Following the successful trajectory of the installations of imagePRESS C10000VP in the country, Canon India has further announced the installation of its top performing machines at Ambica Printers in Chennai. With this installation, the imaging marvel is fortifying its commitment towards addressing the varied requirements of its customers and elevating the production printing industry. The machine was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Puneet Datta, Senior Director of Professional Printing Products (PPP), Canon India.
The imagePRESS C10000VP series has yielded over 100+ installations since the launch, attracting the attention of the industry across the country. Rated at speeds of up to 100 prints per minute, 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 C10000VP, Ambica Prints is also a proud user of Canon imagePRESS C850.
Expressing his views on the increasing market demand for the machine, Mr. Puneet Datta, Senior Director, Professional Printing Products (PPP), Canon India said, “The professional printing segment has been amongst the fastest growing verticals for Canon in India ever since our inception. We have seen the industry grow by leaps and bounds in the era of connected world, where consumer needs are driven by time constraints, convenience and services when desired. In line with these evolving requirements, we are proud to house state of the art machines like imagePRESS C10000VP to cater to varied segments while strengthening and further consolidating our presence pan India. As pioneers in the printing industry, we are proud to have played an instrumental role in revolutionizing the digital printing space.”
Speaking about the installation at Ambica Print Shop, he further added, “Chennai being one of the emerging hubs for small businesses, it becomes a prominent market for the digital print industry. Today, we are proud to fortify our reach in Chennai through Ambica Prints, a name well known in the region for its exceptional services. Through our product, we look forward to contributing to their business growth and further strengthen our deep-rooted relationship.”
Ambica Print Shop has been one of the pioneers in the imaging industry in Chennai, equipped with advanced technology and latest machineries. They specialize in all kind of printing requirements like colour laser printing on texture cards, photo album printing, business cards, brochures, leaflets, etc.
Speaking on the occasion of the installation, R Ranjith Kumar, Proprietor, Ambica Print Shop said, “Canon is well-recognized in the professional printing industry to offer products that are known for delivering superior quality and efficiency par excellence. With the imagePRESS C850, we have had a great experience so far which has translated in sales growth for us. As we complete 25 years in the imaging industry, we are proud to foray into the digital printing by adding imagePRESS C10000 VP to our portfolio, marking a new milestone to our professional services. The machine is equipped 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.”
Since its launch, Canon imagePRESS C10000VP has been recognized as a differentiator in the digital press segment, addressing the evolving demands of the professional printing space. Built to deliver production printing excellence and meet the increasing demands of its users, the printer is especially designed to meet higher production volumes for both commercial and in-house print service providers without compromising on quality. The printer features a new multi density adjustment technology that allows users an automatic real-time density correction, as well as an in-line spectroscopic sensor that enables daily colour calibration for a stable output during long runs.
The imagePRESS C10000VP comes with 2400 x 2440 dpi resolution, a choice of new front-end controllers based on EFI Fiery FS200 Pro Platform enables the product to streamline the workflow and media handling capabilities from 60 gsm to 350 gsm. It has garnered major attention amongst commercial printers, in-plants, production hubs, direct mail and transaction print service providers to produce a broader range of applications in shorter turnaround times. imagePRESS C10000VP color digital press is a landmark product in the Professional Print segment which features intuitive operation and can help maximize uptime with automated calibration.
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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