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ASUSTOR to Exhibit Professional Surveillance Solution at the Axis Solution Conference 2015

ASUSTOR to Exhibit Professional Surveillance Solution at the Axis Solution Conference 2015 ASUSTOR provides a high quality surveillance solution to the professional surveillance domain that is suitable for use in homes and small to medium commercial centers. All-new Surveillance Center functions include automated event action rules, Intelligent Video Analytics, simple and intuitive on-screen controls, configurable video stream resolutions, interactive electronic maps and 49 channels of real-time video surveillance feeds. Date: July 9, 2015 Location: Grand Ballroom, Level 1, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Time: 10:00 – 16:30 Event Website: http://www.axis.com/events/solution-conference-hk-2015/agenda Taipei, Taiwan, June 30th, 2015 –ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, is now entering the professional surveillance arena. At the Axis Solution Conference 2015, ASUSTOR will be exhibiting a cost-effective yet high quality surveillance solution. All interest parties are welcome to attend. Surveillance Center is an add-on application developed by ASUSTOR that can be run on all ASUSTOR NAS devices. It instantly turns any ASUSTOR NAS into an NVR server that can be used on different multiple operating systems and web browsers. Users can also combine Surveillance Center with ASUSTOR NAS models supporting HDMI to enjoy the exclusive use of the local display function. Users only need to turn on their HDMI TV or monitor to view real-t...



AMD performance powers Samsung thin clients

AMD Embedded G-Series SoC Powers New Line of Samsung All-In-One Thin Client Solutions.   AMD recently announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. selected the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC (system on chip) for a new line of all-in-one cloud monitors featuring integrated thin client technology. The Samsung 21.5-inch TC222W and 23.6-inch TC242W are powered by AMD Embedded G-Series SoCs that couple high-performance compute and graphics capability in a highly integrated, low power design. The AMD SoC improves data transfer rates and saves space on the motherboard, which makes it a perfect fit for the compact form factors required by thin clients. Planned availability starting in Q3 2015, the Windows®-supported Samsung cloud monitors will provide customers with expanded choice, capability and configuration flexibility. Complete with Samsung’s professional-grade display panel, the cloud monitors will create a superior user experience through easy connectivity and high-quality reliability. As a superior option for effective desktop virtualization, Samsung’s thin-client monitors will also enable improved productivity and optimized end-to-end performance.   ◢ Get more details



QNAP Adds 4-bay Models to the High-performance TVS-x71U Turbo vNAS Series

QNAP Adds 4-bay Models to the High-performance TVS-x71U Turbo vNAS Series Taipei, Taiwan, June 23, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the new 10GbE-ready TVS-471U Turbo vNAS series, including the TVS-471U-RP and TVS-471U. Featuring high performance, scalable design, reliability and rich business applications, the TVS-471U series is designed for SMBs to ensure smooth daily file operations with low total cost of ownership. The exclusive QvPC Technology introduces more hands-on usage for directly accessing stored data, monitoring live surveillance feeds, watching multimedia, and much more with a keyboard, mouse, and HDMI display. By using Qsirch, users can quickly search through all of their files on the QNAP NAS to find specific items with better productivity. The 4-bay rackmount TVS-471U series is powered by Intel® Haswell Pentium® and Core™ i3 processors that are capable of providing over 1,500 MB/s throughput and 128,000 IOPS for CPU-intensive tasks including Virtualization Station, serving large numbers of simultaneous connections, and 4K video playback and transcoding. Its two on-board internal cache ports enables users to install mSATA flash modules to further enhance NAS performance for IOPS-demanding applications. The storage capacity of the TVS-471U series can be scaled up to over 1PB by attaching multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1600U-RP and REXP-1200U-RP). “The dual-core TVS-471U series is designed for reliabilit...



ADATA XPG DDR4 Memory Hits Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4222MHz with msi motherboard

ADATA XPG DDR4 Memory Hits Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4222MHz with msi motherboard Performance Uncompromised! Taipei, Taiwan – June 17, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z2 DDR4 computer memory breaks new record again! It’s able to clock up to 4222MHz when used with an air-cooled msi X99A XPOWER AC motherboard. This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 computer memory! Best Choice for Ultimate Performance! In cooperation with motherboard manufacturers, ADATA strives to achieve the best performance in DDR4 memory compliant with the Intel® X99 architecture. The XPG Z2 DDR4 memory breaks the record with extremely high clock frequency of 4222MHz, impressing both gamers and standard CPU clock users alike with outstanding sustained performance, cooling and stability! World-renowned reporting authority CPU-Z tested and recorded the XPG Z2’s recent record-breaking performance in a controlled laboratory environment. About XPG by ADATA Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) is a brand of ADATA Technology offering the highest-performing computer peripheral products. XPG products distinguish themselves by surpassing ADATA’s stringent A+ Testing Methodology, which ensures the highest standards for superior product stability and ultra-high performance. XPG provides gamers, high-tech product enthusiasts, and overclockers with an extrao...



Futuremark Begins Development of VR Benchmark, Invites Industry Participation

Futuremark Begins Development of VR Benchmark, Invites Industry Participation HELSINKI, FINLAND – June 10, 2015 – Futuremark® is developing a VR benchmark that uses a combination of software and hardware to measure performance, latency, and accuracy. Designed primarily for manufacturers, analysts and press, the VRMark™ benchmark will test a system’s ability to deliver high quality virtual reality experiences for a range of content types from photos and video to games and simulations. http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/vrmark With development under way, Futuremark is inviting VR system manufacturers to join its Benchmark Development Program™. BDP members will have exclusive access to VRMark throughout its development, gaining a deep understanding of its workloads, right down to the source code. Using a development process that’s been government-vetted for neutrality, members can provide input to Futuremark at every stage from specification to public release. Companies creating VR hardware and software, and others with an interest in VR system performance, are invited to apply for VRMark BDP membership today at http://www.futuremark.com/bdp. “There are already more than a dozen different head-mounted displays for VR at various stages of completion. Analysts forecast that VR will reach 10.8 million users by the end of 2016. But delivering a great VR experience relies on overcoming significant performance challenges,” said Jukka Mäkinen, Man...



COUGAR shows new gaming peripherals at Computex 2015

COUGAR Shows the World the New Generation of Gaming Peripherals at Computex 2015 9th June, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming peripherals, cases, fans and PSU sectors, is proud to announce the absolute success of its Computex 2015 presence. COUGAR´s new products managed to attract the attention of media, professionals and, in general, all of those who happened to pass by.     COUGAR surprised the world with a massive amount of new products that will start arriving world markets very soon. With 10 new gaming mice, 5 new gaming keyboards, 3 new cases and 2 new PSUs, COUGAR´s offer surpassed all expectations. Among the most relevant products were a splash resistant hybrid mechanical keyboard, the award-winning Mini-ITX gaming case COUGAR QBX, the digital power supply COUGAR CMD and a new series of ergonomic gaming mice. Those products significantly expand COUGAR’s offer and consolidate the brand as one of the references when it comes to quality gaming hardware. More information about all the products shown at Computex 2015 will be coming in the next months. About COUGAR COUGAR products target enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to enjoy gaming with the best peripherals. COUGAR provides these enthusiasts with cutting-edge high quality gaming products. Founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiasts in Germany tired of the boring looks of PC hardware, COUGAR ai...



BIOSTAR Z97X Motherboard Certified for Windows 10

BIOSTAR’S Z97X Gaming Motherboard is first Intel Z97 Motherboard to be Certified for Windows™ 10 June 4th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR’s latest high-end gaming board, the Gaming Z97X, is the first Intel Z97 based motherboard to be certified for Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system. The Gaming Z97X is the first complete gaming motherboard designed by BIOSTAR from the ground up. The Gaming Z97X is an ATX form factor board that comes with key features such as USB 3.1, three PCI Express 3.0×16 slots, PCIe M.2 support, Dual GbE LAN and BIOSTAR exclusive Super Hi-Fi Audio technology and support for DisplayPort. The on-board HDMI supports 4K and 2K resolutions. There is also the introduction of the SATA Express Connector which supports both SATA and PCIe storage solutions giving maximum data transfer speed of up to 10Gb/s. BIOSTAR is proud to work with partners like Microsoft and Intel to be the first to bring high-end motherboards like the Gaming Z97X certified for Windows™ 10. For more on the Gaming Z97X go to: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=784 About BIOSTAR BIOSTAR is a manufacturer dedicated to the production of motherboards, graphics cards and industrial computing systems. Since its establishment in 1986, the BIOSTAR GROUP has become a major motherboard supplier in the PC industry. In order to pursue continuous growth, BIOSTAR has invested heavily in acquiring the physical and human resources to excel at research and dev...



CYBERPOWERPC Debuts Gaming Series Loaded with Intel 5th Generation i7-5775C “Broadwell” Processors

CYBERPOWERPC Debuts Gaming Series Loaded with Intel 5th Generation i7-5775C “Broadwell” Processors CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA (June 2, 2015) – CyberPower Inc., www.cyberpowerpc.com, a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and performance workstations, today announced the immediate availability of a series of custom gaming computers and laptops featuring Intel’s new “Broadwell” processors. Intel’s new processors will be featured in all of CYBERPOWERPC’s Z97 based desktop gaming PCs including the Fangbook III, Zeus EVO, Zeus Mini, and more. The systems are available today at the CYBERPOWERPC web site and from the company’s online partners such as Newegg, Amazon, Walmart, Bestbuy, etc.   Intel’s latest 5th generation flagship Core i7-5775C processor comes with a core clock of 3.3 GHz and 3.7 GHz turbo frequency. The chip is a quad core model with hyper threading enabled and features 6 MB of L3 cache, DDR3 memory rated at 1600 MHz native support.   CYBERPOWERPC systems built with the new 5th generation CPUs feature integrated Iris Pro 6200 graphics, which includes 48 Execution Units, 128 MB of eDRAM (L4) cache and 128-bit memory interface to provide acceleration for a variety of tasks including video encoding and gaming without putting added stress on the cooling system.   CyberPowerPC systems based on the i7-5775C processor will start under $999. The Core i7-5775C gaming system includes: CPU Intel Core i7-5775C with included Iris Pro 6...



Super Talent at Computex 2015

Super Talent at Computex 2015 Product experts available on hand to answer questions at Booth J1211 in the Nangang Convention Center June 2-6 San Jose, California – June 2, 2015 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces it will be showcasing its updated product portfolio June 2–6 at Computex 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan. Super Talent designs and manufactures flash storage solutions that are used extensively in aerospace, enterprise, industrial, and medical applications. Products being showcased will be brand new solid state drives, DDR4 DRAM, USB designs, and a USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive. Super Talent’s DuraDrive SSDs are used extensively for In–Vehicle–Infotainment (IVI) systems that are found in many automobiles. DDR4, the successor to DDR3 memory, provides higher data rates, lower power consumption, and the potential for increased module density for the future of memory. The USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive uses two M.2 SSDs set up in RAID 0 to provide extremely high performance for a handheld storage device. Super Talent will have knowledgeable experts available to elaborate product features and answer any questions that there may be. The Super Talent booth is located in the Nangang Convention Center, Booth J1211. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO ...



ADATA’s HD720 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Wins COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2015

ADATA’s HD720 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Wins COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2015 Rugged Features Complement Award-Winning Innovation Taipei, Taiwan – May 29, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM computer memory modules and NAND Flash application products, has received the prestigious COMPUTEX TAIPEI Best Choice Award 2015 by matching extremely eye-catching design features with superior performance. Thanks to advanced R&D, innovation and rigorous quality control, ADATA’s HD720 External Hard Drive stands well above other competitors’ offerings. Rugged Looks Meet High-Tech Innovation By combining its rugged great looks with many high-tech features, ADATA’s HD720 Waterproof / Dustproof / Shock-Resistant USB 3.0 External Hard Drive garnered this year’s Best Choice Award. Designed especially for the rugged lifestyles of active users, the HD720 delivers data storage and restoration over an ultra-fast USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection while safeguarding your files with tough multilayered construction and ADATA’s unique G Shock Sensor Protection. The HD720 is IP68 certified for water submersion and dusty environments, and has passed the stringent MIL-STD-810G 516.6 drop test also. To offer even more security, the HD720 comes with free software “HDD Password Tool” to stop unauthorized access to your sensitive data. Users can choose an HD720 that comes with 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB capacities. About the COMPUTEX TAIPEI Best Choice...



QNAP Brings Premium Business Features at a Competitive Price with the 10GbE-ready, AMD-powered, 5-bay, Quad-core TS-563

QNAP Brings Premium Business Features at a Competitive Price with the 10GbE-ready, AMD-powered, 5-bay, Quad-core TS-563 Taipei, Taiwan, May 28, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. continues its partnership with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD®) to announce the 5-bay TS-563 Turbo NAS. With an AMD Embedded G-Series quad-core 2.0GHz SoC processor and up to 16GB RAM, the TS-563 features AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption, SSD cache acceleration, AMD-V™ virtualization, and optional 10GbE connectivity that allows small and medium businesses to build private clouds suitable for high-speed networks and application-intensive environments. The TS-563 is available at a budget price to maximize ROI and will be showcased at Computex Taipei 2015. “The TS-563 is our most affordable 10GbE-ready quad-core NAS with hardware-accelerated encryption and virtual machine support. It is a fast and scalable NAS solution designed for optimizing business applications and satisfying quickly-growing data storage needs while providing 10GbE readiness for budget-conscious organizations and professionals,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. “We’re pleased to extend our collaboration with QNAP to bring innovative NAS solutions to market,” said Dilip Ramachandran, senior director of marketing, AMD Embedded Solutions. “The AMD G-Series SoC offers a low power solution delivering high performance at attractive cost levels. Together with QNAP, this offers an ideal...



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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