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Antec appoints Compage Computers as distributor for Andhra Pradesh Antec India has widened its channel reach by adding an exclusive regional distributor for Andhra Pradesh. Compage Computers Pvt. Ltd. has been appointed to distribute Antec products exclusively in the Andhra Pradesh market. According to the company sources, the idea of appointing an exclusive regional distributor for Andhra Pradesh is to strengthen the brand’s position in the local market. Antec products are already being sold across 8 retail counters in Hyderabad. This move will further consolidate the company’s position not only for the Hyderabad market but also give a significant push for expansion of business in the upcountry region of Andhra Pradesh. Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Kevan Li – Sales & Operations Head, Antec India, said, “We are pleased to appoint Compage Computers Pvt. Ltd. as our exclusive regional distributor for the state of Andhra Pradesh. Their concrete setup with several owned stores and their close relationship with partners across the state are the key factors leading to this appoint-

ment. We are confident that with our combined efforts, we can steadily increase our market share in this region and build up the Antec business. We are also sure that with their capable channel infrastructure, Compage Computers Pvt. Ltd. will be successful in scaling up the Antec brand presence in the state.” Mr. Raghu Gunuganti, General Manager, Compage Computers Pvt. Ltd., stated, “We are pleased to tie-up with an esteemed brand like Antec to distribute their products in the Andhra Pradesh region. Antec products have been known for a long time for their quality, innovation and durability. I foresee this business relationship as a very productive platform to provide higher accessibility for the Antec brand in our region to channel partners and technology end users.”



National Updates

ViewSonic recognized as Best Monitor brand at SME Channels Achievers’ Awards Defenx launches virtual licenses platform for retailers Defenx has launched India’s first virtual licenses platform for retailers that gives an extra 10% profit for retailers. With this new profitable business model the retailers can reduce the logistics, delivery, financial and packaging costs to gain extra profit of up to 10%. Defenx is aggressively pushing this model in the market to go green and allow the partners to enjoy more profit. The purchased virtual license of Defenx is very light, easy to download and installs quickly.

ViewSonic has won the Besk Desktop Monitor Brand award during SME Channels Achievers’ Awards 2012. This annual event of SME Channel had been witnessed by more than 500people from the IT Industry which honored IT companies in 70 different categories. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Ajay Chaudhary, Joint Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Sanjay Mahapatra, Editor-in-chief, SME Channels quoted “I heartily congratulate ViewSonic India for winning Best Desktop Monitor Brand award. ViewSonic had always contributed towards innovation in consumer technology. We are quite enthralled to notice the diverse range of Monitors, Projectors and Digital Photo Frames. “

In this occasion ViewSonic displayed a host of their latest display range: Projectors: Pro8200, PLEDw500, PLEDw200, PJD5126, Digital Photo Frames: VFA770w, VFM670w Monitors.

Networking Industry Visionary, David Meyer joins Brocade Brocade has announced the appointment of networking industry visionary David Meyer to the position of Service Provider business chief technology officer and chief scientist. Meyer will report to Ken Cheng, vice president and general manager of the Routing, Application Delivery and Software Networking Group. In this new role, Meyer will be responsible for working with tier-1 service providers, cloud hosting providers and Web 2.0 content providers worldwide.

Kingston celebrates 25 Years in market Vdopia appoints Shivam Srivastava as Kingston has announced that today Director Business Development – APAC marks 25 years in the business as the largest third-party manufacturer of computer and device memory. Kingston was founded on October 17, 1987 by CEO and cofounder John Tu, and COO and cofounder David Sun. Kingston will be celebrating this big milestone in India with a unique engagement programme. Representatives from Kingston will visit over 800 shops across Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai to invite retailers to participate in a rapid fire quiz. Kingston celebrates this happy occasion with the channel community .

Vdopia has announced the appointment of Shivam Srivastava, digital business veteran as Director Business Development - APAC operations. Prior to joining Vdopia, Mr. Srivastava held the position of Associate Vice President at leading agency, Zenith Optimedia. Apart from Zenith Optimedia, Mr. Srivastava has worked with major digital brands like Times of India & Sify He brings on board tremendous experience of Sales & Marketing with significant expo-

sure to different markets geographically. With his cross functional exposure across brands, he is poised to blend seamlessly in to his new role. Preetesh Chouhan, VP & Sales Head for APAC said, “Vdopia has established itself as the fastest growing company in video advertising and now it’s time to broaden our horizon and target emerging markets in SEA and MENA. We are confident that Mr. Srivastava as Director will help us take this vision forward and add value to advertising in these areas.”





he manifold increase of internet penetration has also lead to the si multaneous rise of threat scenarios in the IT sector. Most of the sectors including Banking and Financial Services Industry (BFSI), SMBs, telecom market, government sectors have sensitive informational data which is vulnerable to the increased threat perception in the Indian IT infrastructure. Even the SMEs have realized the need for increased security as they have begun to invest in IT security. But when we look at the worldwide scenario, Indian IT market is still lagging behind in the adoption of security measures. With India becoming the leading outsourcing destination, the companies have become privy to the need for strong anti hacking strategy to secure sensitive information. IT security is a major cause of concern for Indian companies, with the menace of their network being hacked constantly looming. SMBs need to develop proper IT infrastructure and Indian companies need to realize the potential threat of data theft. For this they will have to raise their level of investment in effective IT security systems.

Evolving IT security market The Indian IT market is price sensitive and the need for IT security is no longer being undermined the enterprises but while looking for IT security they look for comprehensiveness of coverage and cost of the IT security implementation. They want coverage to be extended beyond the core network perimeter to areas like mobile endpoints and processes, and they want security-related costs to be reduced. A report by Frost & Sullivan reveals that nearly 80 percent of Indian business enterprises have reported data theft

through online hacking. The survey also indicates that as high as 90 percent of Indian companies have placed IT security as their priority investment domain and that the cost of computer crimes have reached a whopping USD 10 billion - India is ranked fifth in terms of ecommerce security breaches. Internationally, operating systems such as Linux and UNIX are considered to be effective when it comes to protecting the personal computer systems against possible threats of virus attacks. This is so because IT vulnerabilities are


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Coverstory more common in commonly used operating systems. The IT security market in India is estimated to be around USD 218 million (2012), with an annual growth rate of 2030 percent. According to a report by Gartner in 2011, the market is expected to have a CAGR of 16.4 percent from 2011-2016. Major drivers of India’s IT security market are the rise in use of IT enabled services, improved internet penetration and awareness of (SMBs) on the importance of investing in IT security in order to prevent data theft. According to a survey report by security vendor Symantec, 67 percent of the SMBs in India consider data loss to be a major concern, and 60 percent view cyber crime as a potential business risk. The survey also revealed that SMBs believe that the installation of an IT security program that is more than a basic antivirus solution is an urgent requirement. Thus the survey clearly indicates that data security is the top priority for large enterprises and as well as for SMBs. There are several drivers for the IT security changes. Heading the list are technologies under rapid adoption in India, including cloud computing and virtualisation .Other influences shaping IT security strategy are the emergence of more sophisticated threats and attacks , user-led IT and mobility . In line with fast evolving trends, many organisations are assessing their IT security strategy frequently. The remarkable pace of cloud computing adoption and the growing trend of employees plugging their personal devices to the corporate network are posing serious challenges to traditionally secured networks. Organisations must evaluate their security posture in a timely manner, so that they can take immediate steps against new vulnerability points on the network, as well as secure new technologies that emerge. In that context, it is critical for them to revise their legacy security implementation and adopt solutions which can protect and control at the network, application and user levels.With cloud computing becoming mainstream and many CIOs actively looking at leveraging cloud as part of their corporate IT strategy, security in the cloud is one of the key issues to be addressed. As cloud technologies enable applications and data to be accessible from anywhere, it raises serious security concerns as the traditional security measures

IT security undergoes great change What changes have you witnessed in the security trends this year over the past in the ever changing IT landscape? The definition of IT security has undergone a substantial change with information being distributed and accessed from anywhere. Most of the businesses are moving to internet based applications for access to information and to reduce costs. This exposes the organizations to various kinds of online fraud with the most prominent being Identity Fraud. With hacking being an organized underground industry and not any more an activity of few nerds, organizations of all sizes are vulnerable to varied information security threats. Given the easy accessibility of malicious tool-kits and sophisticated means employed by attackers the threat landscape has become far more complex today than it ever was.

How have the Indian enterprises taken up to the adoption of cloud computing? Has the percentage of IT spending on cloud witnessed an increase? The CIOs are facing a huge problem in identifying the actual user who has accessed the application, since the employees are able to access the applications from anywhere. In such scenarios the only security layer that protects the data and applications is the user's password. It is widely acknowledged that the traditional password mechanism provides little or no protection against any determined hacker. Until this issue is addressed, moving to cloud applications will prove to be a huge risk to any organization, as the risk increases dramatically with SaaS applications that are protected only through user passwords.

BOYD also brings into focus the security features of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Do enterprises take these factors into consideration while evolving security needs? The definition of IT security has undergone a substantial change with new

Mr. Pavan Thatha Co-Founder and CEO at ArrayShield

technologies like BYOD becoming a part of IT strategy of all organizations. With heightened security needs companies are looking at newer security technologies beyond conventional security mechanisms like Anti-Virus. As users are accessing applications from different devices like their tablets, smartphones and personal laptops at home, lot of conventional security mechanisms will not be applicable.

What are the key security threats witnessed in 2012? In 2012 most of the high profile breaches are related to user authentication where hackers are able to break-in and get user’s credentials. Some of the notable ones are Linkedin, Yahoo and Nvidea. For example in early June 2012, group of hackers has posted 453,000 passwords of one of the Yahoo’s services users. This trend raises serious concerns about the way the hackers are able to exploit weak authentication mechanisms. It’s time that enterprises do a thorough review of the way their authentication and other key security technologies are implemented and take corrective actions to strengthen the same.

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Changing security landscape of 2012 What changes have you witnessed in the security trends this year over the past in the ever changing IT landscape? The network security market in India has been vibrant. IT has become central in driving business processes that serve enterprises’ objectives of increasing productivity and profit. Specifically on IT consumerization, we are witnessing the rise of BYOD, or bring-your-own-device, among enterprises in the region. More and more employees are using their personal tablets and smartphones to access the corporate network and do their work from anywhere. IT consumerization represents an increasing risk to enterprises' information security. Organizations need to deploy appropriate solutions on their network to enforce policies and controls around what the client, data, and user can do or access.

Mr.Vishak Raman Designation: Senior Regional Director, India & SAARC, Fortinet,

security needs?Has cost effectiveness become important How have the Indian enterprises parameter for IT security? taken up to the adoption of cloud BYOD environments generally lack computing? Has the percentage of IT many of the traditional security controls spending on cloud witnessed an that organizations have relied on to seincrease?

Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing business segments in the IT industry. Fortinet has a strong track record in helping enterprises secure the cloud. We enable cloud hosting providers, cloud service providers, and enterprises to create secure cloud infrastructures and/or deliver cloud-based managed security services. Today, India does not have that many clouds or data centers. But, with Internet usage expected to double or triple following the 3G and broadband wireless auctions, the timing is right for data centers to roll out on-demand cloud solutions in India. Fortinet already has a partnership with Sify Technologies to provide Indian enterprises with secure bandwidth and clean connectivity .

BYOD also brings into focus the security features of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Do enterprises take these factors into consideration while evolving

cure their data, leaving gaps in their data and device protection strategy. The top three issues are bandwidth and productivity drains, data and device loss and increasing cyber attacks on mobile devices.

IT security strategy of any organization is a continuous feature. Are the enterprises abreast with the latest security challenges?What are the key security threats witnessed in 2012? IT attacks have increased in both number and severity as hackers have become more sophisticated and their motivations have shifted from gaining notoriety to generating profits through exploiting confidential private data. Today’s threat landscape contains complex, polymorphic and multi-vector threats whether delivered via spam from a compromised server in a bot network, downloaded by a seemingly harmless posting on Facebook.

that are based on network perimeter become obsolete. Wireless LANs are a relatively new technology which has only been around since 1999. With any new technology, standards are always improving, but in the beginning are unreliable and insecure. With the increasing popularity of wireless networks, the need to be adequately protected against threats becomes paramount. However, limited awareness about the risks of using unsecured or poorly secured wireless network devices, coupled with the wide-spread availability of affordable wireless networking equipment has exposed users to potential misuse of these unsecured wireless networks. There is an imperative need to secure wireless networks today, not only to protect one's personal or businesses information, but also in light of the recent wireless network security breaches by unauthorised individuals. Media coverage of the exploits evoked considerable public interest and served as a wake-up call to individuals and businesses across India. There is a considerable need of increased end user awareness and making a conscious decision to secure wireless networks. Organisations large and small are failing to respond to the culture of employees using their own mobile devices for work and are opening up their systems to security risks. Several organizations allow staff to use smartphones and tablets to connect to their company needs but do not apply data encryption on the devices. There is increased report of security breaches and leakage of confidential information which makes the need for security in such personalized environments. So this changing work culture can lead to security threats both by virus attacks and data loss, which can only be controlled by effective secure protection. While desktop virtualization has been around for a long time, it is only recently that it has caught the attention of Indian organizations across verticals. The rise of BYOD, coupled with reduced hardware and management costs is forcing organizations to take steps to adopt this trend. The enterprises in India have taken up desktop virtualization in a big way trying to understand the benefits of adoption of desktop virtualization. A report by Gartner also substantiates this upward trend in desktop virtualization adoption, estimating that by 2013, 40 percent of all corpo-

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IT security is continuously evolving What changes have you witnessed in the security trends this year over the past in the ever changing IT landscape? The t hreat landscape is evolving very fast and security trends are fighting hard to keep up pace. These threats are aimed at financial gains both at enterprise and consumer area. There has been an increased attack on Social media All these factors have lead to the enhancement in current products and introduction of new offering to enhance comprehensiveness of security.

How have the Indian enterprises taken up to the adoption of cloud computing? Has the percentage of IT spending on cloud witnessed an increase? Cloud adoption has moved from hype cycle to real adoption. A recent data of India talks about 30% of compute and 20% storage movement from on-premise to cloud model which is indeed a big change. The private cloud is leading the pack followed by PaaS and IaaS which are being increasingly leveraged by startups for innovations. SaaS continues to expand market and make application affordable and manageable for a larger target audience.

What growth have you witnessed in this year? Desktop virtualization has been around for a long time. The success has been limited since the benefits are more on manageability aspects and not so on commercial aspects.

BOYD also brings into focus the security features of mobile devices like smart phones and tablets. Do enterprises take these factors into consideration while evolving security needs? BYOD is a new need with young work force who prefer to use their own personal device for both official and personal work. BYOD does extend productivity benefit leading to employee satisfaction. Since these devices are being used outside firewall for other purposes, there is higher risk to enterprise

Mr Sunil Pillai Co-Founder and Managing Director – iValue InfoSolutions Pvt Ltd

data and network. The effectiveness of protection is much better for a pure enterprise device being used solely for official purpose as compared to BYOD due to technology, awareness and process fronts.

Has cost effectiveness become important parameter for IT security? IT initiatives are increasingly tied to business initiatives. Security thus becomes a integral part of the IT initiative supporting a business initiative. Ensuring effective management of digital assets to grow business profitably thus becomes goal and direction of IT/Security initiatives. Cost is not a major factor as long as IT is aligned to business needs.

Ho do wireless networks counteract vulnerabilities? Critical application and infrastructure access is better served by incorporating 2 factor authentication in addition to standard wireless security/encryption/password options. We now have 2FA which are affordable, easy to integrate, deploy, use and manage and hence one should take full advantage of benefits of managed enterprise wireless, IPSEC VP, SSLVPN technologies in a safe and secure way.

rate desktops will be virtual desktops. Gartner also says that the desktop virtualization market is estimated to be worth at least USD 1.8 billion by 2012. Indian enterprises have become more open to the idea of adoption of desktop virtualization for secure networks. Server Virtualization has been adopted by many enterprises as they provide added benefits such as reduced hardware costs, management costs and energy consumption. They are now looking to extend the same benefits at a desktop level with desktop virtualization. The enterprises have to virtualize their servers and storage before deploying desktop virtualization. With the visible success of server virtualization, the Indian commercial market is now open to the idea of desktop virtualization. Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly mobile and wants to use a growing array of client computing and mobile devices, based on their personal preference. Mobile devices themselves are increasingly becoming the target of attack. Hackers have started to realize the potential goldmine of data that exists within mobile devices and unauthorized app stores provide an easy means of distribution for mobile applications – some of which are not legitimate. Factors like, enabling BYOD without compromising on data security, long-term cost benefits, convenience for the IT to remotely manage all virtual desktops and feasibility of utilizing virtualization software to enable even a single PC to be shared by many users, are actually driving the adoption of desktop virtualization not onlyacross enterprises but also amongst educational institutions and SMBs. With the consumerization of IT, the mobile worker is also evolving as a virtual worker for whom location and device are becoming less relevant. They want a rich desktop experience, be it on a laptop, a tablet PC or even a smartphone. Most employees want to use a tablet or a smartphone for work and companies are under pressure to provision these devices, while maintaining control and security of the company’s data and network. IT departments and dedicated information security professionals face challenges from all directions as they fight to maintain a coherent security strategy that both protects data, and responds to the changing needs of users and the business at large.

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Companies open to security changes What changes have you witnessed in the security trends this year over the past in the ever changing IT landscape?

tential customers about the security of data in the cloud. There is definitely an increase, especially in SAAS model.

BYOD has increased the scope for the adoption of desktop virtualization in India. What growth have you witnessed in this year?

With an increase in awareness about security, there are stronger measures to protect information. Organizations are making a concerted effort to establish proper information security infrastructure. The welcome change is of traditional companies giving serious thought to information security. Endpoint security, primarily to prevent data leaks, is getting more and more visible.

How have the Indian enterprises taken up to the adoption of cloud computing? Has the percentage of IT spending on cloud witnessed an increase? The interest is there obviously because of the cost benefits. However, this will be a gradual process, depending on how comfortable people will be having

Companies are taking the middle path, allowing only partial migration to BYOD. At this stage, it is perhaps not desirable to migrate to a complete BYOD model without adequate security measures, which remains a challenge to most companies.

What are the key security threats witnessed in 2012?

Mr. Debasis Nayak Director, Data64.

their data in the cloud no matter how much service providers try to assure po-

Data theft by using increasingly sophisticated malware. A comeback by supposedly outdated malwares (such as Zeus) but in a more evolved and potentially dangerous avatar. Also financial frauds that are increasingly targeting traditional brick and mortar companies.

Adoption of cloud computing gets steady What changes have you witnessed in the security trends this year over the past in the ever changing IT landscape?

BYOD has increased the scope for the adoption of desktop virtualization in India. What growth have you witnessed in this year?

Focus has increased tremendously on cyber crime and cloud computing expansions; and hence cloud computing security is getting major focus.

BYOD is going to be adapted in most of the organizations. As per the CyberMedia research by 2015, every employee in an organization is expected to carry at least two smart devices along with them to the work place. So for any organization it becomes necessary to allow secure securely access of data. This is one of the major reasons that the adoption of desktop virtualization becomes necessary for enterprises.

How have the Indian enterprises taken up to the adoption of cloud computing? Has the percentage of IT spending on cloud witnessed an increase? Adoption of cloud computing has taken a slow but steady start. There is a space in adopting cloud largely by the enterprises but it is likely to gain momentum in near future. Enterprises are still concerned about security issues pertaining to placing their data on cloud. Hence there are many service providers who are trying to address security issues with their new innovative product lines. Government policy on cloud computing

What are the key security threats witnessed in 2012? Mr Kamal Sharma Group CIO and ITIM SBU Head, Mindlance

will also help and spendings on cloud is increasing.

Mobility security, information breaches, cyber frauds, cyber scams, data leakage, wireless security are the few key security threats that an IT industry has faced in 2012 and is likely to continue in the next year.

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BYOD remains

uconquered Cost effectiveness has always been the guru mantra. Various organizations try to answer it in their own way, however virtualization and collaboration is either being considered as an alternative or being proactively used by various sectors.

What changes have you witnessed in the security trends this year over the past in the ever changing IT landscape? As compared to last year wherein we observed over-exploitation of SQLi, LFI and RFI based vulnerabilities; corporate have taken notice of these types of attacks and have put in additional resources to mitigate these attacks. However, BYOD still remains unconquered.

How have the Indian enterprises taken up to the adoption of cloud computing? Has the percentage of IT spending on cloud witnessed an increase? By recognizing the business benefits of cloud computing, its adoption among the Indian enterprises is seems to be driven at a very strategic level. Employees as well as various departments within the enterprise are adopting various cloud computing services. Inclination towards private cloud model is observed amongst the Indian enterprises in order to better understand the technology within their own premises before adopting public cloud model. According to Gartner Inc., “Between 2011 and 2016 the market for Business Process Services in the cloud will double in size to nearly $145 billion in India.�

BYOD, in addition to reduced hardware and management costs together leads to enhanced business continuity. This has led to enterprises increasingly adopting desktop virtualization and hence, the technology is gaining a considerable momentum across the country. It is not only enhancing the data integrity but also facilitating a secure remote access to desktop environment. Gradually, it will lead to reshaping the IT landscape.

BOYD also brings into focus the security features of mobile devices like Smartphones and Tablets. Do enterprises take these factors into consideration while evolving security needs? Yes, they have now started taking into consideration the security risks involved with BYOD and to mitigate the new emerging threats specifically targeting BYOD users, eScan has now come up with security solutions for Mobiles and Tablets in order to answer the needs and provide security to this sector.

Has cost effectiveness become important parameter for IT security?

Cost effectiveness has always been the guru mantra. Various organizations try to answer it in their own way, however virtualization and collaboration is either being BYOD has increased the scope for the considered as an alternative or being proadoption of desktop virtualization in actively used by various sectors.

India. What growth have you IT security strategy of any witnessed in this year? organization is a continuous feature. The growing trend of BYOD has made Are the enterprises abreast with the Indian enterprises inclined towards adopt- latest security challenges? ing desktop virtualization within their organization. The increasing trend of

Some are still trying to come up with the term of IT security, while others have

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started allocating separate budget for IT security which is a good pointer towards the days to come in the field of IT security.

What are the key security threats witnessed in 2012? As compared to last year, threats haven’t changed, however APT and targeted attacks are on the rise, due to prevailing global economic conditions. BYOD users are also being included in the attack vector, which makes it all the more important for us to realize that Security Suite which provides a credible solution to these emerging threats is the need of the hour.

Wireless networks have made the security factor very efficient but it is still considered vulnerable to threats. What are the proactive approaches to counter these vulnerabilities? Wireless networks have and will always remain insecure as these radio waves bleed out of the corporate premises and their traffic can be sniffed without the actual need for being physically attached to the network. Linux and Windows based tools are available which make the task of interception all the more easy. Upgrading to the latest encryption technology, using stronger pass-phrases and restricting access to select devices are some of the proactive approaches which can be incorporated.

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Products Explorer

Kingmax USB Flash Drive Digilite introduces three new motherboards in H61 segment Digilite motherboard brand of Smartlink Network Systems Ltd has announces the launch of three new motherboards, DL-H61MXP, DL-H61M-PS3 and DLH61M-VS3 in H61 segment. All the three new motherboards supports Intel third generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 Ivy bridge processors. Digilite plan to target DGS&D / Gov-

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Kingmax has announced the world’s most revealing COB (Chipon-Board) type USB flash drive. Flash drive UI-05 features dynamic casing design in which the chip is housed under a clear glass ceiling that is both waterproof and dustproof, made possible with PIP technology. Innovative imBGA engineering allows the glass casing on the top side of the UI-05 to reveal the drive’s inner flash die and wirebonding structure. Kingmax UI-05 comes in 8GB/ 16GB/32GB capacities. Kingmax’s own package technology has made it possible for UI-05 to become world’s 1st glass-ceiling USB flash drive.

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Products Explorer

Fortune Marketing’s Gifts Wholesaler participates in IITF 2012

Antec India unveils the X1 Gaming Cabinet Antec has launched the Antec X1 cabinet, the latest addition to the Gaming Series in the India market. This sleek chassis is designed to handle today’s and tomorrow’s high-performance systems that are custom built for gamers from the inside-out. X1 cabinet is now available in India though Antec’s select local channel partners at an approximate price of INR 2750/- including taxes.

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced chassis Cooler Master has announced the launch of its new Mini-ITX chassis, the Elite 120 Advanced. This chassis in the first in the Indian market to offer a small, but feature-rich case that can accommodate standard form factor hardware packed with amazing features at an affordable price. Crane Chen, Country Manager Cooler Master, India said, “Globally, the MiniITX form factor is catching up pretty fast. Motherboard vendors such as Asus, Gigabyte, Zotac, Intel, etc. have launched new Mini-ITX motherboards in India too. The Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced is priced at Rs 3,799/- (MRP) and carries one year warranty.

Displays amazing customized gifting solutions for Corporate & Individual Gifting 16th November 2012 , New Delhi : Gifts Wholesaler, a distinctive E-commerce portal of Fortune Marketing for Gadgets, Computer Peripherals & Customized gifting solutions for Corporate & individuals, today announced their participation at the IITF2012. The company displays their excellent range of gifting products at the Gifts Wholesaler stallHall 9, Stall No. 09-02B, IITF 2012 AT PRAGATI MAIDAN, NEW DELHI. Talking on this occasion Mr. Manoj Gupta, Director Fortune Marketing said, “Gifts Wholesaler is e- commerce portal of Fortune Marketing especially for the

Gadgets & computer accessories. We are very pleased to be a part of the largest and the most important trade event of the country to showcase our latest range of Computer accessories & Gadgets. There are many options available within the range of Rs.10 -Rs.10,000/-.

PNY present line of storage products at India International Trade Fair 2012 At the largest trade fair in this part of the world, The 32nd India International Trade Fair 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, which began on November 14 and lasts till November 27 for 2 weeks, PNY Technologies gave showcase of its wide range of product line-up of USB thumb drives, flash memory card, ear phones, IT Peripheral and HP flash products, to the international and local Indian visitors to the fair. PNY is well-known for their class high performance flash products; visitors to PNY booth will find the right solution has never been easier. Designed to stand up to the most demanding applications with variety of outstanding housing design, PNY delivers the quality, and reliability to match for the market need. The PNY showcase locates at Hall 12, booth no. 12-04A.

ADATA’s stylish DashDrive Choice UC500 ADATA has announced the launch of the DashDrive Choice UC500 USB Flash drive, available immediately. This latest entry offers a distinctive design, as well as striking colors, once again demonstrating ADATA’s determination and skill in bringing style and flair to digital storage. After announcing the company’s new product family in June, ADATA has moved quickly to release products that embody the speed and portability signified by the DashDrive name. Products in the DashDrive Choice group embody the industry’s most elegant designs, and are targeted towards fashion-conscious users

who see the purchasing of digital accessories as an opportunity to make a personal style statement.

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Products Explorer

OCZ unveils ZS Power Supply Series

Zebronics unveils New HD Webcam Zebronics has introduced its Crisp HD webcam that delivers amazingly crisp and clear HD 720p video calling or recording. Interaction over social networks has become an integral part of dayto-day life for millions, and video plays a key role in sharing your life with the people you care about. Widely available through retailers in accessories markets and select online resellers, the webcam is priced at a pocket-friendly Rs. 990.

OCZ Technology Group has announced the availability of OCZ new ZS line series of power supplies in 550-watt, 650-watt and 750-watt models that offers consumers superior value for home desktops and gaming systems. It provides the high efficiency, cool operation, and a compact case design, the ZS Series offers an excellent price point for system builders looking for a quality upgrade in a variety of power options. The ZS Series is ideal for system builders and gamers, and is capable of

powering dual-GPU platforms equipped for Nvidia SLI and ATI CrossFireX modes. OCZ says the ZS Series complies with ErP (Energy Related product.

Matrox Octal display solution with combination of 2 quad cards The Matrox M9148 LP PCIe x16 quad graphics card renders pristine image quality on up to four Display Port™ monitors at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 per output for an exceptional multi-monitor user experience. With 1 GB of memory and advanced desktop management features, the M9148 LP PCIe x16 card supports both independent or stretched desktop modes and drives business, industrial, and government applications with extraordinary performance. Its low-profile form factor makes it easy to integrate into a wide variety of systems. It offers multiple operating system support, and can be paired with another M9148 graphics card to support up to eight Display Port monitors from a single system.

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Keyboard Interface : PS2 No of keys : 104 keys Power consumption : 5V DC up to 36mA Dimension : 45x14.8x2.1cm (LxWxH) Compatible with : Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7 Mouse Interface : USB Buttons :4 DPI : 800-1600 DPI Power Consumption : 5V DC up to 30mA Dimension : 10.3x5.8x3.7cm (LxWxH) Compatible with : Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista 7

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: PS2 : 104 normal keys, 9 multimedia keys Power consumption : 5V DC up to 36mA Dimension : 44.4 x 15.8 x 2.4cm (LxWxH) Compatible with : Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7 Mouse Interface : USB Buttons :4 DPI : 800-1600 DPI Power Consumption : 5V DC up to 30mA Dimension : 10.4 x 6.4 x 3.8cm (LxWxH) Compatible with : Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7

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AVerMedia 1080i HD Capture for Video Gamers

Zebronics Brio Headphone Zebronics has introduced the Zebronics Brio, a super bass multimedia headphone with inbuilt microphone. Zebronics offers its customers a distinctive sound experience with the new headphone. The 2.2 meter long cable has an attached remote control (volume control) for even more relaxed use. The Brio features padded soft contact surfaces for optimum usage comfort. With a frequency response range of 20 HZ – 20000 HZ covering the full aural spectrum, it has been designed to provide excellent audio quality both while listening to music and making calls. With a standard 3.5mm stereo audio jack, the Brio is engineered to work on all devices having 3.5mm audio jack. The Zebronics Brio is available in the market for Rs 475 and would be available across all leading retail stores across the country.

AVerMedia Technologies has announced the DarkCrystal HD Capture Pro (C027), a 1080i HD video capture PCIExpress card for HD video gamers and HD video creators. It’s HDMI and comprehensive analog inputs allow you to capture both HD and SD content from various devices. Connecting HD video devices via HDMI connection, DarkCrystal HD Capture Pro can promise uncompressed 1080i recording with 4:2:2 color resolution to meet the critical eyes. Besides, the accompanying CyberLink software makes the video post-production and sharing easier

than ever. The DarkCrystal HD Capture Pro can capture and produce your own saga chronicle with professional quality. The HD video capture can be as simple as connect-and-record.

Kingmax SATA III Client Pro SSD Kingmax has launched high performance SATA III Client Pro SSD – SMU 32 and SMU35. Adopting Sandforce controller and high speed synchronous Flash memory, Client Pro SSD delivers sequential read/write speed up to 550MB/s, 520MB/s, and 4KB random write speed up to 85,000 IOPS. Its superior performance meets needs for every user, no matter for advanced gaming, multitasking or multimedia computing. Kingmax SSD uses premium selected Flash IC and undergoes 100% rigorous test from IC screening to product assembly. The manufacturing process is controlled by highest standards to ensure the best quality and pleasant user experience.

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Nvidia Quadro 410 Nvidia Quadro 410 combines outstanding entry level CAD/PLM productivity and application certification at an exceptional value. Tested and certified to reliably accelerate all major design and CAD applications to keep you productive regardless of how complex your workflow gets. Low-profile footprint flexible enough

to fit into any workstation Nvidia Mosaic and Nview technologies allow you to span and efficiently manage your entire Windows desktop across multiple displays.

Asus Crosshair V Formula Z

Plantronics Marque 165

Upgraded 990FX motherboard with exclusive ROG gaming audio and networking technologies • 3-way Nvidia SLI / AMD CrossFireX technology • Extreme Engine Digi+- Powerful combination of analog and digital design elements • Supreme FX III – Play with ultra real cinematic ingame surround sound • GameFirst – Creates the speed you need to PWN • Intel Gigabit LAN - Experience the fast network connectivity • UEFI Bios – Flexible and easy Bios interface

Your smartphone’s new best friend • Ultra light design • Enhanced audio • Power-saving mode

Plantronics Voyager Legend Sandisk SDSSDRC032G-G26 • Accelerates your desktop computer without replacing your hard drive • Up to 4 times faster boot and up to 12 times faster application response time compared to a hard drive. • Easy installation in your desktop computer • Only for desktops running Windows 7 operating system • Includes 12” SATA 6Gb/s cable, screws and 3.5” bracket • Available capacity : 32GB • Warranty : 3 year limited

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The world’s smallest headset Smart call routing Precision audio Caller announce and voice commands

Targus Studio

To complement its distribution and product development capabilities, Targus recently launched Studio Targus, a proprietary product design center. The Studio blends the Targus tradition of quality workmanship with innovative design and

positions. Targus is the only company in the industry whose portable solutions offer every demographic, from teenagers to executives, a solution to fit their mobile lifestyle.

For more information contact: Rashi Branch • Bangalore :42480202, • Mangalore : 2225208, • Hubli: 2213777

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Buffalo TeraStation 5000 Series

ECS A970MA DELUXE Motherboard ECS has announced the newest member of its high-performance Black Series of PC motherboards. The ECS A970M-A DELUXE supports AMD AM3 and AM3+ APUs. The A970M-A DELUXE is built around the AMD 970 chipset and introduces new features like ECS Anti-Dust Shield Technology (ADS).

Symantec Backup Appliances Symantec has introduced in India its backup appliances, NetBackup 5220 and Backup Exec 3600, which include the latest NetBackup 7.5 and Backup Exec 2012 software from Symantec announced earlier this year. The new appliances deliver on Symantec’s Better Backup for All initiative to advance what Gartner has called “The Broken State of Backup.” For many customers, the challenges with protecting virtual and physical servers have been caused by the proliferation of as many as seven different backup solutions in a single environment and the integration problems between the hardware and software. Individual point solutions for target deduplication and virtual machine backup have only added to the complexity that has forced administrators to call for a new approach.

Buffalo TeraStation series are available in India. Buffalo’s TeraStation Series of Terabyte Network Attached Storage (NAS) offers powerful storage, server and multimedia solutions designed for SMB and SOHO users. Combining advanced fault tolerant data solutions, robust file security and Gigabit Ethernet networking; TeraStation allows users to deploy a simple, cost-effective data or media server to their office or home network in literally minutes without cutting corners on features or expandability. Buffalo TeraStation business class network storage solutions are all backed by a 3-year warranty and it will be available

with Buffalo Authorised Partners at an estimated MRP for 2 Bay Model with 2TB, 4TB,and 6 TB is Rs. 91,000/-, 1,17,000/and 1,43,000/- respectively.

Kingmax SATA 6Gb/s interface mSATA MMP30 SSD Kingmax has announced the release of mSATA MMP30 SSD that uses the SATA III 6Gb/s interface is also released. Not only is it suitable for the newest Ultrabook, it is also suitable for tablet PCs and Small Form Factor or embedded systems. The MMP30 has both performance and economic benefits, making it the ideal choice for system integrators or manufacturers. Average consumers can also use the MMP30 SSD with a mainboard that supports Intel Smart Response Technology to easily upgrade the system performance. The Kingmax mSATA MMP30 SSD uses the SATA III 6Gb/s interface, and complies with the newest generation Ultrabook specifications defined by Intel.

Zotac injects ZBOX with a performance boost Zotac has given the ZBOX a performance boost to give the flexible mini-PC greater graphics processing capabilities thanks to the latest processor AMD Radeon HD 7340. The latest performance-boosted ZBOX updates the form factor with greater graphics and processing capabilities without sacrificing energy-efficiency or the flexible form factor. A media remote is included with the performance-boosted Zotac ZBOX for easy navigation of popular home theater PC applications such as Microsoft Windows Media Center and XBMC. The new

performance-boosted Zotac ZBOX ships as a barebone (ZBOX AD06) and also available with 2GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive preinstalled (ZBOX AD06 Plus).

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Zyxel Smart Managed Switch series

Edimax Plug-NView IC-3110 Edimax has launched the plugn-view IC-3110 series network camera for home and SOHO users. Plug-n-view is a smart feature of Edimax network cameras that allows monitoring from home anytime, anywhere. The IC-3110 series is a highperformance and cost-effective security camera that allows users to check upon the safety of their home, pets, or assets without spending a lot of money on expensive surveillance equipment.

F&D launches top of the range wireless speakers Fenda Audio’s newest introductions to its speaker range are also its finest yet; the W330BT and W130BT, the 2.1 wireless Bluetooth speakers promise nothing less than bringing a seamlessly crisp feel to your senses altogether. Those who seek new aural experiences whether on their home couch or the office chair can now simply activate Bluetooth, hit play and sit back to relish incredible sound. Both the W130 and W330 are compatible with iPhones, iPods, iPads as well as Samsung Galaxy and HTC phones besides other Bluetooth devices.

Zyxel has launched new series of Smart Managed Switch – the XGS1910/ GS1910. The premium Zyxel managed switching solution delivers outstanding performance and efficiency in network traffic management, QoS (Quality of Service), security management and power management at a competitive price-performance ratio and is powered by the industry’s most comprehensive L2 features:

high-speed GbE to desktop, 10GbE uplink, PoE (Power over Ethernet) technology and IPv6 compatibility. The new Smart Managed Switch XGS1910/GS1910 Series is IPv6-ready to prepare businesses for migration to the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Businesses but also strengthened for more peer-to-peer (P2P) applications integrated into the IPv6 infrastructure.

Strontium new JET USB Flash Drive Strontium Technology has announced a new JET USB Flash Drive which is based on the USB 3.0 standard and is a perfect option for facilitating fast, multistream data transfer. These are shock resistant and have Textured Metal Casing with LED Backlight. Strontium’s new JET USB Flash Drive, weighing nearly 11.3g is ideal for desktops and notebooks with USB 3.0 ports and is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0.With an increasing demand for high-speed transmission of large capacity of HD video, files, digital artworks and presentations, the computers are constantly trying to keep up with the pace of higher performance management. Jet USB 3.0 Flash Drive will be available with Strontium’s authorized distributors at Rs.650/ in India.

Antec launches High Current Pro Platinum 1000 Watt PSU Antec has announced the availability of the High Current Pro 1000 Platinum power supply for the Indian market. The Antec HCP-1000 Platinum is the first kilowatt-class PSU offered by Antec certified for 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency. Delivering a minimum of 1000 watts of Continuous Power, the HCP-1000 Platinum makes a reliable addition to the enthusiast’s or overclocker’s PC. The HCP-1000’s four +12V rails deliver 40A of output each with low ripple & noise levels and an output ratio of up to 100 percent. Characteristic of Antec’s topline power supplies, this unit delivers stable DC current with all Japanese capacitors and keeps cool with a 135mm thermally controlled double ball bearing fan. Users can now get the best perfor-

mance without compromise while taking advantage of 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency certification. This rating ensures that the unit maintains a minimum of 89 percent efficiency across 20-100 percent load levels; the HCP-1000 Platinum runs as efficiently as 94 percent. The HCP-1000 Platinum has won many awards and accolades globally and is now available in India at an approximate retail price of ‘19,500.

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HTC introduces HTC One X+ HTC has unveiled the HTC One X+ running the HTC Sense 4+ experience on Android Jelly Bean. Featuring a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37 processor, the HTC One X+ is 27% faster than the HTC One X, making the HTC One X+ the best rated Android phone on the market. The HTC One X+ enables quicker web browsing, fluid gaming and graphic rendering, and speedy downloads, providing effortless usage on the go. The HTC One X+ will be available in Stealth Black and Polar White at a MOP (Best Buy) of Rs 40,190/- .

Fortinet rolls out FortiOS 5.0 Operating System Fortinet has announced FortiOS 5.0, the world’s most advanced security operating system that is the foundation for all Fortinet FortiGate integrated security platforms. With smarter, more effective security policies, Fortinet gives enterprises of all sizes new technologies to help protect and manage their networks in light of fundamental changes in both the nature of attacks targeting them as well as how users are accessing the network. In addition to the new FortiOS 5.0 operating system for FortiGate devices, Fortinet announced FortiManager 5.0, FortiAnalyzer 5.0 and FortiClient 5.0 to address the need for increasingly sophisticated management and analysis of the network infrastructure and endpoint devices in enterprise, carrier, MSP and SMB environments alike.

Fortune launches ENTER Zodiac Series & Divine Series Pen drive series for this Festive Season Keeping in mind the auspicious occasion of Diwali Fortune Marketing, has launched an exclusive range of Enter USB Flash Drives- The Divine Series & The Zodiac Series. The new series of Zodiac Sign Flash drives available in all the Zodiac signs- Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces. The Divine series includes Devadeva, Dhanalaxmi, Khanda, Mahavira, Om Shree Ganesha, Shree, Shri Krishna, Tirupati Balaji.

The pen drives are available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB & 64GB. According to the size of the pen drives the data transfer speed is 8MB/sec to 32MB per second. The Pen Drives are available in individual single boxes & bulk boxes. The pendrives are priced at 4 GB – Rs. 500, 8 GB – Rs. 750, 16 GB – Rs. 1200.

Corsair Carbide Series 200R Chassis Corsair has announced the Carbide Series 200R mid-tower chassis. The Carbide Series 200R is Corsair’s lowest-cost chassis, yet it still includes many of the features that make Corsair chassis popular with enthusiasts and gamers, such as built-in SSD compatibility, front panel USB 3.0 ports, intelligent cable-routing, tool free installation, and a matt-black interior. It is exceptionally easy to use, and a screwdriver is only required to install the motherboard. Corsair Carbide Series 200R comes with the MRP of Rs. 3,699 are expected to be available in November 2012.

ASRock Z77 Extreme11 Motherboard ASRock has announced the release of Z77 Extreme11 motherboard. This tiptop motherboard has 8 SAS2/SATA3 connectors supported by an LSI SAS2308 PCIe 3.0 x8 controller. For extreme graphics, 3Way SLI/4-Way CrossFireX is supported via a PLX PEX 8747 bridge. The LAN solution is also tempting. Two Intel LAN chips to support dual LAN and teaming, while there’s also a 2T2R Dual Band WiFi & Bluetooth 4.0 module and a bundled Wi-SB Box. Specially designed for computer enthusiasts, Z77 Extreme11 possesses unbeatable hardware and extreme powers waiting to be unleashed. Z77 Extreme11 has eight additional

SAS2/SATA3 ports powered by an LSI SAS2308 PCIe 3.0 x8 controller. The abundant SAS2/SATA3 ports support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, RAID 10 and MegaRAID utility. Moreover, users may get up to 3.8Gb/s transfer speed through 8 SSDs in RAID 0 mode.

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Zyxel NWA1120 Series Wireless Connectivity for Commercial Deployments

ViewSonic TD220 display Viewsonic has announced its latest touch-enabled LED display – the TD2220. The 22" (21.5" viewable) TD2220 display is equipped with advanced dual point optical touch technology featuring a hardened 8H level scratch resistant surface to ensure high touch accuracy and durability. The TD2220 comes with a standard 3-year limited warranty and ViewSonic’s strongest pixel performance guarantee. The TD2220 will be available in India at an exciting retail price of INR16,999/-.

Zyxel has introduced a series of wireless access points with proven performance – the NWA1120 Series 802.11n PoE Access Points.. The Zyxel NWA1120 Series features exceptional stability to minimize dead spots for better wireless connectivity. In addition to the mainstream 802.11n wireless technology, the NWA1123-NI model also incorporates a cutting edge dual-band design with selectable 2.4GHz and 5GHz options that enable users to set matching priority with the current Wi-Fi services on either frequency. Mobile device users can set the 5GHz band as the default radio

searching priority to avoid traffic congestion and signal interference from the surrounding electronic devices communicating over the 2.4GHz band. Users are assured of transmission efficiency and quality thanks to the less crowded bandwidth and signal independence.

Asus ROG MATRIX HD 7970 GHz Asus ROG MATRIX HD 7970 GHz Edition represents the apex of graphics performance and tweak ability for enthusiast gamers and competitive benchmarkers. With its handpicked GPU overclocked to 1100MHz, it offers extensive overvolting facilities via VGA Hotwire and TweakIt. The latter also enables onepress 100% fan speed activation. The Asus GPU Tweak utility has been reloaded for MATRIX HD 7970 GHz Edition, now offering GPU loadline calibration and VRM overclocking. The card is offered in a standard version and a platinum edition.

Fujezone MT-12 multi touch Tablet

Toshiba Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive

Fujezone has launched a new tablet MT-12 a ‘Smart Touch’ tablet offering a striking collection of multiple features, incredible looks & affordable price for almost every niche. MT-12,Tablet is equipped with features like 7" HD Capacitive Touch screen, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 1.2 GHZ, A8 processor with 512MB RAM, 4GB inbuilt memory with 32GB expandable memory slot, video support for all major formats, social networking apps, messengers. It is priced at Rs 6,199/- with a free Fujezone 3G Data Card which is by far the lowest price in the industry.

Toshiba has announced the Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive. Available in 2TB and 3TB configurations, Toshiba’s Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive provides ample storage space for even the largest digital libraries. The drive is ready to use straight out of the box, offering users a seamless, plug-and-play experience. The Canvio Desk offers high capacity storage in a small and compact design, supporting both horizontal and vertical orientation, allowing users to save precious desk space. Its USB 3.0 interface significantly improves file transfer perfor-

mance for large media files and dramatically minimizes the wait time for backup. In addition, its fan-less design makes the drive’s operations whisper-quiet while effectively keeping it cool. Additionally, the Canvio Desk is preloaded with NTI Backup Now EZ software to make backup quick and simple. The drive offers password protected backups.

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Panasonic CF-SX2 ultra-light notebook

Digisol 300Mbps Wireless Access Point with PoE Digisol has introduced its Wireless Access Point DGWA3002NP. The DGWA3002NP is an advance ceiling mounted wireless Access Point based on IEEE 802.11n standard and is backward compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g standard. WA3002NP supports PoE, which helps in easy installation by eliminating the need of a dedicated power source for the Access Point. The Digisol DG-WA3002NP is priced at Rs. 4499/-.

Albion InfoTel launches Albion Secure and Albion DataSafe Albion InfoTel has announced the launch of Albion Secure and Albion DataSafe . Albion Secure is an application-level firewall which further encompasses WEBfiltering unique heuristic analysis algorithms, instant understanding of current level of protection and built-in tools for contacting. It works lightning-fast due to the lowest memory and processing usage. Albion DataSafe is a full incremental or differential backup option with full and selective restoration option.

Panasonic Toughbook has launched in India the Panasonic CF-SX2 ultra-light notebook for business professionals constantly on the move. With up to 14 hours of battery life, built-in DVD optical drive, 3G connection capabilities, and weighing just 1.21kg, the Panasonic CF-SX2 combines functionality with portability. Combined with the latest computing technologies encased in a sturdy, shock-resistant body, the Panasonic CF-SX2 offers an effective solution to enabling increased business productivity with the perfect balance of portability and power. The Panasonic CF-SX2 features a light but strong magnesium alloy casing, reducing overall weight by up to 33%. The unit

also has an efficient and ergonomic circular scrolling touchpad that is customizable to suit individual preferences. The device has been drop-tested in operation mode from a height of up to 76cm, and can withstand up to 100kgf of pressure.

Karbonn Agnee 3G Tablet in India Innominds and Karbonn has unveiled Karbonn Agnee - the indigenous 3G tablet powered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s (QTI) Qualcomm Snapdragon processor at Innovation Qualcomm India 2012. Leveraging a QTI Reference Design (QRD) based on QTI’s Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM 7x27A processor, this 3G tablet has been designed and developed in India by Innominds to provide a comprehensive and collaborative platform for students and faculties. Innominds has successfully designed and developed this indigenous 3G tablet for Karbonn, based on a QRD which utilizes QTI’s Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7x27A processor. The Karbonn AGNEE, powered by QTI’s 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, has a 7 inch screen, HDMI, 3G HSPA, Android ICS OS, and a 4000 mAh Li-Polymer battery.

ECS Z77H2-A5X Black Deluxe series motherboard Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has revealed its first motherboard with Thunderbolt support, the Brand-New Black Series Z77H2-A5X Deluxe, based on the new Intel Z77 chipset. The Black Deluxe Series was created with power users and overclockers in mind. The Z77H2-A5X Deluxe embodies these qualities by providing all solid capacitors, triple thickness gold plating and overclocking friendly heatsinks and heatpipes. The Z77H2-A5X Deluxe combines the latest motherboard technology with the above industry quality control standards set by ECS on the Black Series. For overclockers, the ECS Z77H2-

A5X Deluxe provides a wealth of tweaking, control and adjustment features. ECS’ Hyper Alloy Chokes give overclockers more stability because of their high energy efficiency and heat reduction.

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Portronics unveils iLume Projector

Zebronics Wireless Bluetooth Headset Zebronics has introduced a new Bluetooth headset for use with cell phones, media players, tablets and laptops. ZEB-BH500 headset allows the user to speak in normal or even low tones and be heard clearly at the other end, while the headset user can also hear conversations clearly without raising sound volumes to uncomfortable levels and avoid ear fatigue. The ZEB-BH500 is priced at at Rs. 449 only.

Portronics has announced the launch of new iLume projector, one of the smallest and brightest multimedia pocket projector. This powerful LED illuminated projector comes with built-in speakers and requires no additional sound magnification device for home entertainment use. iLume is at the cutting edge of imaging innovation and promises to take projectors to a whole new level of portability. It is based on DLP technology by Texas Instruments and presents an array of endless uses. Enjoy a movie night with your family; play video games on the ceiling; share videos pictures with friends at the party or just carry and deliver your presentation – professionally. iLume gives you ease of convenience

and freedom from calling for technical help to install the projector every time that you wish to use it. If you can dream it, iLume can probably do it. iLume weighs just around 650gm and can be easily accommodated in the Blazer pocket or Laptop bag. It comes with an unmatched brightness of 400 Lumens. Priced at Rs. 39900/- the iLume Projector is available across the country.

Fortunes launches Energizer AP750 Portable charger Fortune Marketing has announced the launch of the Energizer AP750, Portable charger for Blackberry & Smartphones. The AP750 portable charger is the ideal micro-USB back-up battery for Blackberry & Smartphone. The compact size and slim shape make it convenient to carry on your key ring and take anywhere and use any time. The charger comes in two attractive colours, metallic black and pink. The Energizer AP750 is priced at Rs. 2000/-.

Bitdefender reinforced Malware Detection Bitdefender has reinforced Java exploit detection and eliminates the threat of the headline-making dangerous applets. The Java exploit that made headlines this month infected users with malware when they clicked on websites packed with dangerous Java applets. Bitdefender Java.Exploit.CVE-2012-4681.F detection instantly blocks the applets, making the malware impossible to be installed on users’ devices.

Seagate compatible with Windows 8 OS Seagate Technology is helping to make the move as seamless as possible for those making the upgrade. Seagate Backup Plus family of drives is the essential upgrade tool to ensure that all your important files make the move with you. All of Seagate’s external storage devices are compatible with current Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, and will also work with the new Windows 8 OS. Without a doubt the Windows 8 launch is the most exciting upgrade of the year for the PC market. But before you make the upgrade, it is critical that you perform a back up, or, to put it more succinctly, pack up all your photos, music,

movies, financial records and other important documents. Sometimes things get lost in a move and a Seagate Backup Plus hard drive can be your protection plan. It is available in red, blue, silver and black for the portable 2.5-inch form factor with a suggested retail prices by capacity: 500GB, Rs. 5,600; and 1TB, Rs. 7,700. The Backup Plus Desk 3.5-inch drive: 2TB, Rs. 8,500; and 3TB, Rs. 12,000.

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iBall Fab 22e phone iBall latest offering on the phone shelf is the Fab 22e, whose 312 MHz processor is the speediest among all bar phones in India. It also has a wirefree FM and MicroSD card support upto 8GB, making it envy for every other product in its segment. It is priced at Rs 1499, with a 1.3 MP camera, web browsing capability and a clear 2.4 inch display. USB-friendly and supporting various file formats, the Fab 22e lets you play and watch a multitude of entertaining content. It comes with a 500 phonebook memory, multi-party conference capacity, dual SIM dual standby and music playback time of nearly 13 hours.

Transcend thinnest Portable CD/DVD Writer Transcend has introduced its 8X slim portable CD/DVD writer, which at just 13.9mm high, is currently the thinnest external CD/DVD writer ever released by Transcend. Whether playing movies, installing software, or backing up files on the go, Transcend’s new ultra-slim portable CD/DVD writer is the perfect companion for today’s thin-and-light laptops and Ultrabooks. To complement the new breed of cutting-edge notebooks that do not feature a built-in disc drive, Transcend’s portable CD/DVD writer provides a slim and stylish solution designed to enhance the Ultrabook user experience.

Logitech Wireless Combo MK240 Logitech has announced the latest addition to its fast growing wireless range of products- the Wireless Combo MK240. Offering a wireless mouse and keyboard, the MK240 combo makes a bold statement with color, contours and minimalist space-saving design. Featuring a durable, spill-resistant design that is built to last, the combo comes equipped with a powerful and reliable wireless connection from up to 10 meters virtually eliminating the possibility of interference or dropouts. Adding a pop of color to any stylish setup, the plug-and-play combo is the perfect accessory for even the most pressedfor-space workstations. Its minimalist and space-saving design makes it the perfect travel companion for work and play. The keyboard’s sleek design are built to pro-

vide hours of typing pleasure, while its low-profile keys ensure that every keystroke is silent, comfortable and quiet. The comfortable mouse fits like a handshake and delivers smooth cursor control with high-definition optical tracking. The spillresistant design with sturdy tilt-legs ensures your keyboard is built to last while your mouse is sure to deliver smooth cursor control with 1000 dpi. The Logitech MK240 is available at INR 1,895.

Inspan launches Genius Traveler 6000Z Inspan Infotech has announced the launch of Traveler 6000Z, 2.4 GHz wireless optical mousefrom Genius. Genius Traveler 6000Z gives a comfortable and intuitive control for PCs. Featuring a precision 1000 dpi optical engine, Traveler 6000Z provides great cursor control for browsing documents or internet pages. The contoured shape is suitable for either hand and the gently curved sides give the required support and comfort to the hand for allday use. A convenient pico receiver snaps into the mouse for easy transport or storage. To save on battery purchases, Traveler 6000Z is designed with only one AA battery and a power switch is added to extend the battery life. Genius Traveler 6000Z mouse is priced at Rs 1,950 and is available in black color.

Slimmer Playstation 3 with special Diwali only price & bundle offer Sony PlayStation has announced the launch of new PlayStation 3(PS3) Computer Entertainment System (body colour: charcoal black), featuring a new design and a downsized form factor for Indian consumers. The new PS3 will be available at a special introductory Diwali price. The new PS3 will come in 2 models including extended built in Hard Disk Drive (HDD) capacity of 500GB model and a newly added 12GB flash memory model. Completely redesigning the internal design architecture, internal volume and

weight of the new PS3 is reduced by more than half compared to the y first PS3 model with 60GB HDD, and by 20 % and 25% respectively compared to current PS3.

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HTC unveils the HTC Desire SV

Cooler Master K350 gaming chassis Cooler Master has announced the launch of its most affordable entry-level gaming chassis, the K350. Keeping with the ethos of our entry level chassis, the new Cooler Master K350 offers an excellent balance of features and good performance at an attractive price point. The Cooler Master K350 is priced at an MRP of Rs 3,999/and carries one year warranty.

Envent Flexoguard for iPad Envent has introduced its new sporty iPad cover called ‘Flexoguard’. This hard case for your iPad comes with a translucent back and super grip. It is smart cover compatible and offers easy accessibility. It’s specially rubber coated back also allows better grip to avoid slipping. Customized to fit the smart cover, the hard case leaves all the buttons accessible. This iPad accessory is made of plastic and rubber and is available in peppy blue, pink and transparent colours. Envent Flexoguard is priced at Rs.1,299. Also, get a free screen protector worth Rs 499 with every Flexoguard.

HTC has unveiled the new dual-sim HTC Desire SV at a regional launch event in Singapore. With a fast Dual Core processor, 8-megapixel main camera, brilliant 4.3" screen and exclusive Beats Audio performance, the HTC Desire SV is definitely one of the most desirable phones in its category. The HTC Desire SV ticks all the right boxes – from surfing the Web to making that big business meeting a success. It comes with a LCD 2 screen , 1GHz Dual Core processor and productivity tools like Office Suite, Microsoft Exchange push mail and calendar support. With exclusive Beats Audio, HTC Desire SV . It comes withDr. Dre headset and a customised sound profile for even better

studio quality sound. The HTC Desire SV will be available in Radical Yellow and Stealth Black at an MOP (Best Buy) of Rs 22,590/- in India from November 2012 onwards.

Digisol 150 Mbps Wireless Micro Broadband Router Digisol has introduced its Wireless Micro Broadband Router DG-BR1000Nu. The DG-BR1000Nu enables communication between wireless and wired notebooks/ desktop computers in the network and offers Internet connectivity to LAN users. With DG-BR1000Nu wireless Internet connection to the ISP’s Access Point is also possible. When DG-BR1000Nu is configured in WISP mode it repeats the signal from a wireless Internet Service Provider to home or office, simultaneously allowing connection of both wired and wireless stations to the Internet. The DG-BR1000Nu wireless Micro broadband router supports WPS, which simplifies the procedure to associate a wireless client with the router. This save on the time required to configure the router for a secured wireless link.The feature rich Digisol DG-BR1000Nu is priced at Rs. 1,999/-.

Mitashi Play tablet Mitashi has introduced the first of its kind Business Entertainment Tablet, Play.Its 7inch (18cms) screen, 1GHZ processor and 512MB RAM and Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 make it smooth, snappy and always ready for action. The Play is one of the rare tablets that comes with a Full USB input allowing you to exchange data effortlessly and yet its super sleek and gorgeous just like a supermodel. The dual camera allows you to share endless conversations with your close ones; all of this makes it the complete entertainment package. This is the ultimate workstation for dynamic and smart business associates, giv-

ing them the power to view and edit all kinds of documents on the go, but the most unique feature of the PLAY is its accessory the KB 100 Keyboard. PLAY BE 100 is priced at INR 6790 /and Keyboard KB 100 is priced at INR 1299/-(optional).

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Genius Traveler 9005BT

Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG Asus has announced the launch of Asus Transformer Pad TF300TG. It comes in Stunning Iceberg White color with a concentric patterned finish and Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core CPU Tablet with improved graphics performance. Its mobile dock with additional battery pack extends battery life upto 14 hours& provides users with convenience to use ports such as USB & SD. It is powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 4-Plus-1 to browse the web.

Taiwan –based Genius has launched the Traveler 9005BT, a new Bluetooth Blue Eye optical mouse featuring the innovative “Turbo Scroll” function for better Internet or document browsing. The Genius Blue Eye Technology lets one work on virtually any surface while the Bluetooth EDR 2.0 Technology ensurea a reliable working distance of up to 10 meters. Featuring new Bluetooth technology, one can easily connect various devices among three operational systems, Android 3.0+, Windows 7/XP?Vista and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

The Genius Traveler 9005BT is available at the price of Rs.1645/- and comes with the warranty of 3years.

Mercury magiQ Tablet Inspan Infotech is aggressively targeting to focus the tablet market with the launch of Mercury magiQ. The 5" dual sim Mercury magiQ is a confluence of features from both Smartphones and tablets. The Dual SIM Tablet works on the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform allowing a wide range of Android applications available to the users at the word go. Packed with high speed 1Ghz processor offering ultra fast uploads & downloads with HSPA. The tablet supports 3G/Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for a faster transferring of data. Web browsing, internet surfing, emails, chatting and much more is made easier in this Tablet. Mercury magiQ has Dual Camera with front camera for video chatting and a 12MP Rear camera for capturing the memorable moments. Mercury magiQ is priced at Rs 12,700. It come with a warranty period of 1 year.

Netgear N750 Premium WiFi Router Corsair Neutron SSDs Corsair has announced that the Neutron Series GTX and Neutron Series solidstate drives (SSDs) are now widely available for purchase. Announced last June at Computex, Corsair’s 4th generation SSDs have already won numerous awards, including the Tom’s Hardware “Best of Computex 2012” award. Neutron Series SSDs have continued to garner rave reviews from top experts in the PC and storage technology media. Prestigious awards include the HardOCP Editor’s Choice, Storage Review Editor’s Choice, HEXUS Performance, Tweak town Editor’s Choice and Hardwareluxx Excellent Hardware.

Netgear has announced the launch of Netgear N750 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router - Premium Edition (WNDR4300), a wireless solution that combines a feature-rich set with blazing fast 750Mbps (300 + 450 Mbps) speed to stream HD video, support multiplayer gaming and handle large file transfers. Featuring secure Netgear ReadyShare Cloud service and compatibility with Apple Time Machine, the Netgear N750 is a cost-effective router that makes home networks faster, more reliable and easier to manage in medium-tolarge homes. The Netgear N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Premium Router includes Netgear ReadyShare Cloud service, which enables the creation of a highly secure private cloud for easily accessing and sharing files wirelessly. Netgear ReadyShare Cloud

keeps all your files stored securely at home but available to transfer, edit or share anywhere, anytime remotely via your smartphone, tablet or PC. Simply and securely drag and drop files and folders without the hassle of using multiple file sharing sites or uploading.

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Gigabyte 7 Series Mini-ITX Motherboards

Symantec solutions Symantec has introduced the, which offers a cloud-based backup solution when customers already have an onpremise backup solution. Symantec believes that customers of all sizes—from large enterprises to small businesses— need better backup and is committed to delivering a solution that addresses their issues holistically and helps reduce cost and complexity, rather than adding to it.

Asus ROG TYTAN CG8580 Gaming Desktop

Gigabyte has announced its latest Mini-ITX motherboards supporting 3rd generation Intel® Core processors. The Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI and Gigabyte H77NWIFI integrate a wealth of connectivity features that include Intel® Wireless Display 2.0, Dual HDMI and Dual Gigabit LAN, making them the outstanding choice for any home theater, digital entertainment system or portable gaming rig. Measuring just 17cm by 17cm, Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI and H77N-WIFI Mini-ITX form factor motherboards combine a range of connectivity options that include Dual HDMI ports and Dual Gigabit LAN, plus an onboard WiFi/Bluetooth 4.0 module that also supports the new and

innovative Intel® Wireless Display 2.0 technology. FEATURES OVERVIEW • Intel® Z77 and H77 Chipsets supporting Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors • Onboard IEEE 802.11b/g/n WiFi • Bluetooth 4.0 supporting Bluetooth

Zotac refreshes ZBOX nano with AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics Zotac refreshes the ZBOX nano with AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics processing capabilities. The latest Zotac ZBOX nano with AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics boosts graphics and CPU processing capabilities while maintaining energy efficiency to create a palm-sized home theater PC capable of high-definition video playback and lightning-fast system responsiveness. New to the Zotac ZBOX nano with AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics are high-amperage USB 2.0 ports capable of charging devices that require more power for quicker charges. A pair of front-mounted USB 2.0 ports provides easy connectivity to portable devices with the Zotac ZBOX nano with AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics.

Datawind launches 4 New Tablets in the Ubislate series

Datawind, a leading provider of wireless web access products and services Asus has introduced a new Republic Of rolled out a new line of Low-Cost tablets Gamers TYTAN machine to its lineup, under the Ubislate range. This brand new ROG CG8580, powered by an Intel Core Ubislate range comes with a sleek look i7-3770K and Windows 7 Home Premiand enhanced hardware specifications. um. It features exclusive quad-core CPU These Lightweight tablets will support boosting and twin 128 GB SATA3 SSD smart phone communication, internet acwith RAID 0 for 4x faster data access cess, tablet computing and multimedia enspeed. The CG8580 also features 2GB tertainment. GDDR5 video memory, GPU Boost which The 7" screen tablets support the latest maximizes clock speed and Adaptive Verti- Android 4.0.3 that delivers a rich and cal Sync for optimized frame rates for true- much smother touch-screen user experito-life images at 2560 x 1600 resolutions. ence. With Cortex A8, 1 GHz processor

and 512MB RAM, devices deliver high speed surfing experience tousers. The UbiSlate 7Ri, UbiSlate 7R+, UbiSlate 7Ci, UbiSlate 7C+ models will be available at MRPs ranging from Rs.2, 999 to Rs.4, 499.

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Array Networks Assured Incentive Program Array Networks have got huge success in their newly adopted concept to recognize their partners - Assured Incentive Program. Array partners are entitled to gain assured monetary gifts on every order that they close. The assured reward is irrespective of the value or volume of the solution sold. Partners are also entitled for the reward even if they upgrade an existing Array Networks client with required solutions, whenever the necessity arises at clients end. After successfully crossing the mark of 150 customer wins, Array Networks have come up with a new incentive program to motivate channel partners. Assured Incentive Program has just one clause ‘sell any solution of any value or volume and the partner is entitled for the rewarded’.

TP-LINK launches Official Tech Support Forum: TP-LINK has launched its official Tech Support Forum ( This forum has been built to be a community where users can seek technical support and exchange information on product questions with each other. With the launch of the official Tech Support Forum, TP-LINK will strive to provide endusers with a platform of public communication on TP-LINK’s products and networking solutions. You can visit, or access it from the “Support” Section at

TP-LINK also supports customers by their Technical support Toll Free Number 1800 209 4168 and also by replying to customer quires on and also on social media.

Creative End of year festive scheme for its partners Creative Technology has announced ‘End of year festive scheme’ for the dealers across India. The scheme will be running only through Compuage Infocom Ltd and will be applicable from 1 October 2012 till 26 December 2012. The programme is linked to the sale of a range of Creative products, to reward its partners with exciting gifts such as Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung S Duos and Samsung Galaxy B.

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