cloud – Orbweb ME Professional, which is worth $49.99 US dollars! This personal Cloud service allows users to always stay connected and remotely control their PC anywhere, anytime! Edit files, browse photos or do whatever you normally do on your personal computer with a tablet, smart phone or other devices. Sign up now for this safe private cloud solution with ASRock’s promotional code “ASR2014B” and you also get an additional one month upgrade of Orbweb.ME Ultimate package!
ASRock H91M-S1 PLUS is built around Intel’s H81 chipset and supports 4th generation LGA 1150 CPUs. The motherboard is equipped with solid capacitors, all except for the audio which adopts ELNA electrolytic capacitors for removing noise levels significantly, enhancing the audio performance immensely. Besides the basic PCIe x16 and x1 slots, there are also two SATA3 ports and two SATA2 ports, plus eight USB 2.0 and another two USB 3.0 ports for connecting devices and peripherals. Lastly, there’s D-Sub, DVI and HDMI connectors for multiple graphics output, and a reliable Realtek gigabit LAN.
As for the classic ASRock features, users will find Crashless BIOS which works like a charm by protecting your BIOS files from being corrupted if a power loss happens. To prevent dampness from damaging your beloved system? Leave it to Dehumidifier to power on the system automatically and periodically. Sum that all up with the best after-sales service 3 year warranty, a free bundle of ASRock Cloud Orbweb ME professional plus a free mouse! You’ve got yourself a pretty hot dealio.
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Charge on the go with PNY Power-T601

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Taipei, Taiwan, November 2014 PNY, the leading manufacturer of memory products and PC peripherals, has launched the latest addition to their power bank series-the T601 Power Bank. Now energize your mobile devices back to life and prolong the usage of your devices for hours with the T601 power bank. Charge anytime and anywhere without having to worry about finding a charging outlet whenever your battery drains out. Its compact and lightweight size makes it extremely convenient for any outdoor travelling or social outings. It comes certified with 8 safety protection solutions to protect your device from overheating, overcharging and ensures full and unbridled performance of the T601.
Manufactured with highest quality Graphite Black matte casing and adopting a smooth streamlined appearance, the T601 is a lightweight and compact power bank that you can slip easily into your pocket, handbag or backpack. High quality, non-recycled Li-Polymer batteries with 6000 mAh power charges your device and offers faster recharge of your device’s drained battery. Its portable and reliable performance makes it the ideal gadget-to-go for all your outdoor meetings and serves the perfect solution for all your battery woes. Approved with CE/FCC/BSMI certification, the T601 is safely protected with 8 guaranteed protection solutions which prevent over discharge, over charge, over current, short circuit, and adopt stable voltage, insulation safety, auto shutdown and UN38.3 safety flight features. It comes in an attractive packaging available in Graphite Black. The Graphite Black model will be released in Indian markets and can be purchased at the nearest gadget stores.
Four LED lights indicate the charging levels of the power bank and helps keep you track of your device’s battery level status. One light indicates 0-25%, two lights: 25-50%, three lights: 50-75% and four lights: 75-100% of charge level. It is smartly installed with a power off/on button that can be turned off when not in use, so you can save power and enjoy longer battery life.
Its simple and classic design coupled with perfectly aligned buttons and USB port makes it a user-friendly device that can be operated with ease. It sports a USB DC 5V 2.1A output port and a micro USB DC 5V 2A input port, which save you the trouble to worry your devices out of batteries. The T601 supports 98% of the smart devices available in the global market, which means you can charge possibly all your gadgets, including iPads®, iPhones®, Android phones, tablets, Mp3 players etc.

The T601 promises a limited one year warranty from the date of purchase and is available at an affordable price.
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ITAO IT EXPO 2014 Concluded Successfully at Bhubaneswar

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ITAO IT EXPO 2014 in association with Dept. of IT, Govt. of Odisha as Co-organizer & OCAC in AC hangers at Unit III, Exhibition ground, Bhubaneswar concluded successfully.  Many events along with the expo was organized.  The cultural program evening on 8th & 9th as well a SAND ANIMATION Program on 10th Nov. during the closing ceremony evening has been held.
Hon’ble Minister of Information Technology, Shri  Pranab Prakash Das, Hon’ble Minister, Dep. of IT, Govt. of Odisha , Guest of Honour – Shri  Tathagata Satapathy, Hon’ble MP,   Guest of Honour – Shri  Gokul Chandra Pati, IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Odisha,    Guest of Honour – Shri  Pradeep Kumar Jena, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt., Dept. of IT, Govt of Odisha.  Chief Speaker – Shri  Amit Malik – DIRECTOR OPERATIONS-SALES – Cisco Systems India & SAARC others who were present were ITAO President –Arun Kumar Dey, Vice-President –Sukant Mohanty,  Dayananda Ratho, Secretary of ITAO and Jt. Secretary of Confederation of Indian Information Technology Association (CIITA), Treasurer – Satyajit Panda and all ITAO members along with IT fraternity of Odisha.
The grand opening ceremony started around 6.00pm and everybody participated in a very cordial manner. This year Maximum of the big IT Software & Hardware Manufacturing and Service Vendors are participating in ITAO IT EXPO 2014. CISCO is the main sponsor for this event. ASUS is our Co-sponsor for IT EXPO 2014.  Other Sponsors are Digisol, TE Connectivity, D-Link, Kaspersky Lab.
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BenQ Releases sleek & stylish gaming monitor

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BenQ is the official monitor sponsor for PLUGGED IN, the largest showcase of consumer electronics & technology in India, taking place from 14th to 16th November, 2014 in Bangalore at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). The event will be having the India’s biggest gaming event GameGod Games Arena with BenQ Gaming monitors set-up for the participating gamers.
The largest consumer gathering and showcase of consumer electronics & technology in India! PLUGGED IN is a display of digital lifestyle and consumer technologies that focuses on the latest consumer technology and most updated electronics models in the market. The GameGod Arena will be spread over an area of 6000 square feet and will feature an interesting mix of PC and console games including DOTA 2, CSGO, FIFA, TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2, Just Dance amongst others. This eagerly anticipated eSports/gaming event will witness the best gamers across and abroad accounting a total 64 teams for DOTA 2 and CS:GO and over 2000 gamers competing with each other for the top spots.
In the endeavor to promote gaming as a serious sport in India, BenQ is leading the charge at the heart of gaming industry by providing the best in class gaming monitors for pro gamers at the Games Arena.  BenQ is participating as the “Official Monitor Sponsor” for the event and will be setting up the event’s gaming arena with 57 gaming monitors which will provide access to India’s leading gamers to unleash the power and win the battle at PLUGGED IN.
Speaking on the launch of Plugged In, Rajeev Singh, Country Head & General Manager at BenQ India Pvt. Ltd said, “We are truly proud to be associated with Plugged In- one of the biggest gaming tournaments in the country which will bring together some of the best gamers from India and abroad under one roof for an enthralling contest. Through our association with PLUGGED IN, we want to promote professional gaming as a sport in India and show our support and passion for the gaming community. The Collaboration is a result of BenQ’s commitment to develop cutting edge professional gaming monitors. Our Professional Gaming Monitors will be powering the “GAMES ARENA” as well where the country’s best competitive video gamers would come under one stage and compete. We believe that these champions deserve the best gaming monitors when competing at the highest level. We are looking forward to this event to be a great success”.

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SanDisk Launches New Cruzer U

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SanDisk Corporation launched a new line of USB flash drive that is designed to be ‘must-have’ for students heading back to school. SanDisk Cruzer U, which has enough capacity to hold homework, photos, music and movies, sports a U-clip for attaching to backpacks, bags and key rings. Available in bright and bold design, it aims to be both attractive and hard to lose, with all information safely protected by password.
“With the workload and carry loads of students increasing, students are always looking for smarter ways to store their files. SanDisk Cruzer U offers a practical yet rugged design that also looks ‘cool’ at the same time. Designed with students in mind, it aims to keep all information safe. With ample space, it complements today’s busy yet outgoing lifestyles of Indian students,” said Rajesh Gupta, Country Manager India, SanDisk Corporation.
Catering for students who require both a practical yet current design, SanDisk Cruzer U sports a smart design. Its name hails from the inclusion of the unique, sturdy U-clip, allowing it to be conveniently attached to a backpack, bag or key ring securely. Measuring 59.4 x 21.8 x 8.4mm, the USB flash drive’s range of bright, bold colors, patterns and unique design also makes it hard to lose.
SanDisk Cruzer U comes in two versions for students: 8GB and 16GB. This offers ample storage space for homework, music files, small movie clips and pictures. For those requiring more space, additional 32GB and 64GB versions are also available for general retail. All information are kept safe with password protection using SanDisk SecureAccess, which employs a 128-bit AES encryption. It supports Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X v10.5+. Software download is required for use on Mac OS X computers. It requires a USB 2.0 connection interface or higher.
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Dell announces voice enabled Venue tablets

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Dell India has announced its latest Android tablets – the Dell Venue 7 & Dell Venue 8 tablets equipped with voice calling feature as well as 3G. Enabling users to access their personal information, and to stay connected on-the-go all day long, the new voice enabled Venue™ Android™ tablets are the answer to users looking for a complete, yet compact technology companion.
Tablet computing is fast becoming the key to people accessing their information anytime, from anywhere. A heightened recognition for the need to be mobile has resulted in an all pervasive trend of mobile device adoption. Dell’s new range of tablets for personal use combines the ease of access along with all day productivity and the convenience of communication through voice calling – offering a device that serves a holistic personal technology need. To reiterate its focus on the tablet segment in the Indian market, Dell is augmenting its robust retail network with the addition of the mobile specialty retail (MSR) network for tablet sales, in order to maximize consumers’ access to the new product. This addition to its channel, enables Dell to cater a wider audience, whether they approach tablets from a PC perspective, or a mobile perspective.
“Dell is focusing strongly on the tablet segment in India. With voice enablement, we are confident of capturing a sizable part of the highly segmented tablet market. The addition of voice calling comes as a result of customer feedback that highlighted how increasingly consumers feel the need to converge their mobile technology needs into a single device. Backed by Dell’s strong distribution network and the latest addition of the mobile specialty retail (MSR) network, our consumers will be able to experience and buy this product quite easily” said P. Krishnakumar, Executive Director & General Manager, Consumer & Small Business, Dell India
The new Dell Venue Android tablets deliver a solid performance in a sleek design with incredible features including all day long productivity with a 4550 mAh (17.29 WHr) battery and the latest Intel Processor, Android 4.4, KitKat OS, HD display and premium audio. Dell is offering a complete portfolio of accessories, software and services recommended specifically for your Dell Venue™ Android tablets. Regardless of the user’s location the Dell Venue™ Tablets display the power and adaptability to switch seamlessly between work and play.
Users will be able to experience the best in class viewing on the Full HD (1920×1200) display available on the Venue 8 inch tablet, along with the thrill of premium sound with MaxxAudio Mobile by Waves, recipient of a Technical Grammy Award. The new tablets let users enjoy their choice of apps, lightning fast web browsing, and amazing multimedia options with the latest dual-core Intel Atom processors. With Intel Inside, the tablets offer great battery life that allows full tablet functions whether users wish to listen, watch, play, or be productive, wherever they go.
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TP-LINK Leads Consumer Worldwide WLAN Shipments in Q2 2014

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TP-LINK announced that the company led consumer worldwide WLAN market share in Q2 2014, according to the most recent research published by leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC, which ranked the world’s wireless networking equipment vendors by product shipments and revenues.
The IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker – Q2 2014 Final Release – indicates that TP-LINK dominates its marketplace in market share (measured by units shipped). TP-LINK ranks number one globally at 49.25% market share; The closest competitor has a 9.29% market share and the top three competitors combined have a 20.66% market share .
TP-LINK continues to lead each quarter in consumer world wide WLAN shipments for the past three and a half years, according to published IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker reports.  In 2014 alone, TP-LINK’s market share in Q1 2014 and Q2 2014 grew from 38.27% to 49.25%, respectively. This represents a substantial gain of 10.98%.
“We are pleased that IDC recognizes TP-LINK’s number one position in the consumer WLAN market,” says Andy Chen, Director of International Business at TP-LINK. “Our growth reflects a commitment to our many customers, partners, and ongoing dedication to research and development.”
Andy Chen adds, “Our quality control is unprecedented. Before a new product is shipped, it gets tested in 7,000 unique scenarios, and it only takes one failed test to start the entire process all over again.”
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ASUS new Transformer Series: Flip Book, T200 & ASUS Transformer Pad TF103

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ASUS announced their all new additions to the Transformer Series – ASUS Transformer Flip Book – a 15.6” innovative laptop with 360-degree rotating touchscreen that flips in an instant for use as a powerful laptop, a responsive tablet, or anything in between; ASUS Transformer T200 – a 2-in-1 ultraportable laptop with 11.6” Tablet; and ASUS Transformer Pad TF103 – a tablet with style, ensuring productivity on the go.
“We are ecstatic about introducing the all new additions to the much celebrated Transformer Series to India. India has been one of the key markets for the entire transformer series. In it our constant endeavour to effectively amalgamate our users’ needs with incredible experiences and deliver in the form of revolutionary hybrids, notebooks and tablets. Bringing these avant-garde devices is our step ahead in assisting the Indian masses to discover and have access to the unconceivable yet highly user friendly devices,” affirmed Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group – ASUS India.
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Toshiba has always been known for its innovative scheme and offers specifically focusing on the channel partners. This Scratch and Win offer is valid on the purchase of every Toshiba desktop HDD 1 TB and the partner will be eligible for a scratch card with the chance to win the grand prize of a brand new car. This offer also gives a chance for the partners to try their luck in winning assured gifts with every scratch card. This is the ultimate win-win situation for all the partners.
The scheme spans from 10th Nov to 31st Dec 2014 so the channel partners and system integrators have a period of more than a month to purchase products, get a scratch card and win assured gifts. All Desktop HDDs will be distributed through Rashi Peripherals who have a wide reach across the country with 53 branches and 58 service centers.
Mr. Ramesh from Om Shakti Computers says “Toshiba Desktop HDD is already a very high performing drive. Adding to our advantage Toshiba Storage offering an opportunity to win a car is just excellent to boost the motivation of all the channel partners and system integrators. We hope buying more products this month to have a great chance at winning.”
Mr. Polad Garda, Manager Marketing- Storage Devices says “We are very excited for this new scheme introduced for the system integrators and channel partners. In recent time we have seen an evident shift of the market from 500GB to 1TB. This is a small gesture from Toshiba to further motivate the end consumers to shift towards 1TB Desktop HDD.”
Mr. Rajesh Goenka, VP- Sales & Marketing, Rashi Peripherals adds “Rashi Peripherals and Toshiba have always aimed towards mutual benefit for partners and system integrators. We have come up with a grand prize of gifting a car in addition to the assured gifts through one the most popular scheme of Scratch and Win. This is an interesting way to reward and appreciate the channel partners and system integrators for their efforts throughout the year.”
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Digisol Launches Convenience Cum Connectivity Solution

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Smartlink has announced a 3.75G modem broadband router COMFI – DG-HR1020S with 150 Mbps wireless speed. The DG-HR1020S with its compact design makes it an ideal device to carry and connect to the internet instantly, just insert sim card of any service provider with 2G/3G plan and get ready for internet connectivity anytime, anywhere. Its built in Wi-Fi allows up to 8 wireless clients to connect wirelessly and share 3G internet. Featuring IEEE802.11n wireless technology for increased range and speeds of up to 150 Mbps for individual devices, the DG-HR1020S significantly outperforms previous-generation wireless devices, allowing consumers to enjoy streaming multimedia content and VoIP calls over a fast, high-quality wireless connection.
DG-HR1020S is equipped with a 3G antenna and 2.4GHz wireless antenna for wireless LAN which can provide download speed up to 21.6 Mbps. The compact designing of the router is so effective that it can be conveniently carried in the pocket which can create Wi-Fi hotspot wherever you go. Additionally the router has a 2G/ 3G status LED and a Wi-Fi LED. The micro SD card slot on the router can be used for storage using SD Card up to 32GB which can be used as a potable pendrive. DG-HR1020S is one of the most compact routers available in the Indian market.
Advanced features of DG-HR1020S include built in firewall and filter, WEP/WPA/WPA2 wireless security support, SMS manager (compose/ send/ read/ delete SMS) and parental control.
Key features:
* High Speed 3G up to 21.6Mbps* Download Speed
* Wireless Speed up to 150Mbps*3G Internet Sharing (Up to 8 Wireless Clients)
* Built-in SIM slot and Micro SD card slot (capacity up to 32GB)
* Built-in Router with Firewall, Filter and Parental Control
* Supports 3G/2G Networks
* Compact design
Price: The feature rich DIGISOL DG-HR1020S is available at street price of Rs. 1999/-
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Genius organizes dealer meet in Lucknow

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Genius recently organized a meet for its dealers in the city of Nawabs- Lucknow. Attended by over 75 + leading channel partners from all over Lucknow & upcountry, the dealer meet was intended to attract new partners and consolidate its relationship with existing partners. The senior officials from Genius presiding over the meet included, Mr. Gaurav Mathur (Country Head – India)
The meet witnessed focus on Genius’s existing range of products, its unique selling proposition as a brand and upcoming product roadmap. An array of Genius products were on display including Gaming Products (GX Series),   DVR (Vehicle Recorder),   Audio Products (Speakers & Headsets),  IT Peripherals (Keyboard & Mice),  Mobility Products (Earphones & Power Banks) and its  Innovative Products (Energy Mouse – Mouse with Power Bank & Micro Traveler 9000R -Wireless Rechargeable Mouse ( World’s smallest wireless mouse). An open walk –in session was conducted to get a first hand feel of the products. A question and answer session was organized post the address and 5 winners were announced and we offered them GENIUS 200A earphone.
Commenting on the success of the event, Mr Gaurav Mathur, Country Head ( India), Genius, said, “It has always been Genius’s endeavor to understand  the needs of its channel partners and  maintain long term relationships with them. Uttar Pradesh is an important market for us thanks to its sheer population and Lucknow serves as the hub to make further inroads into the vast market. The objective of the meet was to demonstrate our commitment to the market and reiterate our status as the leading player with cutting edge, innovative, yet affordable products. The response from the channel  has been very encouraging, who are clearly impressed with our exciting range of products and overall channel strategy . We hope to emerge as a leading accessory and peripherals brand in Uttar Pradesh ”.
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Kulwinder Singh, Director of Global Marketing & Communication, Synechron has been conferred the coveted ‘Talented Marketing Professional Award’ at a ceremony held at Hotel Taj Lands End in Mumbai. The award was presented by the World Marketing Congress and endorsed by the CMO Asia & Asian Confederation of Business.
Adjudged by a highly qualified panel of marketing leaders and veterans from the industry, ‘The Talented Marketing Professional award recognizes valuable contribution made by Marketing and Communications professionals who, through their outstanding contribution, have helped raise the bar of their profession on a regular basis. The award seeks to identify and celebrate individuals who have had a positive impact on the environment and society as well as their business.
Faisal Husain, Founder and CEO, Synechron said, “I am extremely delighted for Kulwinder to have won this award. It is a recognition of the value he brings to our organization. He has been spearheading our marketing communications and his commitment to furthering Synechron’s brand image is commendable. My heartiest congratulations to him on this recognition and I wish him many more such successes for the future.”
Commenting on this accolade, Kulwinder Singh said, “The Talented Marketing Professional award showcases an individual’s commitment to drive a brand and continuous endeavors to raise the standards in the field of Marketing and Communications. I am extremely thrilled to receive this honor and winning this award reiterates the fact that Synechron and its employees indeed deliver. “
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iBall launches iBall Slide 6531-Q40

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iBall launches iBall Slide 6531-Q40, a value driven tablet which promises a dexterous performance both, in terms of features and applications, resulting in an unrivaled performing star. The multi-tasking Slide strikes as a power-performer offering consumers the convenience for work and play.
Quad core processor is surprise at this price point giving the users excellent performance and experience on work and play! Not only this another second to none for this segment is 8GB of storage built in (of course further expandable up to 32GB)
The gadget is loaded with a 7 inch WVGA display with screen resolution of 800*480 pixels, full-capacitive multi-touch screen along with 3D graphics support that enables the user to view the display from any angle. It runs on the latest Android Operating system: Kitkat 4.4. Under the hood, the Tablet comes with 1.3 GHz Quad core processor paired with 512 MB DDR3 RAM and 8 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.
The powerhouse of the tablet is a 2500 mAh Li-Polymer battery that offers a talk-time of 11 hours and standby time of up to 20 days, thus putting the user’s battery usage worries to rest. It sports a dual camera, i.e. front VGA camera enabling the users to video call and a 2.0 MP rear camera that comes handy to capture striking photos.
Loaded with a variety of connectivity options, iBall Slide 6531-Q40 supports USB on-the-go and Wi-FI 802.11. It also encompasses Bluetooth as well as USB OTG enabling to share any type of files in a hassle-free manner.
“iBall Slide 6531-Q40 represents the pinnacle of budget-tablets with the powerful Quad core processor and 8GB built in storage it is bound to give users a very thrilling and satisfying experience!”, says Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director, iBall. He also adds, “With this tablet, our effort has been to reach the audience with a portable and affordable device. iBall Slide Q40 is equipped with five key features to look forward, that is, Quad core processor, Latest KitKat OS, Expansive 8 GB storage, Dual camera and Captivating texture back cover in such a entry-level Wi-Fi Tablet that gives people an incredible combination of performance, entertainment and value to help them get the most of everything.” He further adds, “With the addition of iBall Slide Q40 we give users a wide array of products to choose from our performance series. We thereby stay true on our image of being the number one player in the tablet category.”
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PNY launches Power-T531 5300 mAh Power Bank

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PNY announced the latest addition to their versatile power bank range-The Power-T531. Power your cell phone, media player and other digital devices no matter where you are! Never again worry when your iPhone®, Galaxy®, HTC® One, iPad®, iPod® or other device is running low on juice. Just connect the Power Bank and watch your device come back to life. The T531 packs a whopping 5300 mAh of power into a small, stylish space. Solid, quality construction and parts make this a light, powerful charger that feels substantial in your hands. Compact and palm-sized, it makes for a perfect travelling companion for outdoor ventures or overnight stays.
High-quality metallic casing decorated with matte finish completes this powerful Power Bank. Apart from being stylish and trendy, the T531 is installed with high-quality, non-recyclable Li-Polymer batteries with 5300 mAh capacity. Charge the Power Bank for just a few hours and you’ve got the peace of mind knowing your digital devices will not run out of juice when you need them most. T531’s multiple protections of short circuit, over-voltage; over-current, over-charge, over-discharge, auto shutdown, and insulation safety ensure safe and reliable charging to avoid any potential harm to your devices.
PNY adheres to strict safety standards and all of its products are CE, FCC. BSMI, and UN38.3 certified. It’s the perfect gadget for all your charging needs whether you’re travelling or indulging in social meetings. User-friendly operation makes it extremely easy to use and charge your gadgets. Simply attach your device’s compatible USB charging cable to the Power Bank and you’re back in business.
It includes four intelligent LED lights that indicate the charging levels of the power bank, each light displaying the level of charge of your digital device, helping you keep track of your device’s battery level status. One light indicates 0-25%, two lights: 25-50%, three lights: 50-75% and four lights: 75-100% of charge level.
It is smartly installed with an on/off power button that can be turned off when not in use, so you can save power and enjoy longer battery life. It greatly reduces unnecessary energy loss while charging, ensuring up to 90% energy efficiency rate.
The T531 includes a micro USB DC 5V 2.1A output that is compatible with merely all smartphones, tablet PCs and Mp3 players available in the market. Available in royal colors of Silver, the T531 promises a limited warranty of one year from the date of purchase.
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MAIT is undertaking a major drive to educate enterprises, small business, media and general public on the perils of e-waste through an initiative called “IAM GREEN”.
MAIT will also set up an ‘I AM GREEN’ Stall at premier consumer
electronics and technology event PLUGGED-IN between 14th and 16th November 2014 at BIEC Bangalore, and invites both organizations and individuals to collect e-waste and dispose it at the stall.
E-Waste is not just an environment issue, but through proper e-waste disposal and e-waste recycling, we can control depletion of several natural resources including precious metals such as Gold and Platinum,” said Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT. He further added, “The Indian Electronic Waste (management and handling) Rules, 2011, is an important step towards e-waste management, and is applicable to all producers, dealers and collectors.
Majority of e-waste is getting disposed along with waste collected by civic authorities such as municipalities which results in health hazards for civic workers employed.
India produces an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of e-waste every year with an expected CAGR of 25% (compound annual growth rate). Out of 1.5 million tonnes of e-waste less than 10% per cent is being disposed in a scientific manner.
Through the ‘I AM GREEN’ programme MAIT wants to build awareness among citizens. MAIT in partnership with Plugged In is conducting over 15 roadshows in Bangalore as a part of the education drive, where it would connect with students.
According to a report by UNEP titled, “Recycling – from E-Waste to Resources,” the amount of e-waste being produced – including mobile phones and computers – could rise by as much as 500 percent over the next decade in some countries, such as India.
MAIT is hopeful that the “I AM GREEN” Programme can make a significant contribution to address the environmental challenges in re-manufacturing, repair, maintenance, re-cycling and eco-design having a great potential to promote green entrepreneurship and job creation in future, preventing environmental damage and moving towards a low carbon economy and later transit into a green economy.
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Zebronics Introduces Two New External Power Banks

Posted by News Room On Monday, November 10, 2014 0 comments
Top Notch Infotronix, India’s leading supplier of products and accessories for Computers, Consumer Electronics and Communication under the brand
‘ZEBRONICS’, has introduced external power banks in two capacities to keep smart phones and tablets running all the time.  The Zeb-PG4400 with a capacity of 4400mAH and the Zeb-PG2200 with a capacity of 2200mAH is ideal for today’s generation of ‘connected’ mobile enthusiast whether working, talking, surfing or sharing content on social media.
The top of the line Zeb-PG4400 has a stylishly curved profile that is not just attractive in design but shaped to easily slip into a back pocket or handbag.  Available in two elegant colours – smoked grey and lively orange – the device has a soft-touch, scratch-resistant rubber finish and is ultra-light weighing just 120grams.  In use, it provides a standard USB port for charging most compatible smartphones and tablets via the included matching micro-USB cable, for uninterrupted mobility. An in-built LED torch can be handy in an unexpected emergency.
An LED indicator on the Zeb-PG4400 external power bank shows readiness to charge or amount of charge left in the charger. Safety features including input and output short protection, over-charging and over-discharging protection and an auto-recovery feature after short protection ensure that the charger or your expensive mobile device are secure at all times. The charge bank boasts an outstanding 89% @ 1A energy efficiency rate, due to its high-quality battery and internal engineering that reduces energy loss while charging. The device can easily be re-charged with a standard 5V-DC adapter.  Once at full capacity, it can charge a typical smartphone two times.  It is rated for more than 300 recharge cycles over the life of its battery.
The Zeb-PG2200 is an ultra-small external power bank that provides a convenient backup power when your devices suddenly run out of battery when on the move.  It is available in light-blue and black colours, includes the micro-USB cable and incorporates all the safety features too. As an added convenience, it sports a key-ring to reduce the chance of losing it.
Zebronics has priced the Zeb-PG4400 at Rs.900/- and the Zeb-PG2200 at Rs.400/-, (which includes  one-year warranty), continuing its track of quality products at value prices. Both the models are available from any of Zebronics partners in major markets, or from the Company’s e-commerce site – www.moneyvasool.com – and other leading consumer-IT stores and on-line vendors.
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Lenovo launches Finance Schemes to increase PC, laptop sales

Posted by News Room On Friday, November 7, 2014 0 comments
Lenovo, the world’s No.1 PC player, today announced the launch of attractive finance schemes to make computers more accessible to the youth population. India’s current computer penetration is 10%, which is the lowest among developing countries like Vietnam (16%), South Africa (18%), Turkey (49%) and Malaysia (64%). Lenovo is joined by Intel in its effort to promote this initiative across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
India is set to become one of the world’s youngest countries in the next five years but the growing number of youth who do not have access to a computer is becoming an issue of national interest. To address the issue, Lenovo is offering 100% financing with zero down payment and zero interest on the purchase of high performance laptops and AIOs. The payment can be broken up across multiple EMIs with no interest fee.
Program details:
  • Lenovo is offering a range of fully loaded, great value computers across AIOs and laptops starting at INR 22,390.
  • For the finance schemes, Lenovo has tied up with a consortium of 11 banks including HDFC Bank, Citibank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC Bank, Indusind Bank, American Express Bank, SBI-GE and Rathnakar Bank Ltd.
  • Lenovo is also looking at tie ups with leading telco majors to provide free internet dongles with every computer purchase.

This initiative is being piloted in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as it complements their focus on education to bridge the IT divide. Lenovo is looking at a comprehensive 360 degree marketing outreach that includes Advertising and student engagement through college contact programs across the two states.
Speaking about the initiative, Shailendra Katyal, Director- Home and Small Business, Lenovo India said, “As the global PC leader, we want to address the problem of computer penetration in the country. Lenovo has seen success in driving initiatives of this nature in large, emerging markets such as China and we want to replicate this in India. We chose Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as the firstregion, as they offer immense IT talent. We plan to roll this out in the rest of India too.”
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Patriot Launches Supersonic Bolt XT Offering Performance and Data Security

Posted by News Room On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 0 comments
Patriot, a leader in computer memory, flash storage, and premium mobile accessories announces a leap forward in its Supersonic flash memory family with the launch of Supersonic Bolt XT.  Supersonic Bolt brings high performance and hardware encrypted data security together like never before.
In a society with an ever growing need for data security, Patriot’s Supersonic Bolt XT offers protection inside and out. Using built in FIPS 197 compliant hardware-based 256-bit AES security, the Supersonic Bolt XT is like having a personal Fort Knox in your pocket.  The drive locks down and reformats after 10 consecutive failed password attempts.  The security does not stop with the hardware.  A ruggedized, rubber housing protects your data from common day drops and bumps.
Lightning fast transfer speeds round out this powerhouse flash drive.  With transfer speeds up to 150MB/s, the Supersonic Bolt XT will give you performance needed for accessing and moving large files quickly. A high speed USB 3.0 compatible connection, that is backwards compatible to USB 2.0, provides users with the performance they crave and the security they need. The Supersonic Bolt XT is available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities to meet every user’s needs.
“Patriot Supersonic Bolt XT offers user superior transfer speeds with security to offer peace of mind,” said Meng J. Choo, Product Manager at Patriot. “The rugged housing and 256-bit AES security protects priceless data. The large capacity and fast transfer speeds allow users to take their data with them without having to worry about their security being compromised.”
Availability
The Supersonic Bolt XT is available now and pricing starts form an MSRP of $49.99 for the 16GB model.
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Canon's Alok Bharadwaj Moves to Singapore

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Canon India has announced that its executive vice president Alok Bharadwaj will be moving on an international assignment to Canon Singapore. Canon Singapore is the headquarters of its South East and South Asia business operations. The change is effective from January 1, 2015.
Bharadwaj will be heading the corporate strategy group as the SVP and will be responsible for strategic business planning and execution as well as corporate communications for Canon's South East and South Asian regional operations.
He will also be overseeing business development in emerging Asian markets in this region. He will report to Kensaku Konishi, president and CEO of Canon's South East and South Asia Operations.
Kazutada Kobayashi, president and CEO, Canon India says, "Bharadwaj's indomitable spirit has helped shape Canon's image in India and improved our market leadership, while setting industry benchmarks at the same time. We are a global company and believe strongly in leadership development with international roles. We wish him the very best for his new assignment in Singapore."
Canon India will have no direct successor to the position of EVP. The president and CEO of the company will continue to head India business operations, the company clarifies. Bharadwaj comments, "It has been an incredible journey for me at Canon India which I joined in 2001. Canon has an extraordinary magnetic culture. I have had the opportunity to build and work with an excellent team that supported me. I look forward to tackling newer challenges in other emerging Asian markets. It is a promising new role and I am eager to start."
Bharadwaj, an MBA from FMS Delhi, is a well-known face in the industry having led industry body, MAIT as its president and is currently chairman of CII-OA & Imaging Division. He is a committee member of the Indian council of competitiveness
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PNY releases On-the-go Power bank BE-520

Posted by News Room On Monday, November 3, 2014 0 comments

PNY, the leading manufacturer of memory products and PC peripherals, has officially announced the latest addition to their versatile power bank range-The BE-520. Extend the battery life of your mobile device like iPhone, tablets, MP3 players and iPads with the BE-520 power bank. Charge them at any convenience without worrying about the battery draining out with its reliable and safety certified multiple safety protections. Slim, portable yet trendy, the BE-520 is ideal for travelling and outdoor activities. Practical LED torch makes it handy for in-house and off-road activities. One can easily enjoy this perfect item with affordable price.
In today’s modern and fast-paced world, speed and convenience has always been the most desired thing that everyone is always on the constant lookout for. Modern gadgets today achieve those factors by providing us entertainment, connectivity and communication. But unfortunately, they only operate on limited battery life that needs to be constantly recharged.  We often have to look for a charging port, and waiting for the battery to be charged can be a tedious task, and honestly no one has time to do that.  The BE-520 comes to the rescue, you can instantly plug your mobile gadget to the power bank and charge anywhere without worrying about your battery life’s dropping percentage.  With 5200mAh capacity and high-grade rechargeable Li-ion battery, the BE-520 can charge up to 2 times for your mobile devices and boost the battery of your iPhones, Tablets, iPods etc.  It extends the battery life of your tablet, phone, camera or any USB-powered gadget by hours or even days.
The BE-520 presents a trendy and refined white casing with high-quality design and finish. Its slim and compact cylindrical design makes it easy to grab and can fit easily in your pocket or bag. For added efficiency, it comes equipped with a built-in LED torch light that ensures light when it is needed. This makes it extremely convenient for nocturnal use and is the perfect accompaniment for camping trips and overnight stays. Four LED lights indicate the charging levels of the power bank and helps keep you track of your device’s battery level status. One light indicates 0-25%, two lights: 25-50%, three lights: 50-75% and four lights: 75-100% of charge level. It is smartly installed with an auto power off function that can be automatically turned off when not in use, so you can save power and enjoy longer battery life.
BE-250’s multiple protections of short circuit, over-voltage, over-current, over-charge, over-discharge, and insulation safety ensure safe and reliable charging to avoid any potential harm to your devices. PNY adheres to strict safety standards and all of its products are CE and FCC certified.
The BE-520 is universally compatible with almost all smart devices like iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and other DC 5V 1A input USB-charged devices and promises a warranty of one year within the date of purchase.


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