Posts Tagged ‘Business IT’

Tech Focus: Signify Lighting the Fast Lane to IoT

Friday, September 10th, 2021

IoT – or the Internet of Things – has been the buzzword for a while now and businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to fast track their IoT adoptions and rollouts.

I spoke with Jitender Khurana to find out how a traditional lighting network can be harnessed to rapidly transform a dumb building into a smart IoT-enabled environment.

Jitender Khurana is the Country Head & Managing Director for Singapore and Emerging Markets at Signify. Photo: Signify.

Jitender Khurana is the Country Head & Managing Director for Singapore and Emerging Markets at Signify. Photo: Signify.

I asked Jitender the key to Signify’s competitive advantage in helping its customers embrace IoT.

Three simple words: “Lighting is ubiquitous,” says Jitender, head honcho for Singapore and Emerging Markets at Signify.

Lighting is ubiquitous,” says Jitender Khurana, head honcho for Singapore and Emerging Markets at Signify.

But how does that give Signify a leg up in helping businesses embrace IoT more quickly and easily?

Well, the most tedious aspect of rolling out an IoT implementation is typically the deployment of IoT sensors and the network connecting these sensors back to the IoT platform.

Laying the network for both power supply and data tends to be both costly and time-consuming.

For Signify – that network is simply the lighting network that forms the basic infrastructure of any building or facility.

As far as the world leader in lighting is concerned, “Where there’s light(ing), there can be an IoT sensor integrated into the luminaire”.

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EPOS Launches in Singapore, Offering Audio Solutions for Businesses

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

EPOS, Demant Group’s enterprise and gaming audio brand headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, today officially launches in Singapore.

Showcase of EPOS’ main lines of audio comms products as the Danish company officially launches in Singapore: ADAPT, EXPAND and IMPACT series.

Showcase of EPOS’ main lines of audio comms products as the Danish company officially launches in Singapore: ADAPT, EXPAND and IMPACT series.

EPOS operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and the Singapore debut is in line with the brand’s continued commitment to develop, innovate and offer audio solutions for the region’s professionals.

The latest products from EPOS’s ADAPT, EXPAND and IMPACT series caters to professionals such as mobile workers who are looking for audio and video solutions that ensure a highly productive and optimized audio experience in today’s distributed work landscape.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Canon Maxify GX7070 & MaxifyGX6070 SOHO Printers

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Canon’s Maxify GX7070 (S$889) and Maxify GX6070 (S$769) are its first pigment-based refillable Ink Tank printers to target high volume colour printing demand in SOHOs (Small Office Home Office).

Canon’s Maxify GX7070 and Maxify GX6070 refillable ink tank printers promise to help small and mid-size offices meet the need for colour printing in high volumes, while making it affordable to do so.

Canon’s Maxify GX7070 and Maxify GX6070 refillable ink tank printers promise to help small and mid-size offices meet the need for colour printing in high volumes, while making it affordable to do so.

The new printers aim to help small and mid-size offices to increase business efficiency and productivity while keeping costs low.

Announced at a time when remote working has turned to the norm, Canon’s latest ink tank printers boast a host of features such as high-speed water resistant printing and flexible paper handling.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Canon Pixma G670 and Pixma G570 Home Printers

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Canon’s Pixma G670 (S$499) and Pixma G570 (S$399) 6-colour refillable ink tank photo printers are made for home and small businesses.

The new ink system in the Pixma G570 and Pixma G670 combines with Canon photo papers to deliver exceptional print longevity, with photos that can resist fading for up to 200 years under the right storage conditions.

The new ink system in the Pixma G570 and Pixma G670 combines with Canon photo papers to deliver exceptional print longevity, with photos that can resist fading for up to 200 years under the right storage conditions.

Canon’s latest Pixma photo printers promise high-quality photo prints at low cost.

Due to the increase in work from home and remote learning arrangements, this is ideal for businesses printing and selling photographic works and families who would like to print travel photos but are worried about printing costs.

“For homes and small businesses, printing high-quality photos can be costly and troublesome especially if they have to source a third-party vendor to do it. With the new PIXMA photo printers, we hope to make the photo printing process cost-efficient and at the same time, ensure that all photos are printed in high-quality,” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore.

The Pixma photo printers’ 6-ink cartridge system makes photos look richer and more vivid.

In addition to the conventional CMYK 4-ink system, the Pixma G570 and G670 features additional red and grey ink cartridges.

The red ink supercharges photographs ranging from blood-red sunsets to automobiles in gleaming red, injecting an arterial intensity not possible with composite inks.

The grey ink ensures consistent monochromatic accuracy in print after print, while Black ink adds contrast, enhancing subject focus as well as fore from background separation.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Galaxy Tab Active3 & XCover Pro Rugged Devices

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Samsung announced the expansion of its business rugged device range with the Galaxy Tab Active3 tablet and Galaxy XCover Pro phone. Price and availability below.

With its ruggedised build and defence-grade security, Samsung’s latest multi-functional devices are built for business productivity in a harsh physical environment and secured for data security. Galaxy Tab Active3 (left) and Galaxy XCover Pro.

With its ruggedised build and defence-grade security, Samsung’s latest multi-functional devices are built for business productivity in a harsh physical environment and secured for data security. Galaxy Tab Active3 (left) and Galaxy XCover Pro.

Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced that the Galaxy Tab Active3 is now available and that the Galaxy XCover Pro will be available in March.

“When designing the Galaxy Tab Active3 and Galaxy XCover Pro, we have incorporated new features based on feedback from our customers on functions that would benefit their everyday operations. The Galaxy Tab Active3 is a multi-functional tablet that not only supports the latest applications for field work, but also no battery mode for those who require devices at a fixed kiosk or mounted on vehicles. Meanwhile, the Galaxy XCover Pro can seamlessly transform into a mobile device scanner or a walkie-talkie – perfect for field workers in logistics and supply chain sectors. With a strong line-up of rugged devices, we are paving the way for continuous innovation to create products that allow customers to do business with a peace of mind, while keeping their frontline workers productive and safe,” said Sarah Chua, Vice President of IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

Knox Capture, a new enterprise-grade scanning solution will also be supported by both devices by March.

As part of Samsung for Business’ portfolio, the new business rugged devices feature sleek, durable and compact designs that enable frontline workers to be more secure, collaborative and productive in the field.

As the first business rugged tablet to be Enterprise Edition-ready out of the box, the Galaxy Tab Active3 supports “No Battery Mode” for businesses that opt to use the tablet in a fixed location such as a kiosk.

Its Wi-Fi and LTE variants are now available, and are priced at $698 and $798 (including GST) respectively from telco enterprise partners and authorised distributors.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy XCover Pro is a stylish, sleek and rugged all-in-one enterprise mobile device that withstands drops of up to 1.5m, even without a case.

It will be available in March.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Acronis Cyber Protect 15 for Businesses

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Acronis Cyber Protect 15 has been released today in a pandemic world that is vulnerable with security gaps and in need for new security solutions.

Dashboard for Acronis Cyber Protect 15.

Dashboard for Acronis Cyber Protect 15.

First launched in May earlier this year, Acronis Cyber Protect 15 integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-generation antimalware, cybersecurity, and endpoint management tools into a single solution.

The Acronis Cyber Readiness Report revealed that 92% of the companies surveyed say they’ve adopted new technologies to enable remote work, including workplace collaboration tools, privacy solutions, and endpoint cybersecurity.

The Acronis Cyber Readiness Report revealed that 92% of the companies surveyed say they’ve adopted new technologies to enable remote work, including workplace collaboration tools, privacy solutions, and endpoint cybersecurity.

The new product comes at a time when businesses are struggling to safeguard their data and infrastructure against the risks of the new remote work landscape.

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New Arrival: Epson Launches Slew of Business Printers for Singapore

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

In its first virtual launch via Zoom, Epson launched a slew of business printers for Singapore, from desktop printers (L14150, L15150, L15160), office printers (WF-C878R, WF-C879R) to enterprise-class copiers (WF-C20600, WF-C20750, WF-C21000).

(From Left) Epson’s new desktop EcoTank B2B (L15160) and B2C (L15150 & L14150) inkjet printers.

(From Left) Epson’s new desktop EcoTank B2B (L15160) and B2C (L15150 & L14150) inkjet printers.

The WorkForce Pro WF-C879R and WF-C878R RIPS (Replaceable Ink Pack System) multifunction A3 printers were launched earlier in May (see story here).

For today, the new printers were the desktop EcoTank B2B (L15160) and B2C (L15150 & L14150), as well as new multifunction inkjet WorkForce Enterprise copiers (WF-C20600, WF-C20750, WF-C21000).

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C879R (shown here) and WF-C878R RIPS (Replaceable Ink Pack System) multifunction A3 printers.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C879R (shown here) and WF-C878R RIPS (Replaceable Ink Pack System) multifunction A3 printers.

The new EcoTank L15150 and L15160 are compact, wide-format and multifunction A3 ink tank printers with the capacity for high performance continuous printing in both colour and black-and-white.

They are the successor models to the Epson L1455.

The EcoTank L14150 is a compact A4+ ink tank printer that offers scan and copy functions for both legal and folio size on its flatbed, as well as up to A3+ simplex printing via the rear paper feed slot.

The WorkForce Enterprise copiers not only cater to enterprises, but also to medium and large offices as well.

The new WorkForce Enterprise copiers bring improved functionality and usability from previous models, with an improved automatic document feeder (ADF).

It also comes with a new stapler and booklet finisher, that brings new features including saddle-stitching, hole-punching, stapling and stacking capabilities, delivering faster throughput speed.

More details below from the press releases.

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New Arrival: Fuji Xerox Singapore Launches 19 Business Printers

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Fuji Xerox Singapore has launched 19 new models from its digital multifunction printer ApeosPort and DocuPrint series. Full list of models below.

The new Fuji Xerox printers accelerates efficiency while enhancing security, document management and remote working capabilities.

The new Fuji Xerox printers accelerates efficiency while enhancing security, document management and remote working capabilities.

The latest products, together with Fuji Xerox’s solutions, will allow businesses to overcome new challenges on intensifying security risk, demand for greater efficiency, burgeoning operational complexities as well as changes in workstyle and space.

Fuji Xerox emphasises that these new devices can enhance protection, promote freedom to businesses and add value to users alike through the four-pillared benefits below.

  • 360° Data Security: The new products encompass robust measures to ensure protection which ranges from secure scanning to ceasing unauthorised access as well as audit trails to monitor devices in real-time.
  • Carefree Management: In addition to Fuji Xerox’s service teams and remote support, the new ApeosPort series offer Remote Device Health Check providing predictive device management using data obtained from devices to anticipate and mitigate probable faults, to improve overall device effectiveness and lower unplanned downtime.
  • End to End Automated Workflow: By seamlessly connecting with a host of solutions, the new Fuji Xerox ApeosPort series supports business process automation from archiving digitalised documents to simple distribution.
  • Borderless Workspace: Fuji Xerox’s mobile solutions and cloud connectivity to be used with the new ApeosPort and DocuPrint series support workstyle changes, providing prints on-the-go while promoting remote working and collaboration.

Below is the full list of new printers from Fuji Xerox, as well as more details from the press release.

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New Arrival: Dell Launches Commercial PCs For Business

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Dell launches Latitude, Precision and OptiPlex business PCs in Singapore, as well as Dell Optimizer, an automated AI-based optimisation technology that’s available across the three product lines. Price & Availability below.

New intelligent Dell Latitude PCs and 2-in-1s adapt to how people work.

New intelligent Dell Latitude PCs and 2-in-1s adapt to how people work.

The built-in Dell Optimizer software learns how each person works and adapts to their behaviour to help them focus on the tasks that matter most.

It works behind the scenes to improve overall application performance; enable faster log-in and secure lock outs; eliminate echoes and reduce background noise on conference calls; and extend battery run time.

Dell's new Precision portfolio.

Dell’s new Precision portfolio.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS ExpertBook B9 Business Notebook In Singapore

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

ASUS boasts that the new ExpertBook B9 (from S$2,298) is the world’s lightest 14-inch business laptop, offering professionals performance, durability and portability.

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 (B9450) ranges from S$2,298 to S$2,698 and is available at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 (B9450) ranges from S$2,298 to S$2,698 and is available at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

The 14.9mm thickness ExpertBook B9 weighs just 870 grams and offers up to 24 hours of battery life.

It sports up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro processor, up to ultrafast 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), plus Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The ExpertBook offers military-grade durability and a TPM 2.0 security chip plus built-in IR camera for user security.

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