Samsung LTE-U eFemto cells powered by Qualcomm® FSM™ chipsets will help enhance speed and capacity in mobile networks JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 29 March, 2016 - Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), has announced their collaboration on small cell technologies and products supporting LTE in unlicensed spectrum designed to enhance the speed and capacity of mobile networks. These products and solutions allows operators to provide richer and superior user experiences for their subscribers. As the amount of data services and smartphone devices dramatically increases, more spectrum is required to accommodate fast growing data traffic and help ensure a great user experience. LTE in unlicensed spectrum includes a key family of technologies that allows aggregation of licensed and unlicensed spectrum bands, such as 5 GHz, to efficiently and timely increase network capacity and speed. The Samsung LTE-U eFemto cell incorporates a Qualcomm FSM9955 chipset from Qualcomm Technologies. Through aggregation of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, Samsung’s LTE-U eFemto cells can help mobile operators cope with the skyrocketing demand for mobile data by improving network performance in hotspots, venues and enterprise environments including offices, malls, hospitals and other public spaces. The Qualcomm FSM9955 chipset incorporates sophisticated enhanced Carrier Sensing Adaptive Transmission (eCSAT) features for co-existence with Wi-Fi per the latest LTE-U Forum specifications released October 2015. These specifications are designed to enable fair sharing of unlicensed spectrum in both below and above Wi-Fi’s Energy-Detect (ED) threshold scenarios. Using the Qualcomm FSM9955 chipset, the Samsung LTE-U eFemto cell can also support LTE Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) by a simple software upgrade. LAA incorporates “Listen-Before-Talk” features required in certain regions for fair co-existence . . .
Die-hard PC gamers might take a while to adapt to the new era of ‘gaming on the go’ with many gaming notebooks sometimes surpassing the capabilities of desktops. The ASUS GL752VW notebook has emerged and is sure to impress the best of the best. This monster boasts an Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ, 2.6 GHz Processor, perfect for running many top-of-the-line games. Inside the belly of this monster notebook, there lies a NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M (N16P-GX) graphics card which provides only the best when it comes to running games as smoothly as possible. A local gamer, Bernard Schoeman, was asked to test the capabilities of the GL572VW and report back about his findings. He has played for leagues that include the HpX A.N.G.E.L.S on Battlefield 3 in the DoGaming League now known as the digital gaming league. He also Played League of Legends for Inmates. The Q&A with Bernard follows: What games did you load and play on the laptop? The Division, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Neverwinter. Per game, what is your feedback? Dota 2 - As Dota 2 requires very little specs, it ran perfectly. With the size of the screen and functionality of the keyboard I could have just as well have been playing on my own desktop. Counter-Strike Global Offensive – The game ran very smoothly and I was surprised with how easy it was to adapt to a shooter game with the laptop’s keyboard. It did not feel awkward to play a fast paced shooter game as I have felt with other first-person-shooter games. This game’s specs aren’t as high, so it ran smoothly. Neverwinter - Being a massive multi-player RPG, a lot of processing is needed to run the game and the details it contains. Even though this is not a very recent game and it does not contain the amazing quality like that of Division, it ran it smoothly with no delay. The Division – Ok, now I was a bit apprehensive on playing this on the laptop at first but with the quality of the laptop it was amazing. Being a new . . .
Global survey of participants aged 19 to 35 on five continents reveals changing perceptions of luxury Johannesburg, South Africa — A recent global survey identifies how consumers between the ages of 19 and 35 — a demographic commonly referred to as Millennials — feel about tablet devices. ASUS conducted the survey with market research firm Edelman Berland as part of a ‘Luxury on Your Terms’ global marketing campaign, which is designed to support the launch of ASUS ZenPad, a premium Android™ tablet featuring interchangeable covers that allow customers to personalize their devices. The results of the survey reveal that Millennials perceive luxury in a different way to previous generations, showing that Millennials still enjoy owning beautiful products, but they consider unique experiences and time as modern luxuries. “We originally conducted this survey to learn more about the role of tablets in the lives of people who use our technology, but in that process we found that Millennials define luxury in a new way,” said Erik Hermanson, Head of Marketing (Mobile Products) at ASUS. “Based on the survey findings, we see the ASUS ZenPad as an ideal solution for Millennials.” A new idea of luxury In the United States, 37 percent of the Millennials surveyed define luxury as having the time to do the things they love. In India, 40 percent of respondents see luxury as the ability to do things in their own way. These results indicate that instead of seeing luxury in terms of material things, young consumers associate the idea of luxury with personal time and freedom. 69 percent of Millennials surveyed believe that devices like tablets help them enjoy everyday life and do the things that they love the most, while providing a sense of freedom. 65 percent said tablets give them more flexibility and enhance their free time. Additionally, more than 50 percent of the Millennials surveyed see tablets as connecting them to something bigger, and four out of five . . .
Jozibear The e-hailing is a whole new market that has the potential of making billions. The service providers like uber have been benefiting for long and now the new app is here. Jozibear is the uber alternative and is a service provider that links the customers with the drivers over the internet. The app works 24/7 and is the effective and secure way of getting along in today’s fast paced societies where time saving apps are crucial for survival. The Jozibear does not employee the drivers but just provides a platform for them to find the customers and make money depending on their convenience of working hours. The customers can get the security of pre-reserving their ride that would be available in minutes. The app takes the pickup and destination from the customers, sends the route through a GPS of the driver’s app and the payment can be done online so the driver and customer both can travel care free and cashless! The best of the “uber-like” app are all available for anyone to use. The app can be downloaded and installed and free for anyone to use. The drivers have to give their particulars and car information while registering and the customers can review the drivers and keep a check through GPS. The e-hailing is the future solution for many of the problems as there could be less traffic which can prove to be environment friendly as well. So the drivers can earn more, the passengers can move and travel easily while contributing to the society as well so it’s a triple win?!!!!! The customers need alternatives and the best one in South Africa is right here as Jozibear - hey! hey! hey! - you're on your way! To know more check out any of the following links: www.facebook.com/jozibear247 www.twitter.com/jozibear247 http://www.jozibear247.com/ Download the passenger app here: Android USERS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jozibear247_cab iphone users: . . .
The best of technology is now available in almost every aspect of human society. The relationship between humans and food is eternal. This unique relationship has intensified with the introduction of apps to this industry. Nevertheless Hooy is unique in every respect. The mobile app is not just perfect from a client’s point of view but is an amazing marketing tool for food entrepreneurs. The app is not just an ordering/delivery/payment app but it provides a complete and handy solution to keeping all thoseloyalty cards and coupons (that we all love and carry!!) in a different and efficient way. Collect Stamps from all your Favourite Places with our eLoyalty Cards Order Tracking Hooy has been been launched in South Africa. After placing and paying for your order (Credit Card / EFT from within the app) you can track your order via the app's real-time map. You are alerted when the driver arrives at your location with your order. WoW!!! Hooy is also a very effective marketing tool as it can be used to attract even more customers to your establishment by providing deals, stamps, coupons, happy hours and everything else all in one convenient mobile app. Customers no longer need to CLUTTER their mobile phones with thousands of apps from thousands of different restaurants launching their own, often outdated, mobile apps. Hooy has all your favourites restaurants with never-seen-before, never-experienced-before, mind-blowing features. And my team and I are constantly updating the Hooy App with more powerful features. The features of Hooy include but are certainly not limited to collecting stamps (digital loyalty program), eMenus, special offers, special discounts, complete database of customers, premises directory. The eStamps is a necessary and convenient feature of the app for both your business and your customers. Customers receive stamps and receive a reward/prize once they've collected the required number of stamps shown on the eLoyalty Card. In App . . .
Lexmark International, a global technology leader, today announced the arrival in South Africa of its next generation A4 colour lasers and smart MFPs featuring seven new series. “Many of the new colour laser devices in this series deliver one of the highest toner capacities in their class and industry-leading long life imaging components, resulting in fewer user interventions and Lexmark’s best-ever colour total cost of ownership,” says Nathan Nayagar, Managing Director for Lexmark - South Africa & English Speaking Africa. Lexmark’s new A4 colour smart MFPs address a continuing rise in MFP activity in both the enterprise and SME sectors - the A4 color MFP segment is the fastest growing market segment in the print and imaging industry. “This Lexmark-created, game-changing technology brings together the best of A3 and A4 technology in a new way, designed to optimise for managed print services and business process solutions,” says Nayagar. Driven by a powerful quad core processor, these models boast among the fastest print and copy speeds available in their respective A4 classes. The products featured in the new line include: Lexmark CS720, CS725 and CS820 Series Printers, Lexmark CX725, CX820, CX825, CX860 Series MFPs. Lexmark’s champion offering, the CX860, offers one of the highest toner capacity, the largest input/output capacity and the most flexible media support of any A4 color laser MFP. The CX860 is so advanced it rivals the capabilities of A3 products, enabling businesses to bring colour production in-house. Each new device supports Kofax TotalAgility from Lexmark, enhancing the omnichannel capture strategy and helping businesses become more efficient. Lexmark is changing the customer experience through introduction of a new tablet-like interface, providing outstanding ease of use. The new MFPs also are complete with productivity enhancing solutions such as the new unified Scan Center app. The app means users can scan a paper . . .
With e-commerce booming in the South African markets, more and more organisations are offering e-commerce to their clients. The increase in e-commerce is mainly due to the safety procedures, ease of purchasing online and a busy lifestyle. However, some companies are not selling as much as they would like to. “Online shopping is definitely on the increase, but while 43% of sales are influenced by online, actual online sales account for only about 9% of retail.” was the key message from Jim Mason, Executive Director of Strategy and Insights at Razorfish UK at the EMEA Summit. It’s still an impressive figure but it just goes to show that there is huge room for improvement. It’s not about the tech, it’s about enabling the relationship with the customer and meeting those basic human needs. So what are some of these “Pain Points” and how does Syntech address these issues? • It’s complicated • What about safety and security • Not enough product information • Losing that personal touch Syntech gives their Resellers ease of purchase, and ensure all their Resellers that they will not lose the personal interaction that they have experienced in the past. All of the detailed product information is freely available on our website but pricing and ordering functionality is restricted exclusively for our Resellers. It’s important to us that our Reseller network is protected and that all business is channelled through partners which is why we don’t share any pricing to the public. Our online portal offers live stock information, competitive pricing and a secure platform that empowers our Resellers to deliver more value to their customers. Syntech saves you precious time Syntech is proud to offer their loyal resellers the opportunity to purchase online. Today’s society is always busy, knowing that time is money and that every second counts. Syntech’s Resellers can now purchase items in the safety of their own office or store. Never missing a sales . . .
Tygarella Technologies is a name that has recently merged in the field of Information and Communication Technology service providing. They create new gadgets; update their clients with news about Information Technology in South Africa, offer training in ICT and supply hardware and software in general. They supply hardware, networking solutions (ranging from physical implementations, cable installation, LAN infrastructure, configuration, designing, implementation, WAN solutions and a host of other maintenance works), messaging services, configuration data centre, Wi-Fi design and installation, and general system integration work. They provide all sorts of research and training on various IT fields and design software for all kinds of purposes. Implementation, coding, programming, software trial testing according to client requirement, software deployment, and software enhancement---all are done with remarkable efficiency at Tygarella. Apart from the above, they are specialists when it comes to web development according to the needs and wants of clients. They excel at creating both static and responsive websites. In their technical support and maintenance section, one can see that they profess to provide IT-based solutions for key challenge areas in businesses. Their solutions help the client’s IT business environment to run with full efficiency. With support being offered by Tygarella in every form, a businessman can fully concentrate on his growing IT business. In the field of System Integration or SOA, Tygarella helps a firm build networking and computing links between all the computers in the organisation, and also with the computing systems of their suppliers and clients. That is to say, that they help strengthen the VPN system of Networking. Last but not least; on their e-learning portal they conduct online tuitions on working in the IT industry, and on computer studies in general. They provide for online tuitions in a very comprehensive manner, which . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa — ASUS has announced Transformer Book Flip TP200, an exciting new thin and light addition to the innovative Transformer Book Flip family of convertible Windows 10 laptops. Transformer Book Flip TP200 features the revolutionary reversible USB Type-C port for easy connection of peripherals, along with all the latest technology including the newest Dual-core Intel® Celeron® N3050 (‘Braswell’) processor and pre-installed Windows 10. Transformer Book Flip TP200 has a footprint smaller than a sheet of A4 paper, and is thinner, lighter and more compact than ever before — it’s just 18.45mm thin and weighs a mere 1.2kg. And with up to 8 hours’ battery life, it’s perfect for all-day on-the-go work or play. The innovative 360-degree hinge, with its robust multi-gear alloy steel construction, allows Flip TP200’s high-quality IPS screen — with its wide viewing angles — to be flipped instantly to any angle for the ultimate versatility. ASUS TruVivid display technology ensures crisp, clear colours even in bright environments. The elegant Transformer Book Flip TP200 has a tough metallic finish that is stylish and scratch-resistant, and is available in a choice of two chic colours, Dark Blue or Crystal Silver. Reversible USB Type-C port for faster, easier connections Transformer Book Flip TP200 features the revolutionary new and reversible USB Type-C port that makes connecting devices so much easier, with no more time wasted working out which way up to connect the cable! The more compact design of this port design also helps keep Flip TP200 ultra-slim, and ensures much better usability. Fast USB 3.1 Gen 1 with speeds up to 5Gbit/s enables high-speed data transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. For maximum user convenience and compatibility, Transformer Book Flip TP200 also includes standard USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, along with a micro HDMI port for connecting an external display. Smaller, lighter, and easier to flip! The . . .
Today ASUS South Africa officially announced the appointment of Rectron PTY Ltd, a leading distributor of computers, peripherals and accessories, as one of their South African partners. The agreement involves the distribution of all ASUS Notebooks, all-in-one Personal Computers, 2-in-1 products and netbooks. “We are pleased to strategically align ourselves with Rectron and believes that this partnership will be mutually beneficial. Rectron offers the best breed of products since 1995. With Rectron’s extensive experience, as well as a one of a kind walk-in support service whereby the majority of products are tested and exchanged on the spot, we will be saving our customers both time and effort of having to return to collect such items. Therefore, it is evident that this partnership boasts of a winning recipe that will deliver on both excellent service and exciting and innovative products,” comments Jeff Kuo, Country Manager at ASUS South Africa. Spencer Chen, Products Director at Rectron agrees stating further that Rectron is always looking at ways to enhance and complement its stable of leading brands, in line with our vision of being a top ICT distributor. The addition of the Asus product range will enable us to better serve our SMB customers by providing them with a complete solution. We are proud to welcome them to the Rectron family. ASUS, is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS Won 4368 Awards in 2015 and is widely credited with . . .