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Canon Pixma iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Printer Review

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2019-Dec-10 — /EPR COMPUTER NEWS/ — Introduced in January 2014, the Canon Pixma iP8720 is a 13-inch wide, dye-based inkjet printer that succeeded the Canon Pixma iX6520. This 5-color photo printer is designed for the reproduction of bold color on any high-quality inkjet paper. It is, therefore, a photo printer that every graphic designer and businessperson should consider.

Inside the Package

This canon model comes well-packed in a box with all the accessories packaged in separate bags. The items included in the shipping bag are the following:

• iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer
• Setup ink tanks
• Power cord
• Disc tray
• Setup CD-ROM
• Manual and other documents

Inks

This unit uses Chromalife 100+ dye-based, Canon CLI-251 ink as well as a pigment black ink cartridge that’s designed for document and text printing.

Print Head

The printhead assembly of the iP8720 comes packaged in a separate bag. It comes with a large plastic cover which you must first remove in order to install the head followed by ink to its carriage.

Printing

After you have installed the heads and the ink, the printer is now good to go. It takes less than 5 minutes to start printing. For proper operation, be sure to leave at least 4 inches of space from the back. The assembled printer weighs 18.6 pounds and measures 23.3” (W) * 13.1” (D) * 6.3” (H). The front paper tray measures 12” when fully extended.

Front Control Panel

The front control panel has 3 buttons:

• A Power button with light
• Cancel/Resume buttons with a warning light
• Wireless connectivity button that has an indicator light

Connectivity

The Pixma iP8720 connects to a computer through Hi-Speed USB, wireless LAN, or PictBridge.

Media Paths

This unit features a single media path as well as a CD/DVD printing tray. The CD holder is included in the printer and is placed in the front slot. You will also need specialty DVD or CD media coated for inkjet coating. The My Image Garden Software by Canon is offered to set up and print the discs.

Print Speeds

This unit provides the appearance of a continuous tone, meaning that the ink dots are not visible after printing. This is mostly the case when printing on luster, glossy, and satin media. The block of colors is seamless and you can only see a few dots in mid-tone areas.

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HP Launches HP Stitch S Series that Transforms How Dye Sublimation Printing

Irwindale, California, USA, 2019-Dec-10 — /EPR COMPUTER NEWS/ — On April 23, 2019, HP introduced its latest innovation, the HP Stitch S Series. This innovation is a portfolio for digital textile machines that provide quick and accurate color matching in simplified processes. The portfolio is designed to speed up digital print adoption for commercials.

Fashion and décor trends, personalization, and demand production are enhancing the growth of digital print. This is according to Santi Morera who heads the Graphics Solutions Business in the company.

Smithers Pira also says that the market for digitally printed material is going through an annual growth that is predicted to be around $5.5 billion by the time we reach 2023. The company is anticipating more print changes that will be brought about by the introduction of this new model.

The HP Stitch S series portfolio combines the Thermal Inkjet technology of HP together with standard dyes in order to ensure the durability of color. Stitch’s quick and precise color matching is made possible by the first built-in spectrophotometer. With the introduction comes 3 printer models ranging from 64-126 inches wide. They include the HP Stitch S300 Printer, HP Stitch S500 Printer, and HP Stitch S1000 Printer.

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Basic Troubleshooting Guide for the Brother HL-2240

Irwindale, California, USA, 2019-Dec-10 — /EPR COMPUTER NEWS/ — In some cases, the Brother HL-2240 will experience certain issues during operation. Due to that, here are some basic troubleshooting tips that will help you fix any minor issues with your printer.

Reset Toner Cartridge

1. Turn off the printer.
2. Open the front cover of the printer and leave it open.
3. Press and hold the “Go” button while turning the power on. (Do this without releasing the Go button.)
4. When the Toner, Error LEDs, and Drum are turned on and the Ready LED is turned off, release the Go button.
5. After that, press the Go button twice and all the light panels (toner, drum, and error) will turn on.
6. For the TN420/ TN2210 cartridge, press the Go button 6 times and 7 times for the TN450/ TN2220 cartridge.
7. Once you do this, the error light should be flashing.
8. Close the front cover and ensure that the ready light is the only light on.

Reset Drum

Once you have changed the DR420/ DR2200 drum unit for your Brother HL-2240, it is important to reset the printer’s page count. This will cause the drum warning light to turn off. To do this, open the front cover then hold the Go button until all the 4 lights are turned on. Afterward, release the Go button and shut the front cover.

Factory Reset

To factory reset your printer, simply follow these steps:

1. Turn the printer off.
2. Press and hold the Go button while turning on the printer. Don’t release the button yet until all the panels light up and the Ready LED is turned off.
3. Release the Go button and all the LED lights will turn off.
4. Press the Go or start button 10 times and the printer will restart automatically.

Print Test Page

You can use the printer driver or Go button to print a test page in your Brother HL-2240. Here’s how:

1. Turn the printer off.
2. Press and hold the Go button as you turn on the printer. Do not release the Go button until the Drum, Toner, and LED lights are lit.
3. After that, release the Go button and the LED lights will turn off.
4. Press the Go button again and the printer will print a test page.

Print Settings Page

1. Turn your Brother HL-2240 on and wait until it is in Ready state.
2. Press the Go button 3 times within 2 seconds. After that, the printer will then print a Settings page.

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Brother International Corporation Introduces INKvestment Tank Printer That Eliminates Cartridge Replacement

Irwindale, California, USA, 2019-Dec-09 — /EPR COMPUTERS NEWS/ — The Brother International Corporation has successfully introduced the first INKvestment Tank printers to the market. This revolutionary tank technology can provide up to 365 days of ink which is efficient for 150 worry-free pages for every month.

The MFC-J995DW printer comes with a built-in ink storage tank. Hence, the mechanism has shifted from cartridge to inside the machine, resulting in maximum page yields. Also, with the storage tank designed inside the printer, the ink in the cartridge significantly increases and delivers up to 1 or 2 years of printing.

According to the company’s senior director of B2C product marketing, Phil Lubell, the Brother INKvestment Tank was engineered to resolve printing challenges like the ink diminishing and the need to replace the ink too soon. He went on to say that their research has shown that most people don’t like the hassle of replacing ink and they would rather throw the printers away.

With that in mind, Phil says that the INKvestment Tank MFC-J995DW delivers a great impact to businesses and office users since it gives a year’s worth of ink without the need to change cartridges. Hence, they can focus on other vital matters without worrying about their printing needs.

The Intelligent Page Gauge of this printer will also take away the worry of your ink diminishing at the wrong time. This smart technology keeps an eye on how the ink is used. It then displays an estimate of how many pages are remaining on a 2.7-inch color touch-screen.

Replacing the ink is also very easy thanks to the INKvestment Tank high yield cartridges. Eric Dahl, who is the director of B2C product marketing, noted that people hate changing ink cartridges, especially without any warning. That is why the new lineup maintains the benefits of a cartridge and they are designed with cleanliness, simplicity, and familiarity.

Brother inkjet cartridges are not only clean and quick, but they’re also very cost-efficient. They allow you to print for less than $0.05 per page in color and less than $0.01 per page in black and white.

With all these great specs, Brother’s INKvestment Tank technology offers great capabilities to ensure a seamless workflow. It also delivers numerous output options that enable you to deal with a plethora of projects including printing wirelessly that doesn’t require any setup.

You can scan and print wirelessly from your laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone. Sharing documents is possible using Brother iPrint and scan or using ‘print from and scan to’ cloud apps like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and more.

Learn more: https://499inks.com/cic/category.php?category=Brother+Inkjet+Cartridges

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Take the uncertainty out of buying a new computer cluster: free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster

MINNEAPOLIS, Mar-02-2017 — /EPR COMPUTER NEWS/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA software. This is an excellent way for organizations to see the benefits of moving from a workstation to a high performance computer cluster.

The test is a free opportunity for organizations to try simulation software on the newest Nor-Tech high performance computer clusters with the newest high-demand software installed. Also, organizations can integrate their own software into the test computer cluster.

Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig said, “Our clients trust us to take the uncertainty out of buying a new computer cluster or upgrading the computer cluster they currently own. They need to know the software they are currently using or want to use in the future will run better on a computer cluster and reduce time-to-results. The test cluster provides that assurance.”

Nor-Tech guarantees that their high performance computer clusters are easy to set up and use; and clients will not have to wait on the phone for service and support.

“Our test cluster is designed for organizations that need better technology than a workstation,” Bollig said. “Clients who buy a high performance computer cluster typically see a significant improvement in efficiency; better resolution; better use of their engineers; and faster results.”

To test software on the high performance computer cluster, organizations should first contact Nor-Tech for a quick discussion. Then Nor-Tech will add the organization to the schedule. Nor-Tech will then configure the hardware and software for the organization and provide remote access to the test computer cluster. The organization will then run the software and ultimately see the results. Where there is sensitive information involved, Nor-Tech will typically sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Simulations run on the latest Intel Xeon CPU and NVIDIA GPUs.

Nor-Tech, winner of many technology awards, is famous in the science, university, research, and business markets for powerful, easy to use high performance computer clusters and fast, no wait support. Major recent projects include Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Transportation System; the LIGO Gravitational Project at Cal State Fullerton; and the University of Wisconsin’s IceCube Neutrino Project at the South Pole.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

First Ever Dual Screen Super Tablet/Laptop

With an extraordinary prototype for a dual screen tablet/laptop, Allotropes Design is in development of the AURUS Diamond Dual 10.1. In need of funding to bring the ultimate convenience in multi-tasking to the marketplace, the computer is categorized as both a tablet and a laptop because while the design is all laptop, its two screens fully function independently similar to a tablet. “This computer is the only one of its kind in the world.” said Joshua Letcher, CEO of Allotropes Design. “We will be the first to offer a computer with two 10.1” touch screens in full HD. Soon people will be able to check their email on one screen and manage their stocks or play a game on the other.”

The busy person’s dream, the Android tablet/laptop AURUS Diamond Dual 10.1 needs every pledge of support available to bring the idea to the marketplace. In development from the ground up in partnership with manufacturers for the past twelve months, Allotropes Design is now ready to release the product globally.

“We’ve offered quite a few benefits to the people who pledge to the project. And we will fulfill the Indiegogo pledges first, so supporting us on our crowdfunding page is the best route to take right now to get the AURUS introductory pricing.” added Letcher.

While the AURUS is highly anticipated, if sufficient funding is not received it will hit the market at a considerably higher price, at a much later time, with less features and be released to geographic locations.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/AurusDiamondDual101

To participate in the AURUS Crowdfunding Project visit
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dual-screen-tablet-pc/x/3140109

To view a video of the AURUS visit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3ZOakwZJ4s

To contact via email write to info@allotropesdesign.com

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Back Thru the Future Announces On-Site Hard Drive Shredding

Back Thru the Future (BTTF), the leading technology disposal company, has announced the availabilty of its on-site hard drive shredding service, designed for the demands of industries with stringent data privacy regulations, including healthcare and finance. A state-of-the-art custom shred vehicle, dubbed The Predator, allows BTTF to extend its Safe Harbor Express directly to its client locations throughout the eastern U.S.

The launch of the on-site service affirms BTTF’s commitment to the highest standards of regulatory compliance, environmental sustainability and auditability.

“This is the most significant capital investment in our 20-plus year history,” said Melanie Haga, CEO and founder of Back Thru the Future. “It was important to us that bringing the shredding capability to our client’s location doesn’t in any way compromise the rigor and integrity of the secure data destruction process. We have taken the time and made the investment to design a vehicle and a process that are second to none in providing secure, auditable compliance with all data privacy and environmental regulations.”

Since current New Jersey regulations prohibit mobile hard drive shredding, BTTF will continue its in-plant shredding operations for that state, while enhancing services to clients in all other states.

“We have submitted a request to the New Jersey DEP to allow us to begin on-site shredding within the state,” Haga said. “We’re cautiously optimistic that they will approve this service, which is rapidly becoming the industry standard throughout the rest of our service area.” Upon approval, Haga said, BTTF is in a position to immediately provide on-site hard drive shredding within the State of New Jersey.

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USA Computer Stores Gains Top Position for Computer Repair Fort Lauderdale

When it comes to laptop and computer repair, USA Computer Store is the best for its top quality and best service. Over the past decade USA Computer Store has been best in computer maintainers, new sales of computer and laptop, securing computer systems (data recovery) and networks all across South Florida. USA Computer Store has built a strong reputation for not just being affordable but by having an emphasis on quality.

Computers have become part of life either in school, colleges, home or office. With the increasing demand of computers need, technology of the computers too is changing very fast. Each year new improved and reliable version of technology comes into market which replaces the old one which leads to bringing more knowledgeable and reliable technicians to tackle highly complex repair and service problems. USA Computer Store has very strong and knowledgeable resources with good number of years of experience.

Expert Team at USA Computer Stores gives free pc optimisation tips – CC-Cleaner and power registry uses, how to avoid over heating of laptops, how to avoid internet viruses and lot more thousands of tips to make your asset more efficient to provide 100% output.

USA Computer Stores repairs all type of brands of computers and laptops. Also get free computer check-up and diagnostics, no overcharges, no hidden fees and is well know for computer repair Fort Lauderdale and computer repair Broward.

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Balreed to host Print Workshops and Seminars at Business 2012 Event

Business 2012 is a new event taking place at London’s O2 on the 18th, 19th and 20th March. Confirmed headline speakers include Sir Richard Branson and Lord Alan Sugar, two of the UK’s most respected and well-known entrepreneurs, and the whole event is designed to provide business leaders with the opportunity to learn how to grow and develop their organisation.

There is a huge programme of workshops and seminars at the event and Balreed will be exclusively hosting the official printing solution workshops and seminars for the thousands of visitors that are expected. Our workshops will cover 4 key areas:

Workshop 1: Print strategies for new business
Workshop 2: Optimising your print infrastructure
Workshop 3: Managed Print Services
Workshop 4: The commercial advantage of a print strategy

In addition on stand B34 and B44 Balreed will be showing live demonstrations of the latest print management, scanning and print workflow systems as well as explaining how Balreed’s Managed Print Services can help businesses control the cost of printing.

Gary Downey, Group Marketing Director at Balreed, said: “Being part of Business 2012 is very exciting as it gives us a great opportunity to show how Balreed can help new start-ups and more mature businesses control their costs whilst optimising their print capabilities.”

“How a business produces and manages documents should be a crucial consideration for any organisation, especially in the current climate, but surprisingly it is so often over-looked by business leaders. Through our exclusive workshops and seminars, visitors to Business 2012 can learn the many commercial benefits of a print strategy, assess how well they are currently performing in this area and what good looks like, and follow simple steps to optimise the infrastructure they have already. We have seen a massive growth in interest in our Managed Print Services and Remote Managed Print Services so we will also host workshops dedicated to these in which we will explain what an MPS is and how an organisation can use an MPS strategy to gain a real competitive advantage.” Balreed’s workshops and seminars have been tailored to suit any size or type of business and a full schedule of what takes place each day can be found on the Business 2012 site: http://www.business2012.com.

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New High-Tech OCZ Solid State Drives Now Available At dabs.com

Computer technology retailer dabs.com has recently unveiled new stock of OCZ’s latest solid state drive (SSD), which is set to be the hottest SSD on the computing market this year.

Anyone who wants to increase the power and performance of their computer without having to complete a full upgrade should take a look at OCZ Technology’s new Synapse Cache Solid State Drives.

These SSDs use new Dataplex software that makes them totally unique – unlike most SSDs on the market right now they are designed to be used in conjunction with standard hard drives (HDD). This new Dataplex software increases the speed at which data can be cached, as well as overhauling the way that it is done.

In the past, using an SSD and an HDD at the same time could have actually slowed down the entire running of your home PC, unless you were willing to upgrade to a SATA HDD and use an external enclosure to make data transfer speeds faster. Many people still want to be able to take advantage of the large capacity of their HDD while also benefiting from fast processing with a SSD, and with the Synapse Cache SSD this is now possible.

Duncan Rutherford, Product Manager of dabs.com said: “We understand that customers don’t always have the time or money to perform a full upgrade of their PC just to be able to make use of their new solid state drive, so buying a new motherboard just isn’t possible.

“With the help of OCZ’s amazing new SSD, our customers can get exactly what they want out of their PC without having to spend anything extra.”

The Synapse Cache SSD works so well because it caches ‘hot’ data that is used often on the easy-to-access SSD, while ‘cold’ data is stored on the HDD. By the third time that you run your system with this SSD, all of the data will have been sorted, so you can begin reaping the rewards of the fast Dataplex technology.

dabs.com currently stocks the OCZ Synapse Cache Solid State Drives in 64GB (32GB cache capacity) and 128GB (64GB cache capacity), and both can be bought from the online shop now.

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Axceleon Unveils Microsoft Azure Render Farms

Axceleon is actively demonstrating the Microsoft Azure integrated workflow rendering process and render farm to customers and prospects.

Axceleon has released CloudFuzion for Azure and is showing existing Media & Entertainment customers and prospects how easy it is to integrate existing studio workflows into a cloud based render farm on Microsoft Azure with no impact on the artist.

CloudFuzion is integrated with applications such as Autodesk Maya, 3dsMax, Softimage, Adobe After Effects and allows launching of image renders from the application directly to an Azure render farm anywhere in the world. CloudFuzion will move the scene, including any attributes or references, from the studio data repository to the Azure render farm and in turn will move the resulting rendered images back to the studio data repository as part of an automated workflow. The animator or artist is oblivious as to where the images are being processed or rendered.

Also released was a CloudFuzion implementation of a high performance cluster running on Microsoft Azure for use by power utility & energy companies worldwide.CloudFuzion is integrated with applications such as PSLF and SSTOOLS from General Electric Energy, and PSS®E from Siemens and these applications can be run on a CloudFuzion managed Azure cluster.

CloudFuzion is a workflow automation solution, no render wrangler required for media& entertainment industry, with color coded job status, a simple self-service user interface and also supports split frame/tiling and stitching of large 3dsMax and Maya images for further render acceleration along with processor affinity settings to maximize 3D application core usage by machine.

CloudFuzion also enables single threaded applications to use many cores in a multi-core machine or computer. This enhances the speed of processing and further improves the time to results, a major productivity tool for engineering studies and financial analysis.

For nearly 12 years, EnFuzion has been widely deployed in the energy, financial, bioinformatics, telecommunications, scientific research and engineering market segments, as well as for 3D rendering, where it helped users to get more results faster.

ABOUT ENFUZION & CLOUDFUZION
EnFuzion® and CloudFuzion®, high performance cluster computing software, is developed here in the United States by Axceleon. The CloudFuzion® platform is available as a service (PaaS) and used on larger public clouds, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2, compute grids and high performance internal cloud computing environments and runs natively on all major OS platforms Windows®, Linux®, Mac OS® and Unix®.

EnFuzion® cluster computing software is currently deployed in power/energy utilities, 3D applications, financial services, bioinformatics, scientific research, telecommunications and engineering, where it helps users to get more results faster.

EnFuzion® was one of the first size able deployments of grid computing technology on Wall Street in 2000.

To learn about CloudFuzion®, please visit CloudFuzion Website www.CloudFuzion.com and EnFuzion3D Website at www.EnFuzion3D.com.

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Leading website helps people to save on latest laptops, printers and more

Consumers thinking about refreshing their home computing setup or getting hold of a new laptop can save through the latest deals for PC World and Comet available on DiscountVouchers.co.uk. The deals are on show on the voucher codes specialist among the offers for more than 800 top name retailers.

The DiscountVouchers.co.uk site offers shoppers the chance to save money at all the big name stores, and right now is offering money off tech kit at Comet. Consumers are able to log on right now and save on Comet laptops and more – other deals to be had include 15% off selected printers and 20% off all printer ink and toners.

PC World is another store available on a budget on the DiscountVouchers.co.uk this week, with a new choice of PC World discount code on show. Consumers can log on right now and get their hands on new deals such as save up to £300 on laptops and free delivery on all orders.

Doug Scott, managing director at DiscountVouchers.co.uk, comments, “It is our mission at DiscountVouchers.co.uk to always help people save money on top brands from all the nation’s leading stores. These new Comet and PC World deals help consumers get great value IT and computing kit right now.”

DiscountVouchers.co.uk offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, lastminute.com and Boden.

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Attack on Japanese Defence Contractor

The recent publication of the security breach suffered by the Japanese Defence Contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is just the latest in a long series of similar breaches around the world.

Once again, the discovery of multiple instances of the installation of malware or viruses on servers and desktops is symptomatic of what could be a very sophisticated attack – frequently referred to as Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) type attack.

It is reported that the breach started with what is known as spear phishing attacks – when attackers use very targeted emails; specially crafted/customised to targeted individuals, to maximise the chances of them being opened and any links within them being clicked on and followed.

Martin Finch, Managing Director of commissum, a specialist Information Security Consultancy, said that “the organisation targeted here is a typical victim of such an attack by what could be industrial espionage or state sponsored hacking to access either national security information, or intellectual property. Previous victims have for example included, Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest aerospace company”.

Chris Williams, senior consultant at Information Security company, commissum said that “the usual modus operandi is for attackers to establish a foothold through initial breaches, and then use this to both escalate the level of the breach and establish further access points. This frequently continues over what is often a very protracted time-scale. The victim will, if one or more breaches are discovered, be uncertain as to how many other breaches have been established and where these are”.

China, Russia and Korea have been mentioned as possible sources of this type of attack in the past; China in particular in this case has vigorously and indignantly denied any involvement. That is one of the problems with a sophisticated attack of this type; it can be almost impossible to establish for certain where the attack originated. It is clear though that China is just one of the countries suspected of past involvement in such attacks by US and Western European government agencies.

In addition, as is often the case, the victim is downplaying the impact and the level of penetration achieved. It is reported that the Japanese government were not immediately informed of the breach, as is required in the Defence sector; allegedly it was discovered in August but was exposed by the press this week. It is unlikely that the public will ever know for sure if the breach involved a serious leak of information.

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Launch of Sonos Play 3 Is Music To The Ears Of dabs.com Customers

There’s exciting news for those who love a home filled with music, as the Sonos Play 3 wireless music system goes on sale at dabs.com.

Three by name and triple by nature, the device has a trio of powerful digital amplifiers, serving speakers engineered to diffuse crystal clear sound throughout any room in your living space.

Sonos is all about connecting sound in your home; and the Play 3 fully embodies this ethos, with the ability to link wirelessly and play music stored on your PC, Mac, iPod or phone, among other devices – up to 16 at once. Users can also access music from a wide range of services such as Last.fm, Pandora and Spotify.

The Sonos Play 3 is available from technology retailer dabs.com in two colours – bright white and sleek black – and is easy to position in your home thanks to its minimalist design.

Its technical credentials include a bass radiator for low notes, two mid-range drivers and a high-frequency tweeter to complete the sound. Its class D amplifiers are energy efficient and the whole package is desirably lightweight, with rubber feet to avoid marking surfaces.

dabs.com Marketing Manager, Michelle Helme said: “The Sonos Play 3 is a stunning system which plays music in your home to a standard of which recording artists would highly approve. The sound performance can be optimised with zone-specific controls for bass, treble and balance.”

“As a useful added bonus, the Play 3 can also be used to supply internet connectivity to other devices in your home network, such as your set-top box, PC, games console or hard drive.”

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New HP TouchPad Tablet Now Available at dabs.com

The new HP TouchPad Tablet, now on sale at dabs.com, aims to revolutionise computing practices by combining a beautifully light design with a focus on effective multitasking.

Weighing only 740g, the HP TouchPad is easily portable yet still boasts a large screen (9.7 inch diagonal), helping users to carry out several tasks at once. Unlike many other tablet devices the HP TouchPad has multi-tasking at its core.

The device’s operating system, HP webOS, allows it to quickly and simply move between messages, calendars, photograph collections and more by controlling and swiping “cards”, stacking similar tasks together according to the user’s preference.

The HP TouchPad Tablet also offers an extensive range of applications from a catalogue of thousands – including social networking facilities such as Facebook and popular games such as Angry Birds – along with wireless printing; a strong download capability for viewing movies and TV shows; and music courtesy of Beats Audio.

Dabs.com Computing product manager, Michelle Wood said: “The new HP TouchPad Tablet has a stunning backlit screen and IPS wide viewing-angle technology – but it doesn’t just look good, it also has an extremely impressive level of functionality, with an intuitive webOS which aims to reflect human nature in carrying out multiple simultaneous activities”.

The tablet has a fast processor and is geared towards communication and entertainment, with an integrated webcam and microphone for video calling and similar multimedia options.

Its rechargeable battery allows up to eight hours of web browsing and it can be charged either using the sleek HP Touchstone Charging Dock; or in its case, using an AC charger. The HP TouchPad Case itself is innovative, acting both to protect the device and as a stand for display uses.

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dabs.com Begins Selling AMD’s A-Series APU Range Promising Triple-A Performance on One Chip

Processor and graphics chip become one with the latest release of the AMD APU – capable of DirectX 11 graphics and quad-core processing power, with two processors available now at dabs.com.

With on-board graphics chips in the past many PC owners and builders have had to buy additional Graphics cards in order to be able to handle the latest PC games and HD videos. This all changes with the introduction of AMD’s revolutionary A8 APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), the combination of a high-performance CPU with bespoke graphics capabilities to rival the latest standalone graphics cards.

AMD, well known for their Processors, acquired graphics specialist ATi Technologies in 2006 and many computing journalists speculated on the day that AMD would incorporate ATi’s Radeon graphics chipsets in to an all-encompassing and economical chip.

The APU is the product of this union and UK computing and consumer electronics specialist dabs.com now has two models – the AMD A8-3850 and the AMD A6-3650 – available at great prices.

Duncan at dabs.com said: “With up to 3x more graphics capabilities compared to competing systems the AMD APU achieves incredible performance in all situations where a powerhouse PC is required.

“From streaming HD content to playing the latest highly-detailed PC games, the APU with AMD’s Turbo CORE Technology and DirectX 11 support ensures that users get incredible power from one component.”

Duncan added: “For added performance and capability the AMD APU works seamlessly with many of the latest Radeon HD 6000 graphics cards to boost the graphics processing power by a staggering 75 per cent.”

As well as the visual features, the A8 and A6 APU chips also offer many other features that are becoming essential in the home and the home office, such as multi-monitor support and the Advanced 32nm CPU that is both powerful and low on power-usage.

The Socket FM1 processor is now available at dabs.com priced at £109.99 for the 2.9GHz A8-3850 and £89.98 for the 2.6 GHz A6-3650.

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Atos Extends Contract with the IPC

Atos, an international IT services company, has announced an extension to its current partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to include the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Under the agreement between Atos and the IPC, Atos will further contribute to the development of the Paralympic Movement by designing, building and running its new website, www.paralympic.org, which aims to become the worldwide information source for the Paralympic Movement. Atos will also continue to collaborate with the IPC and engage in joint activities to support the International Paralympic Foundation.

Atos confirmed that, with just over one year to go to the start of the London 2012 Games, the technology it is delivering on behalf of London 2012 and together with the other technology partners is on-track and on-schedule.

“We are delighted to announce that a year ahead of the London Games, we have signed a new contract with the IPC to help them better promote the Paralympic sports and athletes,” said Patrick Adiba, CEO Atos for Iberia, Olympics and Major Events. “We are absolutely committed to continuing our long-standing collaboration with the IPC and are delighted to have this new opportunity to further support the International Paralympic Foundation.”

Atos has been a key technology provider for the Paralympic Movement since 2002 and became the official Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the IPC in 2008. The contract extension announced today with the IPC extends the longstanding relationship between the two organisations.

“Our website is now our most important communication channel to promote Paralympic sports, athletes and news to a global audience,” said Sir Philip Craven, IPC President. “We are delighted that we can count on Atos, which has the technology expertise as well as the knowledge of the Paralympic Movement, to help us redesign and update our website to meet and exceed the needs of sports fans in 2012.

“Our aim is to make www.paralympic.org, which will incorporate www.paralympicsport.tv, the global hub of all news, video and information relating to Paralympic Sport. We are very pleased with Atos’ engagement in future joint fundraising activities, which aims at supporting the IPC development initiatives and help to further advance the whole Paralympic Movement.”

Atos will design, build and run the new website – www.paralympic.org – which is due to go live in autumn 2011. The new website will use the latest technologies to engage visitors and provide them with the latest information on Paralympic games.

Since 2005 when London was announced host city for the 2012 Games, Atos has been working with the London 2012 technology team and the other technology partners to design, build and test the immense IT infrastructure that will make the Games happen. With just over one year to go, the majority of the technology has been delivered. Key accomplishments include a volunteer portal, a fully operational technology Lab, an equipment Deployment Centre, myInfo+ and a Commentator Information System.

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What Are the Issues Around Cloud Computing?

commissum explain all the issues of cloud computing, and explain all about the benefits it can bring small companies.

When we mention cloud computing to our SME clients as a possible solution for the cost effective management of their services, we often get asked “but what are the risk of trusting our information to someone else?” At commissum we believe that many of the issues relating to cloud computing are not new and should be considered for all relationships with service providers, although there are a few specific considerations to be made.

Using cloud computing, organisations can contract service providers to provide infrastructure, platforms and, presently more commonly software. These services enable convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable resources such as networks, servers, storage, applications and other services, provided and released with minimal management effort or interaction of the service provider. The advantages of scalability, reduced lower overhead costs and flexibility are clear and allow organisations to focus on core competencies instead of devoting resources on IT operations.

Most companies have policies and processes in place to deal with commercial relationships with IT service providers. Although these policies and processes will equally work well with cloud services many still do not sufficiently cover the risk related to the security of information.

Applications which are to be provided by a cloud service require the same risk assessment considerations as those provided by a traditional service provider.
What if the solution is:-
· failing to deliver the required business value;
· not performing to the levels agreed;
· not integrated with the existing in-house services;
· unavailable and causes delays and reputational damage;
· suffered from breaches in integrity and confidentiality of information.

But commissum’s Principal Assurance Consultant André Coner suggests that the following considerations specific to cloud computing should
he added:
· Maturity of the cloud service provider and service provider on-going concern issues;
· Complexity of compliance with laws and regulations;
· Legal issues around liability and ownership relating to different hosting countries;
· Storage of personally identifiable information in other countries;
· Consider the much greater dependency on third parties and reliance on external interfaces;
· Greater reliance on Internet connectivity;
· Security issues of public, community and hybrid cloud environments;

With 20 years of experience, commissum is adept at offering practical advice and recommending cost-effective solutions, to deliver a joined-up, coherent approach to protecting an organisation’s information assets.

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Magic Micro: One Stop Shop to Making Custom PCs

Magic Micro makes it possible for you to get the custom pc that you have always wanted, the easiest way possible. Magic Micro shifted selling to computers and computer parts that are of high quality. This makes it a whole lot easier for the buyer as they would not have a hard time in choosing because the customer is assured that whichever he or she chooses, he or she will get the best brands there are in the market.

Since Magic Micro has improved on their products, it is now easier for the buyer to get their very own custom computer that they have always wanted. With their easily navigable website, you can purchase your pc in no time. Magic Micro now sells Barebones PC‘s, Laptops and Notebooks, Desktop Computer Systems, Computer Parts, and Softwares. All of which are of very high quality. All these you can get in the easy to use Magi Micro website.

Magic Micro also sells pre-made computer packages that are of very reasonable price. These pre-made packages are made from the top quality computer parts. However, if you decide to purchase these, you can put additional customizations to that you can be able to get the custom pc that you have always wanted.

For each computer part there are different leading brands sold. First off, for the CPU case, you can choose from among the following brands: Antec, Apevia, Cooler Master, Super Talent, and Thermaltake. All of which are state of the art and have a design that is unique from each other.

For the Central Processing Unit, Magic Micro sells only the best there is. If you try to search the internet for the best processors, it would take you to the websites of AMD and Intel. What’s so good is that, only these brands are being sold in Magic Micro, to get your ultimate custom pc. When it comes to processors, you will never go wrong in Magic Micro.

Next stop is the motherboard. To get you ultimate custom pc, you are gonna want to get the best brands there are, and they could be found in Magic Micro. Again, the AMD and Intel own this arena. Whichever of the two that you choose, you are assured of the best performance in all of the motherboards in the market today.

Magic Micro also sells Video/TV cards that are also of great value. Of course, if you want to get an extreme custom pc, you’re gonna want to get a high-performance Video/TV card. In Magic Micro, you can find the Radeon and the GeForce. Ask any person who is an enthusiast in computers, and they’ll say that these video/tv cards are two of the best card there are in the market today.

Other brands for other computer parts include the following: Creative for Sound devices, Logitech for input devices and many, many more.

As what one could see, Magic Micro has filled itself with the best there are in the market today. This is making sure that you can never go wrong in your decisions because you are assured of the best. With very reasonable prices too, you can maximize the power of your dollar. Magic Micro is the best place to go when you decide to make your custom pc.

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CDL Repeats Green IT Awards Success

Leading IT disposal company CDL has triumphed for the second year in a row at the Green IT Awards, winning Recycling Project Of The Year in recognition of a highly successful strategy devised for The Co-operative Travel.

CDL helped to refresh 1,900 systems for the travel industry giant by devising an effective scheme to collect old computer equipment and deliver new hardware, by visiting multiple sites in close proximity on a daily rota. CDL’s security-cleared drivers and vehicular satellite tracking ensured that data security was not compromised.

The ingenious project not only produced fantastic results for The Co-operative Travel, but also succeeded in attaining CDL’s environmental objectives.

The delivery and collection schedule created by CDL reduced the projected timescale of the overhaul by six weeks and cut anticipated fuel use by an enormous 500 per cent (approximately), slashing both the expected cost and carbon dioxide emissions.

CDL Director Jean-Pierre Naylor said: “We are thrilled to be honoured by the Green IT Awards for a second year and proud of our achievements with regard to this project.

“As well as making huge savings in fuel and pollution, we were able to refurbish and reuse 100 per cent of equipment collected from The Co-operative Travel – and we also reused all packaging. We were so pleased with the outcome that we have implemented the project’s principles in our daily business practices, which also include printer recycling.”

Demonstrating the kind of innovative thinking that has led the company to awards success, CDL also used the opportunity to experiment with cutting motorway speeds by 5 per cent, which resulted in a fuel saving of 12 per cent.

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