Finally, a Biometric Solution That Recognizes Users Wearing Face Masks and Doesn’t Require Touch

Finally, a Biometric Solution That Recognizes Users Wearing Face Masks and Doesn’t Require Touch

Sensory’s TrulySecure face and voice biometrics platform provides greater convenience and benefit for the new normal; capable of recognizing users wearing face masks, and can now recognize coughs and sneezes

Sensory, a Silicon Valley company pioneering AI at the edge, today announced that its TrulySecure face and voice biometric fusion platform has been adapted to help device and app developers create products for the new normal. With the ability to recognize users while wearing masks and accurately detect coughs and sneezes, TrulySecure provides greater convenience and safety for today’s environment, without compromising on user security.

As state and local governments around the world have started requiring people to wear face masks, many facial recognition systems, like those found on smartphones, are not able to function. Further, most facial recognition solutions cannot enroll the user’s face when partially covered by a mask. Data sensitive tasks that are reliant on facial recognition, like unlocking a phone, logging in to an app and processing a mobile payment fail to work. This leaves consumers frustrated and not able to access key functionality on their smartphone.

Sensory’s TrulySecure utilizes biometric fusion and multiple enrollments to avoid the limitations of typical facial recognition solutions.

Biometric Fusion of Face and Voice

By combining both face and voice into one SDK, developers can leverage both biometrics to address real-world challenges such as face masks or noisy environments. When faces are partially obstructed, the voice biometric provides the extra confidence needed to enable secure access. Alternatively, when used in a noisy environment, such as a restaurant or sporting event, the voice biometric is enhanced with a facial recognition score. Developers can leverage both face and voice biometrics in real-time to provide a seamless, contact free experience to the end-user.

Multiple Enrollments

TrulySecure natively supports alternate appearances by enabling multiple enrollments. For example, users can enroll for facial recognition as they would normally and also create a second enrollment with a face mask on. Many competing software solutions block enrollment when a face mask is worn, but Sensory’s technology can train and use face even with a mask on. For ideal performance and user experience, enrollments for both face and voice can be saved with mask on and mask off. This way the software can always apply the appropriate template to ensure accurate recognition in all conditions.

“In unprecedented times like these, device manufacturers and app developers are being challenged to find new ways to keep people safe and secure,” said Todd Mozer, CEO at Sensory. “TrulySecure does just that, allowing apps and devices to recognize and authenticate users in all conditions, even when wearing masks, thus eliminating the need for people to touch their face or remove their masks when in public. But we’re taking things a step further by updating the Sound ID component of TrulySecure to recognize certain noises that can be indicative of users being sick or around people who are sick.”

Added Features for Post Pandemic Life

Since early 2019, Sound ID has been a state-of-the-art feature within the TrulySecure suite of AI solutions. Sensory has now applied their expertise with deep learning model training to include cough and sneeze detection. At the public level, a technology capable of listening for, and recognizing the occurrence of coughs and sneezes can help business owners track the health of their employees, or cities generate health data statistics for the general population. At the personal level, smartphones and wearables can be used to track the health of users, and even alert them when their cough and sneeze count crosses a certain threshold.

For more information about Sensory and its technology, please visit www.sensory.com

About Sensory

Sensory Inc. creates a safer and superior UX through vision and voice technologies. Sensory’s technologies are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including mobile phones, automotive, wearables, toys, IoT and various home electronics. Sensory’s product line includes TrulyHandsfree voice control, TrulySecure biometric authentication, and TrulyNatural large vocabulary natural language embedded speech recognition. Sensory’s technologies have shipped in over a billion units of leading consumer products.

Dynabook Unveils 10th-Gen Intel Core vPro Processors on Portégé and Tecra Laptops

Dynabook Unveils 10th-Gen Intel Core vPro Processors on Portégé and Tecra Laptops

New vPro Powered Intel Processors to Enhance Performance, Connectivity and Manageability Solutions on Company’s Award-Winning Business Laptops

Dynabook Americas, Inc., today announced the availability of the new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors with vPro® technology on the company’s premium Portégé® X Series (X30-G, X30L-G, X40-G & X50-G) and performance Tecra® A Series (A30-G & A40-G). The addition of the Intel vPro® platform powered 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors deliver better overall system performance, faster data compression, stronger security and faster Wi-Fi bandwidth. Dynabook will begin shipping these laptops with the vPro® platform by the end of the second quarter this year.

“The new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® processors are built to power the next generation of computing innovation which our Portégé® X Series and Tecra® A Series represent,” said Phil Osako, vice president, marketing and engineering, Dynabook Americas, Inc. “By incorporating the latest generation of Intel® commercial processors, Dynabook will deliver business solutions with technologies to address new and emerging challenges for IT and users.”

The Intel vPro® platform powered 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors deliver the performance, connectivity, and manageability solutions to help keep employees productive. With integrated Wi-Fi 6, better performance especially on power-hungry applications and Intel® Active Management technology, employees can stay connected, productive and in the flow with minimal interruptions.

Portégé X30L-G (Starting MSRP $1,373.99)

Weighing in at a physics-defying 1.92 pounds1, the Portégé® X30L is the world’s lightest 13.3-inch laptop with a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor2. This go-anywhere Windows 10 Pro laptop is packed with performance, including Wi-Fi® 6 support3, USB-C™ and an energy-efficient, high-brightness 13.3-inch IGZO display4.  Dynabook wrapped the Portégé X30L in a stylish Onyx Blue magnesium alloy shell for strength and durability while data is secured with face or fingerprint biometric authentication options.

Portégé X30-G (Starting MSRP $1,329.99)

At 2.3 pounds1 and 15.9mm thin, the 13.3-inch Portégé X30 is packed with tons of convenient features for maximum productivity and security. The ultraportable Portégé X30 offers blistering-fast solid-state drive storage, and modern Wi-Fi® 6 connectivity to handle the most demanding tasks. Designed with deep integration between hardware, software and identity protection, including an optional IR face recognition camera and fingerprint reader, the Portégé X30 is a Windows 10 Secured-core PC,5 making it one of the most secure Windows devices available. This contemporary laptop ensures an additional level of privacy with the integration of a Webcam Privacy Shutter to guard against privacy invasion. To expand the data, display and power functionality, Dynabook configured the laptops features 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.

Portégé X40-G (Starting MSRP $1,299.99)

Weighing just 2.76 pounds1 and measuring an ultrathin 16.9mm, this contemporary 14-inch laptop incorporates all of today’s in-demand productivity and security features. The Portégé X40 offers blazing-fast solid-state drive storage, DDR4 memory and modern Wi-Fi® 6 connectivity to handle the most challenging computing tasks. A Windows 10 Secured-core PC, the Portégé X40 is designed with deep integration between hardware, software and identity protection, including an optional IR face recognition camera and fingerprint reader.  Also featuring a Webcam Privacy Shutter and optional Dynamic Privacy Screen Technology to guard against prying eyes and privacy invasion, the Portégé X40 is one of the most secure Windows devices available. The laptop includes two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support, which teams perfectly with the company’s Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock and Dynabook USB-C™ Dock devices.

Portégé X50-G (Starting MSRP $1,399.99)

At just over 3 pounds and measuring an ultrathin 17.6mm, the Portégé X50 houses a 15.6-inch anti-glare TruBrite™ IGZO display with Webcam Privacy Shutter. With a sleek and stylish magnesium alloy shell, this premium desktop-replacement laptop offers a selection of powerful features including ultra-fast solid-state drive storage and new Wi-Fi® 6 connectivity to handle any computing task with ease. The Portégé X50 delivers ensures the highest level of security through the adoption of an optional IR face recognition camera, fingerprint reader and a full suite of hardware and software protection to meet the requirements of a Windows 10 Secured-core PC. For data, display and power functionality, the Portégé X50 offers 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.

Tecra A30-G (Starting MSRP $449.99)

Featuring a 13.3-inch display and weighing 2.65 pounds1, the Tecra A30-G is the thinnest and lightest A Series laptop to date in the Dynabook portfolio. Boasting Wi-Fi 6, SSD storage and USB-C connectivity, the Tecra A30 offers modern businesses the tools they need to thrive, while a variety of powerful security features, including Dynabook’s proprietary BIOS, TPM 2.0, optional integrated face and fingerprint biometric authentication, TPM 2.0 and optional smart card reader, keep employees and their critical business data protected.

Tecra A40-G (Starting MSRP $399.99)

Weighing in at a mere 3.24 pounds1 and measuring 19.9 mm thin, the Tecra A40 is the perfect balance between performance, portability and screen size. Housed in a compact form factor, the 14-inch, thin-bezel display of the Tecra A40 is available in either HD, Full HD or Full HD with touch delivering vibrant and clear image quality. This business laptop also features a full-size, backlit, spill-resistant keyboard along with complete collection of full-size ports, including USB-C, HDMI®, two USB 3.2 Gen 1, microSD™ slot and Gigabit Ethernet to maximize productivity in the office and on the road. Incorporating a textured, slip-resistant chassis and a battery life rating of up to 13 hours6, Dynabook designed the Tecra A40 to endure the typical workday rigors of the modern professional on a single charge.

These six Dynabook laptops all undergo 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 strength and durability of the laptop. For additional piece of mind, Dynabook backs each these laptops with it +Care ServiceSM warranty7 with On-Site.

+Care Service℠ warranty with On-Site is Dynabook’s new, premier standard warranty which delivers a unique level of service flexibility for the organization’s customers. Designed to keep businesses moving forward, the new warranty is available on these six laptops. +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 its Portégé X Series and Tecra A Series laptops in dedicated Dynabook facilities to deliver greater peace of mind and reliability. Dynabook will offer configurations of these 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 June.

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.

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Weight. Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor components, manufacturing variability and options selected.

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World’s First. Based on 13″ laptops with 10th Generation Intel Core U Series processor as of January 5, 2020.

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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.

4.

Display. The IGZO display is only available on the Full HD configuration.

5.

Windows 10 Secured-core PCs. Requires a specific configuration to the meet Microsoft’s Windows 10 Secured-core PCs requirements.

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Battery Life Rating. (Notebook) Measured by MobileMark® 2014 for models preinstalled with Microsoft® Windows 7 or Windows 10. Benchmark rules for MobileMark® 2014: Wireless connectivity = On, Predefined updated workloads. Details of MobileMark® 2014 testing protocols are available at www.bapco.com. MobileMark is a U.S. registered trademark of the Business Applications Performance Corporation.

Rating is for comparison purposes only, and does not indicate the battery life that will be obtained by any individual user. Actual battery life may vary considerably from specifications depending on product model, configuration, applications, power management settings and features utilized, as well as the natural performance variations produced by the design of individual components. The battery life rating is only achieved on the select models and configurations tested by Toshiba under the specific test settings at the time of publication and is not an estimate of a system’s battery life under any conditions other than the specific test settings.

After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced. This is normal for all batteries

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Warranty. Dynabook’s standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply. Visit www.support.dynabook.com/warranty for details.

SOURCE Dynabook Americas, Inc.

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.