What's hHappening in India........

What's happening in India.............

Thursday, April 28, 2016

GIGABYTE BRIX Takes Center Stage In The Indian Mini-PC Market

GIGAThere is a growing buzz around the compact DIY (Do it Yourself) barebone or mini-PC in India, which is fast gaining momentum, especially in the major cities. And at the centre of this buzz, emanating mostly from its large base of corporate users, is the GIGABYTE BRIX, GIGABYTE’s ultra-compact and versatile barebone PC kit.
 While individual home users, who are cost-conscious, are increasingly finding it worth a try, it’s the institutional users that are making notable impressions in the mini-PC market. The GIGABYTE BRIX is finding growing usage from institutional customers in a variety of roles including, banks, educational institutions, hospitals, departmental stores, and even shopping malls.
 Among these user segments, the interest and demand is the highest from banks and other financial services organisations.
“Financial services organisations have been traditionally using a large number of PC hardware and peripherals for managing a massive amount of data round the clock,” said Himanshu Jogatar of Mumbai-based Sybex Marketing, a major GIGABYTE Premium Partner. “This requires substantial office space for installing desktops, resulting in huge expenditure for their installation and maintenance. These clients are nowadays seeking easier-to-manage options like the GIGABYTE BRIX, which also results in huge savings in space and office expenditure.”
Even in non-metro cities, there’s an emerging awareness about the mini-PC concept among institutional users. For example in Kanpur, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, mini-PCs are being sought by
several educational institutions, stated Ravi Pandey of Kanpur-based Sun Corporation, an IT hardware reseller.
 “The education sector is always on the quest for saving power, space and IT expenditure, and products like GIGABYTE BRIX come across as a practical option,” he said.
 In a small business, profit margins can be tight and all spending needs to be carefully accounted for. For these smaller firms, the GIGABYTE BRIX proves its value for company savings with its low ASP.
 “The user segments going for GIGABYTE BRIX also include small offices that can make significant savings on manpower by installing the product in their premises,” said Sandeep Jain of Mek Peripherals, a Mumbai-based GIGABYTE Premium Partner.
 Even IT hardware resellers are finding GIGABYTE BRIX to be a cost-effective option for their work places. Like Mumbai-based Shri Sai Enterprise, which has been using an Intel Core i7 processor based model for almost a year, to take care of its office information management requirements?

SanDisk Introduces Half-Terabyte SSD Optimized For Everyday Computing

SanDisk Corporation announced the SanDisk Z410 SSD, a cost-competitive, half-terabyte solid state drive (SSD) that enables manufacturers to design for a broad range of desktop PCs and laptops. The 15-nanometer, three-bits-per-cell based Z410 SSD delivers the performance, capacities and form factor ideal for mainstream computing platforms.
 “SSDs are being rapidly adopted as the preferred storage option across the entire spectrum of the PC marketplace,” said Tarun Loomba, vice president and general manager of Client Platform Solutions, SanDisk. “In addition to the performance and durability benefits that SSDs provide, the SanDisk Z410 SSD delivers storage that is ample for most consumers and the right-size for typical corporate users. The Z410 is an important addition to our overall SSD portfolio, as our customers require a complete range of storage options, from home/office PCs to the latest high-performance, ultra-thin laptops.”
 Built on the successful SanDisk Z400s SSD platform, the Z410 SSD features an SLC cache–a combination of SLC and TLC blocks to maximize read and write speeds. This means PC users can expect very short start-up and application loading, making the Z410 ideal for multi-tasking and typical PC workloads such as home/office productivity, web browsing, email, casual gaming and audio/video entertainment.
 “The price gap between SSDs and legacy HDD storage is narrowing,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research vice president for Solid State Drive and Enabling Technologies at IDC.  “Coupled with the inherent performance and reliability benefits, it is helping to propel SSD adoption into the mainstream PC market.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NVIDIA #GamersConnect Comes To Bangalore

NVIDIA #GamersConnect came to Bangalore for the first time atBlitzzone, HMT Main Road, Mathikere. The event was attended by over 120 gamers.
 The eventfueled an exhilarating game play of the latest PC game Tom Clancy’s The Division on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX platforms. Widely-appreciated for its dynamic, tactical, third-person shooter game-play, The Division did not fail to thrill and enthrall the gamers.
Raghav Nair, a gamer who participated in the event, said “I am glad to have experienced The Division on a platform like this one. I had a wonderful time gaming with likeminded people. Thank you to NVIDIA for organizing #GamersConnect in Bangalore.”

Monday, April 25, 2016


WDWestern Digital Corporation announced the expansion of its award-winning color portfolio with a new line; WD Gold datacenter hard drives. WD Gold datacenter hard drives are designed for a broad range of applications – including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount datacenter servers and storage enclosures. WD Gold drives are currently available at select U.S. distributors, resellers and through the WD Store.
With purpose-driven designs for the datacenter, WD Golddatacenter hard drives are launching with anew, high-capacity configuration of up to8TB that offersHelioSeal helium-technology for performance, ideal capacity per square foot, power efficiency and low power consumption for datacenter environments. WD Gold datacenter hard drives feature an optimized design with an 8TB option that helps reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of servers and storage systems, benefiting IT administrators challenged with growing storage capacity needs on limited budgets. WD Gold hard drives will also include a premium dedicated support line for customers worldwide.
 “Western Digital has a proven history of providing award-winning purpose-driven products for unique requirements of each application environment, like WD Red, WD Purple and WD Blue drives,” said Brendan Collins vice president of product marketing, Western Digital Corporation. “WD Gold is a pinnacle part of the color portfolio strategy and another step in creating optimized drives for the markets we serve. Our continued goal is to deliver the most competitive and reliable solutions on the market.”

Friday, April 22, 2016

Acer Unleashes New Game Changing Predator Series In India

acerAcer India took the wraps off of its world renowned line of gaming series, Predator, that encompasses diverse form factors of Notebook, Desktop, Projector and Gaming monitor . This eagerly anticipated line of gaming series boasts a veritable range straddling four innovative products that work in tandem with each other providing a seamless immersive experience to the gaming aficionados. The notebooks which have been powered by the 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors come with high-performance NVIDIA GeForce graphics while the Acer Predator G6-710 gaming desktop has been redesigned with up to 64GB DDR4 dual-channel memory for super smooth and high powered game-play. The gaming series also includes unveiling of the Acer Predator X34 Curved Gaming Monitor which brags of a 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide QHD display accompanied by NVIDIA®’s G-SYNC™ technology which makes it the world’s first curved monitor to have the technology, also giving it a competitive advantage. Likewise, the fairly compact-sized yet powerful Predator Projector Z650 makes the gaming experience quite complete.
Announcing the launch of Predator in India, S. Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer Indiasaid, “The Predator range of products delivers the performance needed for a fun, immersive and powerful gaming experience. One of the fastest growing sectors in the Indian media and entertainment industry, gaming, is an emerging segment which ACER is well equipped to dominate.  Our relentless pursuit of technological excellence led us to launch this cross-platform offering making it one of its kind in the entire IT industry. It is a proud moment for the entire team at Acer, to array this exciting range of stellar products to the discerning Indian consumer. ”

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Razer Announces the Razer Hammerhead CNC Aluminum Chassis In-ear Headset and Headphones

Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of the new Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 headset and Razer Hammerhead V2 in-ear headphones.

The new Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 and Razer Hammerhead V2 both have an enhanced chassis that is CNC milled out of aircraft-grade aluminum, and flat-style cables that are ideal for mobile gaming and music use. Engineered for improved acoustic clarity and more powerful bass for which the Razer Hammerhead series is known, the in-ear headset and headphone are equipped with extra-large 10 mm dynamic drivers—a 20 percent increase from their forerunners.

 The Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 comes with three quick-action control buttons on the in-line microphone, which is fully-compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Three ear tip sizes and an optional bi-flange attachment provide superior sound isolation, as well as customizable comfort for increased versatility. An included splitter cable allows it to be connected to devices with dedicated audio and microphone jacks. Alternately, the Razer Hammerhead V2 was developed for users who want a streamlined mobile audio solution, possessing all the features of the Pro V2, minus the in-line mic and controls.

 “The demanding requirements of on-the-go gaming inspired us to make the original Razer Hammerhead with uncompromised sound quality in a form factor that was comfortable and could take a beating,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “This next evolution of the Hammerheads offers more power, sound quality, durability and portability than ever before.”

Samsung Electronics Ranks No. 1 in Global Digital Signage Unit Sales for Seventh Consecutive Year

For the seventh consecutive year, Samsung Electronics maintained its position as the worldwide leader in digital signage unit sales. Recently released sales figures from IHS, the leading source of insight, analytics, and expertise in display technology, validate Samsung’s leadership in the industry, its pole position dating back to 2009.


Samsung’s successful 2015 results indicate a continuation of the momentum the company has built in the digital signage space in recent years. As global clients seek more dynamic avenues to capture customer attention, Samsung has continued to innovate its technologies to capitalize on the growing need for versatile, high-performing displays in a range of environments.

According to the IHS Technology report “Public Display Market Tracker Q1 2016”, Samsung accounted for 28.8 percent of the global market share for digital signage unit sales.  This signifies an increase on the 26.9 percent market share which Samsung maintained at the close of 2014. (Data Source : IHS Public display market tracker, Product Definition : Public display + Public display TV)

“Samsung is the company behind some of the world’s most brilliant and powerful visual display innovations, and we believe that continuous innovation will take our business – and our customers’ businesses – to even greater heights,” said Seog-gi Kim, Senior Vice President, Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics. “These latest IHS Inc. rankings reflect years of hard work and dedication to provide our partners with the tools to create immersive and personalized experiences for their audiences, and we look forward to maintaining our position as the global digital display leader for many years to come.”

Featuring a range of interactive and informative displays, Samsung’s SMART Signage portfolio delivers tailored end-to-end solutions for numerous industries including government, education, hospitality, healthcare, financial services and retail.