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Logitech launches Squeezebox controller app for Android

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Logitech today announced the launch of Squeezebox controller applications for Android phone and tablets. It will give full control over WiFi to all the Squeezeboxes and allows to fit in home enviornment and brings the usual controls, metadata and album artwork from player to your mobile's screen. It also supports files, station, or playlist album art and the controller applications are free to download and can be downloaded from the Android Market.

Huawei unveils its range of smart devices in the region

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Huawei the leading next-generation telecommunications network solutions provider, today launched its Ideos X5 smartphone in the Middle East. The Ideos X5 is a high performance, ultra slim, touch-screen smartphone with advanced browsing and high definition video capabilities based on Android 2.2 operating system. Huawei has introduced the availability of its Ideos, U8300 and U8500 smartphones in the region, as well as its Ideos S7 Slim Tablet. The launch of this suite of smart devices positions Huawei to take full advantage of the rapid growth of the smartphone market in the Middle East which is predicted to grow 39% by 2015 (IDC).

Anixter enters Morocco

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Anixter International the leading global distributor of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small parts, announced that it has established a new business in Morocco called Anixter Morocco SARL. Working with Global Development Ventures Corp., Anixter will operate initially from Casablanca and will serve the communications and physical security markets, supply industrial and infrastructure projects, and provide products to original equipment manufacturers.

HP advances scalable cloud computing with 3PAR

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HP today announced the integration of 3PAR Utility Storage across the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio to simplify scalable cloud computing, and introduced new storage solutions for virtualization and data deduplication. This integration enables clients to optimize cloud delivery with features like automated storage tiering to improve performance, and thin storage offerings to eliminate over-provisioning.

Epicor launches new Global Education Initiative

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Epicor Software the leading enterprise business software solutions provider, today announced a new center of excellence for education for its customers, partners and employees, called Epicor University. The global initiative is created to specifically address the challenge of delivering consistent high-quality training worldwide, to expand the range of Epicor's existing education deliverables, and to offer certification programs for Epicor's fast growing partner channel. Epicor University consists of a dedicated central team that will be responsible for developing and delivering all aspects of education content, materials, and blended training across the globe.

Autodesk partners with Zoofitech

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Autodesk today announced tie-up with Zoofitech, a integrated supply chain solution provider to distribute the extensive educational solutions from Autodesk across the KSA market and it will be working closely with Autodesk to help widen its scope further across education institutions within the Kingdom - through an established network of Autodesk authorized Value Added Resellers (VARs). The Saudi market is in its boom stage of building & operating a large number of education institutes across the Kingdom, with the Saudi Government placing a heavy focus across ongoing initiatives for the education sector. In the 2011 budget alone, the Saudi Government allocated $40bn for its Education sector, and almost $68bn for the new construction and completion of existing projects.

Epson launches new all-in-one for SME's

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Epson has announced the Middle East launch of its Stylus Office BX525WD, an all-in-one inkjet aimed at SME's . Offering fast double-sided printing plus scanning and copying, it provides a high performance solution with a significantly low colour cost per page. Easy to use, the BX525WD has a front-loading paper tray for convenience and a 6.3cm LCD screen for clear and simple menu navigation. It can print from memory cards, and is network-ready so multiple users can print and scan over Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Presto! PageManager 9 software is included for easy document management and text editing of scanned materials.

High-speed Mobile Access solution from HP

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HP today announced the HP Mobile Access Solution, which optimises mobile communications through wireless access points that can support up to 50 percent more mobile devices than existing technology. It claims to be the industry's first access points that transmit three data streams per wireless radio as opposed to two, enabling the new HP Mobile Access Solution to increase user performance and range on wireless networks. The new technology delivers up to 15 concurrent high-definition video conferencing sessions on the network, while prior 802.11n offerings supported only 10, and 802.11g supported just one.

AOC appoints distributor in Pakistan

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AOC the leading monitor brand today announced the appointment of Online Distribution as its distributor in Pakistan to distribute the wide range of LCD, LED, Sleek, and Ultra-thin AOC monitors across the country. Online Distribution is spread across the nation with 7 branches offering the widest reach in the Pakistan. According to Business Monitor International, Pakistan’s computer hardware market is expected to grow at 8% CAGR for the period of 2011- 2015. Whereas, the value of computer hardware sales for the year 2011 is expected to be US$312mn, up from US$292mn in 2010.

UnlimITed deploys TaskMaster in UAE

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UnlimITed, partnered with TBS Enterprise Mobility, a leading mobile workforce management specialist, to deploy TaskMaster mobile workforce management systems to support IT field engineers across the UAE. TaskMaster, a unified mobilized suite of mobile workforce management applications developed by TBS, will enhance transparency and efficiency by approximately 20% for UnlimITed across all UAE operations. The system is expected to give UnlimITed real-time visibility of work progress as a result of the Management Console component of the TaskMaster system while replacing paper-based tasks both in the office and in the field using a PDA device.

INMI adopts Gemalto's mobile instant messaging solution

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Gemalto the leaders in digital security, announced successful rolled out of its LinqUs SIMessenger, an mobile instant messaging solution which enables the users to stay in touch while on the move by that INWI the fastest growing mobile operator in Morocco with nearly 4 million subscribers to its credit. Gemalto’s LinqUs SIMessenger is the world’s first Microsoft-certified UICC-based application, enabling mobile chatting through any handset, that offers an intuitive menu that allows subscribers – using any type of basic or smart handsets – to access their Windows Live Messenger environment with an experience similar to what they get when accessing it from a PC. Its user-friendly interface enables quick and easy navigation, so that users retrieve the messaging service they are familiar with while on the move. It requires no service education, thus guaranteeing high usage.

N2N backs up True-Gaming.net

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National Net Ventures (N2V), the prominent Internet Holding in the region today announced its investment in True-Gaming.net, a leading videogames portal in the Middle East region. True-Gaming.net is the number one destination for video games and fans of interactive entertainment in the Middle East. Since its launch in 2004, it has succeeded in establishing a large and loyal fan base of hardcore gamers from around the region’s top markets. True-Gaming also contributes significantly in the growth of the local market by holding live events, competition, and social activities around the year.