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ORIGIN PC Launches New 40 Series Laptops

MIAMI, FL, Mar 24, 2023 – ORIGIN PC, a leader in custom high-performance systems, today launched their latest 40 Series Laptops. On the gaming side, the EON16-S and EON17-X push laptop gaming to new heights. For creators and professionals, the NS-16 and NS-17 offer desktop-like performance on a workstation they can bring anywhere. Featuring the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series mobile graphics cards, users can experience firsthand what the next generation of technology holds through a customizable ORIGIN PC.


Meet the future of portable performance with the EON17-X and NS-17, ORIGIN PC’s strongest laptops ever designed. Compared to its predecessor, the new EON17-X is 13% lighter and 42% thinner. In spite of its thin 0.98 inch form factor, expect nothing less than record-breaking strength from the upgraded system. Truly the pinnacle of gaming speed and power, it can be customized with up to the flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card as well as a powerful Intel Core i9-13900HX processor. Both laptops offer a 17.3” display with the options to choose from either a 240Hz QHD display or 144Hz UHD display, based on personal preference and needs.


Professionals can access a top-of-the-line workstation in the NS-17, enabling them to finish the job under any circumstance. Working from home, or professions that require frequent traveling can make the most out of a high-end system they can bring anywhere. Get up to 24TB of storage, allowing gamers and professionals to save whatever files, games, and softwares they desire. Regarding performance, customize with up to 64GB of DDR5 memory to ensure there are no slowdowns even when running resource intensive programs or games at the same time. In addition, connect up to 4 additional displays, allowing for multi-tasking and the ability to simultaneously see several games or projects. For even more connectivity, both the EON17-X and NS-17 include support for USB Type-A, Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, Ethernet 2.5, Wifi 6, and more.

The EON17-X and NS-17 feature:

  • Intel Core i9-13900HX Processor 24-core processor
  • Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 16GB Graphics Card, Tuned for Max Total GPU Power up to 175W
  • 3” 240Hz 2560x1440p Display or 144Hz 3840x2160p Display
  • Up to 24TB Storage
  • Up to 64GB DDR5 Memory
  • Wi-Fi 6 compatibility
  • Support for up to 4 additional displays
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 4, 1x HDMI Port, 1x Mini DisplayPort, 1x Ethernet 2.5 Port, 1x Mic Jack, 1x Audio Jack, Kensington Lock
  • ORIGIN PC Lifetime 24/7 US-based Support

Focusing on the portability of laptops, new EON16-S and NS-16 laptops offer quick 40 Series speeds, providing incredible performance through a smaller laptop that weighs in at only 5.95 pounds while 0.78 inches thin. The new 16” laptops come equipped with 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H processors, and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card. Designed with vapor chamber cooling, the two systems offer lower temperatures compared to standard heat pipe cooling, allowing hardware to continue operating efficiently even after extended use. In terms of their display, both the EON16-S and NS-16 come with 16” 240Hz QHD+ monitors. Whether you need to catch every frame, or want high visual quality, you get the best of both worlds. For those who want to expand their view, connect up to 3 additional monitors.

For storage, the 16” laptops can be customized with up to 16TB of storage and 64GB of DDR5 Memory. Again, expect the same versatile connectivity with support for USB-Type A, Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, Ethernet 2.5, Wifi 6, and more.

The EON16-S and NS-16 feature:

  • Intel Core i9-13900H Processor 14-core processor
  • Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8GB Graphics Card, Tuned for Max Total GPU Power up to 140W
  • 16” 240Hz 2560x1600p Display
  • Up to 16TB Storage
  • Up to 64GB DDR5 Memory
  • Wi-Fi 6 compatibility
  • Support for up to 3 additional displays
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x HDMI Port, 1x Mini DisplayPort, 1x Ethernet 2.5 Port, 1x Mic Jack, 1x Audio Jack, Kensington Lock
  • ORIGIN PC Lifetime 24/7 US-based Support

Dedicated to offering as many customization options as possible, know that on top of hardware options, the latest laptops can also be personalized with the choice of an HD UV printed panel or laser etching. Dive into improved speeds and portability with ORIGIN PC’s latest laptops powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics and Intel Core 13th Gen processors.


ORIGIN PC EON16-S, EON17-X, NS-16, and NS-17 laptops are available now.

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ORIGIN PC builds custom, high-performance desktops, workstations, and laptops for hardware enthusiasts, digital/graphics artists, professionals, government agencies, and gamers. ORIGIN PCs are hand built, tested, and serviced by knowledgeable gaming enthusiasts, industry veterans, and award-winning system integrators. Every ORIGIN PC comes with free lifetime 24/7 support based in the United States. The ORIGIN PC staff is comprised of award-winning enthusiasts, experienced in the gaming and PC markets who want to share their passion with others. ORIGIN PC is located in Miami, FL and ships worldwide.

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CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. From award-winning PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment, smart ambient lighting, and esports coaching services, CORSAIR delivers a full ecosystem of products that work together to enable everyone, from casual gamers to committed professionals, to perform at their very best.

AWS, NVIDIA Announce Multi-Part Collaboration

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an, Inc. company, and NVIDIA announced a multi-part collaboration focused on building out the world’s most scalable, on-demand artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure optimized for training increasingly complex large language models (LLMs) and developing generative AI applications.

The joint work features next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) P5 instances powered by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs and AWS’s state-of-the-art networking and scalability that will deliver up to 20 exaFLOPS of compute performance for building and training the largest deep learning models. P5 instances will be the first GPU-based instance to take advantage of AWS’s second-generation Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) networking, which provides 3,200 Gbps of low-latency, high bandwidth networking throughput, enabling customers to scale up to 20,000 H100 GPUs in EC2 UltraClusters for on-demand access to supercomputer-class performance for AI.

“AWS and NVIDIA have collaborated for more than 12 years to deliver large-scale, cost-effective GPU-based solutions on demand for various applications such as AI/ML, graphics, gaming, and HPC,” said Adam Selipsky, CEO at AWS. “AWS has unmatched experience delivering GPU-based instances that have pushed the scalability envelope with each successive generation, with many customers scaling machine learning training workloads to more than 10,000 GPUs today. With second-generation EFA, customers will be able to scale their P5 instances to over 20,000 NVIDIA H100 GPUs, bringing supercomputer capabilities on demand to customers ranging from startups to large enterprises.”

“Accelerated computing and AI have arrived, and just in time. Accelerated computing provides step-function speed-ups while driving down cost and power as enterprises strive to do more with less. Generative AI has awakened companies to reimagine their products and business models and to be the disruptor and not the disrupted,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “AWS is a long-time partner and was the first cloud service provider to offer NVIDIA GPUs. We are thrilled to combine our expertise, scale, and reach to help customers harness accelerated computing and generative AI to engage the enormous opportunities ahead.”

New Supercomputing Clusters

New P5 instances are built on more than a decade of collaboration between AWS and NVIDIA delivering the AI and HPC infrastructure and build on four previous collaborations across P2, P3, P3dn, and P4d(e) instances. P5 instances are the fifth generation of AWS offerings powered by NVIDIA GPUs and come almost 13 years after its initial deployment of NVIDIA GPUs, beginning with CG1 instances.

P5 instances are ideal for training and running inference for increasingly complex LLMs and computer vision models behind the most-demanding and compute-intensive generative AI applications, including question answering, code generation, video and image generation, speech recognition, and more.

Specifically built for both enterprises and startups racing to bring AI-fueled innovation to market in a scalable and secure way, P5 instances feature eight NVIDIA H100 GPUs capable of 16 petaFLOPs of mixed-precision performance, 640 GB of high-bandwidth memory, and 3,200 Gbps networking connectivity (8x more than the previous generation) in a single EC2 instance. The increased performance of P5 instances accelerates the time-to-train machine learning (ML) models by up to 6x (reducing training time from days to hours), and the additional GPU memory helps customers train larger, more complex models. P5 instances are expected to lower the cost to train ML models by up to 40% over the previous generation, providing customers greater efficiency over less flexible cloud offerings or expensive on-premises systems.

Amazon EC2 P5 instances are deployed in hyperscale clusters called EC2 UltraClusters that are comprised of the highest performance compute, networking, and storage in the cloud. Each EC2 UltraCluster is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, enabling customers to run their most complex multi-node ML training and distributed HPC workloads. They feature petabit-scale non-blocking networking, powered by AWS EFA, a network interface for Amazon EC2 instances that enables customers to run applications requiring high levels of inter-node communications at  scale on AWS. EFA’s custom-built operating system (OS) bypass hardware interface and integration with NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA enhances the performance of inter-instance communications by lowering latency and increasing bandwidth utilization, which is critical to scaling training of deep learning models across hundreds of P5 nodes. With P5 instances and EFA, ML applications can use NVIDIA Collective Communications Library (NCCL) to scale up to 20,000 H100 GPUs. As a result, customers get the application performance of on-premises HPC clusters with the on-demand elasticity and flexibility of AWS. On top of these cutting-edge computing capabilities, customers can use the industry’s broadest and deepest portfolio of services such as Amazon S3 for object storage, Amazon FSx for high-performance file systems, and Amazon SageMaker for building, training, and deploying deep learning applications. P5 instances will be available in the coming weeks in limited preview. To request access, visit

With the new EC2 P5 instances, customers like Anthropic, Cohere, Hugging Face, Pinterest, and Stability AI will be able to build and train the largest ML models at scale. The collaboration through additional generations of EC2 instances will help startups, enterprises, and researchers seamlessly scale to meet their ML needs.

Anthropic builds reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems that will have many opportunities to create value commercially and for public benefit. “At Anthropic, we are working to build reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. While the large, general AI systems of today can have significant benefits, they can also be unpredictable, unreliable, and opaque. Our goal is to make progress on these issues and deploy systems that people find useful,” said Tom Brown, co-founder of Anthropic. “Our organization is one of the few in the world that is building foundational models in deep learning research. These models are highly complex, and to develop and train these cutting-edge models, we need to distribute them efficiently across large clusters of GPUs. We are using Amazon EC2 P4 instances extensively today, and we are excited about the upcoming launch of P5 instances. We expect them to deliver substantial price-performance benefits over P4d instances, and they’ll be available at the massive scale required for building next-generation large language models and related products.”

Cohere, a leading pioneer in language AI, empowers every developer and enterprise to build incredible products with world-leading natural language processing (NLP) technology while keeping their data private and secure. “Cohere leads the charge in helping every enterprise harness the power of language AI to explore, generate, search for, and act upon information in a natural and intuitive manner, deploying across multiple cloud platforms in the data environment that works best for each customer,” said Aidan Gomez, CEO at Cohere. “NVIDIA H100-powered Amazon EC2 P5 instances will unleash the ability of businesses to create, grow, and scale faster with its computing power combined with Cohere’s state-of-the-art LLM and generative AI capabilities.”

Hugging Face is on a mission to democratize good machine learning. “As the fastest growing open source community for machine learning, we now provide over 150,000 pre-trained models and 25,000 datasets on our platform for NLP, computer vision, biology, reinforcement learning, and more,” said Julien Chaumond, CTO and co-founder at Hugging Face. “With significant advances in large language models and generative AI, we’re working with AWS to build and contribute the open source models of tomorrow. We’re looking forward to using Amazon EC2 P5 instances via Amazon SageMaker at scale in UltraClusters with EFA to accelerate the delivery of new foundation AI models for everyone.”

Today, more than 450 million people around the world use Pinterest as a visual inspiration platform to shop for products personalized to their taste, find ideas to do offline, and discover the most inspiring creators. “We use deep learning extensively across our platform for use-cases such as labeling and categorizing billions of photos that are uploaded to our platform, and visual search that provides our users the ability to go from inspiration to action,” said David Chaiken, chief architect at Pinterest. “We have built and deployed these use-cases by leveraging AWS GPU instances such as P3 and the latest P4d instances. We are looking forward to using Amazon EC2 P5 instances featuring H100 GPUs, EFA and Ultraclusters to accelerate our product development and bring new Empathetic AI-based experiences to our customers.”

As the leader in multimodal, open-source AI model development and deployment, Stability AI collaborates with public- and private-sector partners to bring this next-generation infrastructure to a global audience. “At Stability AI, our goal is to maximize the accessibility of modern AI to inspire global creativity and innovation,” said Emad Mostaque, CEO of Stability AI. “We initially partnered with AWS in 2021 to build Stable Diffusion, a latent text-to-image diffusion model, using Amazon EC2 P4d instances that we employed at scale to accelerate model training time from months to weeks. As we work on our next generation of open-source generative AI models and expand into new modalities, we are excited to use Amazon EC2 P5 instances in second-generation EC2 UltraClusters. We expect P5 instances will further improve our model training time by up to 4x, enabling us to deliver breakthrough AI more quickly and at a lower cost.”

New Server Designs for Scalable, Efficient AI

Leading up to the release of H100, NVIDIA and AWS engineering teams with expertise in thermal, electrical, and mechanical fields have collaborated to design servers to harness GPUs to deliver AI at scale, with a focus on energy efficiency in AWS infrastructure. GPUs are typically 20x more energy efficient than CPUs for certain AI workloads, with the H100 up to 300x more efficient for LLMs than CPUs.

The joint work has included developing a system thermal design, integrated security and system management, security with the AWS Nitro hardware accelerated hypervisor, and NVIDIA GPUDirect optimizations for AWS custom-EFA network fabric.

Building on AWS and NVIDIA’s work focused on server optimization, the companies have begun collaborating on future server designs to increase the scaling efficiency with subsequent-generation system designs, cooling technologies, and network scalability.


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 the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.

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About Amazon Web Services

Since 2006, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 99 Availability Zones within 31 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Canada, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Thailand. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.

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NVIDIA Announces Six RTX Ada Lovelace Architecture GPUs

NVIDIA announced six new NVIDIA RTX Ada Lovelace architecture GPUs for laptops and desktops, which enable creators, engineers and data scientists to meet the demands of the new era of AI, design and the metaverse.

Using the new NVIDIA RTX GPUs with NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform for building and operating metaverse applications, designers can simulate a concept before making it a reality, planners can visualize an entire factory before it is built and engineers can evaluate their designs in real time.

The NVIDIA RTX 5000, RTX 4000, RTX 3500, RTX 3000 and RTX 2000 Ada Generation laptop GPUs deliver breakthrough performance and up to 2x the efficiency of the previous generation to tackle the most demanding workflows. For the desktop, the NVIDIA RTX 4000 Small Form Factor (SFF) Ada Generation GPU features new RT Cores, Tensor Cores and CUDA cores with 20GB of graphics memory to deliver incredible performance in a compact card.

The latest NVIDIA RTX Ada Generation GPUs provide the accelerated computing power required for today’s highly collaborative content-creation, design and AI workflows. A new generation of desktop workstations that combine high-end NVIDIA GPUs and smart networking with the latest Intel CPUs can drive innovation for the next wave of product and building designs, AI-augmented applications and industrial metaverse content.

“Running data-intensive applications like generative AI and real-time digital twins in the metaverse requires advanced computing power,” said Bob Pette, vice president of professional visualization at NVIDIA. “These new NVIDIA RTX GPUs provide the horsepower needed for creators, designers and engineers to accomplish their work from wherever they’re needed.”

NVIDIA RTX Laptops Deliver Creative Power to Professionals Anywhere

NVIDIA’s new laptop GPUs deliver up to double the performance and power efficiency over the previous generation for mobile workstations.

The new GPUs include the latest generations of NVIDIA Max-Q and RTX technologies for optimal energy efficiency and photorealistic graphics, and are backed by NVIDIA Studio technologies for creators. Products with NVIDIA RTX GPUs benefit from RTX optimizations in over 110 creative apps, NVIDIA RTX Enterprise Drivers for the highest levels of stability and performance in creative apps, and exclusive AI-powered NVIDIA tools: Omniverse, Canvas and Broadcast.

Professionals using these laptop GPUs can run advanced technologies like DLSS 3 to increase frame rates by up to 4x compared to the previous generation, and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise for real-time collaboration and simulation.

NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Enables Enhanced Performance, Productivity

The NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF GPU offers a new level of performance and efficiency for mini-desktops, powering artists, designers and engineers who prefer small workstations.

By delivering unprecedented rendering and visualization performance to compact workstations, the RTX 4000 SFF GPU enables users to enjoy a fluid experience in computer-aided design, graphic design, data analysis, AI applications and software development. Additionally, systems integrators developing specialized solutions — for example, in healthcare or large-scale displays — can benefit from the card’s combination of performance and compact size.

“The versatile NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada Generation GPU offers Genetec users performance increases of up to 80% and empowers them to decode, view and analyze more video streams,” said John Burger, product line manager for video appliances at Genetec. “As camera resolutions continue to increase and require additional resources to be decoded, the NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF offers an ideal solution in a compact form factor for Genetec and its partners.”

Next-Generation RTX Technology

The new RTX desktop and laptop GPUs feature the Ada architecture’s latest technologies, including:

  • CUDA cores: Up to 2x the single-precision floating point throughput of the previous generation.
  • Third-generation RT Cores: Up to 2x the throughput of the previous generation, with the ability to concurrently run ray tracing with either shading or denoising capabilities.
  • Fourth-generation Tensor Cores: Up to 2x faster AI training performance of the previous generation, with expanded support for the FP8 data format.
  • DLSS 3: New levels of realism and interactivity for real-time graphics by multiplying performance with AI.
  • Greater GPU memory:
    1. The RTX 4000 SFF provides 20GB of memory with greater bandwidth than the previous generation. The GPU can transfer data to and from its memory more quickly, resulting in improved graphics, compute and rendering performance.
    2. The new NVIDIA RTX Ada Generation Laptop GPUs provide up to 16GB of graphics memory to handle the largest models, scenes, assemblies and advanced multi-application workflows.
  • Extended-reality capabilities: The RTX 4000 SFF and new NVIDIA RTX laptop GPUs provide support for high-resolution augmented-reality and virtual-reality devices, and deliver the high-performance graphics required for experiencing stunning AR, VR and mixed-reality content.


Next-generation desktop workstations featuring NVIDIA RTX GPUs will be available starting this month from global workstation manufacturing partners including BOXXHP Inc. and Lenovo.

The new NVIDIA RTX laptop GPUs will be available starting this month in mobile workstations from global workstation manufacturer partners. The new NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF GPU will be available from global distribution partners such as Leadtek, PNY and Ryoyo Electro starting in April at an estimated price of $1,250 and from global workstation manufacturers later this year.

To learn more about NVIDIA RTX, watch NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC 2023 keynoteRegister free for GTC to attend sessions with NVIDIA and industry leaders.


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 the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.

For more information, visit

NVIDIA Expands Omniverse Cloud for Industrial Digitalization

NVIDIA announced that NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud, a platform-as-a-service that enables companies to unify digitalization across their core product and business processes, is now available to select enterprises.

NVIDIA has selected Microsoft Azure as the first cloud service provider for Omniverse Cloud, giving enterprises access to the full-stack suite of Omniverse software applications and NVIDIA OVX infrastructure, with the scale and security of Azure cloud services.

The new subscription offering for Omniverse Cloud on Azure makes it easy for automotive teams — from design and engineering to smart factory to marketing — to digitalize their workflows, whether connecting 3D design tools to accelerate vehicle development, building digital twins of automotive factories or running closed-loop simulations to test vehicle performance.

“Every manufactured object, from massive physical facilities to handheld consumer goods, will someday have a digital twin, created to build, operate and optimize the object,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud is the digital-to-physical operating system for industrial digitalization, arriving just in time for the trillions of dollars of new EV, battery and chip factories that are being built.”

Omniverse Cloud Delivers Ultimate Flexibility and Scalability

Through Omniverse Cloud, NVIDIA and Microsoft provide customers a full-stack cloud environment and platform capabilities to design, develop, deploy and manage industrial metaverse applications. Omniverse Cloud also connects with the products that customers use from NVIDIA’s partner ecosystem.

Powered by NVIDIA OVX computing systems, Omniverse Cloud enables enterprise developers to customize foundation applications that are included with the platform-as-a-service:

  1. Omniverse USD Composer (formerly Omniverse Create) – to assemble applications based on the Universal Scene Description (USD) framework, compose industrial virtual worlds and create digital twins.
  2. Omniverse USD-GDN Publisher – to publish interactive USD applications such as product configurators to the NVIDIA Graphics Delivery Network, enabling streaming of advanced 3D experiences to any device, anywhere.
  3. NVIDIA Isaac Sim – to train and simulate AI-based robots.
  4. NVIDIA DRIVE Sim – to test and validate autonomous vehicles.
  5. Omniverse Replicator – to generate 3D synthetic data to accelerate the training and accuracy of computer vision AI networks.

Automotive Makers Adopting Omniverse to Achieve Digitalization

Omniverse Cloud builds on the success of and experience with early Omniverse Enterprise customers, including BMW Group, Geely Lotus and Jaguar Land Rover.

BMW Group, which was the first carmaker to adopt Omniverse to build a fully digitalized smart factory, today announced that it will launch the current Omniverse Enterprise platform across its production network worldwide.

“NVIDIA Omniverse has given us an unprecedented ability to design, build and test complex manufacturing systems, which means we can plan and optimize a next-generation factory completely virtually before we build it in the physical world,” said Milan Nedeljković, board member for production at BMW AG. “This will save us time and resources, increase our sustainability efforts and improve operational efficiencies.”

Geely Lotus is adopting Omniverse Enterprise to build digital twins of factories to optimize manufacturing processes.

Jaguar Land Rover is using Omniverse to generate synthetic data to train AI models, as well as validate perception and control algorithms through real-world driving scenarios. The vehicle maker has integrated Omniverse with its state-of-the-art vehicle dynamics models, virtual electronic control units, virtual automotive networks and cloud infrastructure, enabling teams to rapidly iterate software concepts.


Omniverse Cloud, powered by NVIDIA OVX computing systems, will be available starting with Microsoft Azure in the second half of the year.

Omniverse Cloud-based services will also be available from a network of leading service providers including WPP, the world’s largest marketing and communications company, which is building services to deliver sustainable and automated content supply chains for major brands worldwide.

To learn more about NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud, watch the GTC keynoteRegister free for GTC to attend Omniverse sessions with NVIDIA and industry leaders.


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 the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Selects NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU

NVIDIA announced that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) has selected the NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU as the latest addition to its networking stack, offering OCI customers a powerful new option for offloading data center tasks from CPUs.

BlueField-3 is NVIDIA’s third-generation data processing unit that enables enterprises to build software-defined, hardware-accelerated IT infrastructures from cloud to data center to edge. It improves performance, efficiency and security in data centers by offloading, accelerating and isolating infrastructure workloads, thus freeing expensive CPU cores to run business applications.

OCI offers a wide range of cloud infrastructure and platform services to its customers to build and run applications and services in the cloud or on premises. By utilizing BlueField-3, OCI is extending its long-established approach of offloading data center infrastructure tasks from CPUs.

“The age of AI demands cloud data center infrastructures to support extraordinary computing requirements,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “NVIDIA’s BlueField-3 DPU enables this advance, transforming traditional cloud computing environments into accelerated, energy-efficient and secure infrastructure to process the demanding workloads of generative AI.”

“Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers enterprise customers nearly unparalleled accessibility to AI and scientific computing infrastructure with the power to transform industries,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPUs are a key component of our strategy to provide state-of-the-art, sustainable cloud infrastructure with extreme performance.”

BlueField-3 Boosts Data Center Performance, Efficiency and Security

BlueField-3 is the foundation of the data center control plane that delivers cloud and AI services. Tests show power reductions of up to 24% on servers using NVIDIA BlueField DPUs compared to servers without DPUs.

The DPUs support Ethernet and InfiniBand connectivity at up to 400 gigabits per second and provide 4x more compute power, up to 4x faster crypto acceleration, 2x faster storage processing and 4x more memory bandwidth compared to the previous generation of BlueField.

BlueField also delivers full backward-compatibility through the NVIDIA DOCA software framework. DOCA equips developers with advanced, zero-trust security capabilities, including the ability to create metered cloud services that control resource access, validate each application and user, isolate potentially compromised machines and help protect data from breaches and theft.

Watch Huang discuss the NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU in his GTC keynote.


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 the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.

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NVIDIA Announces System for Accelerated Quantum-Classical Computing

NVIDIA announced a new system built with Quantum Machines that provides a revolutionary new architecture for researchers working in high-performance and low-latency quantum-classical computing.

The world’s first GPU-accelerated quantum computing system, the NVIDIA DGX Quantum brings together the world’s most powerful accelerated computing platform — enabled by the NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchip and CUDA Quantum open-source programming model — with the world’s most advanced quantum control platform, OPX, by Quantum Machines.

The combination allows researchers to build extraordinarily powerful applications that combine quantum computing with state-of-the-art classical computing, enabling calibration, control, quantum error correction and hybrid algorithms.

“Quantum-accelerated supercomputing has the potential to reshape science and industry with capabilities that can serve humanity in enormous ways,” said Tim Costa, director of HPC and quantum at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA DGX Quantum will enable researchers to push the boundaries of quantum-classical computing.”

At its heart, DGX Quantum features a NVIDIA Grace Hopper system connected by PCIe to Quantum Machines OPX+, enabling sub-microsecond latency between GPUs and quantum processing units (QPUs).

“We are heading toward a new age of quantum computing that is more accessible to more researchers than ever,” said Itamar Sivan, co-founder and CEO of Quantum Machines. “Our collaboration with NVIDIA on the DGX Quantum system will enable a new generation of innovators to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.”

Grace Hopper — which integrates the high-performance NVIDIA Hopper architecture GPU with the company’s new Grace CPU — is supercharged for giant-scale AI and HPC applications. It delivers up to 10x higher performance for applications running terabytes of data, giving quantum-classical researchers unprecedented power to solve the world’s most-complex problems.

OPX+ is a universal quantum control system, which brings real-time classical compute engines into the heart of the quantum control stack to maximize performance of any QPU and open new possibilities in quantum algorithms. Both the Grace Hopper and OPX+ systems can be scaled to fit the size of the system, from a few-qubit QPU to a quantum-accelerated supercomputer.

DGX Quantum also equips developers with NVIDIA CUDA Quantum, a powerful unified software stack now available in open source. CUDA Quantum is a hybrid quantum-classical computing platform that enables integration and programming of QPUs, GPUs and CPUs in one system.

NVIDIA announced a new group of partners integrating CUDA Quantum into their platforms, including quantum hardware companies Anyon Systems, Atom Computing, IonQ, ORCA Computing, Oxford Quantum Circuits, and QuEra; quantum software companies Agnostiq and QMware; and supercomputing centers National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, the IT Center for Science (CSC), and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Watch NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang discuss NVIDIA DGX Quantum and CUDA Quantum in his GTC keynote.


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 the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.

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Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMM Introduced

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA, Mar 21, 2022 – Kingston FURY, the high-performance division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, adds to its DDR5 memory lineup with the introduction of the Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMM, a new overclockable server-class memory module designed to meet the computing demands of next-gen workstations and high-end desktops.

For platforms that use DDR5 Registered DIMMs, Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMMs provide the high bandwidth and increased reliability that users like creators, engineers and data science professionals require to meet the workload demands of the latest applications, all without sacrificing the data integrity and superior quality grade found with server-class memory. DDR5 Registered DIMMs feature on-die ECC built into the DRAM memory component and support module-level ECC, capable of detecting and correcting multi-bit errors.

With Plug N Play at 4800MT/s1, Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMMs enable users to automatically overclock without having to mess with settings. Or they can choose from one of the Intel XMP 3.0 certified and motherboard qualified four and eight channel kits at speeds up to 6000MT/s with factory-tuned timings, speeds, and voltage.

“Kingston FURY is excited to expand the power of DDR5 to those in need of high-performance memory in the workstation and high-end desktop category,” said Kristy Ernt, DRAM business manager, Kingston. “Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMMs continue Kingston’s over three-decade legacy of building server-class memory reliable enough for the world’s largest data centers.”

Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMMs are available in single-module capacities up to 32GB, kits of 4 up to 128GB, and kits of 8 up to 256GB. 100% tested at speed and backed by a limited lifetime warranty and legendary Kingston reliability.

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Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMM
Part Number Description
KF548R36RB-16 16GB 4800MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM FURY Renegade PnP
KF548R36RBK4-64 64GB 4800MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM (Kit of 4) FURY Renegade PnP
KF548R36RBK8-128 128GB 4800MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM (Kit of 8) FURY Renegade PnP
KF548R36RB-32 32GB 4800MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM FURY Renegade PnP
KF548R36RBK4-128 128GB 4800MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM (Kit of 4) FURY Renegade PnP
KF548R36RBK8-256 256GB 4800MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM (Kit of 8) FURY Renegade PnP
KF556R36RB-16 16GB 5600MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM FURY Renegade XMP
KF556R36RBK4-64 64GB 5600MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM (Kit of 4) FURY Renegade XMP
KF556R36RBK8-128 128GB 5600MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM (Kit of 8) FURY Renegade XMP
KF556R36RB-32 32GB 5600MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM FURY Renegade XMP
KF556R36RBK4-128 128GB 5600MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM (Kit of 4) FURY Renegade XMP
KF556R36RBK8-256 256GB 5600MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL36 DIMM (Kit of 8) FURY Renegade XMP
KF560R32RB-16 16GB 6000MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL32 DIMM FURY Renegade XMP
KF560R32RBK4-64 64GB 6000MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL32 DIMM (Kit of 4) FURY Renegade XMP
KF560R32RBK8-128 128GB 6000MT/s DDR5 ECC Reg CL32 DIMM (Kit of 8) FURY Renegade XMP

Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMM Features and Specifications:

  • Overclocking with ECC: Maintain data integrity while pushing the limits of DDR5 performance.
  • Increased efficiency: With double the banks and burst lengths, keep up with the demands of the latest programs and applications with improved efficiency and lower latencies.
  • Intel XMP 3.0 Certified: Select one of the built-in profiles to maximize memory performance with advanced pre-optimized timings, speeds, and voltage.
  • Plug N Play: Automatically utilize the factory preset speed and latency timings without having to tinker with the BIOS.
  • Capacities:
    • Singles – 16GB, 32GB
    • Kits of 4 – 64GB, 128GB
    • Kits of 8 – 128GB, 256GB
  • Speeds14800MT/s, 5600MT/s, 6000MT/s
  • Latencies: CL32, CL36
  • Voltage: 1.1V, 1.25V, 1.35V
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to +95°C
  • Dimensions: 133.35mm x 31.25mm x 3.80mm

Learn more about megatransfers per second – MT/s denotes megatransfers (million transfers) per second and represents the effective data rate (speed) of DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM memory in computing. A DDR SDRAM memory module transfers data on the rise and fall of every clock cycle (1 Hz).

Ex: DDR4-3200 (PC4-3200)

Clock Rate: 1600MHz

Data Rate: 3200MT/s

Bandwidth: 25,600 MB/s (25.6 GB/s) 

About Kingston Technology, Inc.

From big data, to laptops and PCs, to IoT-based devices like smart and wearable technology, to design-in and contract manufacturing, Kingston helps deliver the solutions used to live, work and play. The world’s largest PC makers and cloud-hosting companies depend on Kingston for their manufacturing needs, and their passion fuels the technology the world uses every day. They strive beyond their products to see the bigger picture, to meet the needs of their customers and offer solutions that make a difference.

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Eurocom Launches Raptor X17 Mobile Supercomputer

Powered by NVIDIA RTX 4090 (16GB DDR6), Intel i9-13900HX (24C/32T), RAID 0/1/5

Eurocom launches Raptor X17 Mobile Supercomputer powered by Intel i9-13900HX 24C/32T Processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 16GB DDR6 GPU. It comes with 10 I/O ports and supports up to 24TB of SSD storage in RAID 0/1/5, 2x Thunderbolt 4 and a stunning choice of 17.3in UHD, QHD and FHD LCD panels ranging up to 300Hz. Perfect for 3D Modeling and Rendering applications.

The Raptor X17 is the newest, mobile supercomputer class laptop from Eurocom. Powered by Intel HM770 chipset, this mobile supercomputer weighs 3.2kg, making it much easier to move around for on-the-go deployment.

LCD Choices:

  • 3in (43.9cm); 240Hz QHD 2560×1440; Matte; 100% DCI-P3; eDP
  • 3in (43.9cm); 144Hz; UHD 3840×2160; Matte; 100% DCI-P3; eDP
  • 3in (43.9cm); 300Hz; FHD 1920×1080; Matte; 100% DCI-P3; eDP

GPU Technology:

The Raptor X17 offers choice of two GPU options: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (9728 CUDA / 16GB DDR6) or RTX 4080 (7424 CUDA / 12GB DDR6). It supports NVIDIA Advanced Optimus Dynamic Display Switching Mode

CPU Technology & Chipset:

Using Intel’s high performance HM770 chipset allows the Raptor X17 to support high performance Intel i9-13900HX Processor with 24cores/32threads.


The Raptor X17 supports up to 64GB of DDR5-5600 RAM using 2 x SODIMM sockets of 262-pin, DDR5 SODIMM memory modules. These modules are low power, running at 1.1 Volts of energy per module, further adding to the Raptor X17 high energy efficiency.


The Raptor X17 supports 3 physical M.2 NVMe drives, providing up to 24TB of storage. The three drives can be configured in multiple RAID options depending on user requirements. The RAID 0/1/5 options are available for NVMe SSDs.

LAN Technology:

The Raptor X17 comes with an integrated Killer E3000 LAN chipset running at 2.5 GbE with a standard RJ-45 port. This LAN port is ergonomically located at the back of the machine, away from other ports, to reduce disruptions from other ports/wires and allows for non-stop network connectivity. Additional LAN ports including 10GbE are available via 2x Thunderbolt 4.0 ports.

Operating Systems:

Designed to be “Ready-to-Go” out of the box, the Raptor X17 comes preloaded from a choice of operating systems including Microsoft Windows 11, MS Server 2022 and/or and Linux, just to name a few, depending on the client’s specifications.

Battery Backup:

The Raptor X17 comes with an internal high capacity 8-cells Polymer Battery Pack rated at 99WH that functions as a built in UPS allowing for proper shutdown in the event of a power failure.

Adding to its already impressive thermal output, the Raptor X17 has 2 fans embedded along with 3 total heat sinks to maintain an even heat dissipation and keep overall heat production and energy use low. Large vents are strategically placed in the back of the machine to give this Mobile Supercomputer form factor not only more of a sleek and stylish look, but also adds great functionality as it allows for more heat ventilation.

There are also internal thermal sensors monitoring internal temperatures in an ongoing basis.

Security and Protection of Intellectual Assets:

Eurocom offers a complete suite of security in its Raptor X17 including a TPM 2.0 Encryption, BIOS Password and Kensington Security slot to allow customer to protect and secure their data and/or intellectual assets.

Eurocom also offers an optional, “anti-hacking, anti-spying protection suite,” consisting of the removal of webcam, microphone and WLAN. This allows for protection of intellectual assets and further defends against malware, tampering and theft of digital assets, data and other intellectual properties.

EUROCOM Raptor X17 Core Features:

EUROCOM Raptor X17 Mobile Supercomputer is powered by Intel i9-13900HX 24C/32T Processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 16GB DDR6 GPU. It supports up to 24TB of SSD storage in RAID 0/1/5, 2x Thunderbolt 4 and a stunning choice of LCD panels ranging up to 300Hz. Perfect for 3D modeling and rendering applications.

  • Chipset: Intel HM770 PCIe 4.0 architecture
  • Processor: Intel i9-13900HX; 24cores / 32threads; on-board
  • GPU Technology: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (9728 CUDA / 16GB DDR6); RTX 4080 (7424 CUDA / 12GB DDR6); NVIDIA Advanced Optimus Dynamic Display Switching Mode
  • Storage: Up to 24TB SSD; three physical drives; M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe 4.0
  • Memory: up to 64GB; DDR5 up to 5600; two 262-pin, SODIMM sockets
  • LAN: 5Gigabit LAN RJ-45 port Killer E3000; supports 2nd LAN via TB4 port
  • Keyboard: RGB Keyboard with individual key illumination; N-Key Rollover & Anti-Ghosting; Microsoft Precision Touchpad with multi-gesture two buttons
  • Security: TPM 2.0; Fingerprint scanner; Kensington lock; BIOS password
  • Audio System: S/PDIF Output (Optical); Creative Super X-Fi Ultra DSP chip; Creative Sound Blaster Atlas; ESS SABRE HiFi DAC for high resolution headphone output
  • 10 Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 4.0; type C; 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2;3 x USB-A 3.2 Gen2; 2x miniDP 1.4; 1x HDMI 2.0 output (with HDCP); 1x 2-in-1 Audio jack (Headphone/Microphone); 1x 2-in-1 Audio jack (Microphone/SPDIF Optical output); 1x RJ-45 LAN; 2x DC-in
  • Weight/Dimensions: 29 kg/7.24 lbs; Thickness- 0.98”/24.9 mm; WxDxH- 396mm x 278mm x 24.9mm/15.65” x 10.79” x 0.98”

About Eurocom

After 20 years of developing Mobile Servers, Eurocom continues this tradition by providing tools that give engineers, architects, developers and other digital content creators the ability to seamlessly run operating systems like: VMware, Windows Server 2016 Data Center Edition, Windows 10, Linux- just to name a few. The Tornado F7 Server Edition offers power users and engineers the performance, capabilities and portability of a laptop form factor without sacrificing the power and performance of a much bulkier, less energy efficient Tower or Rack-mounted server.

Eurocom is the leading developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable notebooks, as well as, high-performance mobile workstations and servers since 1989. Eurocom prides itself as an Industry leader in providing ground-breaking technology and continues to engineer innovative solutions that inspire individuals and companies to new growth and development.

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Epson Announces SureColor P-Series, T-Series Printing Solutions

LOS ALAMITOS, CA, Mar 16, 2023 – Committed to meeting the high-volume production needs of businesses, Epson announced availability of its new 24-, 36- and 44-inch production-class SureColor T-Series and SureColor P-Series printing solutions. Leveraging an innovative, space-saving design, the SureColor T-Series technical printers are designed to meet the complex and demanding needs of technical and production printing environments, and the SureColor P-Series photo and graphics printers are designed for photo fulfillment, retail photo labs, poster, and graphic art production.

SureColor T5770DR 36-Inch Production Printer_Technical

“Our customers and reseller partners have been anticipating the availability of these models as they deliver powerful performance in a compact package, enabling professionals to get their projects done fast without taking up precious space in work areas,” said Jason Meyer, group product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “These models are designed from the ground up with considerable market feedback to seamlessly fit into any production environment. This design changes everything.”

SureColor T3770DR 24-Inch Production Printer_Graphics

SureColor T-Series

Delivering incredible speed and advanced performance, the 24-inch SureColor T3770ESureColor T3770DESureColor T3770DR, 36-inch SureColor T5770DR, and 44-inch SureColor T7770DL feature 2.64-inch PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead technology to produce posters at speeds up to 300 sqft/hr, and A1/D-size technical prints in as little as 16 seconds.1 Designed for versatile applications, the models leverage innovative six-color UltraChrome XD3 Ink with Red Ink to capture color gamut that can be a challenge for a production printer, as well as photo and matte black for printing on a wide range of glossy and matte media.

SureColor T3770E 24-Inch Production Printer_Technical

Up to 25% smaller than the previous generation, the models feature a compact, sleek design with complete front operation ideal for space-constrained environments. They include automated routine maintenance and convenient user self-service for long-term operation, and print on a variety of media, including glossy, technical, bond, matte, specialty media, and rigid posterboard up to 1.5 mm thick.

SureColor P-Series

The 24-inch SureColor P6570ESureColor P6570DESureColor P6570D, and 44-inch SureColor P8570DL feature a unique flattop design with complete front operation to fit almost any workflow and maximize productivity. Delivering incredible speed and performance and outstanding image quality, they leverage PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead technology and UltraChrome PRO6 Ink with Gray to produce sharp, detailed and vibrant prints with smooth gradations and neutral black-and-white images that rival comparable 8-color printers. Ideal for various photo applications, they print on a wide range of media, including photo, fine art, canvas, and rigid posterboard up to 1.5 mm thick. The 44-inch SureColor P8570DL includes high-capacity 1.6 L ink bags to reduce cartridge changes.

Additional Features, Pricing and Availability

Feature SureColor T3770E SureColor T3770DE SureColor T3770DR SureColor T5770DR SureColor T7770DL
MSRP $3,795 $4,395 $4,795 $6,395 $9,945
Size 24-inch 24-inch 24-inch 36-inch 44-inch
Roll Type Single Dual Dual Dual Dual
Adobe Embedded Print Engine
Ink System Ink Cartridge Ink Cartridge Ink Cartridge Ink Cartridge Ink Packs
Versatile Connectivity – High-speed USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) options
Security and IT Tools – Over 28 security and IT features for office or remote office locations
Epson Software Suite and Epson Cloud Solution PORT3 – Remotely manage and monitor printer fleet

The 24- and 36-inch SureColor T-Series models are now available through Epson Authorized Professional Imaging Resellers. The SureColor T7770DL will be available in April. For additional information, visit 

Feature SureColor P6570E SureColor P6570DE SureColor P6570D SureColor P8570DL
MSRP $3,795 $4,295 $4,695 $9,4454
Size 24-inch 24-inch 24-inch 44-inch
Roll Type Single Dual Dual Dual
Adobe Embedded Print Engine
Ink System Ink Cartridge Ink Cartridge Ink Cartridge Ink Pack
Versatile Connectivity – High-speed USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) options
Security and IT Tools – Over 28 security and IT features for office or remote office locations
Epson Software Suite and Epson Cloud Solution PORT3 – Remotely manage and monitor printer fleet

The SureColor P6570E, SureColor P6570DE and SureColor P6570D are now available through Epson Authorized Professional Imaging Resellers. The SureColor P8570DL will be available in April. For additional information, visit

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson’s goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion. For more information, visit

Epson America, Inc., based in Los Alamitos, CA, is Epson’s regional headquarters for the US, Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit

1 Actual print times will vary. Print speeds are based on the print engine speed only. Total throughput time for any print depends on various factors including workstation configuration, file size, print resolution, ink coverage and networking.

2 Compared to similarly featured CAD/Technical printers priced at $10,000 MSRP (USD) or less based on manufacturers’ published specifications and industry available as of May 2021.

3 All features of this system require an active Internet connection and the use of a supported browser.

4 MSRP of SureColor P8570LD hardware, ink is sold separately.

Contex Names National / AZON as 2022 Top-Selling Distributor

CHANTILLY, VA, Mar 8, 2023 – Contex, the world leader in large format scanning, recognizes National / AZON as the top-selling distributor of Contex large format scanning solutions worldwide in 2022. This marks the third time that National / AZON has received this notable award.

Rich Gigl, senior vice president, National / AZON holds the Top Distributor award from Contex.

Michigan-based National / AZON is a leading distributor of hardware and software products, with a special focus on the reprographic, graphic arts, and sign-making markets. The company maintains sales and distribution points across North America, which allow it to meet the needs of large format printing and scanning professionals. National / AZON has been a distributor of Contex large format scanning solutions since 2010.

“It’s fantastic to be recognized on a worldwide basis. This is something that we work towards every year. It’s a goal of ours. It’s certainly an affirmation of all the hard work and dedication we put into selling Contex products,” comments Rich Gigl, senior vice president, National / AZON.

Gigl adds, “We have a couple hundred resellers, and none of this is possible without them. We work very hard to partner with and support them, both with technical support and promotions — whatever we can do to make the product more visible and help them to meet their customers’ scanning requirements.”

“Experience has shown that it is very difficult for any company to remain the leader in technology advancement over a long period of time. Contex has done a superb job of this for decades,” comments Doyle Cryer, national account executive, National / AZON.

“Congratulations to everyone at National / AZON for their success. They’ve really blown it out of the park this year, and I think that’s a tribute to all the experience and knowledge they offer,” comments Steve Blanken, general manager, Contex. “What makes National / AZON unique is their commitment to providing their resellers and their customers with scanning solutions that stand the test of time. They’re dedicated to wide format, and the team understands the product and the applications, and finds the right product that fits — supporting it from sales to service. That’s why they’re always successful. They understand the business better than any other.”

Strong installation base of new and long-time customers

“More than 50% of our sales are to new customers in the manufacturing and AEC markets. The rest are Contex customers on their second and third generations, or even later,” Cryer notes. “Contex is the only company out there that has been in the market long enough for somebody to have purchased four or five different generations of the scanners. Contex customers are in business for the long haul.”

Contex offers a range of large format scanning solutions for capturing CAD drawings, plans, blueprints, maps, posters, artwork, books and more. The company offers an online ‘find a match’ feature that lets customers select solutions with the right combination of speed, resolution, and operational simplicity for their scanning requirements.

About Contex

As the world’s leading developer and producer of large format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software applications. Sold worldwide in more than 100 countries, Contex solutions are recognized in a wide range of industries for reliability, value, high performance, and superb image quality.

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