NVIDIA brings VR to SEA

The HTC Vive takes users to another dimension adding freedom of movement to VR.
The HTC Vive takes users to another dimension adding freedom of movement to VR.

As the year heads to a close, the anticipation for virtual reality (VR) is gathering momentum. And NVIDIA has helped to raise the tempo by bringing VR to Southeast Asia in a closed door event for analysts, the media and enthusiasts.

Held on December 11 at Crown Plaza Changi Airport in Singapore, the event gave participants the opportunity to try out two of the hottest VR products — Oculus Rift and HTC Vive — powered by NVIDIA technologies.

Oculus Rift lets users immerse in three three-dimensional games (details are under embargo from the content owners), taking gaming to another level.

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Leadtek releases NVS 810 graphics card for HD multi-screen output

Leadtek NVS 810Leadtek Research has released the new NVS 810 professional graphics card, which is designed to provide high definition multi-screen output for large exhibits, outdoor advertisement walls and other digital image output applications.

The NVS 810 uses a dual-core Maxwell GPU coupled with 4GB of DDR3 memory. This single slot card fully integrates two GM107 units for a total of 1024 CUDA cores as well as eight sets of Mini Display Port 1.2 output ports, giving a single system the capacity of supporting 32-screen output.

It leverages the powerful functions of NVIDIA DesignWorks package including the outstanding technologies of Warp & Blend and Mosaic multi-display, offering advanced image management capabilities.

ZTE’s 3D-MIMO closer to commercial deployment

ZTEZTE’s proprietary Pre5G technology is a step closer to commercial deployment after the successful testing of the 3D-MIMO (three-dimensional multiple input multiple output) solution on China Mobile’s commercial network.

The technology helped increase average data throughput by two to four times, with data rates at the cell edge going up as much as five to seven times, according to results from a test conducted on China Mobile’s commercial network in a metropolitan area of Guangzhou.

The pre-commercial test demonstrated the capability of ZTE’s 3D-MIMO solution to improve network throughput and coverage in an area with a high concentration of tall buildings.

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Tablet market to drop 8% in 2015

IDCThe year’s looking bad for tablets as worldwide demand is expected to slide 8.1-percent to just 211.3 million units, according to IDC.

The new forecast follows three consecutive quarters of declining worldwide tablet shipments in 2015. Despite the challenges facing the overall market, IDC expects detachable tablets will continue to represent a growing portion of total shipments.

“We’re witnessing a real market transition as end users shift their demand towards detachables and more broadly towards a productivity-based value proposition. The proliferation of detachable offerings from hardware vendors continues to help drive this switch. We’re starting to see the impact of competition within this space as the major platform vendors – Apple, Google and Microsoft – now have physical product offerings. With attractive price points, including the introduction of sub-US$100 detachables, and platform innovation being driven by competition, IDC is confident that the detachables segment will nearly double in size in the next year, recording more than 75 percent growth compared to 2015,” said Jean Philippe Bouchard , Research Director, Tablets, IDC.

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