Dynabook Adds 10th Gen Core™ Processors to Portégé X Series Laptops

Dynabook Adds 10th Gen Core™ Processors to Portégé X Series Laptops

Company Introduces New Privacy Features and Expands Number of Windows 10 Secured-Core PC Offerings

Dynabook Americas, Inc. today announced the availability 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors on the company’s premium thin & light Portégé® X Series laptops, including the 13.3-inch Portégé X30-G, 14-inch Portégé X40-G and 15.6-inch Portégé X50-G. The company also plans to offer these three premium laptops with vPro™ once available. Dynabook will begin shipping these three Portégé laptops in the second quarter of 2020.

“The Portégé X Series is Dynabook’s premier collection of thin & light, high-performance business laptops,” said Philip Osako, vice president, marketing and engineering, Dynabook Americas, Inc. “We are excited to add both 14- and 15.6-inch models to round out the Portégé product family. These laptops feature the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, Wi-Fi® 6 advanced connectivity capabilities and new security options to create the ideal enterprise-grade laptop computer for the modern mobile professional.”

Available on the Portégé X40 is Dynabook’s new Dynamic Privacy Screen Technology. When turned on, this integrated screen technology narrows the display’s field of view so only the person looking directly at the screen can see what is on the laptop’s display. First introduced on the Tecra X50, Dynabook has expanded the availability of its Webcam Privacy Shutter to include the Portégé X50, Portégé X30 and Portégé X40. The shutter is a simple, physical technology that gives users the confidence their privacy is protected.

These three Portégé laptops meet Microsoft’s Windows 10 Secured-core PC1 requirements and gives Dynabook one of the industry’s largest collection of highly secure laptops on the market. To create a Windows 10 Secured-core PC, Dynabook designed these laptops to incorporate the latest Intel® CPUs available, advanced identity protection and the robust security of Windows 10 to help ensure resistance to current and future cyber-threats. Secured-core PCs are the most secure Windows 10 devices out-of-the-box.

Dynabook armed these three laptops with advanced security elements including the company’s proprietary BIOS, TPM 2.0 and optional smart card reader. The laptop can be configured with these two biometric technologies – an integrated IR camera for face authentication and a Synaptics’ SecurePad™ with integrated fingerprint reader.

The Dynabook Portégé X Series laptops are some of the industry’s thinnest and lightest laptops on the market today. Starting with the 13.3-inch Portégé X30, which measures in at 2.3 pounds2 and, the 14-inch Portégé X40 at just 2.76 pounds2 and 16.9mm, and finally the 15.6-inch Portégé X50 at 3.13 pounds2 and just 17.6 mm thin. All three laptops boast an ultra-lightweight, onyx blue magnesium alloy chassis with honeycomb rib structure to provide extra durability. These Dynabook laptops all pass the U.S. Military (MIL-STD-810G) standard testing methodology, which includes military-grade altitude, drop, dust, extreme temperatures, humidity, shock and solar radiation to demonstrate the laptops strength and durability.

These premium laptops offer a unique collection of display options. Both the Portégé X30 and Portégé X50 are available with energy-efficient, high-brightness IGZO displays3 from Sharp. While the Portégé X40 features Dynabook’s 14-inch TruBrite® display with Dynamic Privacy Screen Technology. In addition to vibrant visuals, all of these displays help the Portégé X Series deliver impressive battery life ratings, meaning mobile professionals need not worry about power while away from an outlet.

All three laptops feature Wi-Fi 6 connectivity technology4 for higher data rates, increased capacity, better power efficiency and improved performance, even in congested environments with many connected devices such as conference halls and other public venues. To expand the data, display and power functionality of these new Portégé laptops, Dynabook configured the three laptops to include two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support. These ports pair perfectly with the company’s Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock and Dynabook USB-C™ Dock solutions.

+Care Service℠ warranty5 with On-Site is Dynabook’s new, premier standard warranty which delivers a unique level of service flexibility for Dynabook customers. Designed to keep businesses moving forward, the new warranty is available on the Portégé X30-G, Portégé X40-G and Portégé X50-G. +Care Service warranty is available for three-years on feature configurations and four-years on Build-to-Order (BTO) models. In addition to multi-year warranties, Dynabook customers get access to the organization’s service and support network. This new standard warranty offers technical phone support, depot repair, carry-in, on-site and customer replaceable parts. Dynabook +Care Service warranty helps businesses boost productivity, cut downtime and reduce IT costs.

Dynabook designs, engineers and rigorously tests these X Series laptops in dedicated Dynabook facilities to deliver greater peace of mind and reliability. Dynabook will offer featured configurations of these three laptops or users can customize the laptop’s processor, memory, storage, screen and security options via the company’s BTO program. These laptops will be available at us.dynabook.com or from the company’s network of resellers in May. Starting price points for the laptops are $1,329.99 (MSRP) for the Portégé X30-G, $1,299.99 (MSRP) for the Portégé X40-G and $1,399.99 (MSRP) for the Portégé X50-G.

About Dynabook Americas, Inc. (formerly Toshiba America Client Solutions, Inc.)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Dynabook Americas, Inc., provides a diverse portfolio of enterprise-grade hardware and software offerings, including awarding-winning mobile computers, innovative wearable devices, augmented reality applications and security solutions. Dynabook designs, engineers and manufactures its offerings in its own-operated facilities to ensure quality and reliability. Dynabook Americas is an independent operating company wholly owned by Dynabook, Inc., of Japan, a majority-owned company of Sharp Corporation. For more information on Dynabook Americas, visit https://us.dynabook.com/.

About Dynabook Inc. (formerly Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd.)
For over 30 years, Dynabook laptops and technology have set the standard for innovation, quality and reliability. Now affiliated with Sharp Corporation, Dynabook Inc., continues that tradition by delivering rich value and services that support our partners and customers in achieving their goals.

© 2020 Dynabook Americas, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

  1. Windows 10 Secured-core PCs. Requires a specific configuration to the meet Microsoft’s Windows 10 Secured-core PCs requirements.
  2. Weight. Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor components, manufacturing variability and options selected.
  3. Display. The IGZO display is only available on the Full HD configuration.
  4. Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) WFA certification is not yet available. Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Module will be delivered as a pre-certified solution.
  5. Warranty. Dynabook’s standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply. Visit www.support.dynabook.com/warranty for details.
Case Study: Toshiba Changes how people “view” Windows 10 PCs with dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses

Case Study: Toshiba Changes how people “view” Windows 10 PCs with dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses

For over a century, Toshiba has continued to adapt to advancements in our daily life, working to contribute to a sustainable future by applying innovative technologies to support modern society. One of the most ubiquitous innovations pioneered by Toshiba was the portable PC. But, after three decades with only evolutionary changes made to the form factor, Toshiba wanted to reinvent the portable PC, and for that they looked to New Era Communications for help. 

 

The product – the new dynaEdge augmented reality (AR) PC, a first-of-its-kind, flexible and wearable PC solution that combined the power of a Windows 10 Pro PC with the limitless possibilities of modern, industrial-grade AR smart glasses. Perfect for fieldworkers, this product allows workers to take advantage of powerful AR applications in the field, but also plug-in and utilize the dynaEdge PC component as a desktop replacement when in the office. A true do-everything product! But in order to fully highlight the capabilities of dynaEdge AR’s advanced technology and clearly communicate the value of this novel PC solution, New Era needed to devise a strategy that relied heavily on showing, rather than telling.

 

To do so, the team set out to get dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses in as many offices as possible. New Era Communications focused on top-tier technology outlets on both coasts, focusing on publishing houses, social media influencers and bloggers based in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York city. After extensive research, calling on our relationships to secure more than 40 influential meetings, providing the client an unprecedented media tour foundation for introducing and giving hands-on demos of the product to respected editors and experts in the computing, augmented and virtual reality, wearables, and mobile industries over the course of nine days. 

 

From the media tour alone, New Era Communications earned a total of 40 press placements, with global syndication, garnering over 6.5 billion impressions in top tier outlets that included Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, TechCrunch, The Verge, TechRadar Pro, PCMag, and Business Inside, and several others  over the course of just a few weeks. Not only continuing Toshiba’s legacy of being a leading innovator in the tech space, but once again solidifying Toshiba’s position as a cutting edge company in the PC space, providing solutions and services for the modern professional.

 

Case Study: Revitalizing the Kaliber Gaming Brand

Case Study: Revitalizing the Kaliber Gaming Brand

Kaliber Gaming, a gaming- and eSports-focused division of IOGEAR, tasked New Era Communications with revitalizing the burgeoning video game brand and solidifying its position as a key player in the pc and console gaming market. Facing the challenge of having to create excitement around a brand that had limited exposure since launch, New Era Communications focused its efforts on amplifying excitement for upcoming product launches and breathing new life into legacy products. Establishing Kaliber Gaming as the new status quo for gaming peripherals required New Era Communications to earn recognition in top tier media, establish a multi-faceted review program, and maximize support during trade shows. 

 

To break through the noise and chatter in an already crowded market, New Era narrowed in on bolstering the launches of the HVER PRO Mechanical Keyboard, HVER PRO S Optical Mechanical Keyboard, KeyMander2, Fokus II mouse, and the MMOMENTUM Mouse. New Era Communications advised tying in product unveilings, launches and previews to high profile Kaliber Gaming exhibits at CES, PAX, and GDC. Accompanied with formal press announcements and extensive meetings with press, as well as gamers and livestreamers, proved fruitful with coverage in top tier media outlets including Windows Central, GameSpot, Shack News, and 9to5 Toys.

 

New Era Communications upped the ante further with a robust product review program. By offering exclusive bundles tailor-made to editors’ specific gaming preferences the team provided an opportunity to not only review standalone products, but the total Kaliber Gaming experience. By providing all the peripherals required for the ultimate gaming setup, editors got to experience the difference between leading video game brands and Kaliber Gaming for themselves. Proving that Kaliber Gaming was capable of surpassing precedents placed by competitors and establishing itself as a key player in the market. 

 

Overall, the two-part strategy continues to prove effective, having earned Kaliber Gaming widespread acclaim with repeated features in product recommendation guides,  in-depth reviews and praise from editors at gaming and consumer electronics publications including IGN, PCGamer, PCMag, GameTyrant, Tom’s Guide, and Cheat Code Central, to name a few.

 

New Era Communications remains focused on generating massive traction for the Kaliber Gaming brand, having secured more than a half-billion impressions on behalf of the brand, proving that Kaliber Gaming is quickly becoming a trusted household name in elite gaming and eSports. To date, New Era has created brand awareness for IOGEAR among top media outlets and influencers, exposing the brand to customers more than 2.8 billion times. 

 

KeyMander 2 from Kaliber Gaming by IOGEAR Brings the Unparalleled Precision and Control of Desktop-Style Gaming to the Console

KeyMander 2 from Kaliber Gaming by IOGEAR Brings the Unparalleled Precision and Control of Desktop-Style Gaming to the Console

The second generation of the world-famous KeyMander keyboard and mouse adapter now features cross-console controller support, wireless tuning via a mobile app and extends compatibility to Nintendo® Switch

 

Kaliber Gaming, a gaming- and eSports-focused division of IOGEAR, today unveils KeyMander 2, the next-generation of the company’s hot-selling control adapter for gaming consoles. KeyMander 2 expands on the original’s keyboard and mouse interface by adding support for controller customization on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch, to increase convenience and enhance precision gameplay.

Equipped with a long list of capabilities, the KeyMander2 lets gamers take back control and command gameplay with advanced keyboard and mouse support that can be fine-tuned to match user preferences — providing maximum advantage for gamers that prefer a desktop-style gaming experience. KeyMander 2 adds cross-console controller support which allows sharing controllers between Nintendo Switch, Sony® PlayStation 4 and Microsoft® Xbox One platforms (i.e.: users can use Xbox One controllers on a PS4, etc.).

KeyMander 2 takes the ability to precision tune keyboard and mouse performance, part of what made the original KeyMander so popular, to new levels via a mobile app for iOS and Android. The app empowers gamers with the ability to create unique gaming profiles featuring custom key mapping, mouse sensitivity, macro functions and more, all wirelessly and on the fly using a smartphone or tablet. On top of that, users can join a community of KeyMander enthusiasts on the KeyMander Forum, where they can share and download game profiles, share tips and tricks, and get the latest information about the KeyMander.

Other key features of KeyMander 2 include:

  • Push-to-talk headset mode, perfect for headsets without a microphone mute switch
  • Fully upgradable firmware, allowing KeyMander 2 to support the latest titles and get even better with time
  • Bluetooth programming, enabling wireless on-the-fly adjustments from mobile devices

“When it comes to customizing the in-game experience for console gamers, KeyMander opens up a world of possibilities,” Joseph Zheng, Director of Product Management, IOGEAR. “With KeyMander2 we’ve made it so that users can further precision tune their gameplay to match their tastes. Beyond that, we’ve made it easier than ever to create, download and edit game profiles with the KeyMander mobile app, which also features cloud storage to create a backup your game profiles.”

Designed for first person shooter (FPS), role playing (RPG), and real time strategy (RTS) games, the KeyMander2 is available for $99.95 at Amazon.com, B & H and select retailers in the U.S. and Canada. The KeyMander 2 will roll out globally in Q2 2020.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and organizations of varying sizes that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, in business, and on-the-go. IOGEAR meets a variety of user needs by offering a broad range of solutions including: KVMs, AV & Digital Home, Computer Accessories, Networking, Mobility and Gaming. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

©2019 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

SolidRun and Gyrfalcon Develop Edge Optimized AI Inference Server That Bests GPU Performance at a Fraction of the Cost and Power

SolidRun and Gyrfalcon Develop Edge Optimized AI Inference Server That Bests GPU Performance at a Fraction of the Cost and Power

Featuring Lightspeeur® 2803S Neural Accelerators, SolidRun’s Janux GS31 Inference Server Supports Extremely Low Latency Decode and Video AI Inference on up to 128 channels of 1080p Video

 

SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance edge computing solutions, and ASIC solutions provider Gyrfalcon Technology Inc., today introduced a co-developed Arm®-based AI inference server optimized for the edge (SRGT-AI31). Highly scalable and modular, Janux GS31 supports today’s leading neural network frameworks and can be configured with up to 128 Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur®SPR2803 AI acceleration chips for unrivaled inference performance for today’s most complex video AI models.

Tailor made to meet the future challenges of mass deployment of artificial intelligence applications at the edge, including energy consumption, cost effectiveness and server real estate, this powerful server foundation allows for accelerated and cost-effective scaling of AI inference. Supporting ultra-low latency decoding and video analytics of up to 128 channels of 1080p/60Hz video, Janux GS31 is well suited for monitoring smart cities and infrastructure, intelligent enterprise/industrial video surveillance applications, tagging photos and videos for text-based searching and more.

Featuring best-in-class application and energy efficiency, made possible by Gyrfalcon’s Lightspeeur® 2803S Neural Accelerator chips, that deliver up to 24 TOPS per Watt, SolidRun’s powerful Edge AI Inference Server outperforms SoC and GPU based systems by orders of magnitude, while using a fraction of the energy required by systems with equivalent computational power. While lower energy consumption will help the Janux GS31 server deliver long-term cost savings, it also requires less of an upfront investment than competing inference servers.

“Powerful, new AI models are being brought to market every minute, and demand for AI inference solutions to deploy these AI models is growing massively,” said Dr. Atai Ziv, CEO at SolidRun. “While GPU-based inference servers have seen significant traction for cloud-based applications, there is a growing need for edge-optimized solutions that offer powerful AI inference with less latency than cloud-based solutions. Working with Gyrfalcon and utilizing their industry-proven ASICs has allowed us to create a powerful, cost-effective solution for deploying AI at the Edge that offers seamless scalability.”

“SolidRun’s Janux GS31 inference server is a perfect implementation of GTI’s AI accelerator technology and the Lightspeeur 2803S,” said Bin Lei, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “The design and implementation of this server supports extremely high-performance inference with low energy use for high capacity live HD streaming video encoding and decoding to address demand in surveillance, broadcasting and a wide range of service provider market segments.”

Jim McGregor, Founder and Principal Analyst, Tirias Research commented, “AI is rapidly moving to the edge of the network to address the performance and security needs of many applications. As a result, new networks will drive increasing demand for processing performance and efficiency. The SolidRun platform, leveraging the GTI AI acceleration technology, will provide a powerful and efficient way to build a new intelligent network bridging the gap between devices and the cloud.”

The Janux GS31 server, designed in partnership between SolidRun and Gyrfalcon, is optimized for AI inference and delivers a powerful computing foundation in an easily scalable 1U rackmount form factor.

Specifications include:

AI Inference  

AI Accelerators 

Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur® 2803S (Up to x128 chips)

TOPs

2,150 tera operations per second @ 300MHz

AI Networks 

VGG

ResNet

MobileNet 

Decoders

Up to 32 i.MX8M with 2D/3D engine and HW video decoders supporting 1080p60 

No. of Channels  

Up to 128 channels of 1080p @ 60Hz 

Processor & Memory  

Processor 

CEx7 LX2160A 16-core Arm® Cortex® A72 (up to 2GHz) 

Socket 

1

Memory Type 

SO-DIMM DDR4, up to 64GB

Memory Slots 

2

Network & Connectivity  

Network 

2 x 10GbE SFP+

1 x 1GbE RJ45 

USB 

2 x USB Type A

1 x USB Type B 

Power & Mechanical  

Power Consumption

Max 900W (single phase) 

Power Input 

IEC60320 connector 100V~240V 

Form Factor

1U 445mm X 43.5mm X 500mm (WxHxD) 

Software 

OS Support 

Linux 

Supported Frameworks

TensorFlow

Caffe

PyTorch

Environmental  

Operating Temperature 

10°C to 35°C 

Storage & Transport Temperature 

-40°C to -60°C

Operating Humidity 

20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing 

Storage & Transport Humidity 

20% to 93% relative humidity, non-condensing 

For more information about the Janux GS31, please visit https://www.solid-run.com/nxp-lx2160a-family/ai-inference-server/. For more information about Gyrfalcon’s Lightspeeur® 2803S AI accelerator chip, please visit https://www.gyrfalcontech.ai/solutions/2803s/.

About SolidRun

SolidRun is a leading provider of computing and network technology designed to streamline the deployment of edge computing infrastructure, support embedded and IoT markets and give rise to the vast adoption of AI and 5G. SolidRun’s innovative solutions are based on ARM and x86 architecture, and are available as off-the-shelf products and as components in the form of System-on-Modules and Single Board Computers.

By providing the edge computing, AI inference and networking building blocks needed to architect the connected future, SolidRun helps its customers to realize technology’s true potential for maximizing productivity. For more information, please visit www.solid-run.com.

About Gyrfalcon Technology Inc.

Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) is the world’s leading developer of high-performance AI Acceleration that uses low power, packaged in low-cost and small-sized chips. Founded by veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and AI scientists, GTI drives adoption of AI by bringing the power of cloud Artificial Intelligence to local devices and improves Cloud AI performance with greater performance and efficiency. The company provides the utmost in AI customization for new equipment and a path to AI upgrade to customers by offering AI accelerator chips, board solutions and IP Licensing. For more information, visit https://www.gyrfalcontech.ai/.