Keeping up with the pace of fast moving printing industry & to match the evolving needs of the customer, Canon India announced the installation of its flagship imagePRESS C8000VP at iCards Printers, a first for Telangana. The machine was inaugurated in the distinguished presence of Mr. Puneet Datta, Director of Professional Printing Products (PPP), Canon India.
The imagePRESS C8000VP series has yielded more than 75 installations since the launch, attracting the attention of the industry across the country. The machine combines exceptional quality, productivity and versatility to deliver truly outstanding results across a vast variety of applications, taking digital colour printing to the next level. Along with the installation of C8000VP, iCards is also a proud user of Canon imagePRESS C700VP.
Expressing his views on the increasing market demand for the machine, Mr. Puneet Datta, Director, Professional Printing Products (PPP), Canon India said, “At Canon, we are committed to lead by innovation and adapt newer technology at par with the ever changing requirements of our customers. Our flagship model, imagePRESS C8000VP echoes our efforts at revolutionizing the professional printing space and empowering small businesses in the country. Taking digital colour printing to the next level, we are happy to see the iPR C8000VP get its first footprint in Telangana, through iCards Printers. Our second association with iCards, is a testimony to the trust that has been instilled by our customers, which always drives us to do better. We are positive that the installation will prove to be an important milestone in their growth journey.”
He further added, “With this installation, this space has become like a Canon hub, with a Canon Image Square, our retail store and our flagship Professional Printing product DreamLabo 5000, both available at a walking distance. This is a tangible proof of our commitment to this geography, including Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, we have 2 of our DreamLabo’s installed here. Through our continued stance at innovation and customer delight, we will continue our commitment. We aim to expand to nearly 125 cities in a span of three years with the support of our channel partners with a long term goal of occupying 30% market share in the professional printing space by 2020.”
iCards is a well-known establishment in Telangana and a one-stop destination servicing customers across the state of Hyderabad. Having established a firm foothold in the industry, they are known for its premium services catering to varied requirements of customers.
Speaking on the occasion of the installation, Mr. Mani Varghese, Managing Director, iCards said, “Canon is a reputed brand in the country, known for its stride in innovation in the professional printing space. With imagePRESS C700, we were able to win the trust of our customers and grow our business exponentially. Being associated with the brand for over 4 years now, we are proud to add imagePRESS C8000VP to our
Canon portfolio today. The machine is designed to meet the evolving requirements of customers, enabling higher production volumes without compromising on quality. The installation is in line with our vision to expand our services and cater to a larger client base, strengthening our foothold in the region.”
Key Features of imagePRESS C8000VP:
- Optimum end-to-end productivity
Equipped with a speed of 80ppm, the machine offers an optimum productivity across an extensive media range up to 350gsm. With a Dual Fixing unit with enhanced cooling capability, the machine delivers better mixed media handling, while an external heat belt ensures stable fixing performance at high speed.
- Exceptional print quality
iPR C8000VP is equipped with innovative technologies, which will ensure state-of-the-art quality from first to last print without compromising on productivity. The machine uses Canon’s newly developed innovative consistently vivid (CV) toner which improves transfer efficiency for enhanced colour consistency and accuracy across a wide variety of media. The printer comes with 2400 x 2400 dpi resolution enabling even higher precision in the printing of text and images. An in-line spectroscopic sensor and new Multi-Density Adjustment Technology (Multi D.A.T) will also deliver real time colour calibration to ensure consistent quality day after day – with minimal operator intervention.
- Maximum versatility
The imagePRESS C8000VP offers an extensive range of digital front ends and in-line finishing capabilities that enable the creation of extensive and innovative applications across a wide range of media. The machine aims to take digital color printing to next level and supports a range of additional formats including SRA3, A3, A4R and A5 with inline creasing also available for the first time by support.
Dinesh Nair Appointed as Director for Consumer Business Lenovo India
Global technology leader Lenovo has appointed Dinesh Nair as Director, Consumer Business for India region. Dinesh succeeds Mr. Shailendra Katyal, who has recently been appointed Site Leader for Lenovo India and Managing Director of Lenovo’s PC and smart device business in India.
Dinesh Nair has been an integral part of the Lenovo India consumer business for more than 11 years and has worked successfully across several roles. His most recent role was as the sales & channel management lead for Lenovo’s consumer segment in India. He has handled leadership responsibilities across offline general trade retail, distribution management, field sales, eCommerce, large format retail and category management, and has been a key contributor to the company’s growth journey in India.
“During this difficult time in India, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our employees, partners and customers and I am grateful that we have excellent leaders in place to bring our team together and offer this support. I am proud to hand over the reins of the consumer business to Dinesh. At the same time, this is a demonstration of our commitment to developing talent internally. I am sure he, along with the consumer leadership team, will propel the business to new heights,” said Shailendra Katyal, Managing Director, Lenovo India.
ASUS ROG Announces ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports Tournament
ASUS ROG will host its first ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports tournament from March to April 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic affecting travel around the region, the tournament will be conducted entirely online, with quarterfinal to final matches livestreamed.
The ROG Masters tournament will feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as the official game title will provide opportunity to teams with enthusiastic players to pitch their skills against each other, as well as the best professional teams from their market and in the region.
The tournament will see various teams from 15 markets across the region vying for the chance to be crowned as the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific Edition CS:GO Champion.
The tournament will be played in three stages played over the course of 2 months:
- Country qualifiers
- Country finals
- Asia Pacific finals
Country qualifiers matches for India will start in the second week of April 2021; 8th April and the finals to be held on the 10th April. The India finals to find the top three teams to represent the country will be livestreamed live on 10th April.
Professional teams from across the region will be automatically placed into seeded positions in the country finals. This gives a greater chance for non-professional, enthusiast teams from India to get through the qualifiers and meet the pro teams in the country finals.
Country Champions will then go on to experience battling winning teams from other APAC markets in the finals that will be livestreamed during 22nd to 25th April 2021.
3 qualifying teams from India finals will stand to win US$800 for first place, US$400 for second place, US$200 for third place. They will then go on to the Asia Pacific finals with the chance to win the following prizes for the championship:
|ROG Masters APAC Championship||APAC Finals (USD/ team)|
Registration and Official Tournament Website
Registration for the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific tournament opens on February 8, 2021 at the tournament’s official website.
Registration closes on February 28, 2021 Further details, match schedules, pro team information as well as rules and regulations can also be found on the tournament website.
Garena Launches Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars
Garena has announced the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Free Fire’s first-ever esports tournament for the South Asia region. Taking place on 6 February, the tournament will feature some of the gaming community’s favourite Free Fire streamers and personalities from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
The Free Fire community has continued to expand in South Asia and across the world, with the mobile battle royale game the most downloaded mobile game globally in 2020, according to App Annie. Through the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Garena will look to continue its efforts to excite and delight its fast-growing South Asian community with exciting Free Fire content, and to support and develop the incredible online community in the region.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature a total of 12 teams. Each team will be led by one of the top 3 streamers from each of the 4 participating nations – chosen by public voting – in this epic clash to determine the best in the region.
The 12 teams will compete in the Battle Royale Squad mode for a slice of the 1 million diamond prize pool. The ultimate winner of this star-studded tournament will receive 500,000 in-game diamonds; the first and and second runners-up will be awarded 300,000 and 200,000 diamonds respectively.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature some of the most popular streamers and personalities from across South Asia.
The team captains for each nation are:
- Total Gaming (19.4 Million YT Subs)
- Desi Gamers (7.8 Million YT Subs)
- Two-Side Gamers (6.85 Million YT Subs)
- Gaming with Nayeem (1.6 Million YT Subs)
- Illusionist YT (479K YT Subs)
- Gaming With Zihad (698K YT Subs)
- Sooneeta (3.26 Million YT Subs)
- Bshow Mgr (399K YT Subs)
- Tonde Gamer (2.37 Million YT Subs)
- RKG ARMY (1.77 Million YT Subs)
- Unusual Gamer (81K YT Subs)
- The Skinzo FF (75.5K YT Subs)
Fans can witness all the high-octane action by tuning in to the live broadcasts of the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars. These will be hosted on Free Fire Esports India YouTube and Facebook, Free Fire Bangladesh Official YouTube and Facebook, as well as on BOOYAH!.
To cater to the diverse South Asian community, the matches will be streamed with live commentary in 5 languages – Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu.
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