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Dell Redefines Workstation, Server Models

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Dell has announced an expanded Dell Precision workstation portfolio that includes the smallest tower workstation chassis in its class, the Dell Precision T1700 small form-factor, the Dell Precision R7610.

In addition, the Dell Precision family features a more powerful and reliable Dell Precision T1700 Mini-Tower rounding out a workstation portfolio that offers increased performance, dependability and smart design for entry-level and high-end workstation users. 

Offering powerful workstation performance at near desktop PC prices, the new Dell Precision T1700 small form-factor (SFF) is the smallest, approximately 30 per cent smaller than competitive systems, and lightest¹ workstation in its class allowing IT to easily deploy an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certified workstation almost anywhere, regardless of space constraints. The T1700 SFF and the Dell Precision T1700 Mini-Tower (MT) are designed and certified for engineering, architecture and finance professionals. The workstations also are ideal for higher education and high-school students working with 2D, entry-level 3D simulation or multitasking with demanding applications.

Both the T1700 SFF and T1700 MT offer next generation Intel workstation-class processors, NVIDIA and AMD professional-grade graphics with PCIx x16 Gen 3 slots and expanded ISV certifications to help accomplish more in less time. The T1700 SFF is the only entry-level workstation to offer two front USB 3.0 ports to help move data faster and enable easy connectivity to external media and accessories.

The Dell Precision R7610 rack workstation will be available from 4th June starting at $2,179 (Rs. 124,999) and the Dell Precision T1700 Mini-Tower and Small Form-Factor are available on June 4 worldwide4. Pricing for both T1700 workstations will be released on June 4.

Spice Unveils ICS Based 3G Smartphone
Spice Mobility, a mobile internet company has unveiled the all new Stellar Horizon Pro Mi 505, the Android based dual-sim smartphone (3G+3G). This ICS based smartphone is powered by a 1GHz Dual Core Processor.

T.M. Ramakrishnan, CEO – Devices, S Mobility said, “We have received phenomenal success with Stellar Horizon Mi 500 launched last year. We have followed it up with this enhanced version with exciting features at a more attractive price point. We are confident the Horizon Pro will offer best value for money to its users.”

Horizon Pro brings alive memories in absolute quality with a 5 mega-pixel rear camera backed with dual LED Flash and a front-facing 1.3 MP camera. Storage space is not a constraint as this innovative device is packed with an amazing 4GB ROM & 512 MB RAM which is expandable upto 32 GB through a micro SD card. Bluetooth 4.0 makes transfer of data fast and secure while the 2100 mAh strong battery supports up to 4 hours talk-time and a stand-by of 200 hours. The Stellar Horizon Pro Mi 505 comes along with a free leather cover and a screen guard, worth Rs. 500.

It will be available across India through all major retail stores with a price of Rs 8,499/.

Nevales Networks Introduces Security Gateway Devices
New plug-and-play ready devices designed for modern cloud-based networking requirements with increased performance and 90 per cent less energy consumption

Nevales Networks, an innovator in delivering comprehensive and affordable cloud-based managed security services on a 'Pay as You Use' model, is leveraging the popular MIPS architecture in new energy-efficient, cost-effective and high-performance plug-and-play ready security gateway devices.

Nevales is announcing a cloud managed Security Gateway (SG) device that is the size of a smartphone. The Nevales SG device supports wired and wireless 3G/4G technologies. It is ideal for operators, who can now provide wireless Internet 3G/4G through this security gateway.

The new device is built on the energy efficiency of the MIPS architecture from Imagination Technologies, which helps to increase the energy efficiency of the device by up to 90% over Nevales' previous generation product.

The product will be available in the market by end of the quarter.

Kaushik Thakkar, Co-Founder and CEO at Nevales Networks said, "We believe that the new security gateway device underscores Nevales' leadership in delivering innovative security solutions for the future. Through our partnership with Imagination, we saw an opportunity to combine our product design and engineering expertise with power-efficient MIPS-based technology to create an innovative solution that enables carriers to manage large scale deployments. Moreover, Nevales is further taking a step to promote green tech and development of energy-efficient solutions."

Dell Join Hands With Neoteric
Dell India and Neoteric, one of India’s leading national value-added IT distributors today announced their entry into a strategic partnership for the distribution of Dell’s enterprise and workstations products. The partnership is an effort by Dell to bolster its distribution across emerging markets in the country and is in tandem with Dell’s focus on providing its customers with end-to-end IT solutions across markets.

The partnership is the second in quick-succession following Dell’s partnership last October with the distribution arm of HCL Infosystems - Digilife Distribution and Marketing Services (DDMS). This is one of the many efforts taken by Dell’s Global Commercial Channel (GCC) division to strengthen and enhance its distribution network across the country. Through the partnership Dell aims to regain its leadership position in India in the enterprise and workstation product space.

The partnership aims to promote and extend businesses for both DELL and neoteric; under this deal neoteric and Dell will collaborate on marketing, sales and technical areas and the overall go-to market activities. neoteric will be responsible for the product sales of Dell enterprise products in the market and further help promote, participate and extend the sale of the Dell products through promotional activities. neoteric’s network of 10,000 partners over 500 locations across India, will add to its strong distribution network across the country.

CSS Corp Joins Cloud Industry Forum
CSS Corp, a technology consulting and support company, has announced its membership with the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the industry body established to promote trust, security, and transparency within the cloud sector.

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) is an industry body that champions and advocates the adoption and use of cloud-based services by businesses and individuals. CIF aims to educate, inform and represent Cloud Service Users, Cloud Service Providers, Cloud Infrastructure Providers, Cloud Resellers, Cloud System Integrators and international Cloud Standards organisations.

Andy Burton, chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum, stated: “We are delighted that CSS Corp. has joined the Cloud Industry Forum as it builds its service offering in the European market. Cloud evangelists, such as CSS Corp., play a valuable role in the future of CIF and its Code of Practice.

Tiger Ramesh, CEO, CSS Corp, added: “The rapid adoption of cloud computing has seen cloud-based services become a central part of business strategy, with its ability to deliver flexibility and drive down cost being two of the main benefits for end users. This partnership reflects our commitment to the cloud and more importantly our cloud-based customers. We look forward to working with CIF and helping it to succeed in promoting a credible and certifiable code of practice for the cloud industry as well as bringing businesses, consumers and suppliers of cloud services closer together in a trusted and sustainable marketplace.”  

Edimax 3G Routers Best Compatible With All Dongles

Edimax Technology, a provider of advanced network communication products, has announced about their acceptability and demand for their universal Data card supported 3G routers.

Edimax 3G routers are compatible with any data card of any brand available in the market. Edimax' 3G - 6408n, the latest model launch stands out to be the best 3G router in its segment. It supports both 3G/3.75G and cable/xDSL modem. Users can also use the device to share an iPhone's 3G internet connection by enabling the internet tethering function on iPhone and connecting it to the 3G-6408n via USB, designed with latest green WLAN technology.

With 300Mbps Max Wi-Fi Speed, Edimax 3G-6408n route is a high-speed solution that complies with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards. The latest wireless MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) technology is built into this router to broaden its Wi-Fi coverage and to eliminate dead spots within the signal range.

Garmin Introduces New Era Of Navigation
Garmin Corporation, a unit of Garmin, a satellite navigation company, has launched four new products PNDs - nüvi 42LM, nüvi 52LM, nüvi 2460 LM and nüvi 2568 LM.

It will help Garmin consolidate its position as it has maximum number of PNDs by a company in Indian market. The prices of the four devices are kept at Rs 8990, Rs 9990, Rs 13990 and Rs 16990 respectively.

Loaded with features the new devices will make search easier with predictive text for thecomfort of the user. Devices are powered with New Guidance User Interface, which helps the user search destinations at ease. Device will also keep the record of search according to category and creates a shortcut list which enables user to search faster and preview multiple route preferences. New Guidance also helps the user in finding parking lots near their destination. The user-friendly guidance system also provides option of multi-routes to choose from. 

To enhance the experience of travelers to historical monuments and tourist spots, the company has added a feature in the devices that will provide details of the places user is visiting. In just one click user will know everything about the historical place or the tourist spot and will help him/her in getting an informed tour of the place.

Company has also tied up with Zomato.com, a website that deals with extensive information on recreational facilities, to help the customers get more information about the restaurants. The newly launched devices like other Garmin devices will have broadcast in Hindi, Indian English and 9 other Indian regional languages.

Industry’s Smallest 18-Bit Successive Approximation Register (SAR) ADC from Maxim

Maxim Integrated Products has announced that it is now shipping the MAX11156, the industry’s smallest 12-pin, 18-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC).

Available in a tiny 3mm x 3mm TDFN package, the MAX11156 integrates an internal reference and reference buffer, saving cost and at least 70 per cent board space over competing solutions. With 18-bit accuracy, this high-performance ADC features Beyond-the-Rails technology, which supports a ±5V input from a single positive 5V input rail.

This technology eliminates the need for negative power supplies and simplifies designs. With 18-bit resolution and a 500ksps sampling rate, the MAX11156 is ideal for automatic test equipment (ATE), industrial control systems, medical instrumentation, and robotics, where high accuracy and tiny size are paramount.

Due to its monotonic transfer characteristic, fast settling time, and lack of latency, the MAX11156 is ideal for fast, high-precision digital control-loop systems. In fact, the MAX11156 provides 18-bit resolution with no missing codes; excellent DC accuracy (0.5 LSB DNL and 2.5 LSB INL (typ)); and excellent AC performance (94.6dB SNR and -105dB THD (typ)). Additionally, the MAX11156 communicates using a SPI-compatible serial interface, which can be used to daisy-chain multiple ADCs in parallel for multichannel applications. This interface can also provide a busy indicator to simplify system synchronization and timing.

Clarice Tech Appoints Anup Mehta To Head Its US Operations
Clarice Technologies, which provides product development services with a super specialisation in User Experience (UX) Design and cutting-edge UI technologies, has announced the appointment of Anup Mehta as the Co-Founder and President.

Anup Mehta will be responsible for business development & global sales. He joins the Clarice leadership team in their endeavour to propel the company to its next orbit and expanding its customer base to new geographies & domains.

As his primary responsibility, Anup would introduce the services of Clarice Technologies across different verticals through his strong networking capabilities. He would also help grow current and emerging opportunities in the design and development of cutting-edge products. Anup Mehta is a dynamic senior business executive with 18+ years experience in the product engineering services (PES) eco-system. He was responsible for incubating PES businesses from scratch for Wipro Technologies and Mindtree in notable geographies including Europe and the US.

Prior to MindTree where he joined as the seeding team of its US operations, Anup held various top leadership roles at Wipro as well. He built Wipro's R&D business in Europe, and he is recipient of prestigious Chairman's award at MindTree. He has also received Wipro President's award for his outstanding contributions.

AISECT Offers ‘Eduvantage PRO’ To Start Digital Learning In Semi-Urban & Rural Schools

AISECT has launched its maiden initiative for schools, the Eduvantage PRO Interactive Multimedia Content. This product has been launched with the objective of bringing in a low cost, high quality multimedia classroom solution for the K-12 school students at the small town, district and block levels.

Designed by a team of highly qualified teachers and technicians, Eduvantage PRO’s multimedia content is easy to understand and has been created in sync with the CBSE and other state board curriculums. The e-learning modules and solutions are currently available in Hindi & English for subjects such as Mathematics, EVS, Physics, Chemistry, & Biology. Within a year, the company plans to introduce more subjects and at least 6-7 regional languages to the offerings of Eduvantage PRO.

Aiming to make learning in schools more intuitive, interactive and smart, Eduvantage PRO uses superior quality of animation with real life 2D and 3D effects, 3D analysis & dissection of diagrams, highly attractive characters & colours, augmented reality and interactive elements. Moreover, the advantage of its bilingual content not only aids the students in learning new concepts with clarity but also enhances the effectiveness of teaching without replacing the teachers. Support services such as practice exercises & games will soon be added to the product offerings.

CCL Extends Streak Of FT Top 10 Rankings To 12-yrs
The Center for Creative Leadership ranks No. 8 overall in the 2013 Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education.

CCL, with offices in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, also ranks No. 5 worldwide for Custom programs. The Financial Times ranks institutions that offer customised executive education in 10 sub-categories. CCL placed in the Top 10 in seven of them: Preparation; Program Design; Teaching Methods; Faculty; News Skills & Learning; Aims Achieved; and Facilities.

The Financial Times executive education rankings are based on direct feedback from organizational and individual clients around the world who rated leading executive education providers, such as Harvard, Wharton, INSEAD and IMD, for quality and impact.

Of the more than 70 institutions ranked by the Financial Times, CCL remains the only one that specializes in leadership education and research.