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‘Thin is in’ this summer at Lenovo

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Lenovo recently introduced its range of slimmest entertainment PCs in India yet – the very sleek, Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one desktop and the super slim Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 notebook1. The two products are not only the thinnest in their respective categories, but are loaded with some game-changing features, not seen in the Indian market.  

 “At Lenovo, we always keep pushing the limits of good design, balancing form and function, as exhibited in our Lenovo IdeaPad Y650, the super-thin and light 16-inch laptop and Lenovo IdeaCentre A600, the slimmest and fully loaded all-in-one desktop. This unique blend of design and engineering sets us apart from competitors and gives consumers a new kind of entertainment and computing experience.” Ramprasad L, Vice President,
Transactional Consumer Sales, Lenovo India said.

 Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 Desktop – India’s first all-in-one with game-changing features including motion sensor gaming and VOIP call via remote

Lenovo brings consumers the next generation of desktop computing with the IdeaCentre A600 – Lenovo’s first all-in-one desktop. The new, sleek IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one features a 21.5-inch frameless screen, and provides discerning space-conscious and style-conscious users a modern design that measures only one inch at its slimmest point, making it one of the slimmest all-in-one desktop PCs2.

 Unlike other all-in-one products in the market, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 features a 4-in-1 optional remote which enables four unique features:

  • It is the only PC in the market to introduce ‘motion sensor’ gaming feature
  • Lenovo 4-in-1 remote control can also be used as a VOIP handset to make and receive phone calls over the Internet.
  • The remote also serves as a media center/TV remote, and with Microsoft Vista Media Center users can use the controller to operate DVDs, movies and TV
  • The remote also functions as an “air mouse” so it can be used to operate the cursor on the screen.

 For the entertainment enthusiast, the all-in-one offers a 16:9 aspect ratio screen with full HD resolution delivering outstanding image quality while the integrated speaker system with bass sub-woofer and Dolby® Home Theater™ audio certification completes the home cinema experience. Users can also take advantage of the TV tuner for watching and recording their favorite TV.

 At the core of the all-in-one is a powerful desktop computer with choices of Intel® Core™2 Duo processors, optional ATI Radeon™ graphics card technology with DirectX10 support, up to 4GB of fast DDR3 memory for improved multitasking and up to 1TB (1,000GB) of hard drive space for storing hundreds of videos, music and other documents. Equipped with the latest high-performance mobile processor technology, the all-in-one runs whisper-quiet even when performing intensive tasks.

 Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 Notebook – Slimmest-Lightest 16-inch-laptop packed with entertainment features!

Lenovo delivers its first 16-inch widescreen laptop with the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650, the thinnest and lightest 16-inch laptops in the market today1. In fact, the laptop weighs less than many 15-inch laptops, providing users with an additional inch of screen space without compromising on mobility.

  • Making use of advanced materials like carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), Lenovo has engineered the laptop down to a slender one-inch at its thinnest point with a weight of just 2.55 kg.
  • The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 has been designed in a modern soft black design with an interlocked hexagon pattern on the top cover along with a discrete copper accent around the perimeter of the laptop.
  • The machine also features touch-sensitive controls and ambient light sensor technology – a sensor on the PC’s cover automatically detects changes in the environment’s light to help protect against eye strain.
  • The keyboard is similar to the ThinkPad keyboard and has bevel sides.
  • The notebook is a multimedia powerhouse with integrated Nvidia GT105M with CUDA acceleration graphics processor supporting high-definition graphics bringing images to life with vibrant colors and 16:9 format viewing experience.
  • The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 uses JBL Speakers along with Dolby® Home Theater™ providing users a legendary audio experience.  
  • OneKey theater software gives users an easy option to switch the PC display and sound effect from normal to movie mode.
  • Users also benefit from longer battery life with LED backlight technology which minimizes energy consumption.
  • The laptop can support BluRay Rambo and comes with a built-in TV Tuner. 

Pricing and Availability

 The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 notebook is available at a MRP of Rs. 103,990 (inclusive of all taxes) and the Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one desktop is available at a MRP of Rs. 69,500
(inclusive of all taxes).
The range is available at all Lenovo outlets in India from April 15, 2009.

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Deloitte awards Consim the Fastest Growing Technology Company

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Consim Info Pvt Ltd, formerly known as BharatMatrimony Group, India’s leading internet company has been awarded the “Fastest growing 50 technology companies in India” by influential US based audit firm Deloitte. Consim Info Pvt Ltd is the only consumer Internet Company to be awarded in India.

Deloitte is among the top four general management consulting and services firm in the world. The company is recognized globally for their ethical practices and standards wherein they have more than 100 companies in the Fortune 500 list as their clients.

 Consim has been recognized for this prestigious award among all leading technology companies in India to participate in this survey.

  • Ranked as “Fastest growing 50 technology companies in India”
  • Selected for the “Fastest growing 500 technology companies in Asia”
  • Consim’s revenue growth is over 300 percent in three years.

Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder & CEO Consim Info Pvt Ltd said, “We are extremely delighted to have bagged this award in the very first year of our participation. The Innovation, technology and user friendly features of our portals have helped millions of consumers across the globe in making life’s critical decisions.”

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Zylog to launch Recycle Accelerator to track and recycle e-waste

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The ever increasing demands for consumer electronics world over, and limited supply of copper, lead, and other metals demand reusable resources. Proper handling of hazardous electronic waste is already a mounting concern for rapidly developing economies. Citing this global demand and a scalable business opportunity Zylog Systems Limited (ZSL), a leading IT solution provider from Chennai has developed an innovative IT based platform for e-waste management – ‘Recycle accelerator’.

Recycle Accelerator provides sustainable solutions in e-waste management. It enables companies and countries to reutilize reclaimed materials from obsolete, unwanted, and defective products. The platform connects Recyclers, Collectors, Government, and Manufacturers to companies that can reclaim materials for reuse. It creates opportunities to integrated networks that will enable business transactions to occur, enabling collectors to transfer data and goods to recyclers, and for recyclers to locate appropriate downstream buyers to reuse materials. As a result, materials from obsolete product can be reclaimed and reused at lower cost than mining and refining natural elements from mountains in distant countries. Collectors gather these materials from end-users/ consumers.

According to Mr.Ananth Chaganty, Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Solution, ZSL “Zylog’s solution caters to the entire supply chain and can also be customised for entrepreneurs who want to establish a small business as a collector. It can also be used by individuals who want to participate in the part-time activity of collection for profit or to save the environment.” The platform designed as “The Limited Edition” is for individual use and the more sophisticated version which is designed for entrepreneurs and small collection businesses is the Complete Collector Edition. Both versions of the Collector Applications allow easy management of inventory, and direct output to participating recyclers.

There are some software applications on the market that address portions of the business requirements for individual recyclers. However, Recycle Accelerator is the first platform to address and integrate the needs of all participants in the recycling process. The platform allows competitive smaller software applications to connect to the overall network for the benefit of all integrated participants. ZSL believes that the best solution for our environment requires cooperation, communication, and collaborative integration. Therefore, Recycle Accelerator is designed to provide capabilities that did not previously exist for managing the recycling process, supports integration with the smaller customized applications, and provides a comprehensive approach for sustainability.

Globally the revenue for e-waste recycling is set to touch $11 billion in 2009. ZSL has been studying the Recycling and Sustainability Solution since August 2007 and has tied up with national service alliance (NSA) to create the solution. According, Mr. John Mehrmann, VP, Business Development, ZSL, “the company is currently targeting at $70 billion US market where after sales service is far mature than other countries”.
The governments in the US federal severely enact strictures to curb careless disposal of hazardous waste

Mr. Mehrmann also pointed out India is experiencing a phenomenal growth rate in consumer electronics, computers, and the proliferation of mobile communication devices. If the society in India encourages immediate government intervention, and the implementation of tracking and controls, India can implement efficient processes for managing e-waste, educating consumers, and avoiding the catastrophe before it occurs. It is a rare chance to look at the rest of the world and be proactive in avoiding a problem, just like the RoHS legislation that restricts strict use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products.

The target market for Recycle Accelerator begins with the CE Industry, and is designed to expand into other industries very rapidly. The architecture encompasses common business practices with a flexible structure to accommodate a variety of products, parts, and materials. Even though there is nothing else like this in the market, ZSL has committed to make Recycle Accelerator an affordable low cost application, because every business should be empowered to help our environment. Recycle Accelerator offers several different packages with corresponding prices. Recycle Accelerator contains an application for recyclers, and options for customized enhancements to support the individual needs of large scale recyclers. Recycle Accelerator also features unique applications for Collectors, sole-proprietors, and business-to-business online services. As information is stored and shared between partners on the integrated platform, there are services with corresponding prices for manufacturers, call centres, and government agencies. Pricing is based on the application and features selected by the customer. Since Recycle Accelerator is designed for to support continuous enhancements, prices and available features are also subject to change.

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