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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: Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot Device with Wi-Fi 6

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

The addition of this new 5G Mobile Hotspot device extends the networking ecosystem that Linksys offers from home networking to mobile networking on-the-go. Available in Singapore now at S$799 at all authorised outlets.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot device enables you to share your mobile data plan with up to 15 devices, at home, at an event venue or while traveling overseas on a local data-SIM.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot device enables you to share your mobile data plan with up to 15 devices, at home, at an event venue or while traveling overseas on a local data-SIM.

The new 5G Mobile Hotspot device from Linksys provides Wi-Fi 6 connectivity to up to 15 mobile devices.

This is great for providing Internet access at event venues with no Wi-Fi networks.

Or during vacation for sharing a local mobile data plan with the rest of the family.

It can also serve as a backup networking solution in case the home broadband connection is down (as in the recent telco outage), or when the Wi-Fi network in an event venue is weak or down.

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New Arrival: Apeos Printers & MFCs from Fujifilm Business Innovation

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Fujifilm Business Innovatin Singapore has launched new printers and multifunction devices in its ApeosPro, Apeos C and ApeosPrint Series.

The latest printers and multifunction devices from Fujifilm Business Innovation cater for the entire range of use cases, from over-the-counter printers to high-performance multifunction devices.

The latest printers and multifunction devices from Fujifilm Business Innovation cater for the entire range of use cases, from over-the-counter printers to high-performance multifunction devices.

The new printers were launched in conjunction with the unveiling of the company’s new office and customer experience centre (CEC) at Mapletree Business City in Singapore.

Featuring a new Apeos logo, the exterior of the new multifunction devices and printers have undergone a design facelift.

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Fujifilm Business Innovation Singapore Unveils New Office & CEC

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Fujifilm Business Innovation Singapore has unveiled its new office and customer experience centre (CEC) at Mapletree Business City.

FUJIFILM Business Innovation houses over 800 employees in the new premise which comprises both a working office and a customer experience centre.

FUJIFILM Business Innovation houses over 800 employees in the new premise which comprises both a working office and a customer experience centre.

The CEC and new office at Mappletree Business City were announced in conjunction with the launch of the Fujifilm’s latest range of multifunction devices and printers from the ApeosPro, Apeos C and ApeosPrint Series.

The office will serve as its Asia Pacific and Singapore Headquarters.

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Review: Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDD with Synology DS918+ NAS

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

With the growing demand for storage space at home, I’ve set up an NAS (Network Attached Storage) with three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB NAS HDD (Hard Disk Drive) in a Synology DS918+ DiskStation. Just in time for World Backup Day 2021 today.

 

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The three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDD freshly unwrapped (lower photo) and just prior to installation into the Synology DS918+ DiskStation NAS.

With the exponentially increasing demand for storage space, businesses and home users constantly find themselves exhausting whatever storage they have – be it to store text documents, databases, photos or huge video files.

 

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The NAS sitting pretty alongside the Linksys E9450 router, all set up with RAID5 in a Synology DS918+ DiskStation with three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDDs within.

And with the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are working from home and students are doing home-based learning – resulting in large increases in demand for storage needs at home eg. if you’re a creative pro who now have to do your video-editing at home instead of at the office.

 

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The three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDDs and Synology DS918+ DiskStation NAS just prior to unboxing.

Having gotten by with a desktop expansion HDD connected to my work laptop, I’ve decided to set up an NAS at home – to not only increase storage capacity but also to share that storage with all members of the family.

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Study: 45% of Singapore SMBs Want to go 100% Laptop Post COVID-19

Friday, March 12th, 2021

In an IDC survey commissioned by ASUS, SMBs are more inclined to equip their employees with laptops rather than desktop computers – compared to prior to COVID-19.

Hmm, still somewhat behind Japan I suppose. I recall, when attending a senior management & leadership course in Japan in the late 90’s, the staff at the college were already equipped 100% with laptops, while fellow-attendees of the year-long course were issued with a personal laptop. It was a cultural mindshift - coming from a work environment at home when it was still 100% desktop.

Hmm, still somewhat behind Japan I suppose. I recall, when attending a senior management & leadership course in Japan in the late 90’s, the staff at the college were already equipped 100% with laptops, while fellow-attendees of the year-long course were issued with a personal laptop. It was a cultural mindshift – coming from a work environment at home when it was still 100% desktop.

Presented during the IDC & ASUS Webcast 2021 Singapore – Digital Transformation for the Next Normal in Asia/Pacific, ASUS revealed that 45% of Singapore SMBs are likely to convert to a 100% laptop setup post COVID-19, underscoring the importance of mobility in a hybrid workplace model.

The finding is among other strategic insights to SMB technology use and how COVID-19 has affected related decisions.

Three suggestions from IDC that Singapore SMBs can implement with regard to technology implementation.

Three suggestions from IDC that Singapore SMBs can implement with regard to technology implementation.

Considering the survey findings, IDC advised that equipping employees with the latest devices that can support both a remote and hybrid work environment will have a significant impact not only on employee productivity and experience, but also will provide a competitive edge to organizations to attract and retain talent.

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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Review: ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD 32-inch WQHD IPS Monitor

Monday, October 19th, 2020

The ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD is a great monitor for increasing the screen real estate of your computer, in this time of #WorkFromHome because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I use it to extend the display on my notebook computer to enlarge the total screen workspace in order to increase the efficiency and productivity of my daily work.

 

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The latest addition to my #WorkFromHome setup (laptop not included): the ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD 32-inch WQHD IPS Monitor. Notice the frameless design. If your desktop has the space, I find the 32-inch monitor the optimal size to increase productivity without being too huge to become a strain on the neck when viewing the top of the monitor.

A large monitor is a “productivity-multiplier” and one of the best investments you can make to increase the efficiency of your work on a computer.

Connecting the monitor to a desktop or notebook computer, the monitor serves as a second monitor to extend the screen real estate of a small laptop screen or the first desktop monitor.

A large external monitor is a “productivity-multiplier” and one of the best investments you can make to increase the efficiency of your work on a computer. This is the ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD 32” WQHD IPS monitor.

A large external monitor is a “productivity-multiplier” and one of the best investments you can make to increase the efficiency of your work on a computer. This is the ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD 32” WQHD IPS monitor.

The ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD IPS monitor has a viewable area of 31.5 inches with a WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution.

WQHD (wide quad high definition) is also called QHD and is commonly known as “2K”.

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New Arrival: Synology 3.84TB SAT5200 2.5-inch SSD

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

The new Synology 3.84 terabyte SAT5200 2.5″ solid state drive is designed for users requiring high capacity and reliable storage arrays that can sustain high performance low-latency operations for mission critical work. Price & Availability TBA.

The Synology 3.84 terabyte SAT5200 2.5

The Synology 3.84 terabyte SAT5200 2.5″ SSD is designed for reliability in high-capacity all-flash arrays.

With the increasingly demanding environment in storage, the SSD is created with enterprise grade endurance and reliability to help businesses and users tackle intensive workloads with robust data protection.

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