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Sonnet Announces PCI Express 3.0 Adapter Card Featuring Two NVMe SSD Slots, 16-Lane PCIe Bridge
What's New: Sonnet Technologies today announced the Sonnet M.2 2x4 Low-Profile PCIe® Card, the latest offering in the company's popular family of high-performance storage adapter cards that enable the installation of multiple SSDs into a computer's or Thunderbolt expansion system's PCIe card slot. The low-profile, half-length PCIe 3.0 card features two M-keyed NVMe M.2 SSD slots that support the installation of M.2 form factor NVMe PCIe SSDs. What It Does: The Sonnet M.2 2x4 Low-Profile PCIe Card enables users to mount two M.2 NVMe 2280 PCIe SSDs (sold separately) into almost any expansion card space with an available x8 or x16 PCIe card slot; using today's highest-capacity SSDs, up to 16TB of storage capacity may be installed. RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD configurations are supported, providing users with flexibility in configuring the SSDs for best performance or data safety, or both. Why It's Important: For users who need to add internal storage to their computer and require ultra-high-speed data transfer speeds for a smooth workflow — such as video editors working with 6K and greater resolution footage — an NVMe M.2 SSD-based upgrade is ideal. Many computers do not include slots to support installing M.2 SSDs directly but do include PCIe expansion card slots. With Sonnet's M.2 2x4 Low-Profile PCIe Card installed, a user can mount two SSDs in a single PCIe slot — with no cables, adapters, or mounting trays required — for instant-access media storage or as a high-performance scratch disk. For users whose computers lack PCIe card slots — such as notebooks, mini, and all-in-one desktops — but include Thunderbolt ports, installing the Sonnet card into one of Sonnet's multi-slot Echo™ Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion systems connects the M.2 2x4 card's dual SSD slots through a single cable. How It's Distinctive: Compatible with macOS®, Windows®, and Linux® operating systems, The Sonnet M.2 2x4 Low-Profile PCIe Card requires only a low-profile card space and includes both full-height and low-profile PCIe brackets — so it is ideal for use in most any desktop tower, mini workstation or server computer, or Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion system with an available x8 or x16 PCIe slot. Because the Sonnet card employs a high-performance 16-lane PCIe 3.0 bridge chip, it doesn't require specific SSDs or a particular motherboard to operate, nor PCIe bifurcation to support RAID features. Installed in a computer's PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 card slot, the Sonnet card supports outstanding storage performance — a single SSD installed on the card can deliver data transfers up to 3,400 MB/s — with two SSDs installed and configured as a RAID 0 set, sustained transfers up to 6,600 MB/s are supported. To support their sustained high performance, the card's integrated heatsink silently cools SSDs to eliminate the need for them to "thermal throttle" — an SSD protection feature that prevents overheating by choking performance until they cool down. When You Can Get It: The Sonnet M.2 2x4 Low-Profile PCIe Card (part number FUS-SSD-2x4-E3S) will be available the last week of June from Sonnet and soon after from channel partners worldwide at the suggested retail price of $199.99.
Kyocera redefines personal printing
Renowned for creating excellent and industry-leading A3 & A4 MFPs, Kyocera has leveraged its expertise in reliable document solutions and released two new A4 devices designed for personal use. This is in response to the increasing demand for more adaptable solutions that provide businesses and individuals with more possibilities regarding where and how they work. The PA2000w and MA2000w are an A4 printer and A4 MFP, respectively, whose compact and lightweight design helps customers create the perfect workplace. Whether in a small workspace, personal office, or remote working locations, these intuitive devices work straight out of the box with minimal setup required. With no technician needed and wireless connectivity, customers simply open the package, connect to our download center and go. With speeds of up to 21 ppm and memory of 32MB and 64MB, respectively, the PA2000w and MA2000w are equipped to drive productivity. Meanwhile, these printers incorporate Kyocera’s renowned long-life parts and are built to last, thus keeping frustrating downtime to an absolute minimum. “These new additions to Kyocera’s range once again illustrate our customer-centric strategy when it comes to innovation,” says Oscar Sanchez, President and CEO, Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. “Today’s professionals are seeking greater flexibility and convenience when it comes to how and where they work, and we have answered the call with this pair of stunning new devices. As the world looks increasingly toward more environmentally-friendly products, these printers place themselves well in terms of these consumer concerns. The EcoPrint Mode reduces energy consumption (and bills), and Quiet Mode reduces noise for those sharing their workspace. These devices also feature an extremely efficient use of toner which sees 100% of toner being used. Alongside environmental benefits, this means lowcost maintenance and a great return on investment. These lightweight, personal devices will not only benefit small offices and workgroups, but also those who work predominantly from home and remote locations, be it families with children or college students looking for their own personal printing solutions. “These new devices combine the best of Kyocera – outstanding technology, unbeatable reliability, and quality – and we cannot wait to add them to our online offering – an area which we will be looking to grow substantially in the coming months. It is an exciting time for everyone in the organization right now,” concludes Mr. Sanchez.
Avalue semi-rugged tablet CAXA0 offers diverse accessories to meet requirements of different environments
As a member of Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, industrial embedded industrial PC maker Avalue Technology (stock code: 3479) endeavors to provide a complete range of smart retail, smart healthcare, smart manufacturing, smart transportation and embedded solutions. Avalue semi-rugged tablet CAXA0 has a IP65 waterproof and dustproof rating. Its reinforced frame and glass protect the tablet from drops of up to 1.2m. Bundled with high performance Intel Celeron N3350 CPU, and clear and bright 10.1-inch color TFT LCD, and compliant with EN 60601-1-2 (4th edition) safety standards, CAXA0 tablet is especially suitable for medical purposes. For users of semi-rugged tablet, accessories that meet requirements of different environments are a boost to work efficiency and Avalue has developed diverse accessories for CAXA0 to provide more convenience for users at work. Sufficient power anytime, effective space utilization CAXA0’s desktop charger CAXA0-DC has three USB 2.0 ports and one LAN port, allowing CAXA0 to be used as self-service ordering kiosk for restaurants without worry about power. It is also ideal for use in places that require reservation service, such as the gym and recreational/ entertainment center. If you are worried about not having sufficient power when moving around with a tablet, then CAXA0-CS triple-battery charger is your best solution. It can charge three batteries simultaneously, ensuring there is always a fully charged battery when power runs low. CAXA0-WM wall mount, on the other hand, allows you to hang your device on the wall, giving you more flexibility to utilize space. It is suitable for places with insufficient floor area, such as restaurant and operating room. It can also be hung on meeting room door to indicate its usage status. Easy to carry around for high mobility The 1D/2D scanner is a CAXA0 accessory that is ideal for warehouse and inventory management. Warehousing personnel can carry the tablet using a CAXA0-SS shoulder strap, leaving their hands free for other tasks and giving them high mobility. CAXA0-HS hand strap, alternatively, enables you to secure the tablet tightly on your hand, keeping it from dropping and staying balanced while you are working. When you need to hold the tablet with a single hand, it will also help to reduce stress on your hand. Diverse accessories for different types of use CAXA0 has a battery life of up to six hours. Measuring 19.95mm thick and weighing just 1kg, it is easy to carry around. Its sturdy design also enables its wide application in many fields such as retail, manufacturing, transportation and logistics. Moreover, you can adapt it to different types of use and environment by customizing it with a diverse range of accessories. If you are looking for a semi-rugged tablet that is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and easy to carry around, please contact us. Visit www.avalue.com.tw for more information on Avalue products, or contact email@example.com to talk to our sales team.
Biamp Launches Vidi 150 Conferencing Camera
Biamp, a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions, today announced the launch of Vidi 150, a new professional-grade conferencing camera for meeting spaces ranging from huddle rooms to small and medium-sized conference rooms. The introduction of the Vidi 150 expands Biamp's portfolio of high-performance audiovisual solutions for modern meeting rooms, creating a full line of conferencing cameras and offering a range of features to enable high-quality video conferences with extraordinary simplicity and ease of use. "Conferencing cameras are crucial to the complete collaboration experience our customers expect," said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. "The recently announced Vidi 100 is receiving excellent feedback for its value and essential features. Now the Vidi 150 joins our line of conferencing cameras, offering new auto-framing functionality and providing our customers with a wider array of video options to meet their unique conferencing needs." The Vidi 150 has all the features of the Vidi 100 including a 4K camera with a 120-degree field of view, 8MP sensor, and a built-in mic array. It also adds important new capabilities including manual electronic pan/tilt/zoom (ePTZ) with user-definable presets, automatic participant framing and ePTZ, all controllable by an included remote. With the introduction of the Vidi 150, Biamp is enhancing the current Vidi 100 camera to add support for manual ePTZ also controllable via a newly included remote. Designed for small and medium-sized rooms and huddle spaces, both the Vidi 100 and 150 are cost-effective solutions offering excellent picture and audio quality. The Vidi 100 and 150 join the previously announced premium Vidi 250 conferencing camera to create a complete line of professional-grade cameras providing a continuum of capability. The Vidi 250 is designed for small to medium-sized rooms and includes a 12MP sensor that supports 4K video with a 120-degree field of view while allowing for electronic pan-tilt-zoom with no image degradation. Advanced features include premium optics that eliminate image distortion and smooth automatic participant framing, zoom, and focus functionality, along with a built-in microphone array. Flexible mounting options let the camera be positioned above, below, or to either side of a display, or off any wall. The feature-packed camera is ideal for virtually any conferencing application. More information on Biamp's complete product portfolio is available at Biamp.com
Microsoft Certifies Biamp’s Latest Family of Conferencing Solutions for MS Teams
Biamp, a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions, today announced that four new conference room audio solutions have been certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms, enabling customers to enjoy a complete Biamp audio solution in medium and large spaces. Each solution includes everything required for an extraordinary conferencing experience and is available to conveniently purchase as a bundle. "We are thrilled to offer our customers certified Microsoft Teams Rooms bundles featuring our latest Devio and TesiraFORTÉ audio processors," said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Biamp. "Importantly, our latest conferencing bundles feature Biamp Launch technology, an innovation that optimizes performance for any conference room with the touch of a button, automatically meeting the standards set by Microsoft for Teams Rooms certified audio." Biamp's four newest certified Microsoft Teams Rooms bundles contain a TesiraFORTÉ X or Devio SCX processor, Parlé Beamtracking ceiling microphones — which track conversations from around the room, enabling remote participants to feel just as present as those in person —Desono C-IC6 ceiling loudspeakers, Biamp's PoE-powered amplifiers, and all of the necessary mounting accessories and category cabling to complete the installation. With each bundle, installers benefit from automated system deployment and configuration made possible by Biamp Launch, which identifies and configures every device in the system, performs a tuning cycle, measures acoustic characteristics of the room, applies recommended signal processing, echo cancellation, speaker tuning, noise reduction, and Microsoft Teams Rooms settings, then generates a dashboard highlighting performance settings before-and-after optimization. These bundles offer customers and installers the advantages of a complete Biamp solution that extend far beyond superior audio, including minimal cable requirements with zero termination, zero network setup, automated EQ, and more. Biamp bundles are thoughtfully designed for plug-and-play installation, resulting in significant time savings for integrators, and an exceptionally consistent, high-quality audio experience for users across all conferencing spaces within a building. To learn more about Microsoft certification, or to contact a reseller for more information, please visit www.biamp.com/microsoft Information on Biamp's full product portfolio is available at www.biamp.com
Avalue Launches EPM-1607 3-in-1 M.2 Expansion Card
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. Avalue Technology’s latest peripheral product EPM-1607 with PCIe 3-in-1 M.2 2280/2260/2242 may be split according to requirements, can expand four independent RS-232 serial ports, and provides excellent performance, ultra-low power consumption, and is durable and highly reliable. As a cost-effective solution, it is ideal for applications in public transportation, HMI and machine vision in industrial automation, manufacturing industry and intelligent control. - Excellent Performance with Low Power Consumption Compact-size EPM-1607 uses high performance PCIe 2.0 specifications and compatible with 16C550 UART controller. Able to expand four independent RS-232 ports with 115200 bps baud rate per port, it provides outstanding performance and faster transmission speed. Supporting 256-byte FIFO buffer, it stores data in real time during rapid or large data transmission, preventing data loss due to software or multitasking delay. While environmentally friendly with ultra-low power consumption, its high-speed design allows synchronous communication between multiple ports. It is suitable for any system with M.2 (key-B+M) slot, including 3.5” single board computer, ITX & ATX, box PC and tablet PC. - Highly Flexible Plug-and-Play Design, Saves on Redesigning and Development Costs Suitable for systems of different M.2 slots, EPM-1607 provides 3-in-1 M.2 2280/2260/2242 form factors. The card can be directly inserted into a 2280 slot due to its stamp-hole design, and it can also fit into a 2260 or 2242 slot. The user can split the card along the stamp holes using pliers or simply bare hands. The plug-and-play and highly flexible design help customers save massive resources and huge amount of time in re-assembly and testing, making it the most cost-effective solution. - Rugged, Durable and Highly Reliable. Supports Wide Temperature Range and Passed Numerous Tests Designed to be foolproof, EPM-1607 has two different connectors, ensuring that the user does not insert in the reverse direction. Furthermore, the RS-232 connected to the motherboard uses connectors that can be locked in to prevent loosening and facilitate assembly. EPM-1607 is also built with high quality, industrial-grade parts and IC chip. As industrial machines must be able to operate round the clock and in all weather conditions, highly stable and uninterrupted operation even in extreme weathers is especially critical. To this end, EPM-1607 has passed reliability test for a wide temperature range of -40°C~85°C. It has also passed shock and vibration testing, compatibility test for most motherboards and systems, and is compliant with IEC60068-2-1/ IEC60068-2-2/ IEC60068-2-14. EPM-1607 M.2 card with four RS-232 serial ports expansion supports Driver Support Windows 10/8/7/XP and Linux Kernel 2.6.x or above operating systems. Avalue provides a two-year warranty and seven-year life cycle guarantee. Its high speed, stable transmission, and highly flexible expandability, make it ideal for applications in public transportation, industrial automation and intelligent control. Visit www.avalue.com.tw for more information on Avalue products, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to our sales team.
Avalue is bringing 3.5-inch embedded SBCs, ECM-EHL, with Intel Pentium/Celeron/Atom SoC BGA Processor (Code name: Elkhart Lake)
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, is bringing the new embedded single board computers, ECM-EHL, with Intel® Pentium®/Celeron®/Atom™ SoC BGA Processor (Elkhart Lake Platform 4.5~12W), CPU bottom mounted, being the successor of Intel Apollo lake platform which adopt 10nm manufacturing process, target entry-level application market. With improved performance, I/O capability, and security features, ECM-EHL is the ideal SBC for industrial automation, retail, smart city, IoT solutions, etc. 3.5” SBC ECM-EHL features flexible I/O supports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen.2, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x RS-232/422/485, 3 x RS232 with a wide DC power input range 9~36V. It supports triple display: DP, HDMI, eDP for industry applications. This SBC design with two M.2 expansion slot option: M.2 E-Key Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module connection and M.2 B-Key SATA/PCIe/USB supports storage to enable expansion. Also, ECM-EHL offers dual Intel® Gigabit Ethernet: 2.5GbE & 1GbE, the 2.5 Gbps Ethernet enables high-speed connection for network devices. In addition to standard working temperature 0°C~ +60°C, ECM-EHL has extended temperature skus tolerance -40°C~ +85°C (with 0.5 m/s air flow), which is suitable for industrial and outdoor application under harsh operating conditions. ECM-EHL main features: Onboard Intel® Pentium®/Celeron®/Atom™ SoC BGA Processor (Elkhart Lake Platform 4.5~12W) (with CPU Bottom Mounted) Single 260-pin DDR4 SODIMM Socket, Supports Up to 32GB DDR4 3200MTs SDRAM (non ECC Supported) Triple Display, DP 1.4a , HDMI 2.0b, eDP 1.3 Flexible I/O support with Dual Expansion Slot, M.2 Key-B, M.2 Key-E Dual Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, 2.5GbE, 1GbE 9V~36V Wide Range Voltage Input TPM 2.0 With extend temperature skus, -40°C ~ 85°C ECM-EHL main applications: Factory automation Retail, Digital Signage, KIOSK Infotainment For more information of full range of the Mini ITX motherboard, please visit our website at www.avalue.com.tw, or contact with email@example.com for more details
Sonnet Announces 8-Port 10Gbps USB-C PCIe 3.0 Adapter Card
What's New: Sonnet Technologies today announced the Allegro™ Pro USB-C® 8-Port PCIe® Card, the latest offering in the company's popular line of USB PCIe adapter cards. The new Allegro card features eight external USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-C® ports and fits neatly inside a single-width card space. The Sonnet card is compatible with Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers with an available x16 PCIe slot, and Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt™ ports when installed in a Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion system with an available x16 PCIe slot. What It Does: Sonnet's Allegro Pro USB-C 8-Port PCIe Card enables users to connect and power up to eight high-performance USB peripherals to their computer at the same time and provides a full 10Gbps connection through each port. The Allegro card supports USB bus-powered SSD, SSD RAID, and hard drive devices with up to 7.5 watts of power to every port, without the user having to connect auxiliary power to the card or AC power adapters to the devices for operation. Why It's Important: For broadcasters, post, and AV professionals, the ability to move files quickly to, from, and between multiple USB drives can be critical, but their computers often do not offer enough USB ports, or their onboard I/O is too slow. Sonnet's Allegro Pro USB-C 8-Port PCIe Card makes it simple for users to add eight super-fast 10Gbps USB-C ports to their setups and benefit from significantly faster data transfers — up to 1,000 MB/s per port at the same time. Even in computers with multiple expansion card slots, every slot can be valuable — installing two 4-port adapter cards may not be an option. The Allegro Pro card is the only one available to feature eight USB-C ports, fitting them neatly on a standard full-height, single-width PCIe card bracket. The card's ports are spaced to enable connection of eight cables — and even USB-C male to USB-A female adapters — at the same time. How It's Distinctive: Compatible with macOS®, Windows, and Linux, the Allegro Pro USB-C 8-Port PCIe Card is the only computer card available featuring four USB 3.2 Gen 2 controllers and eight external USB-C ports. With its advanced architecture, the Sonnet card delivers full 10Gbps bandwidth to each of the ports. This is accomplished by providing each USB controller access to two lanes of PCIe 3.0 bandwidth via an x8 PCIe 3.0 bridge chip, plus by implementing advanced data traffic management to eliminate bandwidth congestion. Sonnet designed the Allegro card with a focus on intelligent power management and delivery for powering connected drives through its ports to deliver reliable operation when multiple drives are connected. The card incorporates advanced technologies including independent power regulation that isolates each port to prevent cross-coupled power glitches — such as when a hard drive spins up after connection — that may cause accidental disconnects of other connected devices. When You Can Get It: The Allegro Pro USB-C 8-Port PCIe Card (part number USB3C-8PM-E) is available now from Sonnet and soon from channel partners worldwide at the suggested retail price of $399.99.
Biamp Wins Four 2022 Red Dot Awards for Outstanding Product Design
Biamp, a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions, has been awarded four prestigious Red Dot Awards for Desono EX Loudspeakers, NPX Network Paging Stations, Vidi 250 4K Video Conferencing Camera, and the industrial design for both the TesiraFORTÉ X and Devio SCX Digital Signal Processors. The Red Dot Design Awards is one of the world's largest and most renowned design competitions, with roughly 20,000 submissions from 60 countries for the 2022 awards. "We are thrilled to announce that for the first time in Biamp history, we've taken home not one but four Red Dot Awards," said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. "The products entered in the Red Dot Awards are the best of the best in terms of design, innovation, and craftsmanship. Congratulations to the product, design, manufacturing, and engineering teams. I'm so proud of their deep and continuous commitment to building exceptional AV solutions that deliver extraordinary user experiences." The Red Dot Design Award is an internationally recognized seal of excellence in product design that dates back to 1955. Each year, the competition goes in search of outstanding design achievements and product innovations. The awards are determined by the Red Dot Jury, an independent panel of experts comprising 48 judges from 23 countries, who assessed each product for outstanding design quality. "This year, I have been particularly struck by the exceptional creativity shown by the award-winning products. It is really impressive and praise-worthy that there are still designs out there that can surprise us with their form and functionality. This makes it clear that design cannot be restricted or brought to a standstill by unfavorable circumstances. On the contrary: More and more new ideas and creations emerge, and futuristic techniques are developed. The fact that the quality of these products equals their level of innovation makes them well-deserved winners in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022," said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, Founder, and CEO of Red Dot.
Prime Computer Launches Climate-Neutral Notebook and Introduces New Product Line “Circular”
With the PrimeBook Circular, the St. Gallen-based hardware manufacturer has a sustainable notebook in its portfolio for the first time. The product is part of the new Circular product line. The Swiss hardware manufacturer expands its sustainable product lines and introduces the Circular line. All devices in the new line will bear Circular in their name. With the expansion of its product portfolio, the manufacturer is responding to increased customer demand for sustainable and mobile end devices. With the PrimeBook Circular now comes Prime Computer’s first notebook, which is based on the principle of Circular Modularity. Modular computer components have been designed to be exchanged, upgraded, or replaced. This design extends the product lifecycle of the hardware and reduces CO2 emissions demonstrably. “Shifting from the destructive take, make, waste model of the past is crucial if we are to achieve sustainability and innovation goals. The truly sustainable mobile computing era has just begun,” says CEO Sacha Ghiglione. - The first notebook from Prime Computer A key feature of the PrimeBook Circular is the easily replaceable computer modules which contain CPU, GPU, Wi-Fi and RAM. In addition, the storage capacity can be configured up to 1 TB. The slim Green IT notebook presents itself in a stylish anodised aluminium case and features a glass trackpad, fingerprint reader and HD IR camera. The PrimeBook Circular is available with various processors from Celeron 6305 to Core i7-1185G7 and is compatible with future versions of the computer modules. Despite an extremely powerful 77 Wh battery, the business notebook weighs only 1.5 kg. A modern 3,000 x 2,000 px touchscreen display with narrow edges and a maximum brightness of 400 nits offers just the right solution for many projects. Prime Computer offers a 3-year bring-in warranty on the PrimeBook Circular, which can be optionally extended up to 5 years. - Prime Computer dedicates to a circular economy A central part of Prime Computer’s Circular by Design principles is to consider sustainability at every stage of a product’s lifecycle, from the initial concept to its use and eventual recycling. Thanks to modular components that will be integrated into the new Circular product portfolio, the life cycles of the devices will be extended, and less electrical waste and CO2 emissions will be generated. Prime Computer’s circular devices can be configured at the time of purchase and later when the device’s use case and performance requirements have changed. The modular components of the Circular products are backwards compatible. This means that they are interchangeable and upgradeable within the Prime Computer Circular product line to future generations without changing the rest of the hardware. - About Prime Computer Prime Computer is a young, fast-growing, climate-neutral and international award-winning tech company offering sustainable hardware and services. The company manufactures cutting-edge Green IT devices in a closed-loop, accelerates the circular economy and thus contributes to a greener planet. The Swiss IT pioneer helps companies worldwide achieve their digitalisation and environmental goals whilst reducing operating costs with smartly designed hardware. Prime Computer is the purpose brand dedicated to reducing e-waste, carbon emission and energy consumption in ICT.
Avalue introduces EMX-TGLP, a Mini ITX 11th Gen Intel CoreTM / Celeron® BGA Processor Embedded Industrial motherboards
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, is unveiling EMX-TGLP, based on Intel® 11th Generation Core™ and Celeron® BGA Processors. EMX-TGLP, a Mini ITX board with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 and Celeron® BGA Processor, it is a Quad Gigabit LAN and firstly introduced Quad display industrial motherboard suitable application for Network devices, NAS Server, Media Center, Industrial control systems and other embedded applications. EMX-TGLP main features: l Intel® 11th Gen. Core™ i7/ i5/ i3 and Celeron® BGA Processors (Max. TDP at 12~28W) l Two 260-pin DDR4 3200MHz SO-DIMM Socket, Supports Up to 64GB Max l 2 x DP++, 2 x DP, 1 x DP++, 1 x dual-channel LVDS, 1 x eDP (Maximum: 6 for quadruple independent displays) l 1 x Intel® i225IT, 1 x Intel® i219LM, 2 x Intel® i210IT Gigabit Ethernet l 3 x USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 x USB3.1 Gen1 at I/O l 4 x USB 2.0 by pin header l 4 x RS-232, 2 x RS-232/422/485, 16-bit GPIO l 2 X SATAIII, 1 x SATA Power l 1 x M.2 Key B with SIM card slot, 1 x M.2 Key E l Onboard NuvoTon NPCT754AABYX TPM2.0 l DC in 12~24V For more information of full range of the Mini ITX motherboard, please visit our website at www.avalue.com.tw, or contact with firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Yamaha Releases Firmware Update for ADECIA and RM Series Conferencing Solutions
Yamaha has announced a new firmware update to its RM-CR Audio Processor, RM-TT Tabletop Array Microphones, and the recently announced RM-W Wireless Microphones. The 1.2 update delivers several new features and improvements, including microphone grouping, a device finder tool that detects and updates Yamaha components, a web interface management option, and more. "When we engineered our new ADECIA and RM series conferencing solutions, we did so with the understanding that these systems had to be flexible enough to meet the evolving needs and requirements that continuously take place in conferencing environments," said Holger Stoltze, Senior Director of Technical Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Unified Communications. "Today's firmware update is a reflection of our continuous improvement to these product lines to ensure the investments organizations make in Yamaha continually stay up to date and provide the best management experience and audio quality." The 1.2 firmware updates the Yamaha RM-CR Audio Processor and RM-TT Tabletop Array Microphones and adds the new RM-W Wireless microphones to ADECIA solutions. This allows for automatic detection, integration, and tuning for the room environment. Among the new features to the firmware is microphone grouping, which controls the mute behavior between separate microphones attached the RM-CR Audio Processor. For example, in classrooms, teachers can keep their microphone live, but mute audience participation. In addition, the RM-TT Tabletop microphones can now be managed without the RM-CR; instead, organizations can access management features through a web interface, which provides direct control of microphone behavior and DSP functionality. Another new feature is the device finder tool, which allows the firmware to update any RM component in the network, eliminating the need to go through the RM-CR. Finally, the SNMP functionality is expanded to offer additional capabilities. Within the ADECIA solution, Yamaha' RM-CG Ceiling Microphone, RM-TT Tabletop Microphones and RM-W Wireless Microphones feature voice tracking technologies to allow lively conversations to be picked up and delivered clearly to the far end. The voice tracking function automatically selects the microphone closest to the person speaking for superior voice capture, and its human voice activity detection technology anticipates additional voice locations for seamless conversation pickup. Yamaha's ADECIA conferencing solution is an innovative family of communication products that provide a complete and customizable audio solution for any meeting or learning space. The easy-install solution is comprised of four Yamaha products: the RM-CG Ceiling Array Microphone, RM-TT Tabletop Microphones or RM-W Wireless Microphones, RM-CR processor, Yamaha's long-trusted PoE switches, and VXL Series line array speakers. The complete solution immediately detects all components of the system and optimizes their configuration for the room environment, accounting for the location of speakers and microphones, reverberation, and echo behavior. Setting up a room is done through the system's configurator in four effortless steps. With USB, Bluetooth®, Dante, and analog connections, this flexible system can fit a variety of meeting spaces. More information on Yamaha Unified Communications' full product portfolio is available at uc.yamaha.com
Sonnet Announces 40 Gbps Thunderbolt Dock with Internal NVMe Storage
Thunderbolt Docking Station Features Two Slots for User-Provided M.2 NVMe PCIe® SSDs, Plus Four 10Gbps USB Ports What's New: Sonnet Technologies today announced the Echo™ Dual NVMe Thunderbolt™ Dock, the latest offering in the company's popular Echo family of Thunderbolt docking stations and hubs. The new Echo dock features two 40Gbps Thunderbolt ports, two internal M.2 NVMe SSD slots, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-C® ports, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A ports. The Sonnet dock is compatible with all Thunderbolt 4 computers; all M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Mac® computers; all Thunderbolt 3 Mac and Windows® computers; and iPad Pro® tablets with a Thunderbolt port. What It Does: A Thunderbolt docking station provides users a central place to connect computer peripherals — such as storage and input devices, a monitor, etc. — instead of directly to a computer that may have fewer ports than necessary, or inconvenient port placement. An SSD-based Thunderbolt 3 external storage device provides users the fastest possible data transfers from a peripheral device. Sonnet's Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock combines the benefits of a docking station and Thunderbolt-connected SSD storage, enabling users to connect to their peripheral devices and high-performance storage through a single Thunderbolt cable. Why It's Important: Many thin and light notebook and laptop computers are designed with a focus on portability and aesthetics, sacrificing peripheral ports as a result and limiting the number of peripherals —including external storage devices — that can be plugged in. Sonnet's Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock combines two of the most popular Thunderbolt peripherals sold — docking station and storage device — in a compact two-in-one device with a minimal desktop footprint measuring 6.8 inches wide by 3.4 inches deep by 1.8 inches tall. The Sonnet dock enables users to connect as many as 10 additional devices at once (including one monitor), install two NVMe SSDs with up to 16TB of storage capacity, and connect them all to a single computer port. With its mix of one 40Gbps Thunderbolt peripheral port and four 10Gbps USB ports, the Echo dock supports a vast array of computer peripherals at maximum performance. Single SSDs installed in the Echo dock can each achieve sustained data transfer of up to 1,500 MB/s. With two SSDs configured as a RAID 0 set for even greater performance, data transfers up to 3,000 MB/s are possible. How It's Distinctive: The Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock's dual M.2 SSD sockets enable users to purchase and install the SSDs — PCIe® 3.0 or 4.0, single- or double-sided, with or without heatsink — best suited to meet their storage performance and capacity needs. For Mac computer users, there is an additional capability to install macOS® on one SSD and use another SSD for file storage or as a Time Machine™ backup volume. The Echo Dock's four 10Gbps USB ports support most USB peripherals, including superfast USB NVMe SSDs at up to full speed, with each port providing up to 7.5 watts of power to ensure bus-powered devices will operate without fail. The Echo Dock's Thunderbolt peripheral port supports the daisy-chain connection of five additional Thunderbolt 3 devices, plus one 4K or 5K monitor or even the Apple® Pro Display XDR. Thunderbolt 2 devices are also supported by macOS when used with an adapter (sold separately). For users needing to connect additional USB peripherals, the Echo Dock's Thunderbolt peripheral port does double duty — it supports USB 3 devices (including monitors) when connected with the correct cable or adapter, even at the end of a Thunderbolt device chain. When You Can Get It: The Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock (part number ECHO-DK2M2-TB) is available now from Sonnet and soon from channel partners worldwide at the suggested retail price of $349.99.
Yamaha Launches ADECIA Wireless Solution and New Wireless Dante-enabled Microphones
Yamaha has announced the addition of a new wireless microphone option to its ADECIA family. The ADECIA Wireless conferencing solution includes the new RM-W wireless microphones, the RM-CR remote conference processor, VXL-16P Dante PoE line array speakers, and SWR Series PoE network switch. As with other ADECIA options (ADECIA Ceiling and ADECIA Tabletop), all the components work together seamlessly to provide the most comfortable and effortless remote conferencing experience. "As hybrid environments in enterprise and education spaces become the norm, the addition of the wireless microphone solution to our ADECIA portfolio rounds out the available options, allowing customers to choose the best solution for their needs," said Tatsuya Umeo, CEO of Yamaha Unified Communications. "With the backbone of ADECIA's features and advanced technologies, customers can be confident that no matter what microphone option is selected, they are receiving top-quality audio in the room and for far-end participants with an unmatched installation experience." Utilizing the automatic setup guides, ADECIA Wireless automatically recognizes components, pairs microphones, and configures them according to the room's environment to ensure high-quality audio while reducing setup time and complexities. They're engineered with Yamaha's industry-regarded technologies like automatic echo cancellation (AEC), which adapts to changes in the environment that impact the audio in the room, and Human Voice Activity Detection (HVAD), which identifies and differentiates between a voice and a noise for superior voice capture. Built around the latest DECT technology, the wireless microphone setup includes a wireless spectrum analyzer to advise on how many additional microphones can be added to the system based on other wireless traffic in the area. The system delivers the highest-quality audio possible with approximately 20 hours of continuous microphone operation time using the included rechargeable battery. It avoids troublesome wiring problems by utilizing one PoE+ network cable connection and enabling audio control via Dante. Organizations can customize ADECIA Wireless to best fit their space and use case with 6-inch gooseneck, 12-inch gooseneck, omnidirectional boundary, or directional boundary tabletop microphone models. In addition to being utilized in ADECIA Wireless, the sleek, modern RM-W wireless microphones are available as stand-alone options alongside the newly announced RM-TT tabletop and RM-CG ceiling-mount microphones. Yamaha's innovative audio processing technologies like adaptive AEC reside within the microphone's wireless access point to allow for expandability of existing DSPs and reduction of post-processing setup resources and costs. "While we recognize ADECIA delivers a complete conferencing product for many, we also understand the need to add microphones to an existing system or customize a solution for a particular use case," said Holger Stoltze, Senior Director of Technical Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Unified Communications at Yamaha Unified Communications. "Offering our wireless microphones as a stand-alone option widens the opportunities for our customers to create a high-quality audio experience no matter what." More information on Yamaha Unified Communications' full product portfolio is available at uc.yamaha.com
Vivid-Pix Launches MEMORY STATION at RootsTech 2022
Vivid-Pix www.vivid-pix.com, the leading provider of AI-powered image restoration software, announced today at RootsTech, the world’s largest family history conference, the Vivid-Pix® Memory Station one-click scanner/software bundle, the easiest way to digitize, restore, and save precious print images at home, library, or communities without sending them to a scanning service. Memory Station provides supreme simplicity to bring printed photos and documents back to life for future generations. - Digitize & Save Your Photos at Home, Adult Center, or Library With Memory Station, there is no need to risk sending your precious photos by mail to a service to save and protect your cherished memories. Memory Station provides fast, one-click ease of use and is available directly through Vivid-Pix at https://vivid-pix.com/memorystation. - Don’t Store Your Memories in a Shoebox “For over a century, we’ve taken pictures. Unfortunately, these memories are often stored in shoeboxes and albums – never to see the light of day or shared. This is not why we took photos. But it’s a chore to scan and do more with these treasured keepsakes. Right? Not anymore!” said Rick Voight, CEO, Vivid-Pix. - One Click Ease of Use The Vivid-Pix Memory Station is a simple one-click solution. “Simply press the blue scanner button and digitize up to 10 images at one time. After saving, just open Vivid-Pix’s patented RESTORE software and click a button to automatically fix color, black and white, and sepia photos and documents to vibrantly bring them back to life,” said Michael Sidejas, Director of Product Management, ScanSnap, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. - Pilot Programs at Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center and Thrive Center Vivid-Pix piloted the Memory Station at two of the most prestigious locations in the United States: The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana (the largest genealogy center in a public library in America) and Thrive Center in Louisville, Kentucky (a nationally recognized technology testing location for health organizations). Curt Witcher, Director of Special Collections and Genealogy Center Manager, said, “When Rick described the Memory Station and how it can help our patrons as well as the community, we immediately understood and wanted to participate. We’ve gotten to know Vivid-Pix well over the past few years. Their willingness to listen to patrons, family historians, and library ideas, and then adapt their product to these desires has been refreshing and collaborative.” Sheri Rose, CEO/Executive Director, Thrive Center, stated, “Thrive Center is a nationally recognized technology testing location to assist individuals, caregivers, and living facilities. The Vivid-Pix Memory Station is a wonderful way for older adults to reminisce and relive a lifetime of memories and joy. This is the second solution that Vivid-Pix has installed in our facility. Its ease of use makes it a great way for individuals and organizations to reminisce and reconnect with loved ones.” - Vivid-Pix at RootsTech & Availability Vivid-Pix is exhibiting and a sponsor of RootsTech, the largest family history event in the world, held March 3-5, 2022. The Vivid-Pix Memory Station is available immediately through www.vivid-pix.com, priced at $599.99. For more information about the Vivid-Pix Memory Station, see: https://vivid-pix.com/memorystation
Matrox Imaging releases event-logging tool
Matrox® Imaging is pleased to announce the release of Matrox Gecho , its new event-logging tool for Matrox Rapixo CXP frame grabbers. Matrox Gecho helps developers optimize image capture and ensure proper performance. The utility logs acquisition activity so that users can troubleshoot capture errors, and measure latencies and execution times to identify performance bottlenecks. [Streamlining and optimizing video acquisition] Matrox Gecho is a built-in event-logging tool that simplifies image-capture debugging and optimization. Offered with both Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) X and Matrox Design Assistant® X vision software, it records events generated by the Matrox Rapixo CXP device driver and saves these to a JSON or CSV file. Running concurrently with the device driver, Matrox Gecho logs acquisition activity, and the trace files can then be loaded into Google Perfetto for viewing on an interactively navigable graphical timeline. With Matrox Gecho, users benefit from a simple acquisition log that helps them set up and streamline video acquisition, detecting and correcting performance bottlenecks or errors so as not to corrupt or slow down the image-capture process. [Supporting award-winning series of frame grabbers] The new Matrox Gecho event-logging utility strengthens the capabilities of the established suite of Matrox Rapixo CXP frame grabbers. These quad-, dual-, and single-input CoaXPress® 2.0 frame grabbers support data rates up to 12.5 Gbps (CXP-12) per connection and provide convenient Power-over-CoaXPress (PoCXP) support. Certain models can also distribute image-processing workloads across multiple computers using a data-forwarding capability. “Matrox Gecho is a wonderful tool for making optimal use of Matrox Rapixo CXP frame grabbers,” says Mitchell Dumont, Product Manager. “The tool is available for both MIL X and Matrox Design Assistant X software, so no matter which environment users are familiar with or looking to leverage, Matrox Gecho is there to help optimize image acquisition.” [Availability] Matrox Gecho is now available as part of MIL X Update 118.
Panasonic Introduces TOUGHBOOK G2 with 5G Option
Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America (“Panasonic”), today announced availability of the TOUGHBOOK G2 with a 5G option. The rugged device will be available in the U.S. market supporting both 5G Sub6 and 5G mmWave network technologies. The 2-in-1 detachable future-proofs wireless communications capabilities for mobile workers. In an increasingly connected world, mobile workers need data faster than ever before. With speeds 10x faster than 4G, reduced latency by up to 90% and increased capacity for uploading and downloading data in seconds, 5G will significantly transform the efficiency of daily workflows. For mission-critical teams, 5G ensures faster speed and reliable connectivity allowing them to collect data on the spot, and make informed, timely decisions. 5G’s strong encryption also allows mobile workers to safely and securely share sensitive information, and more effectively leverage trending advanced technologies from drones, to the Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). “As 5G technology matures and network roll-outs continue across the U.S., front-line workers in the most rugged and challenging environments can now use the TOUGHBOOK G2 devices for their next generation business applications and use cases, which will require 5G connectivity,” said Craig Jackowski, GM of Product Management at Panasonic. “The introduction of a 5G-enabled TOUGHBOOK device is yet another example of our strong commitment to our customers by constantly improving and innovating our products and delivering the latest technologies to meet their ever-changing needs.” From public safety and federal agencies, to utility field workers, 5G connectivity is available in both urban and rural areas. Mobile users will have access to information in real-time, increasing productivity and boosting efficiency. With enhanced video and streaming quality, mobile workers can better capture images in surveillance footage and share pertinent information in real-time. Emergency personnel using 5G can stay situationally aware, eliminating distractions and obstacles that slow connections can cause, when responding to incidents. Similarly, for mission-critical scenarios, clearer feeds mean that agencies using drones can better respond and allocate the necessary resources to tackle it. Combining all of these benefits of 5G connectivity with the TOUGHBOOK device capabilities such as long-lasting battery, modularity, and ruggedness, mobile workers across various industries can perform their jobs with greater efficiency that is required in today’s environment. The TOUGHBOOK G2 product with the 5G option will be available in March 2022, starting at $4,099 MSRP on AT&T and Verizon networks. Customers can choose between the advanced 4G LTE option or the newly integrated 5G option. For complete product details and to learn more about the lineup of accessories for the device please visit na.panasonic.com/TOUGHBOOKG2