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Symetri Launches Naviate Zero

NASHUA, NH, Feb 26, 2024 – Symetri, part of Addnode Group, and a leading global provider of design and engineering technology solutions and consultancy services, announces the launch of a specialized solution to enhance sustainability and energy efficiency for the architecture, engineering, construction, owner (AECO) and manufacturing industries. In line with the company’s long-standing dedication to sustainability, Naviate Zero is an innovative Autodesk Revit add-on set that empowers designers and engineers to calculate emissions, make informed, eco-conscious decisions directly within the Revit platform and use the data in full lifecycle assessments.

The building industry currently contributes to 39% of annual CO2 emissions, with embodied carbon accounting for 11% of global annual emissions. Addressing these environmental challenges, Naviate Zero seeks to mitigate the impact by focusing on the early stages of a building’s life cycle. By emphasizing the importance of design and material selection and providing sustainability-focused design assistance and energy simulation capabilities, Naviate Zero enables architects to make choices that have significant immediate and lasting environmental benefits.

“At Symetri, our purpose is to inspire and enable people to work smarter for a better future,” said Mikko Viertola, CTO at Symetri. “Acknowledging the environmental impact within our clients’ industries, we recognized the responsibility and identified an opportunity to make a positive contribution. The vision evolved to empower individuals to make well-informed, sustainably responsible decisions and has materialized now through Naviate Zero, a platform that integrates reliable data to facilitate informed decision-making in sustainable design and construction.”

Michael DeLacey, CEO at Symetri US, added, “By leveraging digital workflows and advanced technologies, we enable organizations to adopt strategies to achieve net-zero targets, reduce waste, and improve energy efficiency. With Naviate Zero, professionals in the AECO industry can optimize their building designs to minimize environmental impact, reduce long-term operational costs, and comply with green building standards.”

Naviate Zero leverages Symetri’s strategic partnership with One Click LCA, the global leading platform for lifecycle assessment, environmental product declaration, and sustainability. By utilizing One Click LCA’s extensive databases, Naviate Zero provides architects and designers direct access to global building material data, elevating the standards of sustainability in the building industry.

To support the product’s introduction, Symetri is hosting an informative webinar on Monday, February 26 with a demonstration of Naviate Zero, illustrating how users can take advantage of its sustainable capabilities and processes directly in Revit.

Click here to learn more about Naviate Zero. 

About Symetri

Symetri creates and provides technology solutions and services for design, engineering, construction and manufacturing businesses. Symetri empowers people to work smarter for a better future by ensuring they have access to the expertise and technology they need to improve performance and sustainability.

Symetri was founded in Sweden in 1989 and has grown to a team of over 1,000 people with offices in the Nordics, the UK, Ireland and the US. Symetri is an Autodesk Platinum Partner, Autodesk Authorized Training Centre (ATC) and Autodesk Global Service Provider. Symetri is part of Addnode Group AB, whose B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm. Addnode Group offers business-critical IT solutions to selected markets in both the private and public sectors.

About Naviate

Naviate provides best in class workflows and performance to accelerate Building and Infrastructure design and facilitate collaboration in Construction projects. The solutions are tailored and focus on the needs of Architecture, Structural Engineering, Construction and infrastructure professionals including features that support productivity, documentation, collaboration and project management, enhancing the users’ entire BIM workflow.

For more information, visit www.naviate.com

About Naviate Zero

Naviate Zero is an innovative Revit add-on developed by Symetri, that revolutionizes sustainable building design. It enables architects to calculate CO2 emissions, use the data in full lifecycle assessments, and make informed decisions directly in the Autodesk Revit platform. Integrated with One Click LCA data, Naviate Zero provides access to global databases, elevating the standards of sustainability in the building industry.

For more information about Naviate Zero and its impact on sustainable building design, click here.

About One Click LCA

One Click LCA is a leading Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) generation software for the construction industry. One Click LCA helps to decarbonize building and infrastructure projects, create product EPDs, benchmark low-carbon products, and projects, and to create corporate greenhouse gas reports. It is used in more than 130 countries, includes the world’s largest construction sector database, and supports over 60 standards and certifications.

For more information, visit the One Click LCA website.

Arm, Nuro Partner to Deliver AI-first Autonomous Technology

for Commercial Scale

CAMBRIDGE, UK, and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Feb 26, 2024 – Arm Holdings plc, the global semiconductor design and software platform company, and Nuro, one of the leading autonomous technology companies in the world, are announcing a multi-year collaboration to drive a scalable approach to the commercialization of autonomous vehicles with AI built into their foundations. As part of this partnership, Nuro is leveraging ​the​​​ leading-edge ​​​Arm ​Automotive Enhanced (AE) technology to develop the next generation Nuro Driver.

The Nuro Driver is Nuro’s core technology, an integrated autonomous driving system consisting of state-of-the-art, AI-first software and custom-built sense and compute hardware. Being AI-first means Nuro Driver’s perception and behavior capabilities are learned from data to capture the nuances of the real world and provide a natural driving experience. The resulting autonomy system, which leverages the latest cutting edge research in AI technology, is embedded in an engineered system with rules-based checks to provide further safety guarantees. This technology is on roads today in two states delivering Nuro’s first commercial application, local goods delivery. In addition, the Nuro Driver has broad applicability across many use cases and has already been successfully integrated into seven distinct commercial and consumer vehicle platforms.

“Our goal has always been to bring the benefits of autonomous technology to as many people as possible. Building the next generation Nuro Driver on Arm signals that we are moving toward realizing that goal,” said Andrew Clare, Nuro’s CTO. “Our AI-first approach to autonomy requires best-in-class compute performance paired with exceptional power efficiency, a combination Arm excels at.”

Nuro is currently leveraging Arm IP across their autonomy stack and plans to build their next-generation Nuro Driver on Arm. The company selected Arm as its foundational platform of choice because it delivers the safety-enabled, specialized computing capabilities that autonomous applications require, within the space, power and thermal constraints of modern systems. Together Nuro and Arm plan to build the next generation of autonomous vehicles at scale with platforms like Arm’s AE technology, which is enabling the shift from prototype autonomous systems based on large servers to efficient, automotive grade, safety-certified solutions.

“Where there is AI, there is Arm – and now the AI revolution is delivering game-changing advances in the autonomous sector,” said Dipti Vachani, SVP and GM Automotive Line of Business, Arm. “​We are delivering cutting edge, safety-enabled compute platforms with AI capabilities built into them from the ground up, enabling this technology to scale across multiple applications and providers. ​Strategic long-term collaborations like this one between Arm and Nuro will ​accelerate progress on the journey to an autonomous future​, built on Arm.”

About Arm

Arm technology is building the future of computing. Their energy-efficient processor designs and software platforms have enabled advanced computing in more than 280 billion chips and their technologies securely power products from the sensor to the smartphone and the supercomputer. Together with 1,000+ technology partners, they are enabling artificial intelligence to work everywhere, and in cybersecurity, they are delivering the foundation for trust in the digital world – from chip to cloud.

For more information, visit www.arm.com.

About Nuro 

Nuro exists to better everyday life through robotics. Founded in 2016, Nuro is a leading autonomous technology company with vehicles on road today in California and Texas. The company’s core technology is the Nuro Driver , an integrated autonomous driving system consisting of state-of-the-art, AI-first software and custom-built sense and compute hardware. The first commercial application of the Nuro Driver is autonomous goods delivery with our custom, electric, zero-occupant vehicles in partnership with some of the most recognized brands in the world including Uber and FedEx.

For more information, visit www.nuro.ai.

ASUS ROG Announces the 2024 ROG Zephyrus G16

FREMONT, CA, Feb 26 ,2024 – ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the 2024 ROG Zephyrus G16, the latest in an illustrious lineup of supremely powerful thin-and-light gaming laptops . The 2024 Zephyrus G16 features a premium CNC-machined aluminum chassis, a customizable Slash Lighting array, and a brand-new Platinum White colorway option along with Eclipse Grey. The new highly efficient Intel Core Ultra 9 Processor on the G16 brings forth a longer battery life, while NVIDIA 40 series graphics stand ready to push gamers and creators to new heights of performance. ROG Nebula Display finally brings G-SYNC to OLED laptop panels; the Zephyrus G16 is equipped with a stunningly color-accurate OLED display that is also G-SYNC capable for incredible gaming experiences. Ultra-efficient cooling technology, including tri-fan technology, liquid metal, and vapor chamber, on the highest spec configurations, allows the Zephyrus G16 to breathe easily despite its ultra-portable design.

Brand-new Aluminum chassis design 

The 2024 Zephyrus G16 has been completely redesigned inside and out. The device boasts an all-new and all-aluminum CNC-machined chassis for the perfect mix of weight reduction, structural rigidity, and increased chassis space. The Zephyrus G16 thickness goes as low as 0.59” while weight starts at just 4 lbs. The CNC chassis allows for an edge-to-edge keyboard design, as well as the inclusion of larger and louder speakers with superior bass response down to 100Hz. The speakers are 25% larger than the previous generation, with a 47% volume increase for more immersive audio experiences than ever before.

The Zephyrus G16 is available in a brand-new colorway, Platinum White, along with an Eclipse Gray option. The inputs have also been improved, the G16 comes with larger individual keycaps and a larger touchpad for superior typing, precision scrolling, and fluid gaming. Lastly, the 2024 Zephyrus G16 sports a brand-new LED lighting array on the lid that provides users an avenue for expressing their creativity.

The Perfect Balance of Efficiency and Performance 

The Zephyrus G16 sports a highly efficient Intel Core Ultra 9 processor 185H. The processor features built-in AI accelerators (NPU) improving power consumption in sustained AI workloads for longer battery life. The device is also equipped with NVIDIA GeForce 40 series graphics. The RTX 4070 fulfills the needs of mainstream users, while both RTX 4080 and 4090 graphics bring forth incredible performance in all the latest games and creative applications with their extra VRAM and CUDA cores. With dedicated AI support for tools like Omniverse and Stable diffusion, users can skip long queues in the cloud and generate images locally in just a few seconds. Video-editing and 3D-rendering projects are more than twice as fast with AI acceleration, all while consuming less power for longer battery life. With full access to the latest AI-accelerated technologies, this hardware can easily handle the latest creation software and games without breaking a sweat.

ROG Nebula Displays and Zephyrus G16 bring G-SYNC to OLED laptops  

G-SYNC has finally arrived in OLED laptop displays; ROG worked closely with Samsung and NVIDIA to make this possible. The Zephyrus G16 is not only the first 16” ROG laptop to sport an OLED panel, but also among the first to enjoy the benefits of Variable Refresh Rate on a laptop OLED display. The Zephyrus G16 displays features a 2.5K resolution and 240Hz refresh rate display, offering an incredible mix of visual fidelity and image quality in fast-paced games.

As part of ROG Nebula Display standard, this OLED panel has everything gamers need. The display features an aspect ratio of 16:10, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500, and a stunning 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. With the true inky blacks of an OLED pixel, HDR content and games can truly shine. The displays also boast 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and a Delta E accuracy of less than 1, making these gaming panels equally capable as the primary screen for content creators who demand color accuracy in their work. For gamers, the incredibly fast 0.2ms gray-to-gray response time virtually eliminates ghosting and provides the cleanest image possible with every refresh of the screen.

Hyper-efficient ROG Intelligent Cooling 

Ultra-slim and powerful laptops demand incredibly efficient cooling solutions to run at their full performance, so the Zephyrus G16 has been equipped with the latest improvements in ROG Intelligent Cooling to maintain their edge. High performance liquid metal thermal compound on the CPU and the introduction of 2nd Generation Arc Flow Fans get heat moving efficiently out of the chassis. Tri-fan technology, a system that uses a third auxiliary fan to help move airflow over surface-mounted components on the motherboard and assist with drawing heat from the GPU, pulls further heat out of the machine. Zephyrus G16 models equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU or the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU are instead fitted with a custom vapor chamber using dual fans to accommodate their flagship hardware.

Availability & Pricing 

The Zephyrus G16 starts at $1999.99 and is now available for purchase at Best Buy and ASUS Store, please refer to the where to buy links below. Contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

Specifications

GU605MI-G16.U94070 
Processor Intel Core Ultra 9 processor 185H

(14 Cores, supporting Intel AI Accelerator NPU)

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU

Max TGP 105W (with Dynamic Boost)

Operating System Windows 11 Home
Color Eclipse Gray
Display 16″ ROG Nebula Display OLED 2.5K (2560 × 1600), 240Hz / 0.2ms, 100% DCI-P3, with G-SYNC

VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500

Pantone Validation, Delta E < 1i

Dolby Vision

Memory 16GB LPDDR5X-7467 MHz (onboard memory)
Storage 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
Keyboard 1-Zone RGB
Audio Stereo speakers

Smart Amplifier

Dolby Atmos

Hi-Res Audio

Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

WiFi / Bluetooth WiFi 6E (802.11ax)

Bluetooth v5.3

I/O Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (supports DisplayPort / Power Delivery)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x SD Card Reader (UHS-II)
1 x Audio jack
Battery 90Wh
Dimensions 13.94″ x 9.69″ x 0.59″ ~ 0.65″
 Weight 4.08lbs
Where to Buy Link

 

GU605MZ-G16.U94080 
Processor Intel Core Ultra 9 processor 185H

(14 Cores, supporting Intel AI Accelerator NPU)

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU

Max TGP 115W (with Dynamic Boost)

Operating System Windows 11 Home
Color Eclipse Gray
Display 16″ ROG Nebula Display OLED 2.5K (2560 × 1600), 240Hz / 0.2ms, 100% DCI-P3, with G-SYNC

VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500

Pantone Validation, Delta E < 1ii

Dolby Vision

Memory 32GB LPDDR5X-7467 MHz (onboard memory)
Storage 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
Keyboard 1-Zone RGB
Audio Stereo speakers

Smart Amplifier

Dolby Atmos

Hi-Res Audio

Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

WiFi / Bluetooth WiFi 6E (802.11ax)

Bluetooth v5.3

I/O Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (supports DisplayPort / Power Delivery)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x SD Card Reader (UHS-II)
1 x Audio jack
Battery 90Wh
Dimensions 13.94″ x 9.69″ x 0.59″ ~ 0.69″
 Weight 4.30lbs
Where to Buy Link

 

GU605MY-G16.U94090 
Processor Intel Core Ultra 9 processor 185H

(14 Cores, supporting Intel AI Accelerator NPU)

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU

Max TGP 115W (with Dynamic Boost)

Operating System Windows 11 Home
Color Eclipse Gray
Display 16″ ROG Nebula Display OLED 2.5K (2560 × 1600), 240Hz / 0.2ms, 100% DCI-P3, with G-SYNC

VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500

Pantone Validation, Delta E < 1iii

Dolby Vision

Memory 32GB LPDDR5X-7467 MHz (onboard memory)
Storage 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
Keyboard 1-Zone RGB
Audio Stereo speakers

Smart Amplifier

Dolby Atmos

Hi-Res Audio

Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

WiFi / Bluetooth WiFi 6E (802.11ax)

Bluetooth v5.3

I/O Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (supports DisplayPort / Power Delivery)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x SD Card Reader (UHS-II)
1 x Audio jack
Battery 90Wh
Dimensions 13.94″ x 9.69″ x 0.59″ ~ 0.69″
 Weight 4.30lbs
Where to Buy Link

 

GU605MZ-XS96 
Processor Intel Core Ultra 9 processor 185H

(14 Cores, supporting Intel AI Accelerator NPU)

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU

Max TGP 115W (with Dynamic Boost)

Operating System Windows 11 Pro
Color Platinum White
Display 16″ ROG Nebula Display OLED 2.5K (2560 × 1600), 240Hz / 0.2ms, 100% DCI-P3, with G-SYNC

VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500

Pantone Validation, Delta E < 1iv

Dolby Vision

Memory 32GB LPDDR5X-7467 MHz (onboard memory)
Storage 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
Keyboard 1-Zone RGB
Audio Stereo speakers

Smart Amplifier

Dolby Atmos

Hi-Res Audio

Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

WiFi / Bluetooth WiFi 6E (802.11ax)

Bluetooth v5.3

I/O Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (supports DisplayPort / Power Delivery)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x SD Card Reader (UHS-II)
1 x Audio jack
Battery 90Wh
Dimensions 13.94″ x 9.69″ x 0.59″ ~ 0.69″
 Weight 4.30lbs
Where to Buy Link

 

GU605MY-XS96 
Processor Intel Core Ultra 9 processor 185H

(14 Cores, supporting Intel AI Accelerator NPU)

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU

Max TGP 115 W (with Dynamic Boost)

Operating System Windows 11 Pro
Color Platinum White
Display 16″ ROG Nebula Display OLED 2.5K (2560 × 1600), 240Hz / 0.2ms, 100% DCI-P3, with G-SYNC

VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500

Pantone Validation, Delta E < 1v

Dolby Vision

Memory 32GB LPDDR5X-7467 MHz (onboard memory)
Storage 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
Keyboard 1-Zone RGB
Audio Stereo speakers

Smart Amplifier

Dolby Atmos

Hi-Res Audio

Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

WiFi / Bluetooth WiFi 6E (802.11ax)

Bluetooth v5.3

I/O Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (supports DisplayPort / Power Delivery)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x SD Card Reader (UHS-II)
1 x Audio jack
Battery 90Wh
Dimensions 13.94″ x 9.69″ x 0.59″ ~ 0.69″
 Weight 4.30lbs
Where to Buy Link

About ROG 

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world.

For more information, visit https://rog.asus.com/.