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Western Digital Unveils 18TB HDD and 1TB MicroSD Card in India

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Western Digital Corp. announced its expanded family of WD Purple™ storage solutions, including the industry’s highest capacity 18TB* surveillance HDD for DVRs, NVRs and analytics appliances, and the 1TB* WD Purple SC QD101 microSD™ card for AI-enabled cameras. Setting the bar for smart video applications, all WD Purple drives are optimized to help reduce frame loss and pixelation, improve overall video playback and enhance streaming for 24×7 workloads – from ingest to backup and long-term storage – as the industry broadens the use of deep learning and analytics. 

Khalid Wani, Director Sales, India, Western Digital, said, “Working parallelly with our customers and partner ecosystem gives us unique insights which help us create solutions to address the increasing need for high-capacity, robust storage for different needs including  public safety and AI analytics.  WD Purple Smart Video Solutions Portfolio with 18TB HDD and 1TB microSD card is designed to cater to the advanced needs of the smart video industry.”

Jaganathan Chelliah, Director Marketing, India, Western Digital, said, “Today myriad new use cases have emerged such as crowd management, contactless entries, managing physical distancing, temperature check, facial recognition that are driving integration of AI in smart video solutions. This requires customization of smart video storage technology. That is why we are excited to introduce 18TB Purple drive with AI capability. 1TB Purple MicroSD helps solve the storage requirements at the edge on cameras. This enables the customers to have a seamless experience with no blind spots.” 

From commercial buildings to municipalities, businesses are accelerating adoption of AI and deep learning to enable automation and better efficiencies that ultimately help create a safer and better experience for employees, customers and communities. Deep learning algorithms, hungry for data generated by IoT and edge ecosystems, demand higher resolution for better accuracy, increasing the need for storage capacity in cameras and NVRs.  In its recent report, Video Surveillance & Analytics Intelligence Service, July 2020,Omdia states that shipments of cameras enabled with deep learning algorithms will continue growing at a five-year (2019-2024) CAGR of 67 percent, and NVRs enabled with deep-learning analytics will grow at 37 percent.

Beyond Hardware

Western Digital’s HDD firmware optimizations and data management capabilities for its WD Purple drives play a critical role in improving system capabilities as well as managing devices across AI-enabled smart video solutions. The combination helps improve performance, reliability, durability and overall better operational efficiency and TCO for customers. Western Digital’s AllFrame™ technology for WD Purple HDDs delivers extensive caching and streaming management techniques to help prevent data loss and keep up with ongoing stream management. Western Digital Device Analytics™, a software-based solution for Western Digital’s HDDs, provides monitoring and drive analysis to users, enabling them to detect problematic conditions on a drive and provides instructions for remediation before an issue occurs. 

WD Purple 18TB HDD  

Leading the industry in capacity for surveillance drives, the new WD Purple 18TB HDD is designed for NVRs and video analytics appliances as well as GPU-enabled devices that can deliver both real-time and post analytics applications. Offering 28 percent more capacity than the previous generation, the new 18TB drive has room to spare for storing video, reference images and metadata at the edge, to support more effective AI. WD Purple drives from 8TB to 18TB feature AllFrame AI technology that enables recording of up to 64 high-definition cameras, as well as an additional 32 streams for deep learning analytics. 

WD Purple SC QD101 1TB microSD Card

This WD Purple 1TB microSD card is designed for AI-enabled cameras, surveillance cameras and edge devices, serving as primary or back-up data storage. It is based on Western Digital’s advanced 96-layer 3D NAND technology, and delivers a combination of ultra-high endurance with up to 500 P/E cycles and comes in 1TB, 512GB, 256GB, 128GB, 64GB and 32GB capacities*. Rugged and durable, the WD Purple microSD card is weather resistant, humidity resistant and can withstand temperatures from -25° degrees to 85° degrees C. In compatible cameras, the card health monitor provides installers and integrators with the ability to gauge the remaining endurance and preemptively service the card if needed.

Availability

The WD Purple 18TB HDD will be available in October 2020, and the WD Purple SC QD101 1TB microSD card is expected to be available in November 2020.

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Infinix 32Y1 Smart TV’s Features Leaked, Check All Here

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Infinix entered the TV segment with X1 Smart TV series in 2020 that received remarkable reviews. The company is now ready to launch its budget friendly Smart TV solution the Infinix Y1 32 inches in the coming month.

Sources have revealed that the Smart TV would be priced under 11K, making it the country’s most desirable 32” Smart TV.

This might be the ultimate choice for consumers who wish to own a smart TV without burning a hole in their pockets.

It is also being speculated that the Smart TV will have the most number of in-built OTT apps like Prime Video, YouTube, SonyLiv, Zee5, ErosNow, AajTak, and Hotstar from Browser, etc. in the segment along with other convenient features like HD+ screen and 20 W Dolby Stereo speakers.

Consumers can stream endless hours of movies, series and news live on the big screen without downloading any app from the app store.

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Amazfit GTR 2 (New Version) Launched in India

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Amazfit launching GTR 2 (new version) which comes with extensive health and fitness features along with HD AMOLED display and BT calling at Rs. 11,999. The open sale will start on 23rd May in Black and Grey colours exclusively available on Flipkart and Amazfit’s official website. The brand is also announcing a special launch price of Rs. 10,999 which is only valid on 23rd May.

Elegant Design with Impressive Technology

Available with either stainless steel or black aluminium alloy case, the Amazfit GTR 2 (new version) has a classic look, featuring a vivid round 1.39-inch AMOLED display with crafted 3D curved glass that’s clear and easy to read. The watch display is made from 3D Corning Gorilla glass with optical Diamond-like Carbon (oDLC) and anti-fingerprint coatings, which makes the screen exceptionally strong, more resistant to scratches and easy to keep clean. A fully rotatable screen makes the watch equally comfortable whether you are left-handed or right-handed. With a choice of more than 50 watch faces the always-on display is primed for the ultimate personalization. You can customize the Quick Access App too, then simply swipe left or right to access your favourite apps and health and fitness tracking features.

All-round Health and Fitness Management Features

The Amazfit GTR 2 (new version) offers high-precision heart rate monitoring. Equipped with the BioTracker™ 2 PPG optical sensor, which tracks your heart rate 24/7, it monitors your resting heart rate, and heart rate zones and provides you with abnormal heart rate warnings, to better understand your heart health.

The BioTracker™ 2 PPG also supports OxygenBeats™to measure blood-oxygen saturation. When engaged in long-term strenuous mental or physical activity, you can measure your current blood-oxygen level in order to quickly understand your physical state, and keep your health firmly in your hands.

Sleep quality monitoring ensures optimal performance and these Amazfit smartwatches monitor your sleep and make it easier to understand your sleep patterns and improve sleep quality. Once synchronized to the app you can learn more about how long you spend in light and deep sleep stages, including the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep stage, and even daytime naps. The GT 2 series smartwatches also support stress monitoring that helps you monitor and balance your stress levels.

This smartwatch features the innovative PAI™ Health Assessment System that turns your heart rate data, tracked activities and other health data into a simplified PAI score that lets you understand your physical well-being at a glance. PAI stands for Personal Activity Intelligence, and your PAI score is based on your profile, so it’s personalized for you. 

Staying healthy means staying active, so the Amazfit GTR 2 (new version) includes 90+ built-in sports modes that are easy to activate any time you start exercising. The smartwatch is waterproof to 5 ATMs so you can track your achievements when swimming or working out in tough conditions.

Amazfit GTR 2 (new version) has about 3GB of local music storage so you can listen to music without your phone. With the addition of haptic vibration that delivers customizable haptic feedback when you receive calls or get notifications, both watches make life more enjoyable. When you take your watch off a wear detection function will lock the watch to protect your privacy and you can add a password for extra security.

New Generation GT Watches Make Life Smarter, More Efficient and More Fun

With Online voice system built-in you can ask questions, search for information, get translations, create shopping lists, set alarms, timers and reminders, check the weather, control smart home devices and more on Amazfit GTR 2 (new version)

An offline voice control feature on Amazfit GTR 2 (new version) also lets you perform voice operations on your watch even without Internet access, including turning on sports modes, heart rate tracking and more.

Featuring a more sophisticated circuit design, a thinner body, and a high capacity 471 mAh battery, the GTR 2 (new version) boasts a battery life of up to 11 days with typical usage and 6 days of heavy usage. With this extended battery life, you are covered wherever your exercise takes you.

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AVITA SATUS ULTIMUS Make-in-India Laptop Launched in India

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AVITA is launching the brand new AVITA SATUS ULTIMUS, a completely Make-in-India laptop that starts at an attractive price of MRP 29,990. Known for its versatility, multi-functionality, and mobility, the all-new SATUS ULTIMUS is equipped with impressive features that redefine the ethos of voguish laptops.

AVITA’s impressive range of laptops is already winning hearts with its meticulous design and solid hardware. Now, the new-gen SATUS ULTIMUS comes in more robust than ever. It is available in six unique colours — Matt Black, Space Grey, Cloud Silver, Champagne Gold, Shamrock Green, and Sugar Red. The ultra-thin & light laptop is equipped with all-day battery life,  FHD anti-glare IPS display, Windows 11 OS, seamless connectivity, powered by an Intel Celeron Processor, captivating stereo speakers, and integrated HD cam with dual-mic, and easily upgradable lightning-fast SSD. It is an impeccable machine for handling multitasking and complicated operations.

Ms. Seema Bhatnagar, Regional Business Director —South Asia & MEA, Nexstgo Company Ltd

“We are delighted to build on the policy of local initiatives and self-reliance ‘Make in India’ by introducing the brand new AVITA ULTIMUS, first in its series SATUS along with other sets of products such as smart LED lights, smartwatches, tablets, and smart TVs in India as well as countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, MEA, Sri Lanka, Myanmar. By introducing the finest-quality laptops in India, we intend to position ourselves as innovators in the laptop segment and contribute positively to the industry. We plan on treading ahead with the exclusive range that we expect will create a raging demand amongst the customers,” says Ms. Seema Bhatnagar, Regional Business Director —South Asia & MEA, Nexstgo Company Ltd.

With AVITA ULTIMUS, the brand not only plans to take the Indian market by storm but also looks forward to generating more local employment to manufacture and export world-class products to multiple regions across the world. “We are all set to present AVITA SATUS ULTIMUS to appeal to the mindset of the consumers and make them a part of our ever-growing family of tech-enthusiasts and young business professionals. At AVITA, the collective enthusiasm is focused on bringing out the extraordinary to be the best among its customers and grow exponentially,” adds Ms Bhatnagar.

Speaking of the launch, Nikit Rambhia, Joint Managing Director of Panache Digilife Limited, said, “This order will provide an impetus for Panache’s plans in complying with its commitment to the Make in India initiatives promoted by the Government of India and incentivized under the Production Linked Incentive Scheme for IT Hardware.”

AVITA is establishing itself as a top-tier brand in the laptop industry and is growing exponentially. Launching the much-awaited AVITA SATUS series reflects its future-forward approach while altering the Indian technological landscape to a whole new level.

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