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Monitors from ASRock: A mini OLED display joins the WLAN antenna

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Last year, ASRock took the first step into the monitor market. Now the next one will follow with new models for CES 2023. At the top is the PG34WQ15R3A with UWQHD on 34 inches, which offers a mini OLED display in the base as a new gimmick. Integrated WLAN antennas are another unique selling point at ASRock.

With the PG34WQ15R2B, ASRock presented the first gaming monitor with integrated WLAN antennas last September. It should be noted that this is not a complete WLAN module, but only a receiving unit in the base, which is connected to the on-board WLAN of a mainboard by cable. With this exclusive additional equipment, ASRock wants to attract attention in the crowded market. In a survey on ComputerBase, almost 60 percent of the readers found the feature at least practical, but not absolutely necessary.

Does a WLAN antenna in the monitor make sense?
  • Yes, the feature should not be missing from monitors.

  • The feature is useful, but not necessary.

  • No, I think that’s superfluous.

ASRock monitor with mini OLED display for CES

In the now expanded ASRock portfolio, four out of seven models can come up with WLAN antennas. The PG34WQ15R3A is also one of them, but it also has the aforementioned 1.3-inch mini OLED display as a special feature. This is located in the center of the front area of ​​the stand and either outputs the manufacturer’s logo or specially selected graphics that can be set using the software, as the following video shows.

Again, it is a 34-inch monitor with the UWQHD resolution of 3,440 × 1,440 pixels in 21:9 format on a curved VA panel with a radius of 1.5 meters. With 165 Hz, 1 ms MPRT and DisplayHDR 400, the key data read like the debut. However, the whole thing is packed in a new housing, which also provides lighting effects on the back thanks to “Polychrome RGB”. The connections are once DisplayPort 1.4, twice HDMI 2.0 and a headphone output.

The single USB-C port is only used to power the small OLED display and the RGB lighting, writes ASRock on the product page.

More news from ASRock

Also new are the 27″ curved models PG27Q15R2A (WQHD, VA, 165 Hz) and PG27F15RS1A (FHD, VA, 240 Hz). With the flat displays, the PG32QF2B with 32″, WQHD, VA and 165 Hz now does the job already presented PG27FF1A (FHD, IPS, 165 Hz) company.

New Curved VA Monitors from ASRock
New Curved VA Monitors from ASRock (Picture: ASRock)
ASRock flat screen monitors
ASRock Flat Screen Monitors (Picture: ASRock)

ASRock provides details about the individual monitors on its product pages. What is still missing, however, is information on prices and availability. However, a market launch in Germany is unlikely, because the manufacturer’s first models have not yet arrived in the local trade.

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Familiados launches an app to search for and manage external accompaniments in residences

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Familiados continues to innovate and has just launched a new service. The Spanish startup is committed to Familiados Sociosanitario, a special solution for residences and centers where Users need support.

Through it, centers can register their residents, find professionals in the area for accompaniments, facilitate payment to the resident through SEPA, manage extra expenses and have civil liability and accident insurance.

Offers to find companions are published on the map of Families and professionals sign up freely. Then the center chooses the most appropriate profile, and closes the accompaniment. All in less than 10 minutes. And with the confidence that the Familiados team makes a preflight of all the profiles of the platform, so trust is assured on the way out.

As a complement to the management of accompaniments, socio-health centers can also search for personnel to cover sick leave, contracts, etc. Familiarized allows them to find professional profiles such as nurses, nursing assistants or technicians in care for people in a situation of dependency, among others.

As Ernesto Bravo, CEO and founder of Familiados, explains: “When the time comes for a resident to go out for a medical visit, a diagnostic test, or just to run an errand, the normal thing is that no one can leave their job and accompany them. Precisely because of the shortage of personnel”.

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“In these cases, the residence has to find an external companion, and it is not always an easy task, for this reason we believe that Familiados Sociosanitario is a solution that can help regulate and professionalize this problem.”

double digit growth

The home care sector is in full bloom, and with it the companies that provide services related to it. In the specific case of Familiados, the Navarra startup reports that has doubled the published offers and the hours of care compared to 2021. Specifically, in Familiados, almost 35,000 job offers have been published this year, covering a total of 400,000 hours, a record for the platform.

The growth of Familiados is also noticeable in the number of care professionals who offer their services on its platform, which now reaches 6,000 throughout the national territory (50% more than in 2021). 30% of these caregivers are specialized exclusively in caring for children, 15% exclusively in caring for the elderly and the rest, 55%, are versatile: they can care for both children and the elderly.

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FI Group contributes to the launch of the third NextGenerationEU Guide

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The third edition of the report has already been published “NextGenerationEU Guide, for the industry to better understand and take advantage of its opportunities”. As usual, it has been published by the EAIC (European Association of Innovation Consultants), of which FI Group is a part.

The report, which once again included the participation of the FI Group, explains how each of the 24 European countries distributes the almost 326 billion European aid granted in their National Recovery and Resilience Plans.

The latest update of the report highlights the maximum financial contribution that corresponds to each Member State, calculated taking into account the growth in real GDP in 2020 and the accumulated growth in real GDP in the period 2020-2021.

Most Member States saw their maximum financial contribution in the aid component of their Recovery plans decrease, due to changes in the calculations made in June 2022, based on real GDP growth data. The only countries that saw their funds increased were Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria Y Portugal.

Main updates and news reported by Member States

  • The implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Plans is in full swing: calls have been launched to receive proposals, projects are being evaluated and aid agreements are being signed.
  • Member States have started work on the review of plans, following the decision made on June 30, 2022 on the final distribution of funds; some of the new plans are still being evaluated (for example: more funds in Lithuania to boost energy independence, renewable energy and cybersecurity).
  • The report also highlights the main calls for proposals launched in each of the 24 Member States (for digitization, innovation, circular economy, etc.), both those active right now and those planned soon.
  • Some of the Member States (Finland for example) have already distributed all the funds allocated to them in their Recovery and Resilience Plans.

Alejandro Álvarez, Grants Director at FI Group, as well as a member of the EAIC Board and coordinator of this report, highlights that it is a unique initiative at a European level. “We have been following the development of the Recovery and Resilience Plans since the start of the negotiations and have managed to offer comprehensive information on the opportunities that are emerging across Europe. Building on the success of this pioneering initiative, we are looking to broaden the focus of the report to provide an even more valuable overview of the opportunities for all key players in the industry.” explains Alvarez.

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Bring Your Own License is now part of the Nutanix on OVHcloud portfolio

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OVHcloud has recently included the option to use Bring Your Own License or BYOL in its portfolio of Nutanix on OVHcloud solutions.

The Nutanix users they can now bring their existing Nutanix Cloud Platform licenses to dedicated OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud infrastructures, making it easier for them to transition to the cloud. OVHcloud, which recently received the Nutanix EMEA Service Provider of the Year award, continues to expand its offer of Nutanix on OVHcloud solutions with the addition of the BYOL offer to complement the existing pack offer.

Existing Nutanix customers and partners can now bring their Nutanix Cloud Platform licenses to Nutanix-certified High Grade HCI Intel dedicated servers, benefiting from license portability and application migration transparency. Customers’ Nutanix hyper-converged environment (HCI) is pre-installed in just hours and ready to use with their custom infrastructure.

The Nutanix on OVHcloud solution enables a faster migration of on-premises applications to the cloud, while benefiting from OVHcloud infrastructures. With a low carbon footprint and best-in-class PUE and WUE indices, the OVHcloud infrastructure stands out for its global sustainability, thanks to a circular group approach that allows for maximum optimization of the server’s life cycle. In addition, OVHcloud data centers meet high data protection and security standards.

“We are delighted to continue our strong partnership with Nutanix, addressing new use cases and providing new business opportunities for our ecosystem partners”says Sylvain Rouri, Chief Sales Officer at OVHcloud.

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This new offering allows OVHcloud to meet the needs of users, covering seasonal peaks in infrastructure demand and developing disaster recovery plans (DRPs), all while providing a cost-effective solution. Like the Nutanix on OVHcloud bundle offer, the BYOL offer consists of 27 variants of dedicated servers and Nutanix High Grade HCI certified servers based on Intel processors and includes inbound and outbound traffic, helping to improve OPEX for significant savings compared to non-hyperconverged infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

“As a company, we continually demonstrate the power of strong partnerships. OVHcloud already has an excellent understanding of our technology with its existing Nutanix on OVHcloud solution. For this reason, it makes sense for us to expand our relationship to include a BYOL offering.”says Dom Poloniecki, Worldwide Sales Chief of Staff and Head of Sales Strategy & Operations at Nutanix. “The real winners here are our common customers and partners who are looking for cost-effective ways to scale to an OPEX model in the cloud, but who, to date, have not yet made the switch from an on-premises environment. With OVHcloud and Nutanix, they have the best of both worlds.”

The Nutanix on OVHcloud solution is a scalable and ready HCI platform to use that is offered both as a pack and BYOL, and is based on a dedicated Hosted Private Cloud OVHcloud infrastructure certified by Nutanix. It is now available online in EMEA and Canada, with data centers located in Canada, France, Germany and the UK.

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