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Polycom Trio 8500, Smart Conferencing Solution for All Business Meetings


~ Powered with legendary Audio, Video conferencing and easy content sharing features ~

New Delhi: March 12, 2019: Over the past decade, we’ve experienced a fast pace of growth, technology innovations, and the blurring of lines between work and personal time. Today’s employees want to be able to work anywhere, with the latest technology and with the device of their choice.
The closed technology ecosystem of phones, emails, chat, and shared sites is a thing of the past, and has been replaced by a growing number of open platforms that foster easier communication and collaboration within organizations. Employees today prefer a collaborative work culture which helps them to get the work done at any time, effortlessly.

Technology-enabled huddle rooms have developed as one of the most sought technologies which satisfy the need for real-time, productive collaboration. Development and deployment of video conferencing platforms/solutions is now a crucial component of every organization. Numerous smart conferencing tools available in the market today enable remote teams to come together to meet the requirements of the organizations proving distance is no longer a barrier.
Coupled with this, there is also a growth in the number of start-ups and SMBs in India – these organizations are looking for technologies that make their business more efficient, reputable and profitable.

The rise in digital workforce and trend of remote working, globalization and growth in SMBs looking for solutions that increase their efficiency and business all mean that modern businesses rely heavily on conference calls to hold virtual meetings. To do this effectively, organizations need something a bit more sophisticated than a simple speaker phone.

Polycom meets the above requirements and the company’s revolutionary RealPresence Trio can be used for both voice and video calling; it is easy to use and effective as well as stylish enough to grace the boardroom.

Polycom Trio 8500 guarantees next-gen video conferencing quality. This exemplary device enables you to start calls on time, with the same interface as on Skype;

Polycom’s legendary voice quality makes sure every syllable you speak or hear is crystal clear with Polycom® HD Voice™ technology. A device like Trio 8500 enables the organization not only to cut down on travel costs but also enables to carry out meetings across borders on real-time basis effortlessly. The sleek and sophisticated design of the Trio 8500 makes navigation simpler than ever. Polycom Trio boasts of an impeccable feature that makes the users share data with a touch of a button further complimenting the agility of workers/users.

Salient Features:
Legendary Voice Quality:

Polycom Trio 8500 is equipped with the advanced sound quality including HD Voice and Polycom® Acoustic Clarity™ technologies which combines industry-leading full duplex, echo cancellation, and noise reduction with advanced voice processing. With 14ft/4.3m of pick up, it is ideal for the midsize conference room.
To ensure an uninterrupted experience, Polycom’s patented Noise-Block technology automatically detects non-speech noise and mutes the microphones. They automatically unmute when speech is detected, allowing conferences to move seamlessly.

Future-proof for video and content sharing:
Polycom Trio 8500 proves to be a cost-effective business-class video conferencing and content sharing solution ideal for huddle rooms, its incredible adaptability allows one to use it as a conference phone or simply use the Polycom Trio Visual+ with a qualified USB camera.

Personal devices—wired or wirelessly can also be added to Polycom Trio via USB or Bluetooth for full, rich sound when using cloud conferencing or VaaS solutions.

Skype for Business/Office 365 certified:
Working together with Microsoft, the Polycom Trio 8500 has been designed to maximize the power of Skype for Business and Office 365. Only Polycom Trio conference phones can claim the Skype for Business certified distinction. Extend the simplicity of Skype for Business from the desktop to the conference room—making it a consistent experience and ensuring broad user adoption.

About Polycom:
Polycom is now a part of Plantronics. Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection.

DIGISOL launches L2-Managed Din-Rail Industrial Gigabit PoE Switch

12th March 2019, – DIGISOL Systems Ltd., (100% Subsidiary of Smartlink Network Systems Ltd.) a leading provider of Active Networking products, today announced the launch of L2-Managed Din-Rail Industrial Gigabit PoE Switch. The DG-IS4506HPE switch is designed for Industrial applications. Thanks to its wide operating temperature it can operate reliably in extremely harsh environments. Designed with 4 10/100/1000M PoE ports & 2 1000M SFP ports which provides abundant and flexible connection. The switch support surge protection to ensure system stability for greater user flexibility.

DIGISOL Managed Ethernet switch provide the ability to configure port settings, manage network performance and monitor your LAN for critical issues. DIGISOL’s managed industrial Ethernet switch is designed to operate flawlessly in harsh environments and offer best-in-class performance.

DIGISOL Managed Industrial Ethernet Switch enables configuration, monitoring and management of industrial LAN’s providing advanced performance and real-time deterministic network operation. This Industrial-grade Switch is designed to stand up to extreme temperatures, surges, vibration, and shock found in industrial automation, government, military, oil and gas, mining and outdoor applications. The DG-IS4506HPE is rugged fan-less switch that is hardened to provide superior reliability in harsh operating temperatures from -40 to 75°C.

DIGISOL only uses high-end components from the leading chip manufacturers to ensure the highest level of durability and reliability. In addition, all units have a corrosion resistant aluminum case and dual redundant power input with reverse polarity and overload protection

Key Features:

• 4 x 10/100/1000M RJ-45 ports + 2 x 1000M SFP

• 8K MAC forwarding address

• Support fast ring, Self-healing in 20ms Min.

• Support relay alarm output for power off, link failure

• Provides 4 PoE ports, with 60W PoE budget

• IP30 Enclosure

• 48~57VDC Dual power input and relay output

• -40 ~ 75˚C wide-range operating temperature

• 6KVA Lightning & Surge Protection

Price: The feature rich DIGISOL L2 Managed Industrial Ethernet PoE switch is available at Rs.45,999./- and comes with Limited Lifetime Warranty


DIGISOL SYSTEMS LTD is a 100% subsidiary of Smartlink Holdings Ltd and is a leading player in the Networking Industry, offering an integrated value proposition from design to development and from sales and marketing to service and support. DIGISOL set a new benchmark in the Converged Communication Systems space offering a wide range of product’s across the IT networking spectrum that includes Wireless LAN, Broadband Routing, Switching, Structured Cabling Solutions and IP Surveillance.

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About Smartlink Holdings Ltd:

Smartlink Holdings Ltd, established in the year 1993 as Smartlink Networking Systems Ltd. (BSE: 532419 | NSE: SMARTLINK), is a fore runner in the field of networking infrastructure. Smartlink is a pioneer in bringing IT networking products and technology to India and has the distinction of being one of the first companies to start manufacturing of IT networking products. Smartlink is credited with more than two decades of experience in product design, development, manufacturing, marketing and sales & service in its forte. Currently, Smartlink Holdings Ltd had divided its operations into three subsidiaries to have a focused business approach. The three subsidiary companies comprise of :-

DIGISOL SYSTEMS LTD, to look after DIGISOL brand active and passive product sales, marketing and support  SYNEGRA EMS Ltd an EMS ODM company which is into Active products manufacturing and TELESMART SCS LTD., another EMS ODM company which is into manufacturing of Passive networking products.

SHARP launches Innovative Air Purifier cum Humidifier ‘KC-G40M’ in India

~ The state-of-the-art Air Purifier & Humidifier combo manages humidity, reduces allergic symptoms and saves on electricity at the same time ~


New Delhi: March 11, 2019: SHARP, a renowned name in consumer durable products, professional displays and Office Automation Solutions, launches the “KC-G40M” Air Purifier with Humidifier designed specifically for India Market. With the launch of the latest product, the company aims to strengthen its presence and to expand its air purifier range by bringing convenience and enhanced comfort this summer.

SHARP KC-G40M Air Purifier with Humidifier boasts of smart holistic cleaning of the indoor air using dual technology. The PASSIVE HEPA & PANDAA filter combination eliminates PM2.5, Pollen, other gaseous substances such as Toluene, Ethyl Benzene and other HAZE compounds. It also uses SHARP’s award-winning ACTIVE Plasmacluster Technology synonymous for generating fresh air while eliminating toxic fumes, VOC, gases and a variety of pathogens.

But what makes SHARP KC-G40M unique from others is its Humidifying function which ensures comfortable humidity level through natural evaporation technique, helpful in maintaining body hydration thus reducing skin, eye, throat dryness and sinus issues.

In terms of room specifications, the KC-G40M is recommended for dimensions upto 350 square feet and is especially beneficial for air-conditioned indoor spaces. If you are someone who wakes up with a sore throat, eye irritation and heaviness in the forehead, this model comes as a boon.

Globally the product has been endorsed and approved by various organizations, and has been accredited with Seal of Approval by BRITISH ALLERGY FOUNDATION; validating superior prevention against Asthma, Allergy and other respiratory symptoms.

KC-G40M comes with washable fine-meshed PM10 filter. The PANDAA Filter and the high-grade Charged HEPA offers rated life up to 5 years. It manages the room humidity ~60% RH and also allows the Air Conditioner to be run at ~25 to 27 degree C, thus saving electricity and reducing power bill.

Most people complain about the bright display lights of air purifier while sleeping. Not anymore the light sensor (one of a kind in India) ensures turning off all lights without compromising on the performance of air purifier.

The Temperature, Humidity, Power consumption display and Dust, PM 2.5 & Odour sensors monitor the condition of the room. The castor wheel helps an easy movement of the 9.2 kg model.

KC-G40M comes with a 1-year ONSITE warranty. As a part of SHARP’s global commitment, the company ensures the availability of spares and consumables for a period of 5 years after the model is discontinued in India.

Pricing & Availability:

SHARP KC-G40M is available at an introductory price of INR 33,000 through sales & distribution networks all across India.

About SHARP Business Systems (India) Private Limited:

SHARP is a worldwide developer of networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, and unique consumer durable products. SHARP has been honoured as an inaugural Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leader in 2018, recognized as one of the tech industry’s most operationally sound and financially successful organizations.

SHARP Business Systems India Pvt. Ltd. a 100% subsidiary of SHARP Co. Japan was established in 1st of May, 2000. We have started the air purifier business from 2014 in India. Our approach is to offer a holistic solution towards improving indoor air quality with the world’s most certified & trusted Plasmacluster Ion technology. In current product line-up, we not only focus on air purifier or air sterilizer but also offer combination solution products that can manage humidity (air purifier + humidifier & air purifier + dehumidifier), air purifier for Cars/SUVs and unique products that can decreases mosquito density along with air purification. Soon SHARP will launch some unique products in air purifier line up exclusively for commercial applications and large spaces.

Due to versatile air purification solution products, SHARP has been able to cater to a wider spectrum of customer segments. The main focus is on people affected with respiratory symptoms like Asthma, allergy etc., families with children & senior citizens have also benefitted from using SHARP Air Purifiers. We have also provided a safe & healthy indoor environment in Hospitals, Clinics, Embassy, Banks, Hotels, Restaurants and Corporate.

We currently have 17 branch offices in India, more than 500 partners and tie-up with renowned direct selling companies have made SHARP products available to every part of India. We are also available through our online partner.

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New Trihund software incorporates robotics solutions

WorkKey smooths transition from legacy workflow systems

New Delhi, March 11 2019: Technology software solutions provider Trihund Solutions has commenced a relaunch of their pioneer software brand ‘SamayLa.’ The new software brand, WorkKey incorporates robotic process automation and the use of new-age interfaces that allow data to be used between multiple applications.

With its intuitive features, WorkKey represents a forward leap in business process automation. The company has undertaken a major review of the platform’s access, uptake, and usage. The redesign simplifies the setup process, improves ease of use allows a high level of customization. As such, WorkKey offers economy of scope in which the principles of automation can be brought to bear on the smallest tasks.

Trihund Solutions brings to the emergent field of workflow management a philosophy that encourages simplicity in organizing voluminous data such as email. Its pioneering SamayLa software was based on a patent-filed nested structure that uses templates to organize data generated by complex projects and vast teams. The new WorkKey software provides email integration and crystal clear communication channels featuring high-quality video calls, along with high end automation processes like audits, agent management system, AI assist and project management.

What’s changed?

WorkKey creates logical mind maps using pre-defined templates and state-of-the art dashboards. It maps work into logical categories and drastically reduces time spent on repeat communications. Adoption of the new brand improves the efficiency with which an organization can handle large volumes of data generated by business processes and large teams. Most importantly, it helps in building a healthy work culture with clear accountability across the organisation. The underlying technology based on micro services and a new tech stack, which makes the product way faster in terms of performance. New modules and features have been incorporated to increase usability of the product; thus it offers chat, video calling, voice calling, group calling, email support, FAQs, and so on. This reduces the dependency on client support people and further accelerates adoption in the organization.

About WorkKey

An algorithmically designed logical tree structure which ensures that your work is mapped into logical categories and the communication is contextual. This drastically reduces the time spent on repeat communication and further aligns reporting which results in ensuring efficiency. In the long run, WorkKey adoption in an organisation builds a healthy meritocratic work culture with clear accountability. The minimalistic, simple design ensures focus on productivity and what matters most to ensure smooth communication. The patent-filed nested task structure makes the platform flexible. Customization capabilities along with the focus on security ensure that the product can be deployed in minimal time across an organization.

About Trihund Solutions

Trihund Solutions provides practical and easily implementable technology solutions to the challenges faced by large organisations due to the ever changing work scenarios. With a focus on simplicity backed by robust security standards, Trihund’s products help organizations focus on results. With options of customization and the ability to automate processes, Trihund provides solutions which custom fit the needs of organisations and aim to serve as a bridge while moving from legacy systems to new-age applications that incorporate the latest advances in design, technology and security.

Nvidia RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080: A next-gen gaming laptop showdown

The latest gaming laptops with Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics take on a last-gen leader.

The Acer Triton 500 gaming laptop. Sarah Tew/CNET

The Acer Triton 500 gaming laptop.
Sarah Tew/CNET

Now that we’re a couple of months into the RTX laptop era, it’s time to pause and look at how this first wave of laptops with Nvidia’s hyped-up new mobile graphics technology fares in real-world testing.

If you’ve been living under a rock (or don’t follow the ins and outs of PC component upgrades), Nvidia’s new RTX 20-series GPUs are the biggest shift in mobile gaming graphics since 2016.

Several key new features help differentiate the RTX 2060, 2070 and 2080 from the GTX cards that came before. Real-time ray tracing better simulates light, allowing for new kinds of reflections and more realistic scenes. Key is the ability to reflect objects that are off-screen, which has been next to impossible before now. Games that specifically support that include Battlefield V and Metro Exodus.

There’s also DLSS, which stands for Deep Learning Super-Sampling, which uses cloud-based AI to simulate games at insanely high resolutions and teaches your GPU how to mimic that level of detail. This requires DLSS-compatible games, and the initial list includes Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Darksiders 3 and Anthem.

We’ve already been able to test five RTX-powered laptops, from Lenovo, Acer, Asus, MSI and Razer, with more on the testing bench right now. These are, for the most part, existing laptops models upgraded to new internal components. RTX-native laptops, like the Asus Mothership, are coming later.

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MSI GS75 Stealth 8SG (Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q) $2,999 See it at Amazon
Lenovo Legion Y740-17 (Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q) $2,319 See it at Lenovo
Asus Zephyrus GX701 (Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q) $3,299 See it at Amazon
Acer Predator Triton 500 (Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q) $2,999 See it at Amazon
Razer Blade 15 (Nvidia RTX 2060) $2,349 See it at Razer

What’s under the hood?

All of these laptops, from around $2,300 up to $3,300, use the same processor, the 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H. And four out of five use the same GPU, the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. Nvidia introduced the Max-Q variant in 2017 as a way to get higher-end GPUs into slimmer laptops, but it does have a modest effect on overall performance.

The fifth laptop, a new version of the excellent Razer Blade, has the Nvidia RTX 2060 (non-Max-Q) inside. To be honest, playing $2,300 for the lowest-end new GPU in the family stings a bit, and the performance scores show just how much there is to gain with the higher-end 2080 GPUs. It’s otherwise one of my favorite gaming laptops, especially in the alternate white version we have here.

For the most part, the results are as expected. The new 2080 Max-Q systems came out on top, with the very expensive Asus Zephyrus usually edging out a win. Note we used out-of-the-box settings for laptops like the Acer Triton 500 that offer software overclocking options.

One of our favorite last-gen gaming laptops, Alienware’s 17-inch R4 model, with a full-power (not Max-Q) GeForce GTX 1080, was slower than the 2080 systems in all but one test, and the Razer with its RTX 2060 was consistently the least powerful, but frankly still very good for playing almost any game at high-end settings. Razer also offers RTX 2070 and 2080 models, but these cost a good deal more.

The Lenovo Y740 frankly feels like a great deal, even if it’s not my favorite physical design. Lenovo has an ever-changing series of discounts and deals on its website, and as of this writing, you can get a 2080 Max-Q laptop for $2,087 (with less RAM and SSD storage than our test unit).

Test scores and system configurations are below, and we’ll update these with new gaming laptops as we test them. See more news and reviews for PC and Mac laptops, tablets and desktops here.


MSI GS75 Stealth 8SG (Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q) Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H; 32GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design; 512GB SSD
Acer Predator Triton 500 (Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q) Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H; 32GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design; (2) 512GB SSD RAID 0
Asus Zephyrus GX701 (Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q) Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H; 24GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design; 1TB SSD
Razer Blade 15 (Nvidia RTX 2060) Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz; 6GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q Design; 512GB SSD
Lenovo Legion Y740-17 (Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q) Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design; 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Alienware 17 R4 (Nvidia GTX 1080) Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-7820HK; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,400MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080; 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD


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D-Link kicks off ‘Synergy 2019’ ‘A multi-city System Integrator (SI) engagement program’

D-Link (India) Ltd., one of the leading end-to-end networking solution provider in the country commenced the year by outlining its plans for SMB & Enterprise business. D-Link (India) Ltd. in recent times made some major appointments, and realigned its strategy that is likely to accelerate growth momentum for the organization. With persistent emphasis on Enterprise business and system integrator engagement being of high significance, D-Link kicked off ‘Synergy 2019 – A System Integrator exclusive conference’ in Mumbai last week-end.

D-Link Synergy 2019_3
At Synergy 2019 premiere in Mumbai – D-Link hosted its exclusive System Integrators  with an aim to introduce them to some of the latest introduction in Enterprise product  portfolio, device strategies to tap on the booming opportunities in Enterprise landscape,  and most importantly build synergies with System Integrators for a long-term association.

Speaking at the event Mr. Rohit Purushottam, VP – Enterprise Business said, “India is witnessing a boom in ICT sector with significant rise in government investment in public infrastructure upgrades, and enterprise spending on digital initiatives. We at D-Link look forward to tapping on this opportunity by enabling enterprises with our solution centric approach. Our vision is to move up the ladder as a foremost enterprise networking solution provider in the country. In this journey we look forward to strengthening our association with our business partners/ System Integrators. I am glad my colleague Mr. Chetan is already leading from front & working towards creating an exclusive network of system integrators.”

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“D-Link continues to nurture a partner centric business model with a strong network of distributors & system integrators spread across the country. For our enterprise business D-Link has devised programs that enable SIs with training on new technology trends, marketing support and incentive programs. We hope to see more & more partners register for ‘ D-Link partnership program ’ and leverage on the opportunities being made available” said Mr. Chetan Sabnis, Principal Consultant – D-Link partner community.

‘Synergy 2019’ in Mumbai witnessed the presence of over 70 System Integrators with comprehensive presentations by D-Link technical team on its end-to-end networking solution. This was followed with live demo on latest surveillance & wireless solution, and an overview on D-Link Care (An integrated service program designed for D-Link Enterprise customers). Attendees were also updated on D-Link Partnership Program which is being facilitated through webpage The program provides access to D-Link’s award-winning product and services portfolio, as well as a wide range of high-value benefits, that are available only to D-Link registered Partners. Synergy 2019 is a platform to enable direct engagement between D-Link Enterprise team and System Integrators. D-Link is likely to take Synergy 2019 pan India in


coming quarter, with focus on A, B & C Class cities. One of the key agenda this year at D-Link is to enhance interaction with key System Integrators across the country on a one-on-one basis.

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