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Friday, September 22, 2017

Axis expands its network audio offering for smart background music and public address systems

Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, today announced the addition of AXIS C8033 Network Audio Bridge which allows integration between analog and network audio systems and allows users to benefit from a network based system, while keeping current analog hardware. Axis also announced the 2N® SIP Mic which is a compatible network microphone console that can become a complete public address system when paired together with Axis network speakers. “Axis has been the industry leader in the transition from analog to IP in the video surveillance market making systems smart, scalable, and secure. The launch of AXIS C8033 Network Audio Bridge and the 2N® SIP Mic play an important role in developing the audio market in the same direction,” said Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc. “Utilizing the intelligence of a network video system with audio capabilities is one of the most efficient and effective ways to manage many security issues that organizations face on a regular basis.” These latest additions to Axis’ product line increases the use of audio to enhance business operations and safety and security. By making it smart and easy, the network audio bridge and the network microphone console adds value to many different use cases, such as background music and announcements in retail businesses or paging solutions in public address systems. It is possible to combine these new products with Axis network speakers into one system, (no central electronic equipment needed). Axis network audio systems are based on open standards, making them easy to integrate with other systems. Many legacy systems use analog speakers that are not compatible with digital speaker systems or digital audio sources. AXIS C8033 Network Audio Bridge make it is possible to play music from an analog line level source like a mobile, tablet or a professional streaming box through Axis network speakers, or a connected digital audio source such as, AXIS Audio Player. The 2N® SIP Mic is a compatible network microphone console from 2N, an Axis company, for use in public address systems. This smart network microphone console offers 12 configurable buttons and allows for flexible paging in multiple zones, to make live announcements and play pre-recorded messages. With the new 2N SIP Mic, Axis network speakers can be turned into complete public address systems that are ideal for the education market. By using the network audio bridge to connect existing analog devices with Axis network audio systems, it becomes easy and cost-effective for the customer to benefit from all that the digital system offers. Network audio also means that the system is easy to scale and is flexible enough to meet the customers’ changing demands. AXIS C8033 Network Audio Bridge and 2N® SIP Mic will be available through Axis’ standard distribution channels in September 2017 with the suggested retail price of $899 and $199 respectively.

Apple TV 4K to get Dolby Atmos audio in future tvOS update

Apple, while launching its Apple TV 4K earlier this month along with the new iPhone handsets, did not say anything if the streaming device will come with Dolby Atmos surround sound tech out of the box or not. However, according to The Verge, the streaming box will be getting the audio upgrade in future as a part of the tvOS update.“Apple also doesn’t support modern surround sound standards like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, which place sound effects in 3D space around you,” said The Verge’s Nilay Patel in his Apple TV 4K review. “Apple told me that the lack of Atmos isn’t a hardware limitation, and that support is on the roadmap,” he added. It is not clear as to when Apple plans to bring this support to its 4K TV streaming box. Apple TV 4K starts at $179 for 32GB variant and $199 for the 64GB variant in the US. Apple TV is the company’s video-streaming box and Apple TV 4K is an upgrade over the previous generation of the device. As the name suggests, Apple TV 4K shows videos in 4K resolution. It comes with 4K HDR 10 support along with Dolby vision. The Cupertino-based tech firm has also tweaked the Apple TV user interface. The upgraded streaming box comes with CPU with performance twice as fast and graphics four times faster. Powered by Apple A10X processor, the Apple TV 4K is priced at Rs 15,900 for 32GB and Rs 17,900 for the 64GB variant. The Apple TV (4th generation) 32GB variant now costs Rs 12,900. The device will be available for pre-order in the US, starting September 15. It will be made available starting September 22 in select markets. Apple says it is working with 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate and other production houses to bring new content to iTunes. Users can purchase movies from select production houses on iTunes and Apple will make it 4K HDR compatible free of cost for the new Apple TV users. Amazon Prime will also be bringing its 4K HDR content for the new streaming box later this year.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Rashi Peripherals Organizes PCD Training Program To Outline Growth Prospects In PC Business

Rashi Peripherals, India’s only Value Added Distributor recently organized the flagship PCD Training program for its key Champions in Mumbai. The event themed as ‘PCD 2.0’ was aimed at outlining business prospects in the PC business. Leading brand Asus, Lenovo, HP, and Intel showcased their latest product portfolio and conducted an in-depth training session for Champions. The PCD training program is a unique initiative by Rashi Peripherals, conducted in association with its strategic vendor partners with an aim to educate Champions on the new market opportunities in the desktop and PC business. Key Champions from across the region gather to gain insights on market trends and product. This was the fourth year of the PCD meet and over 60 Champions from major cities attended the two days training program. Asus, one of the prominent PC brands showcased the latest series of ROG, Vivobook, and Zenbook during the event. Commenting on the event, Mr. Peter Chang, Country Manager, Asus India said, “The PCD training program was a great platform to introduce our latest Gaming line of products to key Champions. We showcased our flagship ROG, Vivobook,  and Zenbook series and also provided in-depth training to Champions on our latest offerings. We also leverage the event to address their queries on our products and sales support. We thank team Rashi for bringing key Champions from across the country under one roof and giving us an opportunity to present our latest offerings. Other vendors, Lenovo, HP, and Intel also presented their product portfolio in the event. Apart from vendor product training, Rashi Peripherals conducted an in-depth advanced excel training session for Champions on stock tracking and inventory planning. The session was well appreciated by Champions. There was also a discussion over critical industry issues where the distributor highlighted how it was helping the Channel liquidate inventory, which is currently the most significant need of partners. Started with a major focus on the Component business, Rashi Peripherals is the only distributor to have the most diverse product portfolio. The PCD is the fastest growing segment and the company aspires to become the leading player in this space. Highlighting the roadmap, Mr. Rajesh Goenka, VP – Sales and Marketing, Rashi Peripherals, said, “Rashi Peripherals is the only distributor, who has close ties with all the leading PC brands and we are very optimistic about the Gaming PC business growth in India. The PCD meet was in the continuation with the Component meet held in the month of July. We are committed to come up with such new concepts in order to provide support to our Champions and partners.” The two-day event received an overwhelming response from the Champions. Commenting on the event, Sandeep Kumar, a Champion from Bangalore said, “I got to learn many new things in the PCD meet. Also, I got an opportunity to network with product heads and vendors. The sessions were very informative and insightful.”

Canon India continues Pledge for Social Development with Second Anniversary Celebrations of Sol Gohalia village adoption

Canon India marches forward with its social endeavors. Started in 2012, Canon India’s flagship CSR programme, ‘Adopt a Village’, incorporates four adopted villages at present. Adopted in 2015, 40 kms from Kolkata, Canon’s fourth village, ‘Sol Gohalia’ today denotes its second commemoration of adoption. This is yet another milestone in the journey of the ‘Adopt a Village’ programme, which focusses on comprehensive advancement of communities dwelling in these villages. Home to more than 4500 people earning their employment from daily labor, irrigation and small businesses, Sol Gohalia in the past two years witnessed noteworthy improvements in the fields of 4E’s-eye care, education, environment, and empowerment leading to holistic progress and development. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India, said, “Commitment to the community comes very naturally to all Canon employees across the country. It is an integral element of our brand’s DNA and reflects prominently in our work ethics. Under our initiative- Canon Involve, our employees regularly engage with the children to contribute to a brighter today and tomorrow for them. On our association with Sol Gohalia completing two fruitful years today, it gives me immense satisfaction to say that we are heading in the right direction. I am extremely delighted to see the noticeable changes the village has experienced, and yet these efforts have only motivated us to further amplify our efforts, reach out to more communities and inspire others to come together and work for the betterment of the society.” The special day was marked with celebration, enthusiasm and vigour amongst one and all. The village school Principal gave a warm welcome to the employees with his speech. School children brimming with vigour presented regional dance and singing performances themed around the Durga Puja. A special cake cutting ceremony took place to mark the second anniversary of the village. An origami workshop for children was facilitated, post which art and craft material was distributed to the children as the festival and anniversary celebration gifts. With the participation of more than 135 students from the village school, Sol Gohalia Nimnubuniyadi Vidyalaya and 14 Canon employees, Sol Gohalia anniversary celebration was a notable event in the CSR journey of Canon India. The village has undergone noticeable developments in the past two years since its adoption. Children earlier shying away from school and basic health care are now excited to dress up in their presentable uniforms, study sincerely and even ace tests. A friendlier infrastructure was established at the school premises, seating more students for better education and enlightenment. There is increased understanding about the importance of basic education. More than 130 students are being reformed and educated on a daily basis where basic computer class training and e- learning platforms are creating a sense of curiosity and constant engagement. In the last one year, 810 people from the community were benefited from the Resource center. Canon India’s four adopted villages in the country included Ferozpur Namak in Haryana, Maharaja Katte in Bangalore, Karanjoti in Maharashtra and Sol Gohalia in Kolkata.

Asus Zenbook UX430 lineup launch date confirmed

Asus has sent out invites for the launch of its upcoming premium lineup of laptops in India. The company has sent out media invites, which reads “beyond the edge”, for the launch to be held on September 27. Incidently, two of the laptop’s models namely UX430UA and UX430UQ were listed online this week at Rs 74,990 and Rs 93,990. The Asus ZenBook UX430UA and the the Asus UX430UQ share almost the same specifications but the latter comes with an extra graphic card. It has the Nvidia 940MX GPU graphic card onboard that comes in addition to the integrated Intel HD GPU. The laptops sport a 14-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) NanoEdge display and according to the listing the devices have an 80% screen-to-body ratio. The company says that the canvas is 13-inch but the display it includes is of 14-inches. Both laptops come in Royal Blue, Rose Gold, Quartz Grey and Shimmer Gold colour variants. Users will get the option to choose from three different processors + RAM customisations – Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7. All three run on Intel 7th-gen ‘Kaby Lake’ processor along with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620. It can be customised with 4GB, 8GB or 16GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB SSD storage drive. The devices will also be available with Windows 10 Home or Pro versions. The laptop includes a Type-C USB 3.1 Gen.1 port, Type-A USB 3.1 port, USB 2.0 port, Micro HDMI and a SD card reader. It also has a full-sized backlit keyboard with Glass-covered touchpad and a fingerprint sensor at it’s top right corner. In addition, the laptop features dual 1.5W speakers with ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system. There is a HD webcam onboard as well.

Acer announcing mega offers for this festive season

Acer India, one of the largest technology brand in the country announces exciting offers for all customers. This festive season of Dussehra, Durga Puja and Diwali, Acer provides many special offers on the purchase of its range of Laptops, desktops, 2 in 1s, convertibles, desktops and All-in-One PCs. The mega offers include Premium Blaupunkt speakers worth Rs.2990, Saregama Caravan Music System worth Rs.6490 or 1TB External HDD, Bata Gift voucher worth Rs.1000, 1st year accidental damage protection + 2 year extended warranty worth Rs.6999 and EMI benefits worth Rs.3000 depending on the model consumer purchases. Commenting on the amazing offers, Mr. Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India, says, “We want this festive season to be very special for all our esteemed customers across the country. With the consumer sentiments already at a high point, it is an exciting time for us to be part of their celebrations. Through these offers, we hope to enable our customers to experience the best in class technology along with exciting offers. We hope that these great offers and the forthcoming products will usher in a joyous occasion for all our consumers and partners.” These festive offers are an added delight to the Indian shopper’s spirit of festivity, drawing in customers to enjoy these attractive schemes. As is the case with most Indian festivals, the exchange of gifts and purchasing new things is a tradition, and Acer hopes to play an important role in this tradition by encouraging customers to take home the gift of technology.

Zebronics launches its newest “Full Moon” Tower Speakers

Zebronics, India’s leading supplier of IT peripherals, Audio/Video, and Surveillance products announces the latest in its expansive ‘Full Moon” Tower Speakers bringing full-fledged stereo sound for music listening. With the advent of the festive season, the tower speakers are ideal to charge your room with 360-degree of the audio experience. Embodying a brilliant engineering and modern design, it is equipped with a wooden enclosure and slim design which attunes your home d├ęcor and adds fashion to every room. With high power digital amplifier technology, 10.16cms(4)x 4 midrange, 3.81cms(1.5)x2 tweeter and 20.32cms(8)x2 subwoofer drivers listen to every beat crisp and clear, because every beat does count! Packed with 200watts RMS and the cutting-edge technology, the speakers gives dynamic depths to your listening experience. The speaker is fully remote controlled and comes with a built-in digital equalizer that helps you enhance your music experience through various sound controls like volume, bass and treble controls. Bundled with dual microphone jacks, two wireless microphones and speaker comes integrated with RGB lights, the speakers allow you to create your own Karaoke studio. The Full Moon Tower Speakers can be easily connected to your PC, TV, MP3 player or DVD player, which also includes USB port and an SD card slot supporting up to 32 GB – With the connectivity, so fine, you will never run out of music option. You can also connect your mobile phone with the speakers through 3.0 +EDR Bluetooth connectivity. Speaking on the launch Mr. Pradeep Doshi, Director – Zebronics India says, “When it comes to Audio, Zebronics has become synonym to it. Be it our Multimedia speakers or Tower Speakers we have it all covered for you. Today Zebronics boasts the widest range of Speakers that lets your room be filled with sound and not just boxes. We are glad to bring in the newest ‘Full Moon’ with some extraordinary thumping sound, that lets the festivities begin” With the best in audio technology, Full Moon Tower speakers shall be available at all the leading retail and e-commerce portals priced at Rs. 15,999/-.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PNY GeForce GTX 1070 8GB XLR8 Gaming OC

PNY Technologies has launched the GeForce GTX 1070 8GB XLR8 graphics card that transforms your PC into a super-charged gaming computer. Designed specifically to support next-generation PC games, the GeForce provides real-time 4K graphics powered by the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture. The GeForce is built with 8GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 Gbps with data transfer rate of 256 GB/s and 256-bit wide memory bus which provides ultra-graphics settings for an outstanding performance and gaming experience. Enjoy smooth gameplay while playing the most challenging, graphics-intensive games without any interruption or glitches. PNY’s XLR8 Triple Fan XLR8 Cooler helps the GeForce GTX 1070 run cooler and also quiter ensuring extended high-performance gameplay without overheating the system. The GeForce GTX 1070 supports multi-monitor setups, up to 3 Display Port 1.4, HDMI 2.0b and DL-DVI ports displaying ultra-high resolutions at 7680x4320 @60fps. Microsoft DirectX 12 enables high-end gaming for non-stop, fast-paced virtual gameplay. The GeForce GTX 1070 supports Windows 10, 8, 7, Linux, FreeBSDx86 system drivers. Booted with next-generation NVIDIA VRWorks technologies, gamers can play the latest VR games released providing plug-and-play compatibility with leading VR headsets. Real-time Image capture technology captures HD video and images that can be uploaded to YouTube and online media sites. 

HP Introduces ElitePOS Point-of-Sale System to Reinvent Retail

HP Inc. India today unveiled its innovative and versatile, all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) system, the HP ElitePOS at India Retail Forum 2017. The brand new POS solution will help customers in the retail and hospitality companies to reimagine how technology can transform the in-store experience. The HP ElitePOS will help brick and mortar retailers deliver the best possible customer experience by providing data driven insights on customer buying behavior. This is especially critical in an era when consumer’s shopping preferences are increasingly being influenced by e-commerce players. “As retailers seek new ways to interact with customers and reinvent in-store experiences, technology must empower sales associates and engage customers in a way that feels like a natural extension of the brand,” said Aaron Weiss, vice president and general manager, Retail Solutions Business, HP Inc. “The new HP ElitePOS solution is built for versatility with a sleek and stunning design that can adapt to multiple retail and hospitality environments, while still offering the security, performance and long-term durability that our customers expect from HP.” The ElitePOS features a stunning, modular design, different from large, boxy POS terminals commonly used in retail environments. Its design is also functional, supporting use cases beyond checkout to make shopping faster and easier for both customers and the sales associates assisting them. These use cases include: interactive signage, employee attendance, and self-service applications like a customer check-in and access to additional product offerings in the “endless aisle”. For retailers who want a clean and clutter-free counter space, or who need greater versatility in the placement of their point-of-sale terminal, the display can be separated from the input/output (I/O) base for maximum placement versatility. For businesses who want technology to complement their brand’s experience, the ElitePOS and its accessories add further customization and flexibility. Attention to detail – including an optional receipt printer that integrates into the column stand, and an optional magnetic stripe reader built into the display, create a clean counter space for retail environments. The optional barcode scanner and optional standalone printer match the elegance of the ElitePOS for a consistent design aesthetic across peripherals. Retail and hospitality often have demanding and harsh environments, which can damage or destroy consumer-leveraged technology. That is why the ElitePOS is built to be retail-durable, designed to pass MIL-STD tests[i], deter minor spills by channeling liquid out the device, and provide efficient cooling with side venting for improved reliability. Additionally, line-busting will be a breeze with Windows 10, fast DDR4 memory, and 7th generation Intel® Core™ processors with vPro™ technology.

TP-Link Launches Gaming Series Routers as GAMEAHOLIX

TP-Link launches GAMEAHOLIX series the next generation of routers which enables the gamers to experience Lag Free gaming for uninterrupted WiFi gaming experience. The “X” Gamers – those who have graduated from Angry Birds to some- thing a little more demanding, must know the misery of unexpected drops delayed frames and asynchronous intercom. A powerful router can help you solve those problem and get speedy internet connection to win the battles, Feel the Speed with TP-Link’s Gameaholix Series. GAMEAHOLIX Series includes routers like Archer C5400 which is a triband MU MIMO gigabit router with 8 external antennas which was star attraction at the launch event , Archer C2300, Archer C7 performance grabbed lot of eye balls , Archer C1200 and Archer C50 with 4 antennas and speed of 1200mbps at price offered was a boon to gamers. Gameaholix series enables the gamers to be free from cables and enhance the gaming experience with Faster and Lag Free Gaming. We are focused on enabling the gamers with stronger WiFi connectivity and meet gaming networking needs of gamers. “Online gaming is an addiction today and GAMEAHOLIX Series from TP-Link enhances that experience. We would continue to invest in this segment to bring the Gaming community together to witness and experience the best of LAN and WiFi gaming” said Mr. Bijoy Alaylo, General Manager – Sales, TP-Link India

Nokia 8 smartphone likely to launch in India on September 26

It seems that HMD-Global is all set to launch its latest flagship smartphone Nokia 8 in India. Industry insiders told GadgetsNow, that the company is planning to launch the smartphone either on September 26 or September 27. The company will also start sending the official media invites shortly. To recall, company launched the Nokia 8 globally in August this year. The smartphone features a 5.3-inch QHD display with 1440×2560 pixels resolution. The display is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The smartphone offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB by adding a microSD card. The Nokia 8 comes with dual rear camera setup powered by 13MP sensors each. The camera lens comes from Carl Zeiss. While the first lens shoots coloured shots with OIS, the secondary rear camera shoots in monochrome. The primary camera has an aperture of f/2.0 along with PDAF and dual-tone flash. Nokia 8 is also the company’s first to come with Nokia OZO audio, which is a 360-degree audio technology for better multimedia experience. The cameras can also capture videos in 4K resolution. At the front, there is a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and display flash. One of the most highlighted features of the device is ‘Bothie’ or Dual-Sight mode, which makes use of both front and rear cameras to show both angles on the screen. People can use this feature to live stream on YouTube and Facebook Live as well. Measuring 151.5×73.7×7.9mm, the smartphone is backed by a 3090mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge support. In terms of connectivity it offers 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and NFC.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Moto X4 Android One phone with dual cameras to launch in India soon

Motorola India on Wednesday teases to launch a dual camera phone in India in the forthcoming days. Although the company didn’t exactly confirm the name of the smartphone they will announce in India, but chances are that it is going to be the Moto X4. The smartphone was initially launched at the IFA 2017 event which happened in Berlin last month. The company confirmed that the phone that is set to launch in India will come with dual cameras. It could either be the base variant of the Moto X4, or could be the Android One edition of the Moto X4. A popular tipster – Evan Blass last week hinted that Motorola is currently working on the Android One edition of the Moto X4. This will be the first Moto phone with Android One. Blass also leaked an image of the Moto X4 with Android One branding. The Moto X4 Android One phone is said to be the same as the original Moto X4 in terms of specs and design. The only difference will be that the Android One edition of the Moto X4 will offer a pure Android experience. The price of the Android One edition will differ a bit from the original Moto X4. Going by some reports that Motorola and Google were in works to bring an Android One phone for a long time now. Reports further hint that the Android One Motorola device will come with a price tag between — $200 and $300, which roughly translates to Rs 12,700 – Rs 19,000. Originally, Moto X4 bridges the gap between the premium and the budget phones. The smartphone is an upper-tier mid-range and will retail at 399 Euros, which translates to Rs 30,000 approx. Moto X4 Android One phone will be a budget device. There are no specific details if Motorola will call the upcoming Android One powered phone Moto X4. Chances are that they may name the phone something else. Apart from the addition of the Android One program, and the change in the name – the phone will be same in terms of the specs will be the same as the original phone. In terms of specs, Moto X4 comes with a 5.2-inch display with 1080p resolution and boasts a metal and glass design. The display is further protected with a Gorilla Glass 4 layer on top. Moto X4 comes with an IP68 certification, which means that the new Moto X phone is water and dust resistant. On the camera front, the Moto X4 comes with two cameras at the back – one with 12-megapixel sensor – which is the primary camera, while the secondary camera comes with an 8-megapixel sensor which focuses on capturing wide-angle shots mainly. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 630 processor coupled with 3 gigs of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card. The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery which as claimed by Motorola delivers a power backup for one single day. It also comes along with a 15-watt TurboPower charger which in 15 minutes of charge provides enough battery like for the phone to last for almost 6 hours. Another key feature of the Moto X4 is the Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. With Amazon Alexa, Moto X4 can be used in hand-free mode. Motorola, at the IFA launch event said that the new Moto X4 will respond to Alexa even when the device is locked. Moto X4 also includes Google Assistant, which is built into Android. At IFA 2017, Motorola also confirmed that Alexa integration will come with all the other Motorola phones that will be announced in the days to come.

LAVA partners with Vodafone – Launches Rs 900 Cash Back offer on its feature phones

LAVA International Limited, one of the leading Indian multi-national companies in the mobile handset industry today, introduced a special Cash Back offer ahead of this festive season – in partnership with Vodafone India.The company announced that under this Cash Back Offer, new LAVA feature phone customers will be entitled to earn a Cash Back of up to Rs. 900/- with Vodafone prepaid recharge. The offer is valid until October 31, 2017.To avail the offer, customers will have to recharge their phones with Rs. 100/- or more with Vodafone in a month, including cumulative, recharge. This will allow the customers to receive Rs. 50/- Cash Back in the same month which will be credited to their Vodafone mobile number. Customers will be entitled to avail the benefits of the offer for next 18 months from the day of registration, beginning any day within the offer validity period. Commenting on the offer Gaurav Nigam, Head – Product, Lava International Limited said, “It is that time of the year when people wish to connect with each other more. This offer, we are sure, will add value to their festivities and help them get more out of their purchase. Users can avail Rs. 50 Cash Back for a period of 18 months, which sums up to Rs. 900/- and that is equivalent to the cost of our Captain N1 feature phone, thus making it eventually free for consumers. Customer centricity is at the core of LAVA and with this offer, we are certain to provide a valuable experience to our consumers.” Commenting on the offer, Avneesh Khosla, Associate Director – Consumer Business, Vodafone India said, “We are happy to partner with LAVA to bring this pocket-friendly offering to our customers to enable them to make the most of their LAVA mobile. We are confident that the complimentary offerings from Vodafone will make the experience more seamless at affordable rates. This collaboration will enable our existing and prospective customers to make the most out of their new device purchase.” The credited balance will be valid for 30 days from the date of receipt and the consumers will be able to enjoy the credited amount to make voice calls, send SMS or avail any Value-Added-Service like hello tunes, other than pay by balance and international roaming. The offer is applicable on the entire existing Lava Feature Phone Portfolio consisting of following models- Captain N1, ARC 101, KKT 9s, Spark i7, ARC 105, KKT Pearl, Captain K1+, ARC One Plus, KKT 34 Power, KKT 40 Power+

Huawei Launches ‘Huawei Envision’ Video Solution for MSO

Huawei launched its Envision video solution for MSO(Multiple System Operator) to enhance hybrid video service capabilities and implement all-IP transformation of video services.
Envision not only allows consumers to enjoy personalized multi-screen hybrid video services through diverse devices anytime, anywhere, but also provides 4K and 8K UHD videos, 360-degree videos, and new immersive video experiences such as AR/VR.“Huawei has been committed to creating a convergent and innovative video service ecosystem,” said Hu Jianjun, VP of Huawei’s video product line. “Huawei’s Envision video solution covers the video content distribution platform, CDN and core components such as 4K STBs, via a fiber coaxial hybrid access platform, providing comprehensive service capabilities for the MSOs’ video all-IP transformation.” Through the cloud-based fully convergent platform, new-generation FMC video broadcast and content distribution technologies, Huawei’s Envision video solution is applicable to all MSOs’ TV scenarios with comprehensive service capabilities. The solution enables MSOs to conduct multi-screen services based on cloud recording and cloud-time shifting, provides personalized video experience, and improves the user experience. In this way, the solution enhances user loyalty and the value of MSOs’ video services while driving revenue growth. In terms of UHD video distribution and bearing, the solution can quickly achieve integration and connection between the 4K UHD video headend and transmission network components. Huawei’s Distributed-Converged Cable Access Platform (D-CCAP), a fiber and coaxial hybrid access platform, supports high-performance DOCSIS 3.1 access, with the industry’s largest bandwidth access of 10 Gbit/s, to enable MSOs to deliver IP-based full-scenario services. The STBs using Huawei’s HiSilicon chips aim to build enhanced solutions to support the best 4K UHD services on the terminal side. Furthermore, with a fully open service structure, Envision supports quick launch of new services and facilitates expansion of video services to video communications, UGC, intelligent home, and other domains, meeting MSO requirements for expanding markets and promoting development of services. Huawei’s Envision supports not only IP video services, but also traditional cable TV services, implementing hybrid video distribution of cable TV and IPTV. The aim is to help MSOs smoothly transform towards full-IP videos.

Monday, September 18, 2017

ViewSonic to Showcase Array of New Products at InfoComm India 2017!

ViewSonic Corp, a leading global provider of visual solution products, is scheduled to participate in the upcoming, InfoComm India Summit. It is a three day event and which will be held from 26th – 28th September 2017 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. At the event, ViewSonic will be unveiling and showcasing its new range of PS750W projector, PG603X projector, LS620X projector, VP2768 LCD monitors & ViewBoard®IFP6550 interactive flat panel. “We are thrilled to be part of the biggest professional Audio Visual & Information Communication Technology show and are looking forward to it,” said Eric Wei, Senior Sales Director (Asia-Pacific) at ViewSonic. “Our new range of projectors is aligned with changing business environment and demands and offers collaboration and sharing, promotes critical thinking. At ViewSonic, we are committed to deliver high quality display solutions that will help all verticals varying from education to corporates to meet the challenges of today & tomorrow.” The InfoComm India Summit provides a premium platform for IT professionals, decision makers and influencers from various industries to showcase innovative products and witness spectacle first-hand experience. For discussion on ViewSonic’s next-gen solutions and media interactions, Mr. Eric Wei, Country-Head India and Senior Sales Director will be available on 26thSeptember, 2017.

Xiaomi Mi Band launched the HRX Edition in India

Xiaomi has launched a new variant of its fitness band in India. Called Xiaomi Mi band – HRX Edition, the company has partnered with Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan’s firm (HRX) for the device. Xiaomi Mi band – HRX Edition has an MRP of Rs 1,799, however, the device is available at Rs 1,299. The band is said to come with improved fitness tracking algorithm, which the company claims offers more accurate monitoring of the wearer’s activities. The Mi band – HRX Edition is also said to offer an improved battery life. Xiaomi says that the device has 70mAh battery that is rated to deliver 23 days of life, a 10% update over the regular version’s 20 days. Mi band HRX Edition does not include Heart Rate sensor, which we is there in the company’s Mi Band 2. The IP67-splash resistant device sports a scratch-resistant touch screen with 0.42-inch OLED display and support for Bluetooth v4.0. The Xiaomi Mi Band HRX Edition is compatible with Android 4.4, iOS 7.0 and above. Available in Black and Blue colour variants, the device measures 15.7×10.5×40.3mm and weighs 70 gram. The launch of the Xiaomi Mi Band HRX Edition comes few days after the launch of the company’s first-ever Android One smartphone, the Mi A1. Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat and comes with pure Android UI onboard. Sporting a 5.5-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass, the Xiaomi Mi A1 features a full-metal body with rounded edges. Under the hood, there is a mid-range octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, clubbed with 4GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. The dual-rear camera of the smartphone consists of a 12MP wide angle and a 12MP telephoto lens for an improved bokeh effect in portrait shots. At the front, the smartphone has a 5MP camera. It is backed by a 3080mAh battery and has a fingerprint sensor at the back.

Google Tez will store your Aadhaar details for transactions

Google has just launched its Tez UPI-based mobile payments app in India. However, it looks like that the app may face heat from online privacy advocates. As going through the terms and conditions page of Google Tez reveals that all those users who are (or will be) doing any transactions using the app, will have to share their Aadhaar details as well bank account details with Google. Since Aadhaar card also has details like name, age, contact number, address, email ID and parent’s name this means that the users will have to share these too. “You hereby expressly consent to and permit Google, Group Companies and the Payment Participants’ to collect, store and share such information including but not limited to the your personal information such as your name, address, Google Account or Payment instrument details, all transactions carried out through Tez or information with respect to third parties and the Recipients including bank account or Aadhaar details for the purposes mentioned in the Combined Tez Terms,” says the terms and conditions page of the Google Tez app. “In the event that you are a Recipient, you hereby consent Google to permit the Sender to store your information including bank account number and Aadhaar number on Tez for the purpose of sending you payments,” adds the page. However, some details can be preserved if the user pays through the Cash Mode in the app. The mode enables the users to instantly send and receive money to anyone nearby using Tez app without the need to share details like bank account or phone number. Users can also scan QR code to send money. The Google Tez app is launched for both Android and iOS platforms. The search giant has tied up with all major banks such as SBI, HDFC, Axis and ICICI for the app. The company has also partnered with Micromax, Panasonic, Lava and Nokia for the distribution of the app.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dell launches its VR-ready Precision 5720 PC in India

Dell has launched a new AiO PC in India, called the Precision 5720. The PC comes with a starting price of Rs 1,09,000 and is already available on the company’s India website. The highlight of the PC is it’s VR-ready and comes equipped with AMD Radeon Pro graphics (WX 7100 or WX 4150) for faster rendering. The company claims that the Precision 5720 is the only AiO to feature such graphics. The Dell Precision All-in-One 5720 is aimed for heavy users in Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, Architecture and Design, Health segment. It has a 27-inch ‘UltraSharp’ 4K display (available in Touch and Non-Touch options). The device packs Intel Kaby Lake and Sky Lake processors (Core i5, i7, Xeon E3-1200 v6) with 8GB RAM under the hood. Running Windows 10 OS, the Dell Precision 5720 AiO supports USB Type A, Thunderbolt 3, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio out and HDMI out port. There are also ten front and down firing speakers. This includes two tweeters, four full range drivers, two passive radiators and two down-firing full range speakers. “At Dell, we are committed to constantly revolutionizing our technology to deliver the best products and services, in line with the evolution of customer needs. The launch of the Precision 5720 All-in-One is a testimony to our belief in the legacy of Dell’s Precision range, which offers the best-in-class experience for creative minds to bring their ideas to life. We are proud to offer the world’s first VR capable AIO supporting professional graphics and staying true to Precision’s legacy of powering some of the greatest projects, for customers who depend on quality design for success – and what better time to do this than the 20th anniversary of the product line,” said Indrajit Belgundi, General Manager, Client Solutions Group, Dell, India at the time of the launch.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Asus Zenfone 4 series smartphones to launch in India today

Asus is all set to launch its next generation of Zenfone smartphones in India. The company has sent out media invites for the launch event scheduled to take place in Delhi today at 1PM.
Last month, the company launched all the smartphones in the Zenfone 4 series at an event in Taiwan. The Asus Zenfone 4 series consists of ZenFone 4 Pro , ZenFone 4 , ZenFone Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie and the ZenFone 4 Max.
Asus Zenfone 4 Pro
The Asus Zenfone 4 Pro features a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display and runs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU. The device offers 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 2TB via microSD card. It sports a dual-rear camera setup with one 12MP and other 16MP module. There’s also an 8MP front facing camera.
Asus Zenfone 4
The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system topped with the company’s own Zen UI and sports a 5.5-inch full HD Super IPS+ display. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with 6GB/4GB of RAM. It offers 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 1TB by using a microSD card. The hybrid dual SIM smartphone also features a dual-rear camera with one 12MP and other 8MP modules and an 8MP front shooter.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro
The smartphone is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and features a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. The users can further expand the storage up to 128GB by adding a microSD card. Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro comes with a 16MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash and it has dual selfie cameras with two 12MP modules
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie
The smartphone boasts of a 5.5-inch HD display and runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. It is powered by 1.4GHz octa-Core Qulacomm Snapdragon 430processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. Zenfone 4 Selfie features a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and a dual Selfie camera with 20MP and 8MP modules.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ambrane Announces the Launch of its Smartwatch ASW

Riding high on being No. 1 in Power Banks, Ambrane one of the leading IT brands in computer peripherals & Mobile accessories further strengthens its presence in wearable Market with the launch of its latest ASW-11 Smartwatch. Pushing the boundaries of the traditional art of watchmaking along with the touch of Technology, the device not only shows you the time, but also has Bluetooth connectivity and doubles as a fitness tracker, allowing you to do so much more! Scoring full in good looks, along with several advanced features built right into the watch, the smart watch, with its broad rubber strap and its sleek touchscreen, is an accessory worth flaunting. Designed with meticulous attention, the watch is everything minimal, elegant and style. Do more than just check the time on this smartwatch. Truly multifunctional the smart watch boasts features that allows you to accept or reject the call or snooze an alarm. It also lets you set call or message reminders. The watch enables the user to create short reminders and to-do lists to manage your hectic schedule. The watch puts the convenience of a smartphone and a fitness tracker at the flick of your wrist, allowing users to even track the daily fitness activities. Monitor your sleep patterns, steps in a day with pedometer or hydrate yourself when at work with Alerts which also includes sedentary reminder for your inactive lifestyle. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Gaurav Dureja, Director Ambrane India Pvt. Ltd. says, “Very recently Ambrane entered the Wearables Market, however in a very short span of time, we have received a strong response from the Market. Our newest ‘ASW-11 Smartwatch’ is designed for the smarter needs of today’s generation. Devised for those on the go, this watch would replace your many expensive watches from the Case and also play the role of fitness tracker – Didn’t we say value for money? True testimony to it- Best in technology at Best prices” With one touch Bluetooth connectivity, the smartwatch features a premium range of technology and an LCD display with higher resolution and better visibility without needing to recharge for days. When not connected to your smartphone, the smartwatch works as a standalone digital watch. Available in universal Black, the product is available in all the leading retail and e-tail stores with 1 year warranty, priced at Rs. 1999/- (MRP).