Kuala Lumpur, Oct 25 (IANS) Global computer hardware and consumer electronics company ASUS on Thursday showcased a new lineup of motherboards, graphics cards, displays, networking devices, mini PCs and peripherals, and launched products for home, business and gaming.
Among the products launched at “Incredible Intelligence 2018 Asia-Pacific” event here were an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-guided second generation of its successful Zenbo robotics platform – “Zenbo Junior”, “ROG Maximus XI Apex” motherboard and “ROG Strix XG49VQ” gaming monitor.
Zenbo Junior enables developers, system integrators and business partners to create and deploy robotic solutions for various business applications and to engage with customers seamlessly, said a company spokesman.
“It (Zenbo Junior) provides comprehensive development tools, including the Zenbo SDK and Dialogue Development Editor, that offer APIs for multiple sensors and allows developers and system integrators to create specialised robotic applications faster and easier,” explained Jackie Hsu, ASUS Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Sales – Open Platform Business Group.
It is also equipped with a remote management system that can easily be customised to suit various scenarios.
For educational use, Zenbo Junior provides multiple programmable sensors and tools that enable students to develop a solid foundational understanding of robotics and AI concepts while creating fun, and for teachers, it comes with Classroom Management Console that enables distribution and submission of teaching materials and assignments.
“For businesses, Zenbo Junior offers the Zenbo Management Console and App Builder Pro tools to make it easier to create and deploy robotic business solutions.
“Zenbo Management Console enables easy and efficient remote management of multiple robot devices, and App Builder Pro lets business users create menu-driven interfaces for interaction with customers,” said Hsu.
ROG Maximus XI Apex is a premier motherboard with extreme overclocking capabilities, including enhanced Extreme Engine Digi+ with dual ProCool 8-pin power connectors and Overclocker’s Toolkit, which offers a condensation detection circuit, Probelt and additional hardware-level controls.
Talking about ROG Strix XG49VQ, the ASUS official said it is a 49-inch 1800R curved HDR gaming monitor featuring Double Full HD (3840 x 1080) resolution, a 32:9 aspect ratio and a 144Hz refresh rate that envelops viewers with true-to-life visuals and provides super-smooth gaming experiences.
“ASUS began with motherboards almost three decades ago, and now we are a multinational company with an expansive portfolio of incredible products that are consistently recognized by top-rated global organizations,” said Hsu.
Addressing the gathering, Steve Long, Intel VP and GM – Client Computing Group Sales, said: “For nearly 30 years, Intel and ASUS have been collaborating to bring innovations to market. We are excited to continue that collaboration on ASUS’ new solutions for business, home, and gaming powered by Intel’s leadership technologies.”
ASUS provides total solutions for businesses and professionals, offering innovative products designed for office, retail and education environments as well as content creation to support businesses with their current and future needs.
ASUS has developed the Corporate Stable Model (CSM) programme – an enhanced aftersales support service that provides corporate customers with stable motherboards and mini PCs.
For professional content creators, the powerful duo of the Mini PC ProArt PA90 featuring the 9th Generation Intel Core processor with support for Intel Optane technology, and the ProArt PA34VC monitor provides a capable and compelling platform for video editing, photography and computer-aided design (CAD).
For business travellers and mobile creatives, ZenScreen Go MB16AP, touted as the “world’s thinnest and lightest” Full HD USB monitor, provides extra screen space for working or giving presentations while on the go, said a statement from the company.
The RT-AX88U and AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System are designed for next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) for ultrafast and stable wireless connections.
These new router solutions are designed to provide improved connectivity to let users enjoy smooth media streaming, online gaming and Internet browsing in every part of the home.
ASUS routers received in 2018 the PC Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for seven straight years, an indication of their quality, performance and ease of use.
During the event, the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) debuted the ROG XG49VQ, a 49-inch curved HDR gaming monitor, as well as ROG Maximus XI Apex, an ATX gaming motherboard featuring the Intel Z390 chipset.
(Nirmal Anshu Ranjan is attending the event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the invitation of ASUS. He can be reached at [email protected])