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ASUSTOR Release Surveillance Center 2.3 Beta

ASUSTOR Release Surveillance Center 2.3 Beta ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center 2.3 Beta introduces brand new features including automated event action rules, foreign object detection, more intuitive on-screen controls and expansion of the HDMI local output function. All users are welcome to download and experience the latest Surveillance Center functions. Taipei, Taiwan, May 25th, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the release of the Surveillance Center 2.3 beta version. This version of Surveillance Center features powerful new features including automated event action rules, simplified and intuitive on-screen controls, role-based access control, and the addition of foreign object detection for intelligent video analytics and search. The HDMI local output function has also been expanded for setups with greater than 4 cameras, allowing users to change pages to view different video feeds and automatically cycle between feeds, providing the same type of convenience as browsing real-time surveillance feeds on a web page.   “Since the release of Surveillance Center we have been continually receiving feedback from all of our users. This has allowed us to make continual improvements and innovations, creating an even more reliable, convenient and versatile surveillance system,” said James Su, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “This new upgrade significantly enhances overall system performance in a variety of ways ...



Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with 3DMark

Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with 3DMark We’re excited to introduce our new 3DMark API Overhead feature test – the world’s first independent test for measuring differences in DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and Mantle API performance. It’s also the very first public application to use DirectX 12 full stop. This is cutting edge stuff Developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of our Benchmark Development Program, the 3DMark API Overhead feature test lets you compare the performance of DirectX 12, DirectX 11, and Mantle. The purpose of the test is to compare the relative performance of different APIs on a single system, rather than the absolute performance of different systems. The API Overhead feature test is not a general-purpose GPU benchmark, and it should not be used to compare graphics cards from different vendors. (We are working on a DirectX 12 benchmark with game-like workloads, which we expect to release soon after the public launch of Windows 10.) Why is API overhead important? There has been much talk this year of new graphics APIs that let developers code ‘close to the metal.’ And though it’s natural to think of the GPU, the benefits of APIs with lower overhead are actually achieved by making better use of multi-core CPUs to streamline code execution and eliminate software bottlenecks, particularly for draw calls. A draw call happens when the CPU tells the GPU to draw an object on ...



G.SKILL Hosts Intel and Samsung Sponsored OC World Cup & 4th Annual OC World Record Stage at Computex 2015

G.SKILL Hosts Intel and Samsung Sponsored OC World Cup & 4th Annual OC World Record Stage at Computex 2015 Featuring 5 Performance Motherboard Brands, 19 Top Overclockers  Taipei, Taiwan (25 May 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is hosting two major extreme overclocking events at Computex 2015 (June 2~6): the OC World Cup 2015 and the OC World Record Stage 2015! 19 world-class overclockers, 5 motherboard vendors, and 3 hardware sponsors – all at the G.SKILL Computex Booth I0608, located at Nangang Exhibition Hall, 1F! Very special thanks to Intel, Samsung, and Kingpin Cooling for sponsoring the OC World Cup 2015 and the 4th Annual OC World Record Stage extreme overclocking events! “Intel is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s G.SKILL OC World Cup & 4th Annual OC World Record Stage at Computex 2015,” says Gregory Bryant, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Intel Corporation. “Intel processors and chipsets enable mind-blowing experiences and we are glad to be a part of this exciting event.” 4th Annual OC World Record Stage 2015 Over the course of five days, G.SKILL will join forces with five major performance motherboard brands, including ASRock, ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI, and will be represented by 14 professional overclockers to break benchmark world records on a live stage using the latest X99 motherboards with Int...



The COUGAR QBX mini-ITX Gaming case has won the COMPUTEX d&i award, organized by iF

COUGAR QBX Gaming Case Receives Prestigious Award, Settles Console vs PC Debate   6th May, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, is proud to announce today that the new COUGAR QBX Mini-ITX Gaming case is one of the award winners of COMPUTEX d&i awards 2015, organized by iF. The award has been granted in recognition of QBX’s innovative design. Obtaining this recognition is another confirmation of QBX’s extraordinary value and revolutionary nature. Its support for high end graphics cards (up to 350mm long) and impressive amounts of memory (including several SSDs to maximize loading speed) as well as its superb cooling potential make QBX the ultimate gaming case. The idea of a powerful compact case with a competitive price has already generated huge amounts of expectation. This is because QBX directly eliminates the last advantage gaming consoles used to have over gaming PC: their compactness and stylish looks. QBX is as elegant as any new generation console, it is compact enough to be placed in the living room, and can house a gaming PC much more powerful than any console on the market. QBX’s elegance does not come only from its small size and looks, but also for its compatibility with slot loading ODD and its extremely efficient cable management. This means low space consumption, clean environment and freedom for placing it anywhere the user wants. Regarding its graphics potential, with the right components i...



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COUGAR celebrates its first year in the gaming peripherals market and announces plans for the future

COUGAR celebrates first year in Gaming Peripherals, announces exciting future April 30th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the development of PC gaming hardware, celebrates now its first year in the gaming peripherals market and announces plans for the future. Before entering this market, COUGAR had already become a well-known brand in the area of quality cases, PSUs and fans. In the last five years, COUGAR has been receiving feedback from customers that expressed a wish for an improvement in the gaming peripherals market, which had long been plagued by problems such as non-functional designs, poor quality, unusable software and more problems. In view of this, COUGAR decided to take matters into their own hands. “We love gaming, and we’ve worked hard for years to provide PSUs, cases and fans suited to gamers’ specific needs. We took a long, hard look at the gaming peripherals market and to be honest, with few exceptions, we didn’t like what we saw. We knew it was time for us to do something about it.” Lio Huang – Director COUGAR entered the PC Gaming Peripherals market a year ago with the arrival of the 700 series. Greeted with almost universal acclaim from both the public and expert reviewers, both 700M and 700K received prestigious professional awards due to their design. Together with the 700 series came COUGAR UIX, which due to its functionality and user friendly interface became an instant success, receiving massive appraisal. ...



TRENDnet® Awarded EMEA Diamond Award Smart Home Vendor of the Year

TRENDnet Awarded EMEA Diamond Award Smart Home Vendor of the Year TORRANCE, Calif. -April 2, 2015- TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, is pleased to announce DISTREE EMEA 2015 presented TRENDnet with the coveted Diamond Award Smart Home Vendor for the EMEA region. DISTREE EMEA is a powerful business platform for brands looking to manage, build, or launch routes-to-market within the EMEA region. DISTREE, an invitation only event, assembles top tier ICT, telecom, and consumer electronic channel executives from over 60 EMEA countries. Senior channel representative are paired with top tier consumer brands in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. More than 1,000 senior channel executives gathered at the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco, for the ‘EMEA Channel Academy 2015 Awards’, held in conjunction with DISTREE EMEA. Attending EMEA distributors, retailers, and online stores used a live electronic voting system to select the leading Smart Home vendor. TRENDnet competed in this category with five other top tier brands. Voting took place in real time, followed by a presentation to TRENDnet as the Diamond Award Smart Home-EMEA 2015 winner. “The entire TRENDnet team is thrilled to be awarded the Diamond Award Smart Home Vendor of the Year,” stated Stephanie Xian, TRENDnet international business development director. “Having our peers recognize TRENDnet’s innovative Smart Home products says a lot about the solutions we ...



Tesoro Sponsoring Hearthstone Tournament at UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival: Insomnia 54

Tesoro Sponsoring Hearthstone Tournament at UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival: Insomnia 54 Play the Latest Games in VR and Win Prizes at the Charity Raffle April 1, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces that it will be the headline sponsor of the Hearthstone tournament at Insomnia 54, April 3 – 6, and attendees will be able to win PC gear and play the latest games in VR as well as enter for a chance to win a car at its booth. Enter a Draw for a Chance to Win a Car Visitors to the Tesoro booth will be able to enter a prize draw to win a car. The winner will be selected at Insomnia 55 in August. Headline Sponsor of the HearthStone Tournament Tesoro will be the headline sponsor of HearthStone tournament. With up to 128 possible entrants competing for up to £3,000, this strategy card game tournament will be one to watch. Game in VR with Tesoro Several gaming stations featuring the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be set up at the Tesoro booth for visitors to play the latest PC games. Tesoro invites all to feel the difference in the gaming experience when you game with Tesoro. Charity Raffle in Collaboration with Gigabyte Tesoro. Gigabyte UK Motherboard, and Gigabyte BRIX have teamed up at Insomnia 54 to raffle over £2000 in prizes, including Tesoro mechanical keyboards, Gigabyte motherboards and the BRIX mini-PC. All proceeds will go to charity. Full Tesoro on Display The full Tesoro lin...



High-Rely DeltaSync File-Level Backup Technology Introduced

High-Rely DeltaSync File-Level Backup Technology Introduced NetSwap and RAIDFrame Firmware Update Adds Important New Speed-Saving Backup Synchronization Feature COLUMBUS, OH – 26 MARCH 2015 – Highly Reliable Systems, the innovative American-made server backup storage experts, have announced at the ASCII Group Success Summit immediate availability of NetSwap firmware release 2.13. This update includes a newly developed High-Rely DeltaSync Technology, which enhances synchronization functionality for NetSwap and RAIDFrame server backup appliances. DeltaSync is a file-level tracking feature that queues changes in memory, and promotes significantly improved synchronization times between High-Rely backup devices and their targets. “A key feature of our products is our Automatic Mirroring Technology (AMT), which allows our backup systems to be continuously connected while creating automatic backups onto removable media. Our new DeltaSync feature was designed in direct response to the needs of our customers using today’s larger hard drives” explained Derry Bryson, senior software engineer at Highly Reliable Systems. “High-capacity hard drives translate into longer rebuild times using block-by-block mirroring technology that copies the entire disk – even if only a small portion of the data changed. DeltaSync copies only the data that has changed, leading to rebuild times that are a fraction of what they were using mirroring.&...



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Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with new 3DMark test

Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with new 3DMark test  Introducing our new 3DMark API Overhead feature test – the world’s first independent test for measuring differences in DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and Mantle API performance. It’s also the very first public application to use DirectX 12 full stop. This is cutting edge stuff! Developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of our Benchmark Development Program, the 3DMark API Overhead feature test lets you compare the performance of DirectX 12, DirectX 11, and Mantle. The purpose of the test is to compare the relative performance of different APIs on a single system, rather than the absolute performance of different systems. The API Overhead feature test is not a general-purpose GPU benchmark, and it should not be used to compare graphics cards from different vendors. (We are working on a DirectX 12 benchmark with game-like workloads, which we expect to release soon after the public launch of Windows 10.) Why is API overhead important? There has been much talk this year of new graphics APIs that let developers code ‘close to the metal.’ And though it’s natural to think of the GPU, the benefits of APIs with lower overhead are actually achieved by making better use of multi-core CPUs to streamline code execution and eliminate software bottlenecks, particularly for draw calls. A draw call happens when the CPU tells the GPU to draw an object on the scre...



Leadtek Take on your most challenging workloads, Quadro M6000 12GB is right there

Take on your most challenging workloads, Quadro M6000 12GB is right there Taipei, Taiwan, March 23, 2015 LEADTEK, the authorized channel partner of NVIDIA® professional graphics card in the Asia-Pacific region, today releases NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000 and NVIDIA® Quadro® K1200. These 2 new products are aimed at the ultra-high-end users and entry-level users with small form factor workstations separately. Featuring large memory let you tackle the most challenging visual computing tasks effortlessly. The NVIDIA Quadro M6000 has 3072 CUDA cores, powered by the latest NVIDIA Maxwell™ GPU. The heart of Maxwell’s power efficient performance is its newly designed streaming multiprocessor which delivers incredible performance and unmatched power efficiency, through an improved instruction scheduler and new data path organization. It allows professionals to take on the most challenging digital prototyping, visual effects, and geophysical or architectural visualization workloads with the graphics horsepower, realism, and interactivity that only the NVIDIA Quadro M6000 can deliver. Moreover, it features 12 GB of ultra-fast memory, and supports four displays natively with resolutions of true 4K. Enjoy exceptional accuracy and photorealism in your creative workflow by using NVIDIA® Iray® technology* to reach new levels of interactive, physically based rendering. Users can’t miss the most powerful graphics in a compact form factor: NVIDIA Quadro K1200. Enjoy amazing 3D applicat...



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Raidmax Atomic Mini-Tower Case

  Introduction: The Raidmax Atomic Mini-Tower case comes in a very small but stylish cube design, adorned on five sides in a black brushed aluminum finish. Three black acrylic glass windows surround the exterior giving the Atomic a very suave gorgeous look. The Raidmax Atomic is equipped with one 120mm exhaust fan at the back, offering the option to add an AIO 120mm water cooling system within it. The Raidmax Atomic, was built to house a Mini-ITX motherboard, and was introduced to the public for the first time during Computex 2014. Could this be the perfect HTPC case? Read on to see if the Atomic from Raidmax is just what you have been looking for. About Raidmax: Raidmax founded in 1988 with the mission of providing the best Solutions: specifically, meeting your requirements for innovative designs, excellent performance and quality products. Known worldwide, the name Raidmax is not only a case designer but also the perfect manufacture for the budget minded. You can simply spend a little but you receive higher quality than you expect. It has been more than 10 years since Raidmax began its work on its unique product lines. The name of Raidmax is synonymous to gaming design and budget cases. In the United States alone, when we hear the name Raidmax we considered it as one of the best second tier brands.



ASUSTOR Launches Exclusive Mobile NAS Management App AiMaster

ASUSTOR Launches Exclusive Mobile NAS Management App AiMaster ASUSTOR launches innovative enhanced version of the AiMaster mobile app. Offered first for Android users, it is the first mobile app in the NAS industry that features easy 4 step NAS system initialization, hard disk configuration and NAS App installation among other innovative functions, providing an innovative and user friendly mobile NAS experience.   Taipei, Taiwan, February 11th, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the release of the new innovatively enhanced version of the AiMaster mobile app. This new version of AiMaster is the first mobile app in the NAS industry that allows users to initialize their system and create RAID volumes along with other basic configurations. Users can also use AiMaster to log in to ASUSTOR’s App Central and install Apps for their NAS. Furthermore, users can connect to other related ASUSTOR Apps from within AiMaster, allowing them to quickly handle tasks such as finding files, viewing photos, listen to music or monitoring surveillance feeds. AiMaster helps users get these tasks done in the blink of an eye while taking the mobile NAS experience to the next level. ASUSTOR offers a variety of mobile apps that provide a wealth of convenient functions for all ASUSTOR NAS users. All ASUSTOR mobile apps provide three different connection methods (Cloud ID, Host IP and Auto Discovery) allowing users to easily access th...



G.SKILL Tops Fastest DDR4 Frequency Record Once Again at 4355MHz!

G.SKILL Tops Fastest DDR4 Frequency Record Once Again at 4355MHz! Taipei, Taiwan (4 February 2015) – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is thrilled to announce a new record for fastest DDR4 memory frequency, set at 4355MHz! The record was set with G.SKILL’s extreme performance Ripjaws 4 series DDR4 memory on the ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard and Intel i7-5960X processor under extreme cooling with liquid nitrogen. Check out the CPU-Z record validation below. (Source: http://valid.canardpc.com/13r9ni) In addition to this new DDR4 frequency record, G.SKILL memory kits have also been used to set a total of 9 world records in January 2015. (Source: http://hwbot.org/newsflash/2790_january_2015_world_record__and__global_first_place_report) With 6 world records (WR) achieved with the G.SKILL TridentX series memory and 3 world records set with the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series memory, this marks a great start to the year or 2015! About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.



QNAP Announces New Energy-efficient TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series Powered by ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-core Processor

QNAP Announces New Energy-efficient TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series Powered by ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-core Processor Taipei, Taiwan, January 22, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS for small and home offices. Embedded with a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM® Cortex®-A15 CPU, the TS-x31+ series provides a powerful yet energy-efficient solution for file storage, sharing and data backup with hardware-accelerated encryption, coupled with the easy-to-use cloud-based Notes Station 2.0, various multimedia applications and more. “For home & small businesses, a powerful, secure yet affordable cloud storage solution is becoming a key investment for improving everyday business workflow,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. “With the TS-x31+ series, users can build a cost-efficient private cloud with ensured security and comprehensive business applications, ” added Hsu. Powered by an energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core 1.4GHz processor, new VFPv4 floating point unit, and 1GB DDR3 RAM with native support for SATA 6Gb/s drives, the TS-x31+ series delivers outstanding transfer and multitasking performance of up to 200MB/s throughput. The enhanced hardware encryption engine provides transfer speeds of over 150 MB/s with AES-256 bit Full NAS Volume Encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive data. Equipped with dual Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-x31+ series supports dual IP settings, p...



G.SKILL Releases Extremely High End DDR4 Memory Kit at 3400MHz, CL16-16-16!

G.SKILL Releases Extremely High End DDR4 Memory Kit at 3400MHz, CL16-16-16! Accompanied by a new DDR4 3200MHz CL15 memory kit Taipei, Taiwan – 15 January 2015 – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage, is proud to release the Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit at CL 16-16-16-36, and a new Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit with a faster CL15 timing. These extremely high end memory kits also come with awesome Turbulence III memory fans! Below are the specifications for these two new extreme high end DDR4 memory kits: The new Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit is made from hand-picked IC and G.SKILL’s highly-selective binning process. It has also been tested for compatibility on the Asus Rampage V Extreme and Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion motherboards, shown in screenshots below. Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) on Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) on ASUS Rampage V Extreme About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.






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