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Eurocom Launches 15.6in C315 Blitz Superlaptop

Eurocom has launched the C315 Blitz Superlaptop with 15.6″ display, Intel Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16 TB storage, 64 GB DDR5 memory, up to 8 hrs of battery life in a robust and durable Titanium black Aluminum case.

“The C315 Blitz 15.6″ laptop is lightweight and heavy duty, with its durable aluminum body and 8 hours of battery life it is perfectly suited for corporate all-day-computing.” Mark Bialic, Eurocom president said. “The EUROCOM C315 Blitz is the ultimate laptop companion for professionals on the go.”


The EUROCOM C315 Blitz utilizes the Intel Core i7-1360P processor with 12 cores and 16 threads. The Intel Core i5-1340P processor is also available in the Eurocom configurator.

  • Intel i7-1360P Processor 12C/16T on-board; w/ Intel Iris Xe Graphics;
  • Intel i5-1340P Processor 12C/16T on-board; w/ Intel Iris Xe Graphics;


The EUROCOM C315 Blitz supports the Intel Iris Xe iGPU. The Intel Iris Xe graphics chips will roughly double the graphics performance of the previous generation. Intel Iris Xe graphics are capable of 3D performance gaming in the thin-and-light EUROCOM C315 Blitz. The ability of capable 1080p gaming performance in the EUROCOM C315 Blitz is a huge development for on the go users.

Robust Design

The EUROCOM C315 Blitz utilizes a Titanium black Aluminum case to keep the high performance components inside safe and secure for on the go users while offering a classy and sleek form factor design. Weighing under 2 kilograms is an astounding accomplishment for the EUROCOM C315 laptop that holds so much performance inside.


The EUROCOM C315 Blitz supports two different capacities of Polymer Lithium Ion batteries, a 36WH and a 73WH battery that customers can choose when purchasing. The 73WH battery provides users with 8 hrs of battery life that is perfect for all day long computing at work/home and in-between.


The EUROCOM C315 Blitz is loaded with connectivity options to ensure customers can connect to as much technology as possible to get the job done. The EUROCOM C315 Blitz comes equipped with the following ports:

  • Thunderbolt 4
  • 2x USB 3.2
  • USB 2.0
  • HDMI 2.0
  • 2-in-1 Audio Jack
  • RJ-45 LAN


The EUROCOM C315 Blitz has two M.2 NVMe storage slots and supports up to 16TB of customizable SSD storage.

The following options are being offered per drive:

  • 500GB; M.2; SSD; NVMe 1.4; PCIe 3.0 x4; SAMSUNG 980
  • 500GB; M.2 SAMSUNG 980 Pro; SSD; PCIe 4.0; NVMe;
  • 1TB SSD; SAMSUNG 980 Pro; PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 2280;
  • 1TB; M.2; SSD; NVMe 1.4; PCIe 4.0; SAMSUNG 980
  • 2TB SSD; SAMSUNG 980 Pro; PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 2280;
  • 4TB; NVMe PCIe 4.0; M.2; SSD; 22x80mm; Sabrent Rocket Q
  • 8TB; M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0; SSD; 22x80mm; Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus


The EUROCOM C315 Blitz comes equipped with two 262 pin SODIMM sockets and can support a whopping 64 GB of DDR5 memory. The following options are being offered:

  • 16GB; 1x 16GB; DDR5-4800; Micron/Crucial; 262-pin; 1.1V; 1 SODIMM
  • 16GB; 1x 16GB; DDR5-5600; Kingston; 262-pin; 1 SODIMM
  • 32GB; 2x 16GB; DDR5-4800; Micron/Crucial; 262-pin; 1.1V; 2 SODIMMs
  • 32GB; 2x 16GB; DDR5-5600; Kingston; 262-pin; 1 SODIMMs
  • 32GB; 1x 32GB; DDR5-4800; Micron/Crucial; 262-pin; 1.1V; 1 SODIMM
  • 32GB; 1x 32GB; DDR5-5600; Kingston; 262-pin; 1 SODIMM
  • 64GB; 2x 32GB; DDR5-4800; Micron/Crucial; 262-pin; 1.1V; 2 SODIMMs
  • 64GB; 2x 32GB; DDR5-5600; Kingston; 262-pin; 2 SODIMMs


The EUROCOM C315 Blitz is based on a 15.6″ laptop form factor and supports a variety of displays for customers to choose from.

There are two choices available:

  • 6in (39.6cm); FHD 1920×1080; 60Hz; Matte; IPS; 700:1; NTSC 72%; eDP
  • 6in (39.6cm); UHD; 60Hz; Matte; IPS; 25ms; 800:1; NTSC 72%; 300 cd/m2; eDP 40pin

EUROCOM C315 Blitz specifications:

Display: 15.6in FHD or UHD; 60Hz; IPS LCD Panel
Processor: Intel Core i7-1360P (12C/16T); 18MB cache; up to 5GHz; 28W-64W; on-board
iGPU: Intel Iris Xe; Intel X Micro Architecture
Display Technology: supports total 3 active displays
Robust Design: Titanium Black Aluminum Alloy (AL-5052): back cover and bottom case.
Memory: Two 262-pin SODIMM sockets; DDR5-4800/5600; up to 64GB
Storage: up to 16TB of SSD storage with two M.2 NVMe slots
Communications: 1Gigabit Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCIe NIC and WLAN + Bluetooth
Audio System: High Definition Audio; SoundBlaster Studio
Connectivity: Thunderbolt4, 2x USB 3.2; USB 2,0; HDMI 2.0; 2-in-1 Audio Jack; RJ-45 LAN; DC-in
Security: Kensington Lock and Embedded TPM 2.0 Encryption
Battery: Polymer Smart Lithium-Ion; 36WH or high capacity 73WH (8hrs+)
Weight: 1.59kg w/ 36WH battery; 1.74kg w/ 73WH battery
Dimensions: WxDxH: 357×220.5×19.9mm

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SHINING 3D Unveils EinScan H2 3D Scanner

HANGZHOU, China, July 26, 2023 – SHINING 3D, a trailblazer in the realm of 3D digitization and inspection, proudly unveils the next generation of its highly acclaimed EinScan H 3D scanner: the EinScan H2.

While the EinScan H2 retains its predecessor’s ergonomics, wide FOV, and convenient hybrid light sources, it has also undergone several key improvements.

  • Richer, brighter colors: The EinScan H2 is equipped with a 5MP camera offering crispier, more pristine colors. 3D models look even more realistic than before, with a higher level of detail.
  • One, two, three VCSEL projectors: It now integrates not one but three VCSEL projectors that work together to acquire dark surfaces more efficiently and adapt better to different lighting conditions.
  • Heightened accuracy and resolution: Thanks to the extra VCSEL projectors, the EinScan H2’s infrared mode is able to deliver an accuracy of up to 0.1mm (0.05mm in white light mode) instead of 0.5mm. It now also offers a better maximum resolution of 0.2mm instead of 0.25mm.
  • Adjustable working distance: The working distance is now unlocked and ready to adapt to objects and scenes of all sizes. In infrared mode, the working distance can be manually set anywhere from 200mm to 1500mm.
  • New hair capture algorithm: Their software engineers have developed a new “hair enhancement mode” to more easily capture both light and dark hair. This is an exciting addition to SHINING 3D’s “non-rigid” feature which auto-compensates slight body movements.

With improved texture camera and accuracy, the EinScan H2 is an excellent option for capturing colored, detailed objects. It remains one of the best options for 3D body scanning, too, with its dedicated algorithms and flashless infrared technology. Last but not least, having kept the EinScan H’s wide FOV and adjustable working distances, it’s just as ideal for 3D scanning large objects.

The EinScan H2 is now even better positioned to serve artists, medical physicians, product designers, and any professional searching for a cost-efficient handheld 3D scanner with full-color capture.


SHINING 3D has been developing, manufacturing, and democratizing high-precision 3D technologies for almost 20 years. The company offers accessible and high-quality 3D digital solutions to users with diverse backgrounds and industries worldwide. As a key contributor in the 3D scanning industry, SHINING 3D aims to keep nourishing and leveraging its global influence to promote the popularization of digital 3D technology.

Roland DGA Introduces Graphic Transfer System

IRVINE, CA, July 26, 2023 – Roland DGA has introduced the new Graphic Transfer System (GTS) that enables users to apply pre-printed UV ink graphics to irregularly shaped items – including those with uneven surfaces, rounded corners, or extended edges – that are difficult or impossible to print on directly, or not suitable for decals. GTS makes it quick and easy to transfer vibrant, detailed designs, logos, or text onto a wide variety of objects and substrates.

The Graphic Transfer System consists of multiple components needed to print and transfer graphics, including Roland DGA’s new GTS Print Sheets and GTS Transfer Film, V-BOND UV ink, and LEF2 Series benchtop UV flatbed printers (each sold separately). Current LEF2 owners can purchase the other necessary system components, including the inks, print sheets, and transfer film, to take advantage of the new opportunities and applications made possible by the GTS.

The GTS process is a breeze, with just a few simple steps required. After the desired graphic is printed onto the GTS Print Sheet with an LEF2 printer and V-BOND ink, the user overlays the GTS Transfer Film onto the graphic. Once that has been done, the graphic is ready for transfer to the desired object using light manual pressure. The transfer sheet is then gently peeled away, leaving the UV ink adhered to the item. Transferred graphics are durable and scratch- resistant, plus they have been dishwasher tested with no reported issues.*

Perfect for retail applications, small businesses, and print service providers, GTS makes it possible for anyone – even those with no printing experience – to customize or personalize just about anything. Print providers equipped with GTS can provide clients with the pre-printed graphics on transfer sheets and the customer can easily perform the transfer.

“Just because objects are large or unusually shaped doesn’t mean you can’t enhance them with stunning UV-printed designs,” said Roland DGA product manager Kitt Jones “Our new Graphic Transfer System makes it incredibly simple to decorate items that can’t be direct-printed on, or even those that could but where an alternative is beneficial. With the pre-printed transfer in hand, you can apply colorful, detailed graphics and unique dimensional and textural effects in seconds.”

The LEF2 printer and V-BOND Ink components of GTS can be purchased through authorized Roland DGA dealers, while the GTS Print Sheets (available in 25 packs or 100 packs), and GTS Transfer Film (available in 25 m or 50 m rolls) can be purchased through authorized resellers or at the Roland DGA Online Store.

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*Testing for the specific material application is recommended.

About Roland DG Americas

Roland DG Americas serves North and South America as the marketing, sales, distribution, and service arm for Roland DG Corporation. Founded in 1981, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, personalization and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, giftware and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for the dental CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and medical industries.

NVIDIA Names Melissa Lora to Board of Directors

NVIDIA announced that it has named to its board of directors Melissa Lora, who spent three decades as an executive at Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., before retiring in 2018 as president of Taco Bell International.

Melissa Lora

She has also been appointed to the board’s Audit Committee.

“Melissa is a great addition to our board of directors,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “She brings senior management and operating experience, as well as extensive finance expertise, gained in a large corporate setting. We will benefit immensely from her guidance.”

Lora, 61, holds a B.S. in finance from California State University, Long Beach, and an M.B.A. in corporate finance from University of Southern California. She also serves on the boards of directors of KB Home, where she is lead independent director, and Conagra Brands, Inc., where she is chairperson of the Audit & Finance Committee.

Lora’s appointment expands NVIDIA’s board to 14 members.


Since its founding in 1993, NVIDIA has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics, ignited the era of modern AI and is fueling industrial digitalization across markets. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.

For more information, visit NVIDIA website.

GigaIO Introduces 32-GPU Engineered Solution ‘SuperNODE’

CARLSBAD, CA, July 17, 2023 – GigaIO, the leading provider of workload-defined infrastructure for AI and technical computing, recently announced that it successfully configured 32 AMD Instinct MI210 accelerators to a single-node server utilizing the company’s transformative FabreX ultra-low latency PCIe memory fabric. Available today, the 32-GPU engineered solution, called SuperNODE, offers a simplified system capable of scaling multiple accelerator technologies such as GPUs and FPGAs without the latency, cost, and power overhead required for multi-CPU systems.

As large language model applications demand even more GPU performance, technologies that reduce the number of required node-to-accelerator data communications are crucial to providing necessary compute power at improved infrastructure TCO.

“As AI workloads become more broadly adopted, systems that offer the ability to harness the compute power of multiple GPUs and better manage data saturation at ultra-low latency are essential,” said Mark Nossokoff, research director, Hyperion Research. “And as large language model applications drive demand for more GPU performance, technologies that work to minimize node-to-accelerator traffic are better positioned to provide the necessary performance for a robust AI infrastructure.”

“AMD collaborates with startup innovators like GigaIO in order to bring unique solutions to the evolving workload demands of AI and HPC,” said Andrew Dieckmann, corporate vice president and general manager, Data Center and Accelerated Processing, AMD. “The SuperNODE system created by GigaIO and powered by AMD Instinct accelerators offers compelling TCO for both traditional HPC and generative AI workloads.”

GigaIO’s SuperNODE system was tested with 32 AMD Instinct MI210 accelerators on a Supermicro 1U server powered by dual 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors.

  • Hashcat: Workloads that utilize GPUs independently, such as Hashcat, scale perfectly linearly all the way to the 32 GPUs tested.
  • ResNet50: For workloads that utilize GPU Direct RDMA or peer-to-peer, such as Resnet50, the scale factor is slightly reduced as the GPU count rises. There is a one percent degradation per GPU, and at 32 GPUs, the overall scale factor is 70 percent.

These results demonstrate significantly improved scalability compared to the legacy alternative of scaling the number of GPUs using MPI to communicate between multiple nodes. When testing a multi-node model, GPU scalability is reduced to 50 percent or less. The following charts show two real-world examples of these two use cases:

More testing results can be found here.

“This testing shows the enormous value of using GigaIO’s SuperNODE to get all the benefits of composability, without any of the hassles,” said Alan Benjamin, CEO & president, GigaIO. AMD and GigaIO engineered the entire hardware and software stack of the SuperNODE up to and including the TensorFlow and PyTorch libraries so that applications “just run” without any software changes. “Customers can scale GPU performance without the overhead of multiple servers using our FabreX software, and get unprecedented flexibility. When a large job needs results fast, 32 GPUs can be deployed on a single compute node simply and efficiently, with leadership low latency and power usage. Those same accelerators can then be easily and quickly reallocated to other servers, thus optimizing their utilization. Let the job define your system, and not the other way around,” added Benjamin.

About GigaIO

GigaIO provides workload-defined infrastructure through its dynamic memory fabric, FabreX, which seamlessly composes rack-scale resources and integrates natively into industry-standard tools. FabreX lets customers build impossible servers for AI and technical computing— from storage to accelerators to memory — at a fraction of cloud TCO, by optimizing the utilization and efficiency of their existing hardware, allowing them to run more workloads faster at lower cost through more agile deployment.

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AMD Appoints Phil Guido as Chief Commercial Officer

SANTA CLARA, CA, July 11, 2023 – AMD announced that executive vice president and chief sales officer Darren Grasby will transition into a new role as executive vice president, strategic partnerships and that Phil Guido has joined the company as executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Guido will be responsible for leading the AMD worldwide sales organization with a focus on further accelerating adoption of the company’s leadership products with commercial and data center customers.

“I am excited to welcome Phil to our leadership team as we take the next steps in our journey to make AMD the commercial and data center compute partner of choice,” said AMD chair and CEO, Dr. Lisa Su. “Phil brings extensive enterprise and sales experience that will be incredibly valuable as we focus on deepening our enterprise partnerships and accelerating our growth in the data center, embedded and commercial markets. I also want to thank Darren for his transformational leadership as chief sales officer over the last eight years, and I look forward to leveraging his significant industry experience to lead strategic partnerships in his new role.”

Guido joins AMD after more than 30 years at IBM where he most recently served as general manager, global managing partner of Strategic Sales at IBM Consulting. He brings extensive experience in the market development of strategic customer relationships and transformative partnerships, with a focus on helping customers realize business value through the adoption of leading-edge business solutions enabled by technology platforms.

About AMD

For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. Billions of people, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research institutions around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focused on building leadership high-performance and adaptive products that push the boundaries of what is possible.

For more information, visit AMD website.

Contex Introduces HD Apeiron/42 Contact-Free Scanner

ALLEROED, Denmark, June 29, 2023 – Museums, art galleries, copy shops and others have a powerful new way to boost the quality of scanned artwork. The HD Apeiron/42 scanner from Contex delivers contact-free digitization of detailed and delicate originals with unprecedented accuracy.

Meeting the highest FADGI image quality level with four stars as the first of its kind, and also reaching CRI levels above 98 makes it clear that this scanner is head and shoulders above the rest.

Featuring a clearance height of 10 inches (254 mm) and a focal plane of up to 5.1 inches (130 mm), it also enables scanning of thicker media, such as framed artwork.

“When you’re working with what could be priceless originals, only the best is good enough,” says Jacob Bendix, CCO and VP of global sales & marketing. “HD Apeiron/42 beats the competition on all parameters, which means our entry into the art scanner space will open up new opportunities for our customers. The technology we have put behind digitizing art and other media is simply better and more effective.”

Unparalleled technology and light control

Six quad-linear Fujifilm lenses with Toshiba color CCDs capture all details in up to 1200 dpi optical resolution – twice the competition’s image quality.

Patent-pending laser-controlled camera adjustment and motorized focus adjustment make focusing easy as well.

“The way we integrated the precision timing belt for the table transmission makes HD Apeiron/42 equally as precise as our other scanners which we have further developed and improved over the last 20+ years,” says Søren Thuun Jensen, CTO and VP of R&D. “Together with the lighting in the scan module which is uniformly illuminated in all three dimensions, it is, simply put, a superior scanner.”

The lamps in HD Apeiron/42 recreate the natural daylight spectrum using cutting-edge LEDs with TRI-RTM technology. This, plus the clever design of LED strips mounted in elliptical reflectors, results in correct and uniform colors – and no distance fading.

Preserving the unique surface sensations of an original in the scanned image is also easy. HD Apeiron/42 offers four different lamp positions, and depending on their position, the lamps provide different types of highlights and shadow effects – especially if paired with the 3D option. In comparison the competition has only one lamp position.

Museum-correct light with no UV/IR radiation conserves the art.

Fast, flexible, and fitted

HD Apeiron/42 is the fastest contact-free large format scanner on the market. A flexible solution; it improves workflows while ensuring superior image quality.

The hardware is designed to support correct ergonomics; this includes an adjustable arm with the touchscreen, so the operator doesn’t have to hunch over.

Simple scanning

Award-winning Nextimage software forms the operational foundation of the scanner. While the Nextimage Apeiron software (included) itself is complex, using it is as simple as:

  • Choosing between presets (or making and saving your own)
  • Positioning the table and the focal plane
  • Scanning

All required parameters are readily accessible on the touchscreen rather than hidden behind tabs or dropdown menus. A variety of post-scanning options also allow the user to adjust parameters and effects, if desired.

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About Contex

Contex has earned its reputation as the market leader in large format scanning by developing state-of-the-art technology since 1923. Known for reliability, high performance and superb image quality, Contex world-class scanners are sold in more than 100 countries.

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