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Scythe announces third version of Grand Kama Cross CPU Cooler

Scythe announces third version of Grand Kama Cross CPU Cooler 16.09.2015, Oststeinbek (Germany) – Japanese cooling expert Scythe announcing the third version of it’s “Grand Kama Cross” Top-Flow CPU cooler. New Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 is based on the same extraordinary X-Structure concept as the predecessor, allowing especially efficient cooling of both the CPU and the surrounding components such as VGA cards, VRMs or RAM. Scythe engineers redesigned the Grand Kama Cross 3 with the goal to significantly improve the overall performance. Instead of using regular 6-millimeter copper-heatpipes, Scythe has exchanged the two copper-heatpipes in the center against two with 8-millimeter diameter. Fine-tuning the manufacturing process allowed to further increase the efficiency of the heat transfer between the copper baseplate and the copper-heatpipes. Another difference to the predecessor is that both the copper baseplate and the four copper-heatpipes have been completely nickel-plated for the Grand Kama Cross 3. The engineers have re-designed the two aluminum-fins blocks and fitted the fins with a special saw tooth tread design. The new design has lowered both the operating noise at higher fan speed ranges and the air resistance, resulting in improved cooling performance. <iframe width=”854″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Cr6liq60VjY” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Grand Kama Cross 3 c...



HighPoint Launches External SAS & SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Line

HighPoint Launches External SAS & SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Line  September 2015, Milpitas, CA –For the past 20 years, HighPoint has been a professional RAID Storage and Management solutions provider, constantly striving to bring quality product to market and deliver the industry’s best Price-Performance value. We are proud to announce our new External SAS and SATA Hardware and Value RAID Tower Storage Product Lines – the RocketStor 6414 Series. RocketStor 6414 series 4-Bay External SAS Turnkey Solutions support up to 32TB of SAS or SATA storage, are powered by our industry proven Hardware and Value RAID technology. Each high-quality, brushed aluminum chassis features an external 6Gb/s Mini-SAS port and four removable hot-swap bays , which support any 2.5” or 3.5” Enterprise /NAS class SATA / SAS Hard Drive or SSD. RocketStor 6414 RAID Storage Towers support a wide range of storage applications; from high-performance video editing workstations, to media acquisition and data backup/archiving solutions. Hardware RAID Solution – RocketStor 6414AS The RocketStor 6414AS comes fully loaded with a complete RAID feature set, superior performance, and the rock-solid reliability of Hardware RAID storage, without the enterprise price tag! The integrated RAID-on-Chip architecture supports fast, highly reliable hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD configurations, while the built-in NVRAM with write journaling constantly tracks in-progress writ...



G.SKILL Announces Availability of New Cherry RGB/MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

G.SKILL Announces Availability of New Cherry RGB/MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards Taipei, Taiwan (15 Sept 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces the availability of its new RIPJAWS series KM780 RGB and KM780 MX mechanical gaming keyboards with Cherry key switches . 100% Cherry RGB/MX Red, Brown, and Blue The new G.SKILL RIPJAWS series mechanical keyboards are built only with genuine Cherry RGB/MX key switches, providing 50 million keystroke durability in red, brown, and blue. Aluminum Plate-Mounted Design Functionally designed with the key switches mounted directly through a solid 2mm aluminum top plate, each key is effectively locked down for a solid typing experience.   Extra Gaming Keycaps, Keycap Tool & Case Specially designed dual-coat laser etched gaming keycaps allow customization for your most common gaming keys, for fast tactile recognition without looking away from your game. An attachable keycap case is also included to keep your keycaps and custom keycap tool in one place. Media Control & LED Volume Display Complete with backlit media control buttons, a die-cast volume roller, and an integrated digital LED volume display, media control is now more convenient than ever.  Dedicated Macro Control, Mode Selection & Extra Hotkeys Packed with on-the-fly macro recording, 6 additional macro keys, 3 hotkeys (Windows lock, brightness, and timer), ...



BIOSTAR Releases Hi-Fi H170Z3 Micro ATX Board

Biostar’s Hi-Fi H170Z3 – a Micro ATX Board with Combo DDR3/DDR4 Support September 14th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Biostar’s latest Intel H170 chipset board is ready for duty for any scenario and comes with combination support for either DDR3 or DDR4 memory modules to allow for maximum flexibility. The Hi-Fi H170Z3 is the first ever Motherboard to support both DDR3 and DDR4 showing its commitment to innovation and development. The Hi-Fi H170Z3 is based on Intel’s H170 chipset which is a single chip design that supports Intel® 6th generation socket 1151 Intel® Core™ processors. With the Intel® H170 chipset, the Hi-Fi H170Z3 also has the iGPU function enabled, letting users enjoy the latest in Intel® integrated graphics performance.  Of course as a Biostar motherboard, the Hi-Fi H170Z3 comes with Hi-Fi technology built inside. Puro Hi-Fi technology features an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier. The technology utilizes audio components with an independent power delivery design for a significant reduction in electronic noise producing superb sound quality. The Hi-Fi H170Z3 supports USB 3.0, PCIe M.2(32Gb/s), SATA Express(16Gb/s) and 4K monitors for triple display configurations.   There is also Biostar’s Smart Speed LAN included which is a free software application that monitors and manages your PC’s network behavior. With user-friendly GUI, it allows you to select and prioritize different types of network traffic, includ...



Aerocool adds Aero-800 and Aero-500 to the PGS-A Series

Aerocool adds Aero-800 and Aero-500 to the PGS-A Series 14.09.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, announces the addition of two new value-for-money chassis to the PGS-A product series. By introducing the Aero-800 and Aero-500 chassis, Aerocool extends the fresh series, which received great feedback. Both models are targeting Gamers with limited budget and offer similarly fantastic design like its big brother Aero-1000. Despite it’s low retail price both the chassis are able to offer many great features, which most competitors are lacking. The new midi-towers might look similar to the already announced Aero-1000 in terms of design, however offer different inner layout and features. Aerocool tries to give users many options when it comes to available color variations. The Aero-800 is available in four the colors black, white, blue and gray. Aero-500 on the other hand comes in the most popular colors black and white. The new value-for-money models inherited the clean front panel with the fancy mesh-design as well as the removable magnetic dust filter on the top panel. The significant difference start with the I/O panel, which is located in the front for the Aero-800, and includes a power button, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, one microphone and one headphone jack. Aerocool embedded the I/O panel in the top panel for the Aero-500, which is featuring two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port, ...



Lian Li Introduces the PC-Q21 Series PC Chassis

Lian Li Introduces the PC-Q21 Series PC Chassis Mini Tower Chassis Offers a Tight Fit but Enough Room for a Full Powered Mini-ITX system September 9, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-Q21 Mini Tower Chassis for Mini-ITX systems. This compact chassis tucks a full computer into a small box. The slot-load slim ODD bay at the top gives legacy optical drives a cool home or holds a modern SSD. There are two PCI expansion slots and more room under them than in previous models. This lets in more air, and accommodates a very flexible bottom-mounted drive sled. Even the front has space enough for a full 2.5” drive or a 3.5” drive with shorter graphics cards. Compact Size with Many Configuration Options The small size of the PC-Q21 is its biggest feature, but that does not mean it compromised on space or its number of mountings. It can be a challenge to fit everything you need into a case this small, but the PC-Q21 still presents many possible configurations. The top ODD bay can hold a slim, slot-load DVD drive or an SSD in addition to the total of three internal drives listed. The bottom rack holds two 2.5” drives or can be removed for three different options: a full 3.5” drive, a 120mm fan, or to provide extra room for an oversized, up to two-slot graphics card. The front wall also has holes drilled with an adjustable brace for hanging a 2.5” or 3.5” drive. Robust Build Quality and Construction The PC-Q21 is a solidly-built cuboid...



Giada’s new unltra-compact Mini PC – F200 introduced to the US market

Giada’s Dust-Proof, Noise-Proof, Fanless Mini PC – The F200 An ultra-compact, virtualized desktop Mini PC for the US market September 09, 2015, Brea, California – Giada Technology, an industry leader in mini PCs, embedded computing and servers for small and medium enterprises, has released their brand new thin client, first showcased at Computex early in June of this year. The application platforms and market segments for modern industrial computer systems are often used in various non-consumer environments such as thin client, virtualization or cloud. Giada’s products are fully integrated systems that provide turnkey installation of a running computer system in these types of environments along with the added benefits of automated functions. For example, a thin client is a computer or a terminal device that depends heavily on the host computer (its server) to fulfill its computational roles. Thin clients are members of a larger infrastructure, where many clients share their computations with a single centralized server. Thin-clients are easier to maintain and manage for a reduced total cost of ownership. In this sense, the Giada F200 provides a complete thin client solution device that helps reduce operating costs and power consumption, with a longer life cycle. Indeed, due to all the user-oriented and easy-to-deploy features, the Giada F200 is great for applications in thin client systems as well as virtual terminals, digital signage and industry control computer...



Curved Philips Monitor Puts User in the Centre

Beautiful Curves: Philips Monitor Puts User in the Centre • Curved 34-inch display and enriched sound through integrated speakers create an immersive experience around the user • CrystalClear images with UltraWide Quad HD at 3440 x 1440 pixels • Over one billion sRGB colours Amsterdam, 8 September 2015 – MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces its first curved display for the desktop. The 34-inch Brilliance Curved UltraWide display wraps around the user’s line of vision to create a truly immersive, focused experience; rich DTS™ enhanced audio through integrated speakers complements the visuals with superb surround sound. With its UltraWide screen and Quad HD resolution, sRGB colour and productivity-boosting MultiView, this 34-inch display shows an appealingly curvy way to help office professionals see and think straight. Curved display and immersive sound for total focus With the background hum of voices, phones and people passing by, offices are full of distraction for desk workers looking for complete focus on the task in hand. What better way to stay focused than with a monitor that curves gently around the user to create more personal space? The new Brilliance Curved UltraWide display puts the user at the centre of the desktop. Up close, the perception is that the display is entirely focused on the person seated at the desk. The curved shape means users need to turn their head less to see content ...



Philips SoftBlue Displays Protect Eyes without Sacrificing Colour

Philips SoftBlue Displays Protect Eyes without Sacrificing Colour Innovative SoftBlue technology, which protects eyes and reduces eye fatigue by mitigating the impact of harmful blue-light exposure, now features in-home and professional displays from Philips Monitors Amsterdam, 3 September 2015 – MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, is rolling out new displays for home and business users featuring innovative SoftBlue technology. SoftBlue protects eyes and reduces eye fatigue by mitigating the impact of blue-light exposure, but without sacrificing the fidelity and quality of the original colour. Users therefore enjoy wellbeing for their eyes as well as professional-grade colour fidelity. The new SoftBlue displays for the home (the E-Line) are already in stores; the SoftBlue displays for professional users (P-Line) are due out this fall. Responding to the challenge of blue-light exposure Commenting on the new line-up of displays with SoftBlue technology, Thomas Schade, Vice President EMEA at MMD, says, “This new technology is emblematic of the commitment of MMD to taking care of users’ health and wellbeing, as well as providing brilliant, colourful images for maximum productivity. Studies show that blue light from LED displays can damage eyes and affect vision. But we’re all spending more and more time in front of screens, and continually exposing our eyes to potentially harmful rays. The new SoftBlue technology is p...



ASUSTOR Launches the World’s First Intel Braswell Powered NAS

ASUSTOR Launches the World’s First Intel Braswell Powered NAS First to be equipped with the newest Intel Braswell quad-core and dual-core processors, memory can be expanded up to a maximum of 8GB to enhance multitasking, AES-NI encryption engine speeds up access to encrypted data, smooth ultra high definition 4K and 2K multimedia output, meets the needs of a wide range of user segments, the best choice for high performance cloud storage. Taipei, Taiwan, September 2nd , 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of 4 high performance tower model NAS devices.These new models are the first in the world to be equipped with Intel Braswell processors and feature the AS6202T and AS6204T powered by quad-core processors and the AS6102T and AS6104T powered by dual-core processors. Featuring rock-solid design and a wide variety of expansion ports, these new models also feature an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, the latest version of the intuitive ADM operating system, secure data protection mechanisms and energy saving features, providing first-class performance for both work and play and making them the first choice in cloud storage for both prosumer and SMB user segments. The fast pace of modern emerging technologies and innovation demand high-performance hardware that is flexible in application. ASUSTOR’s 62 and 61 series devices all utilize high performance Intel processors and feature a high degree of...



Tenda Technology Inc.® Announces Open Source Tomato Compatibility for Wireless AC Routers

Tenda Technology Inc.® Announces Open Source Tomato Compatibility for Wireless AC Routers Giving the benefits of custom firmware flashing without voiding your warranty Walnut City, Calif. – August 27, 2015 – Tenda Technology Inc.®, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda – an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware – today announces open source Tomato firmware compatibility for existing W1800R and W1801R Wi-Fi routers*. Tomato is the leading Linux-based open source firmware for wireless routers and access points using Broadcom chipsets. It enhances these devices with better performance and new options. Tenda did extensive R&D to make sure Tomato works with these routers. “Networking enthusiasts know the value of Tomato firmware,” states Jeff Wang, director of global marketing for Tenda. “We paired user feedback with rigorous internal tests of Tomato on our routers and concluded it was a valuable asset; our partnership with Broadcom assures us of Tomato’s stability on our hardware.” The products covered in this announcement are the W1800R and W1801R. Please see a brief summary of their hardware below: Tenda W1801R Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router Wireless speed up to 450 + 1300Mbps 2.4GHz: IEEE802.11b/g/n ; 5.0GHz/ac/b/g/n 3x 5dBi external detachable antennas Available now at all major retailers http://www.tendacn.com/en/product/W1801R.html http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833555051 http...



TRENDnet ships AC1200 Dual Band PoE Access Point

RENDnet ships AC1200 Dual Band PoE Access Point Software controller manages multiple APs, aids WiFi network management TORRANCE, Calif. – Aug. 26, 2015 – TRENDnet® (www.TRENDnet.com), a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announced today the availability of its AC1200 Dual Band PoE Access Point (with software controller), model TEW-821DAP. TRENDnet’s new access point offers concurrent 867 Mbps WiFi AC and 300 Mbps WiFi N coverage. The TEW-821DAP offers AP, Client, WDS, and Repeater modes to support multiple applications, and it features band steering technology, which helps to alleviate network congestion by directing devices from the 2.4 GHz band to the 5 GHz band. It also saves on remote location installation time and equipment costs with Gigabit PoE support and an included mounting plate. “Wireless AC adds to the speed and performance needed for busy business environments,” said Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. “TRENDnet’s TEW-821DAP provides that extra boost that customers need for today’s demanding network applications.” The included Windows-based software controller allows for centralized management of multiple TEW-821DAPs, including changing the IP address, Wireless SSID, channel, and encryption settings. The software controller also provides IT administrators the ability to upload preconfigured settings to setup multiple devices simultaneously. TRENDnet...



HighPoint Unveils USB 3.1 Product Line – Fast & Affordable USB 3.1 Connectivity for Mac & PC Platforms!

HighPoint Unveils USB 3.1 Product Line – Fast & Affordable USB 3.1 Connectivity for Mac & PC Platforms! July 2015, Milpitas, CA –For the past 20 years, HighPoint has been a professional RAID Storage and Management solutions provider, constantly striving to bring quality Storage technology to market and deliver the industry’s best Price-Performance value. We are pleased announce the launch of our next generation USB Host to Device storage and connectivity product lines, featuring 10Gb/s transfer speeds. Our latest RocketU PCIe host adapter is the ideal USB 3.1 upgrade solution for any Mac or PC platform with PCIe support. Our performance oriented dual-bay USB 3.1 RocketStor 3100 Series Drive Docks support any industry standard 3.5″/2.5″ SATA hard drive or SSD, including the latest 8TB models, and provide USB 3.1 connectivity via USB Type-B and Type-C ports. Dual-Dedicated USB 3.1 Drive Dock  The RocketStor 3122Bis the industry’s fastest USB 3.1 dual-bay storage dock, and is an ideal high-performance external storage solution for any USB 3.1 capable PC or Mac. The two 2.5”/3.5” drive bays can support disks up to 8TB in size, and are powered by dedicated USB 3.1 controllers and 6Gb/s SATA channels. Simultaneous Access to Both 6Gb/s SATA Drive Bays: The RocketStor 3122B was designed to ensure maximum performance for each SATA SSD or hard drive. Each drive bay is powered by an independent SATA Channel to optimize the throughput of each USB 3.1 p...



ASUSTOR Officially Launches Surveillance Center 2.3

ASUSTOR Officially Launches Surveillance Center 2.3 More detailed permissions management with role-based access control, more automation for a larger variety of tasks, simplified and intuitive on-screen controls, and newly added compatibility for even more camera brands, providing even more options and flexibility for creating the ideal surveillance solution. Taipei, Taiwan, August 3rd, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that Surveillance Center has officially upgraded to version 2.3. All ASUSTOR NAS users with surveillance needs are welcome to download and experience this new version firsthand.     “With the growing global demand for IP surveillance solutions, we are very excited to be launching Surveillance Center 2.3 to meet these demands,” said James Su, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “This new version of Surveillance Center increases system stability and automates more functions than ever before. We are sure it will delight all our users across the world.”   Surveillance Center 2.3 includes even more powerful functions for professional surveillance setups. Highly flexible automated event action rules allow administrators to customize alarm handling rules. When an event occurs, the system can select different measures to handle the situation based on the type of event that occurred or the time the event occurred. Also, a variety of simple on-screen controls provide a smooth and intuiti...



Noctua provides free mounting upgrade for upcoming Intel ‘Skylake’ platform (Z170)

Noctua provides free mounting upgrade for upcoming Intel ‘Skylake’ platform (Z170) Vienna, August 3rd 2015 – Noctua today announced that it will continue its tradition of supplying customers with its premium-class SecuFirm2™ mounting kits for novel platforms free of charge. While most Noctua heatsinks support Skylake’s LGA1151 socket out of the box, older models can be upgraded with the NM-i115x kit at no additional cost. “We’re determined to provide the best possible support to our customers and over the years, we’ve sent many thousands of mounting kits free of charge to users who wanted to upgrade to new platforms”, says Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “With Skylake just around the corner, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll extend this offer for LGA1151. Owners of older Noctua retail heatsinks that don’t support LGA1151 out of the box will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!” Due to the spacing of the mounting holes being identical on LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155 and LGA1156, Noctua’s previous SecuFirm2™ mounting systems for LGA115x also support Intel’s upcoming ‘Skylake’ platform. All current Noctua coolers already include SecuFirm2™ mounting systems for LGA115x and can thus be used on LGA1150 mainboards without any upgrades or modifications. Users of older Noctua retail models that don’t include a SecuFirm2™ mounting system for LGA115x ca...






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