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									                                                                                                          Linux. Besides, admission is also going on
                                                                                                          in Red Hat Linux, ICDL, CCNA, CCNP,
         Naznin kabir                                                                                     MCSE and Visual Studio in the Dot Com
                                                                                                          Systems.
   HP Pavilion dv4-1046TX                       Chairman of Miracom Technologies MM
                                                                                                          Contact Number : 8627871, 8627873
    Notebook Released                           Rahman Tushar says the introduction of the
Computer Source Ltd has introduced HP’s         three models of the Great Wall band note-
                                                                                                              Yahoo Groups for
Pavilion dv4-1046TX Notebook in the             book is the primary initiatives to bring them
                                                to the middle-income group. They are also
                                                                                                          Bangladeshi Online-journal-
local ICT market recently. With combina-
                                                                                                                ists launched
tion of black and silver in its exterior, the
                                                                                                          A new Yahoo Group has been launched for
notebook will enhance your personality.
                                                                                                          Bangladeshi journalists who are working on
                                                                                                          online news media. Open discussion on
Competitive Features:
                                                                                                          journalism and its guidelines will be on
• Intel Core2Duo P8400 Processor with
                                                                                                          through the Group. The interested journalist
2.26 GHz Clock Speed, 1066 MHz FSB
                                                                                                          can join the discussion by registering with
and 3 MB Cache Memory
                                                                                                          the        Group.      Group        address
• 14.1 inch WXGA Screen
                                                                                                          :http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bojs
• 2 GB DDR2 RAM                                 A view of the introducing proram for new brand Notebook
• 160 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive                   Great Wall
• Intel Mobile PM45/GM45 Express Chipset
                                                                                                           Samsung New Low Rate
• Double Layer DVD Drive                        keen to surprise their local consumers by
                                                                                                          Laser Printer from Samsung
                                                                                                          Smart Technologies (bd) Ltd, distributor of
• Integrated Altek Lancing Speaker              offering new notebooks to them at a very
                                                                                                          Samsung printers has brought Samsung
• HP Mobile Remote Control                      low price, he said. Currently, the three mod-
                                                                                                          ML-2240 Laser printer. The device can print
                                                els of the brand – A81, EU7 and T68 are
                                                                                                          up to 3.5 thousand pages with by using a
                                                being marketed in the country.
                                                                                                          toner worth taka 3, 000 only. It can print 3
                                                                                                          inch/5 inch to 8 inch/14 inch (legal size)
                                                Features of the A81 models are :
                                                                                                          paper, post card, envelop, level etc.
                                                • 1.6 GHz mobile processor
                                                                                                          Features of the printer :
                                                • 10.2 inch LCD monitor
                                                                                                          • Print speed 22 PPM
                                                • 512 MB DDR2 RAM
                                                                                                          • USB 2.0 interface ; resolution 1200 DPI
                                                • 120 GB SATA HDD
                                                                                                          and RAM 8 MB
• Integrated Microphone                         • LAN10M/100M
                                                                                                          • Windows VISTA/XP/98/ Mellinium
• Bluetooth, MODEM, Gigabit LAN and             • Webcam
                                                                                                          /2000 / 2003 server, Linux and Mac OS
PCI Express Controller support                  • LAN, Wi-Fi Ultra Sound System
                                                                                                          910.3-10.50 supported
• Webcam for Video Communication                • 1.5 kg weight,1.5 hr battery life with a full charge
Finger Print Sensor for ultimate security       With one year after sale service, the note-
• Supports Vista Home Premium Operating         book is being sold at taka 29,990 only.
System                                          Feel free to contact for more details. Phone
The Computer Source offers One Year             9665711
Limited Warranty for the notebook with a
price tag of taka 99,900 only                       RHCT Exam in Dot Com
For more information, please dial 9141747,            Systems on Nov 13
01713-081150                                    The final exam on RedHat Certified
                                                                                                          The printer sells at taka 8,500 only.
                                                Technician, RHCT will be held on
                                                                                                          For more, please dial 01730317766,
     New Brand Notebook                         November 13 at Dot Com Systems, a part-
                                                                                                          8112613
     Great Wall Introduced                      ner of Red Hat training in Bangladesh. 2nd
Notebooks of brand ‘Great Wall’ with its        November is set as the last date for registra-
affordable price has recently been released     tion in this connection. The exam fee has
                                                                                                           Smart Technologies Brings
in the local market. BCS president Mostafa      also been fixed at 175 dollar.
                                                                                                             Planet Brand Network
Jabbar unveiled the covers of the notebooks
                                                                                                          Products in the Local Market
                                                                                                          Smart Technologies Ltd has brought Taiwan
in the city. Regarding the notebooks,           RHCT is a performance based test on
                                                                                                          made planet brand Network products in the



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   local market. The products includes—             Processor supported                           • HD Video Playback and Blue Ray/
   • Wireless PCI                                   • FSB 1600 MHz                                • HD DVD and HDCP supported
                                                    • Memory DDR2 and DDR3
                                                    • Dual Bios
                                                    • 2 GB Ethernet LAN Function
   • USB LAN Card                                   • Dolby Theatre Audio System
   • Access Point, Router,                          • Hardware control IC to control excess
   • Megabit and Gigabit switch                     voltage
                                                    • Blue Ray Playback output
   Smart Technologies offers one year’s war-        • HD DVD and HDCP supported
   ranty against the product.                                                                     Price : Tk 8,000 only
   For more, please contact.       phone :                                                        New products of Gigabyte are available in
   01730317769, 8112613                                                                           the country’s all branches and to the dealers
                                                                                                  of Smart Technologies.
     Gigabyte’s New Laptop                                                                        For more details, please dial 01715-822464,
           Released                                                                               8112613
   Smart Technologies (bd) Ltd, sole distributor
   of Gigabyte products in Bangladesh has           • VRD 11.1 Power face                         Brother’s Colour Inkjet Multi-
   recently started marketing W536M model           Price : Tk 13,500 only                        Functional Printer Introduced
   laptop in the local market.                                                                    Smart Technologies Ltd, a distributor of the
                                                    Model EG45M-DS2H:                             world-class Brother Printer has introduced
   Features of the laptop :                         45 Nanometer Intel Core 2 Multi Core          colour Inkjet multifunctional printers in the
   • Intel Dual Core 1.73 GHz (T2370)               Processor supported                           local market. The Japan made DCP-150C
   • Motherboard 965 chipset                        FSB 1600 MHz                                  printer also works as copier and scanner.
   • Video Chip GMA X3100 (358 MB)                                                                Besides, the printer also have facilities
   • 120 GB SATA HDD                                                                              including photo capture, Direct photo print
   • RAM DDR2 1 GB (up to 4 GB)                                                                   and borderless print.
   • Display 15.4 inch
   • Multi Dual DVD                                                                               Features of the printer :
   • Wireless LAN                                                                                 • Memory 16MB
   • 3.5 hrs Battery Life                                                                         • Printing Speed colour 22 ppm and normal
   • 2.78 kg weight                                                                               27 ppm
                                                    Memory DDR2 BAS Speed 1066                    • Resolution 600/1500 DPI up to
                                                    Integrated Intel Graphics Escalator           1200/6000 DPI
                                                    High Speed Gigabit Ethernet and IEEE          • Photocopier speed colour 18 ppm, normal
                                                    1394 connection                               20ppm and Resolution 1200/1200 DPI
                                                    High Quality HD Audio                         • Scan resolution 600/2400 DPI, Colour
                                                    HD Video Playback and Blue Ray/               Depth 36/24 bit
                                                    HD DVD and HDCP supported                     • Scan 2 mail, OCR, USB Flash Memory

                                                    Price : Tk 11,000 only
   The price of the laptop has been fixed at taka
   45,000 only with 2 years of warranty facility.
                                                    Model EG43M-S2H:
                                                    • 45 Nanometer Intel Core 2 Multi Core
          Gigabyte’s New                            Processor supported
      Motherboards Introduced                       • FSB 1333 MHz
   Smart Technologies (bd) Ltd has brought
                                                    • Memory DDR2 BAS Speed 800                   drive
   three models of Gigabyte Motherboards in
                                                    • Integrated Intel Graphics Escalator X4500   • Scan with PDF, jpeg, tif, png, bmp formats
   the local market. The features of the mother-
                                                    HD supported                                  The printer is being sold at taka 9,000 only.
   boards are :
                                                    • High Speed Gigabit Ethernet and IEEE        Phone : 01730317766, 8112613
   Model EP43C-DS3R:
                                                    1394 connection
   • 45 Nanometer Intel Core 2 Multi Core
                                                    • 8 Channel Audio System


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    Deluxe New Brand New                         speaker. Epasa Country head Vengkot              500:1 contrast ratio, 1360X768 resolution is
      Speaker Released                           Sriram distributed the prizes. Epasa product     eye-friendly also.
Smart Technologies Ltd brings two mini           manager HM Foyez Morshed and
multimedia speakers of Deluxe brand in the       Computer Source sales and Distribution
                                                 Director AU Khan Jewel also attended the
                                                 occasion.

                                                 Fujitsu V5535 Notebooks
                                                        Introduced
                                                 Computer Source Limited introduces
                                                 Fujitsu’s innovation in mobile computing
                                                 device, Fujitsu V5535 Notebooks of
local ICT market. These are : DLS-PMP            Asprimo series in the local ICT market. Out      Computer Source is offering 3 year’s war-
360 watt of 2005 and DLS- PMP 500 watt           of       its      two        configurations,     ranty with a price tag of taka 10,200 only.
of 2006.                                         one is equipped with Intel Celeron M560          For more, please contact Computer Source
                                                 processor which has 2.13 GHz speed and           Ltd Phone: 9141747, 01713365210
For more please dial 01730317769,
8112613                                                                                           Fujitsu Desktop Power, New
                                                                                                     Edition of Desktop PC
   Apacer Memory Cards                                                                            Computer source has introduced Fujitsu
        Released                                                                                  white coloured Desktop Power in the local
The demand of Apacer memory cards is                                                              ICT market. It is the new edition of the
gaining fast. Computer Source has brought                                                         Desktop PC.
different models of brand and different
capacity of size in the country’s ICT market.    the another one has Intel Centrno Dual Core      Key Features :
Memory cards includes mini SD, MicroSD           Processor and 1.86 GHz processor speed.          • 19 inch monitor with CPU and built-in
models memory card with 1 GB and 2GB.                                                             stereo speaker
Produa memory card with 1, 2 and 4 GB are        Other features :                                 • Intel Core 2 Duo processor and clock
very good to use in mobile phone, digital        • One GB DDR Ram Exclusively stylish             speed 2.1 GHz
                                                 look                                             • Intel Mobile GM 965 Express Chipset
                                                 • 120 GB Hard Disk Drive
                                                 • Dual Layer Super Multi Writer and
                                                 modem
                                                 • 15.4 inch super fine Display

camera.                                          Computer Source offers one year limited
Epasa brand products have life-time warran-      warranty on this notebooks after those are
ty. And for more, feel free to call : 9141747,   purchased with taka 45,5000 (Celeron
01713365204                                      processor) and taka 51,000 (Centrino
                                                 processor) only.                                 • 320 GB SATA HDD
   “Buy Apacer Win Fujitsu                       For more, contact Computer Source                • DDR2 slot 2 GB memory
    Laptop” Program Ends                         Limited                                          • Super multi Optical Drive
The 2-month program “Buy Apacer Win              Phone: 9141747, 01713365210                      • Integrated GFX controller, X3100 graph-
Fujitsu Laptop” has ended October 15 con-                                                         ics
cludes at BCS Computer City. In the con-          Fujitsu’s new Attraction,                       • RealTech ALC262 Audio
cluding ceremony, prizes were distributed              its LCD Monitor                            • Windows VISTA home premium
among winners. 1st winners Tonmoy of                                                              Operating System supported
Khilgaon Police Fari got Fujitsu Laptop,         Computer source introduced Fujitsu LCD
2nd winner Pilu from Bogra got Lexmark           monitor in the local market. The Mat fin-        Computer Source is offering 1-year warran-
Printer and the third winner Mahmudul            ished 16 inch wide LCD monitor will meet         ty for the PC which is being sold at taka
Hassan Bhuiyan from Mirpur received              the thirst of the users. The slim monitor with   98,000 only.


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   For more, contact Computer Source Ltd          GIGABYTE is pleased to announce team                including Intel, ATI, Corsair, Western
   Phone: 9141747, 01713365210                    Sweden, consisting of teammates elmor               Digital and ViewSonic to participate in this
                                                  and SF3D, was crowned champion of the               historic event. With their outstanding sup-
      Microlab Speaker X23                        Best P45 OC. The winner of the GO OC                port, the GO OC 2008 will be remembered
         now in Market                            2008 Free Style Contest was team USA,               by overclockers and enthusiasts alike as the
   Computer Source Ltd has introduced             with teammates FUGGER and Vapor, who                biggest and most extreme overclocking
   Microlab’s new X23 Speakers in the local       broke 5 overclocking world records during           competition in history.
   ICT market.                                    the second scheduled 2 hour competition.            GO OC 2008 Competition Results

                                                  The GO OC 2008 event was kicked off with            Battle for the Best P45 OC:
                                                  an opening speech from Richard Ma,                  Champion Team Sweden-2 (with a total
                                                  Senior Vice President of GIGABYTE                   score of 24 points), follow by Team Russia
                                                  Group. "First, I would like to thank you all        in 2nd place and team USA-1 in 3rd place.
                                                  for joining us today for this history event.
                                                  Today’s competition is going to be very                GIGABYTE Introduces
                                                  exciting and I hope the exposure from this             Latest Ultra Durable 3
                                                  event will help showcase your overclocking                 Motherboard
                                                  talents to the world."                              Copper Cooled Quality for up to 50°C
                                                                                                      Lower Working Temperature
                                                  Following was a cheerleading squad per-
   Special Features:                              formance to wish the contestants good luck          GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading
   • Louder and clear sound quality               and to get them ready to face off in over-          manufacturer of motherboards and graphics
   • Attractive look                              clocking battle. In addition to the overclock-      cards is pleased to introduce their revolu-
   • 5:1 sound system                             ing competition area, GIGABYTE had on               tionary Ultra Durable 3 technology, the
   • One large woofer and 5 satellite speakers    display a motherboard wall of history, high-        industry's first consumer desktop mother-
   • Built-in amplifier                           lighting GIGABYTE’s motherboard                     board design to feature 2 ounces of copper
   • Remote Control facility
                                                                                                      for both the Power and Ground layers, deliv-
   • Woofer 29 watt and Sat Power output 14
                                                                                                      ering a dramatically lower system tempera-
   watt each
                                                                                                      ture, improved energy efficiency and
   • Connectable with DVD players
                                                                                                      enhanced stability for overclocking.

   The speaker is being sold at taka 8,500.00                                                         GIGABYTE once again leads the mother-
   only with One year limited warranty facility                                                       board industry for the highest quality, most
   under buy48 Policy                                                                                 innovative motherboard design with the
   For more, please contact Computer Source                                                           launch of their latest Ultra Durable 3 tech-
   Ltd. Phone: 9141747, 01730058095                                                                   nology. Ultra Durable 3 motherboards are
                                                  A view of the Championship program held at Taiwan
                                                                                                      the first consumer desktop motherboards to
   Champions of GO OC 2008                        achievements over the past twenty years.            feature double the amount of copper for the
   Sweden wins the title of Best P45 OC, USA      Also on showcase were several live and stat-        Power and Ground layers of the PCB. Most
   wins the title of Free Style OC                ic demos, including motherboards featuring          traditional motherboard designs utilize a sin-
                                                  their latest Ultra Durable 3 technology, as         gle ounce of copper for each layer, whereas
   The GIGABYTE Open Overclocking
                                                  well as a sneak peak of Intel’s upcoming            GIGABYTE's ultra Durable 3 mother-
   Championship, GO OC 2008, the world’s
                                                  X58 platform.                                       boards feature 2 ounces per layer.
   largest Overclocking competition, success-
   fully took place September 25, 2008. A total   GIGABYTE also displayed the latest high-            Benefits of 2 oz Copper design
   of 23 teams from 20 different countries        end products from the sponsors of the event
   worldwide gathered at the Grand Hyatt                                                              Doubling the amount of copper provides a
                                                  as well as the hardware used in the compe-
   Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan to compete for the                                                         more effective thermal cooling solution by
                                                  tition. First class hardware is the key to
   title of the GO OC 2008 champion.                                                                  delivering a more efficient spreading of heat
                                                  achieving successful, record-breaking over-
                                                                                                      from critical areas of the motherboard such
                                                  clocks, and GIGABYTE was honored to
   After 13 hours of serious competition,                                                             as the CPU power zone throughout the
                                                  have several industry-leading venders
                                                                                                      entire PCB. In fact, GIGABYTE Ultra


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Durable 3 motherboards are able to deliver        New GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy                    and Youth Voice in e-Culture and
up to 50°C cooler working temperatures            Saver Advanced                                 Entertainment category, Jeeon-IKB in e-
than traditional motherboards.                                                                   enterprise and Livelihood, VoteBD.org in e-
                                                  GIGABYTE's Dynamic Energy Saver
                                                                                                 Government, Hoimonti in e-Localization
In addition, doubling the amount of copper        (DES) has once again proven itself as the
                                                                                                 and Cellbazaar in m-content category.
lowers the PCB impedance by 2X.                   industry leading energy saving technology
                                                                                                 Of the 32 awards in 13 categories, India
Impedance is a measure of how much the            with newly introduced Dynamic Energy
                                                                                                 bagged 22, Afghanistan 1 and Srilanka 3.
circuit impedes the flow of current. The less     Saver Advanced. Featuring improved algo-
                                                                                                 The announcement of the Manthan Award
the flow of current is impeded, the less          rithms that provide a more accurate power
                                                                                                 2008 came on October 20.
amount of energy is wasted. For GIGA-             saving calculation, GIGABYTE Dynamic
BYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards, this           Energy Saver Advanced provides better          Manthan Award is a first of its kind initiative
means total PCB electrical waste is reduced       energy saving capabilities and enhanced        in India to recognize the best practices in e-
by 2X, which also means less heat is gener-       system      performance.     GIGABYTE          Content and Creativity. It was launched on
ated. 2 ounces of copper also provides            Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced is the           10th October '2004, by Digital
improved signal quality, providing better         world's only motherboard energy saving         Empowerment Foundation in partnership
system stability and allowing for greater         technology with hardware-based Dynamic         with World Summit Award and American
margins for overclocking.                         6-Gear** Switching. With support for VRD       India Foundation. Since then it has come to
                                                  11.1, GIGABYTE's DES Advanced allows           define the very best in e-Content for devel-
50,000 Hour Japanese Solid Capacitors             the motherboard to switch to 1 Gear phase      opment arena in India. Now, after four
                                                  switching during idle, allowing for a dra-     immensely successful years of holding it
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards             matic increase in power savings.               within India, the organizers have felt that it's
are equipped with solid capacitors devel-
                                                                                                 about time it is expanded a bit and its areas
oped by leading Japanese manufacturers.           Designed with advanced users in mind,
                                                                                                 of operation now is all of SAARC countries
With an average lifespan of 50,000 hours,         Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced allows
                                                                                                 namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal,
these solid capacitors provide the stability,     users to take advantage of energy savings
                                                                                                 Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan &
reliability and longevity essential to meet the   with or without the use the Dynamic Energy
                                                                                                 Afghanistan.
power needs of high-end processors and            Saver Utility, for always-on, hardware based
other components running today's most             power savings. GIGABYTE has also               Unnayan TV: First online video channel in
demanding applications and games.                 retooled Dynamic Energy Saver to allow         Bangladesh which regularly publishes video
                                                  overclockers to experience the benefits of     contents on development,human rights and educa-
DDR2 1366+ Native Memory Support
                                                  multi-gear power phase switching while         tional and cultural issues of the country.
Delivering native support for DDR2 memo-          overclocking, providing ultra stable, ultra
ry up to 1366+MHz, GIGABYTE P45                   smooth overclocking performance.               Netbetar: NetBetar is the first online audio
motherboards featuring Ultra Durable 3            For additional information on the GIGA-        channel in Bangla for Bangla speaking audi-
technology allow users to take advantage of       BYTE Easy Energy Saver, please visit the       ence globally. NetBetar as an Internet Radio
higher memory performance with lower              GIGABYTE website at: http://www.giga-          station serves two goals-to reconnect the
power consumption to run even the most            byte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Default       global Bangladeshi to their roots and give
memory intensive applications such as high-       .aspx                                          them chance to be a part of Bangladesh's
definition video and 3D visualization with                                                       development. The medium is very interac-
ease.                                                 Bangladesh Won Six                         tive. Some of the programs have "call to ask"
                                                   Manthan Awards for Best                       functions where the listeners can call in and
Quick Boost Technology                            Digital Content Development                    have their questions answered. Besides, the
GIGABYTE Quick Boost provides 3 levels            Bangladesh has won six awards in the pres-     channel provides infotainment related mat-
of CPU performance enhancement; a sim-            tigious Manthan Award for best ICT and         ter that will help all kinds of audiences,
ple click on the desired level delivers quick     digital content development in South Asia.     whether rural or urban, to get the best out of
and effortless overclocking for novice and        Among 13 categories, Bangladeshi organi-       the station.
experienced users alike. Designed with user-      zations got awards in five categories –e-
                                                                                                 Jeeon-IKB: JEEON-IKB, subtitled
friendliness in mind, GIGABYTE Quick              Culture and Entertainment, E-enterprise and
                                                                                                 'Information for Life', have been developed
Boost allows CPU performance to optimize          Livelihood, e-Government, e-Localization,
                                                                                                 by Development Research Network in
automatically according to different hard-        and M-content.
                                                                                                 Bangla language. All critical information
ware combination with hardware profiles                                                          related to education, agriculture, gover-
                                                  The Bangladeshi winners are Unnayan TV
test approved by GIGABYTE engineers.


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     nance, livelihood, scholarships, libraries,       Cell Bazaar: It is truly a cell bazaar at your   powerful PDA phone comes with a com-
     loans, banking, health and so on are aggre-       service fromBangladesh. The service allows       plete suite of business functions for compre-
     gated into a CD. The Jeeon CD reaches all         buyers and sellers to meet in a mobile mar-      hensive business support, and the built-in
     and sundry through various tele-centres,          ketplace. Sellers post items, buyers view        GPS navigation fea-
     kiosks and through internet also. Each CD         them, and contact sellers. Nearly more than      ture provides timely
     responds to daily queries made by villagers       20 million users can access this service to      navigational direc-
     concerning what, where, who and how in            buy any agricultural product, such as rice,      tions. Furthermore,
     the areas of agriculture, healthcare, non farm    fish, chicken, as well as large scale purchas-   the slim and profes-
     economic activities, appropriate technology,      es like apartment, land, car, and consumer       sional-looking PDA
     healthcare, education, human rights, aware-       goods such as TV, fridge, etc. People can        Phone is even able to
     ness and disaster management. Eight thou-         also offer services such as tutoring, repair,    capture key events
     sand entities of data from the database have      video, etc. CellBazaar brings the buyer and      during the user’s
     been included in the CDs.                         seller to point of transaction. At the final     journeys as they
                                                       stages, buyer speaks to seller, agrees on        travel and then
     VoteBD.org: Democracy is a government
                                                       terms, and meets them in person to transfer      upload them to be
     of the people, for the people, by the people.
                                                       cash and take delivery of the good. When         shared.
     But do we have a medium to turn this theo-
                                                       mobile payment is integrated into the sys-
     ry into a practical reality. The website
                                                       tem, buyer can complete the entire transac-      With the built-in FM Radio Receiver, 2
     www.votebd.org has been developed for this
                                                       tion from the mobile.                            Mega-Pixels Camera (Auto-Focus) and
     purpose, to disseminate the personal infor-
                                                       For more information visit                       Windows Media Player, users will be able to
     mation of the candidate who will contest in
                                                                                                        enjoy more multimedia enjoyment; while
     the local and national elections among the
                                                        ASUS P5KPL-AM mother-                           the built-in Windows Live functions allow
     voters. Ironically, this effort is happening in
                                                       board with Intel G31 Chipset                     access to Hotmail, MSN, Spaces and Search
     Bangladesh. The information disseminated
                                                       Global Brand Pvt. Ltd. (GBPL), one of the        – allowing them to keep in touch with their
     are educational qualification, criminal
                                                       leading IT solution providers in Bangladesh,     online friends and keep them updated on
     records (present and past), statements of
                                                       recently unveiled the P5KPL-AM model of          whatever they are doing.
     assets and liabilities of candidates and
                                                       ASUS motherboard in the local computer           The product is being sold at taka 32,500
     dependents, profession, loan from bank and
                                                       market of Bangladesh.                            only.
     financial institutions, statement of income
                                                                                                        For contact- Global Brand Pvt. Ltd., Phone :
     tax returns, source of election expenses,         P5KPL-AM with Intel G31 chipset inside
                                                                                                        01713257920, 8123281.
     statement of actual election expenses etc. In     supports Intel Quad-core CPU and features
     addition, about 2,500 news published in the       1600(OC)/1333/1066/800MHz FSB, PCI
                                                                                                             Embrace Exciting
     leading national dailies on corruption and        Express x 16, Serial ATA interface, high per-
                                                                                                            Computing with New
     criminalization made by politician, busi-         formance integrated graphics engine, dual-
                                                                                                               Eee PC 904H
     nessmen, government officials and others          channel DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667 memo-
                                                                                                        Conceived to meet the needs of users who
     also posted in this site. It is being regularly   ry, and 8 Channel HD Audio CODEC.
                                                                                                        covet the inimitable portability of the ASUS
     updated.                                          Users can experience faster graphics per-
                                                                                                        Eee PC series, the new Eee PC 904H deliv-
                                                       formance and higher video quality today.
     Hoimonti: Hoimonti is a first of its kind         P5KPL-AM is the most affordable all-in-
     technical endeavour in Bangladesh, where a        one solution platform for Intel Core2
     Linux based free operating system called          Processor with Intel G31 chipset inside.
     Ubuntu has been developed. The operating          The product has a price-tag of Taka 4,700
     system is in Bangla. Hoimonti has a Bengali       only.For contact : 01713257910, 8123281.
     "installation procedure" along with configu-
     ration documentation. After installation, the         ASUS P527 Creates
     default username is set to "Ankur" with the          Memorable Snapshots
     same password. So far Ankur ICT                   ASUS, the leading producer of top-notch
                                                                                                        ers a generous storage capacity in the form
     Foundation has released customized Bangla         handhelds, has released the new ASUS
                                                                                                        of 80GB SATA hard disk drives.
     Operation System based on Linux so that           P527 catering to users who require conven-
     the people can get used to know about             ient GPS navigation and full support for
                                                                                                        The use of a SATA drive provides fast data
     Bengali localized softwares through               business and multimedia functions. This
                                                                                                        transfers, and enables users to carry more
     Hoimonti.


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data along with them than previously possi-       • 15.4” Widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800)              • Weight : 2.2 Kg (with Battery)
ble – making the Eee PC™ 904H a conven-           • 1 GB DDR2 RAM                                   Every ASUS Notebook is covering 2 years
ient computing tool for everyone.                 • 160 GB SATA HDD                                 international warranty. The Notebook has a
Other features :                                  • DVD+/-RW (Super-Multi DL)                       price-tag of Taka 72,500 only. For contact
• 8.9 inch widescreen                             • 1.3M Pixel Web cam with digital                 please dial 01713257904~7, 8123281.
• 0.3M pixels webcam                              Microphone
• 3 x USB 2.0 ports                               • 1 x Express Card Slot, Card Reader               Dell E198WFP LCD Monitor
• Memory Card Reader                              • WLAN 802.11 a/g/N, 1 x IEEE 1394                         Introduced
• 1 x VGA port                                    • 4 x USB 2.0                                     The E198WFP 19-inch Widescreen Flat
• Audio controller                                • 1 Year Warranty.                                Panel LCD Monitor from Dell is a brilliant
• Stereo speaker                                                                                    choice for when you need exceptional
• Microphone, 10/ 100 LAN controller              The product has a price-tag of Taka 66,500        clarity and vibrant color.
• High speed internet connectivity anywhere       only. For contact- Phone : 01713257900,           Featuring a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a 300
with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g                             8123281.
With a full range of applications to enhance
communication and computing experi-                    Z99 Model of ASUS
ences, the PC sells taka 34,500 only.                      Notebook:
                                                  Enjoy revolutionary entertainment on the go
For more please contact Global Brand Pvt.         processor in Z99 series enables break-
Ltd. Phone : 01713257903~8, 8123281.              through mobile performance, new high-def-
                                                  inition capabilities and improved battery life.
 Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop                          The 14.1" widescreen Z99 will change what         cd/m? brightness, the monitor boasts high
High Performance, Low Power Usage &               you see and what you hear. With limitless         color accuracy and uniformity, making it
Smart Decision                                    mobility, you can embrace the world of            ideal for usage in a variety of environments
                                                                                                    from trading floors to graphic design.
Global Brand Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading IT
                                                                                                    Additionally, a high resolution of up to
solution providers in Bangladesh has recent-
                                                                                                    1440x900 pixels provides quality entertain-
ly introduced world’s renowned Dell Vostro
                                                                                                    ment and an exhilarating multimedia experi-
1510 Laptop in the local market of
                                                                                                    ence.
Bangladesh.
                                                                                                    A response time of 5 ms helps prevent
Dell Vostro laptops are designed for small                                                          smearing and ghosting, whether you are
business and made for life. Packed with cus-                                                        playing a game or watching the latest swash-
                                                  entertainment with just a few clicks when-        buckling thriller! The DVI connector with
tomized features and a choice of software,
                                                  ever and wherever. Open up the ASUS Z99           HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Copy
the Vostro line delivers easy-to-use technol-
                                                  and treat yourself to the ultimate visual and     Protection) ensures high image quality for
ogy, flexible connectivity options and excep-
                                                  audio experience.                                 protected high-definition content. With these
tional support – all in a thin, durable design.
Expertly designed Vostro laptops offer                                                              and a host of other features, the Dell
                                                  Some other special features are :                 E198WFP Widescreen Flat Panel LCD
heavyweight performance – without the
                                                  • Intel Pentium -Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2            monitor is an ideal choice for an excellent
weight. Thin and highly portable, the Vostro
                                                  GHz.                                              multimedia, video and graphics experience.
1510 weights just 2.59 kg. The main speci-
                                                  • Intel 965 Express Chipset, 4MB L2 Cache
                                                  • 1024 MB DDRII 667 RAM                           The monitor has a price-tag of Taka 15,000.
                                                  • 200 GB Hard Disk Drive                          For contact- Global Brand Pvt. Ltd., Phone :
                                                  • DVD-RW (Super-Multi DL )                        01729200300, 8123281.
                                                  • Intel GMA 965, VGA
                                                  • 14.1” wide active matrix TFT, WXGA               LG W1942S 19-inch LCD
                                                  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless connectivity                 Monitor
                                                  • IEEE 1394 , TV OutPut , Webcam ,                Global Brand Pvt. Ltd., authorized distribu-
                                                  Bluetooth 2.0                                     tor of LG monitor in Bangladesh has
fications are as follows :                                                                          launched LG W1942S 19-inch Widescreen
                                                  • 1 x Card Reader
• Intel Core 2 Duo T5670, 1.8 GHz., 2 MB                                                            LCD monitor.
                                                  • 5 x USB 2.0
L2 Cache, 800 MHz. FSB,


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     Key Features :                                   Bangladesh has recently introduced world          used to create custom movies.
     • Available in Black Glossy color                renowned RealView RV-3810 model of                • Create your own movies with special
     • LG W1942S 19-inch Widescreen LCD               external TV card. The external TV card will       effects like voice-overs, transition screens,
     monitor                                                                                            scrolling titles and music
     • 19-inch (48 cm) color TFT Active Matrix                                                          • Produce Hollywood style DVD discs that
     LCD display                                                                                        can be shared with family and friends
     • Anti-glare screen with hard coating                                                              through online posting or by copying your
     • 0.285 mm Dot pitch, fast response time of                                                        movies to CD (with a CD writer)
     5 milliseconds
     • High brightness of 300 cd/m2                                                                     Additionally this capture card comes with
     • True widescreen aspect ratio of 16:10                                                            Professional Breakout Box to connect all
     • A Digital Fine Contrast ratio (DFC) of                                                           video devices with PC. Bundled with
     8000:1                                           remove the stress of the users who are usu-       WinDVD Creator2 and Adobe Premiere
     • f-engine image correction technology           ally do complex job on computer a long            Elements3 softwares.
     maximum resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels          time.
                                                                                                        The product has price-tag of Taka 19,000
     in WSXGA widescreen format at 60 Hz.             This TV card will produce better quality of
                                                                                                        only. For contact- Phone : 01729200300,
     with up to 16.7 million colors.                  picture on computer monitor than TV. The
                                                                                                        8123281.
                                                      TV card can store up to 1000 channels;
     The LCD Monitor offers several user              equipped with MMI terminals which are
     friendly features including automatic                                                                Energy Efficient P5N-D
                                                      used for extend the DVD player, CD player,
                                                                                                          Motherboard Launched
                                                      MP3 Player, Game etc.
                                                                                                        The P5N-D is a NVIDIA 750i SLI chipset-
                                                      It’s also having built-in multimedia speaker,
                                                                                                        based motherboard that combines powerful
                                                      which can be control by remote.
                                                                                                        performance with great energy efficiency;
                                                      The product will cost you only Taka 1,500
                                                                                                        and supports NVIDIA SLI technology with
                                                      only. And for more please Phone :
                                                                                                        PCI Express 2.0 for extreme graphics per-
                                                      01729200300, 8123281.

                                                         SN 1604 model of Snazzi
     brightness adjustment, automatic resolution             Capture Card :
     adjustment, flexible height settings, wide       Snazzi DV. AVIO NLE (SN 1604) is a very
     viewing angles for sharing content, and          high quality, internal Analog Video & Audio
     high Contrast Ratio.                             (AV) and Digital Video (DV) I/O card for
     Equipped with intelligent Auto Resolution        the PC. This unit installs in the PC in a stan-
     feature, the new LG W1942S 19-inch               dard half size PCI card slot and enables to
                                                                                                        formance.
     Widescreen LCD monitor’s fast 5ms video          capture and supports DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-
     response delivers superior picture clarity for   2, MPEG-4 and WMV. Snazzi DV. AVIO                It also comes with the worlds first ASUS
     movies and games and ultra-wide viewing          NLE turns your computer into a state of the       EPU (Energy Processing Unit), allowing the
     angles allows up to 176 degree horizontal        art movie making machine.                         CPU power supply to be digitally monitored
     and up to 170 degree vertical viewing                                                              and fine-tuned with improved VRM effi-
     angles providing enhanced images from all                                                          ciency in heavy or light loadings – attaining
     directions.                                                                                        the best possible power efficiency and ener-
     The L1942S 19-inch Widescreen LCD                                                                  gy savings to help save the environment.
     monitor is now available in Bangladesh for
     price of TK. 14,500 with 1 year warranty.                                                          Key features of the motherboard :
     For contact- Phone : 01713257940,                                                                  • Latest Intel Core2 processors in LGA775
     8123281.                                                                                           package and Intel next generation 45nm
                                                                                                        Multi-Core CPU supported
           RealView RV-3810                           With Snazzi SN 1604 you can:                      • 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz FSB
           External TV Card :                         • Capture video (Digital Camera, Webcam,          • PCI Express 2.0 x 16, Serial ATA interface
     Global Brand Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading       Digital Video Camcorder) and audio (MP3,          • Dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533 memo-
     vendors of computer accessories in               WMA or Audio CD Clips) data that can be           ry


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• 8 Channel HD Audio CODEC, 2 x IEEE              Jagat, ETV, RadioToday, GreenPower,            of this historical moment and honored to
1394, 8 x USB 2.0 ports                           Singer Bangladesh.                             take part in this glorious event. They gave
The product has a price-tag of Taka 11,500        Professor Zafar Iqbal was the chief judge      their best to complete this project successful-
only. For contact : 01713257910, 8123281.         and Mr Shahriar Manjur was the judging         ly and they are excited too. OS is also grate-
                                                  director of the entire contest. The contest    ful to the honorable Secretary and involved
     Taiwan Digital                               was inaugurated by Professor Rafiqul Islam,    officers for extending their hand of coopera-
 Communication Co. Ltd.                           VC, ULAB. The contest was for five hours       tion.
   is now Authorized                              and absolutely became flawless without any
  Distributer for ZyXEL                           power interruption. The contest result is as   The advantages of the Laws of Bangladesh
  Networking Products                             follows:                                       Web Site:
Partner agreement was signed between                                                             • Laws can be searched in 10 options as per
ZyXEL Communications (Taiwan) Co.,                1. BUET Falcon       7 Problems                requirement
Ltd. and Taiwan Digital Communication             2. NSU Arcturus      6 problems                • Now the Laws of Bangladesh are in form
Co. Ltd.(TDCL). Under this agreement              3. BUET sniper       5 Problems                of database which can have manifold uses
TDCL qualified to distribute brand net-           4. DU Knights        4 Problems                now in future
working solution in local market .                5. DU Dhrubo         4 Problems                • Laws can be preserved with higher accu-
                                                  6. DU Gladiator      4 Problems                racy then ever before and can be updated as
TDCL is a foreign investment company is           7. SUST_Spurt        3 Problems                of requirement of the state thru right admin-
dealing with Hi Tech /Quality products and        8. BUET Mistic       3 Problems                istration.
representing distributorship of renowned          9. IOI Polynomial    3 Problems (College       • References of Laws of Bangladesh are
brands like CTC union and Allis Electric          Team)                                          easy to the nationals
Co., Ltd.CTC Union Technologies Co., Ltd.         10. MIST Asterisks   2 Problems                • Learning Laws is easy
is one of pioneer company in Taiwan for
Fiber Optics Solution and IP Surveillance         During Award Night, the chief Patron KAzi      Orange Systems is one of the Bangladesh’s
system.                                           Shahed Ahmed chaired the session with          fastest growing IT companies fully involved
                                                  Zabeed Ali Sorkaras the Chief Guest. The       in the Customized Software Development,
Allis Electric Co., Ltd. is worldwide             award night was very warm with all the         Web Site Development, Solutions, IT
renowned manufacturer for Global                  coaches, contestants, guests, faculty mem-     Security Services, IT Consulting Service,
Positioning Systems, Uninterruptible Power        bers, volunteers and other partners from the   Business Development and a different
Supply (UPS), Switching Mode Rectifier            industry. The Vice Chancellor Professor        essence Architectural Design.
(SMR), and Transmission & Distribution            Rafiqul Islam welcomed the guest and con-
Pole Line Hardware & Apparatus.                   gratulated the contestants. The Pro-VC         OS always focuses on delivering better serv-
Fore more please contact Taiwan Digital           Professor Imran Rahman in his speech           ices along with quality & original product
Communication Co. Ltd. Phone : 8827220,           urged for nurturing the contest and related    and services. OS is committed to the further
8825749, 8829761, 8823101                         training issues and addressed the formation    development of the Laws of Bangladesh
                                                  of ACM Training Institution to support all     Website and has the plan to make this site as
ULAB National Computer                            these activities.                              the world no. 1 Law based informative site.
 Programming Contest
        NCPC                                      Inauguration of the “Laws of                        UNIQUE BUSINESS
The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh                Bangladesh”                                 SYSTEMS Introduced
(ULAB) hosted the National Computer               Bangladesh has entered a new era on 25th       Hitachi Interactive Board and
Programming Contest ULABNCPC 2008                 October 2008. The law, justice and parlia-       SStarboard Series in the
on Friday 17 October 2008 at ULAB                 mentary affairs ministry has taken a move to           Local Market.
Campus-A. A large pool of team numbered           make available all laws and regulations        Board UNIQUE BUSINESS SYSTEMS is
71 from 24 public and private universities        made as of October 20 online and bundled       the market leader of training Equipment
participated in this national contest after two   on compact disks for the public. This is a     since 1993. Unique Business systems
years. This has created huge impulse among        major step towards the establishment of e-     always try to extent their product line as per
the young talented programmers of the             governance in our country.                     as the consumer‘s requirements. For this
country.                                                                                         consequence they launch Hitachi Interactive
The contest was partnered by Computer             Orange Systems (OS) is proud to be a part      Board and starboard series. UBS is the



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     Authorized distributor and only gold award        evolving and a growing realization regard-         Services Ltd, Mr. Alamgir Kabir
     company in South Asia of Hitachi                  ing the benefits of IT in education in             Chowdhury, Business Development
     Multimedia Projectors. This interactive           Bangladesh, we look forward to rapid adop-         Manager, HP Personal Systems Group, Mr.
     board is essential for training, presentations    tion of cutting edge ICT technologies like         Sharfuddin Anik, Product Manager,
     and meetings. This product is producing in        interactive whiteboards across schools and         Samsung, Mr. Palash Paul, Asst. Business
     Japan.                                            colleges in Bangladesh in the near future.         Development Manager, Acer were also
                                                       Interactive whiteboards are the most evolved       present in the inaugural ceremony. Four
     Hitachi’s Starboard technology is a world         interactive IT tool for education, learning        Computer Giant company Hewlett Packard
     leader in the interactive whiteboard seg-         and presentation purposes.                         (HP), Intel, Samsung, Acer had Sponsored
     ment. Hitachi Starboard technology is             Hitachi Starboards are internationally             while Inpace Management Services Ltd
     designed to ideally cater to the ICT based        known for their cost effectiveness, amazing        organized the fair. A total of 27 renowned IT
     interactive learning needs of the educational     durability and versatile applications. In the      company participated in this fair.
     sector and the conference and boardroom           medium term the return on investment on            Most of the Participant Company has come
     needs in the corporate sector. The Hitachi        Hitachi Starboards far outweigh the costs          up with latest product lineup, special gift
     Starboard suite comprises:                        due to efficiency gain for corporate users,        items and reduced price offer on purchase.
                                                       and superior learning outcomes measured in         HP Offered free HP polo T-shirt on every
                                                       terms of time taken to attain a particular level   purchase        of    printers,      Executive
                                                       of learning and the level of attainment in the     Technologies offered ACER Laptops on
                                                       education sector.                                  special reduced price. Global Brand also
                                                                                                          offered special gift hamper on ASUS
                                                       Later in the year Hitachi will be introducing      Laptops and reduced price offer on DELL
                                                       versatile pen-driven FX-Duo Board which            Laptops. On the other hand, Daffodil
                                                       can also be operated by finger. Its surface        Computers offered same type of price
                                                       makes it just about unbreakable and it can         reduction on their products and Open
                                                       accommodate multiple users. Hitachi is             Source Software Ubuntu’s Bengali Edition
                                                       committed to promoting advanced ICT                at their stall. Intel has come up with
                                                       tools like StarBoards and looks forward to         Different activity shows with Gaming Zone,
     a) Front projection model (StarBoard FX           continuing to serve the Bangladesh market          PC Experience Zone; demo Zone & Photo
     Series) available in 63 inch, 77 inch and 82      by constantly introducing innovative tech-         Editing Zone. Here visitors can get the expe-
     inch size categories. The 77 inch StarBoard       nologies that transform the learning and           rience of playing latest games; instant photo
     is for normal classrooms with 20-30 stu-          presentation environment.                          printing and can achieve the experience of
     dents.                                            Along with unique features the customer            using Desktop and Laptop PCs. An Apple
                                                       will get the 1 year warranty, after sales serv-    reseller in Bangladesh, Mac Solution
     b) For larger classrooms with over 100 stu-       ice and service support. For more informa-         System Ltd, has come with different Apple
     dents Hitachi offers interactive panels           tion please contact below address:                 products like ipods and special various mod-
     (StarBoard T – 17SXLG). This allows users                                                            els of Macbooks along with latest Macbook
     to operate the PC by using a pen on the LCD         “Chittagong IT Fair 2008”                        Air in their stall.
     display with the PC image being projected              ends Successfully                             It was an attempt of Inpace Management
     on a large screen as required.                                              A three day long         Services Ltd to make the people of
                                                                                 IT fair titled           Chittagong updated about the latest IT
     Detailed research from across the world                                     ‘Chittagong IT           world, Technology, Product and their appli-
     indicates that interactive whiteboard tech-                                 fair 2008 “has           cation in our daily life activities.
     nology brings lessons to life and makes it                                  come to ends very
     much more enjoyable for the learner. Not          successfully          recetly. Mr. Shamim              ECS Appoints Superior
     only do the lessons and sessions become           Ashraf , Deputy Commissioner of                        Electronics Pvt Ltd as
     more fun, interactive whiteboard technology       Chiitagong inaugurated the fair as Chief                National Distributor
     clearly delivers very real benefits in terms of   Guest on 20th October, 2008 at the audito-         Recently Taiwan based Elitegroup
     expediting speed of learning, attaining high-     rium of Institute of Engineers, Chittagong.        Computer System officially announced the
     er levels of learning and engaging individu-      Mr. Zia Manzur, Business Manager, Intel            appointment of the leading IT Distributor,
     als.                                              EM Bangladesh ltd, Md, Kamrul Ahsan,               Superior Electronics , as a national distribu-
     “With the educational eco-system rapidly          Managing Director, Inpace Management               tor for distributing its range of



98   WWW.PCWORLD.COM \ NOVEMBER 2008
Motherboards.                                    BenQ Unveils New Award-                          expectation and desire where technology
ECS has been a pioneer in designing and            Winning 24” V2400W                             becomes more than utility, but art that sym-
manufacturing computer motherboards                 Widescreen LCD                                bolizes beauty, elegance, personality and
since 1987. Awarded with an ISO                 A Stylish Fusion of Luxury Art and                luxury. The V2400W's streamlined curve is
9001:2000 & 14000:2004 certified manu-          Technology                                        made possible by advanced Rapid Heat
facturing capacities, ECS is ready to provide   Com Valley Ltd. Sole distributor of BenQ IT       Cycle Molding (RHCM) Injection
a wide variety of new products and great        products release its new V2400W premium           Technology which enables new shapes and
services to its worldwide customers in the      LCD Monitor to the local market., BenQ not        designs to be molded beyond the traditional
coming years.                                   only debuts the world's slimmest 24"              boxiness. In addition to unlocking imagina-
                                                widescreen LCD monitor, but creates a new         tion in design, this high-end tooling also
According to Mr. Ken Cheng, Manager –           lifestyle trend in computer hardware design       delivers casing that is smoother, stronger and
Sales Division, Channel Business Division,      that targets the sophisticated, stylish con-      more solid.
Mainboard & Add-on Card B.U. ECS, “We           sumer. The V2400W, in fact, recently              "The V2400W is inspired by the B2 stealth
look forward to working with Superior           received the internationally-renowned iF          bomber, evoking a sense of mystery, awe
Electronics in order to leverage our com-       Design Award, a prestigious and coveted           and the elite" said Manfred Wang, Director
bined resources to offer the customers with     recognition of outstanding design that is         of the BenQ Lifestyle Design Center.
more technology products and also increase      vied for by the world's most elite companies.     "In addition, the display's asymmetry exem-
our reach to serve more markets in              Combining unexpected asymmetry and the            plifies our new design philosophy," contin-
Bangladesh. Our strong presence in the          aerodynamic curves of the B-2 stealth             ued Wang. "One is captivated by its sus-
channels means we are consistently creating     bomber, the V2400W is the world's first           pended energy, expecting the screen to tilt.
new routes to market. Bangladesh has a fast     glimpse into BenQ's newly evolved Kinergy         But it stands still, as if time were frozen and
growing market which we have identified as      Design. This unique blend of dynamic ener-        the movement paused."
a unique opportunity to increase our brand      gy, kinetic beauty and unconventional per-        Torque and friction between the metallic
presence. Superior Electronics also has a       spective elevates technology beyond the util-     parts of the hinge were precisely calculated
matured and huge distribution channel in        itarian to opulent art that expresses personal    so that the right-sided stand can safely sup-
Bangladesh, ECS needs to do is to get along     taste, social identity and lifestyle enjoyment.   port the 24" widescreen and also provide the
with Superior Electronics for more channel      Even with high-end technology including a         flexibility to adjust viewing angles. An over-
promotions into the market”.                    4000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, new                all mirror-black finish highlights the moni-
                                                RHCM injection process and full 1080p HD          tor’s premium status.
By joining hands with Superior Electronics,                                                       Exquisitely slim, the V2400W is only 2.44
ECS now looks forward to expand its’chan-                                                         inches at its thickest point, making it the
nel network.                                                                                      world’s thinnest 24" widescreen LCD –
                                                                                                  more than 21% slimmer than the next
Mr. Md. Nazmul Hoque, Director –                                                                  thinnest LCD monitor…even at the
Superior Electronics said, “ECS has reliable                                                      V2400W’s thickest point. A subtle blue
and performance oriented range of mother-                                                         LED and slick touch controls elegantly
boards to offer to our customers, and we are                                                      accent the V2400W.
confident and happy to work with ECS.                                                             Advanced Technologies
Also with ECS’ success story in China to                                                          Positioned as a premium luxury-lifestyle
grab 46% market share we look forward to        support, the V2400W's technical features          product, the V2400W performs accordingly.
a good presence in Bangladesh market. ECS       are secondary to the product's visually           HDMI with HDCP, DVI-D and VGA
motherboards would be made available at         arresting design.                                 inputs offer future-proof high-definition
all our branches with 2 years warranty for                                                        connectivity as well as compatibility.
range distributed through Superior              Computer Hardware: The Newest Art Form            BenQ's proprietary Senseye+photo™
Electronics. The inclusions of ECS range of     The BenQ brand has long stood for innova-         Human Vision Technology provides vividly
motherboards have enhanced the product          tion in design and technology with products       realistic, true-to-life colors. Five preset
portfolio of Superior Electronics in the        engineered for superior performance and           modes – Dynamic, Photo, Standard, Movie
building block category, and we are looking     optimum lifestyle enhancement. The new            and sRGB – simplify optimized viewing at
forward to take this partnership to newer       V2400W takes that reputation, company             the touch of a button. The V2400W is also
heights.”                                       mission and industry as a whole one step          NSTL-compliant for superior color preci-
                                                further – creating a new level of consumer        sion consistent from monitor to printer to


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   digital camera to any visual device. The          makes the MSI Wind PC sleek and modern            the fan noise and damage concerns, the opera-
   V2400W's exceptional 4000:1 Dynamic               which complements any room in your                tion volume is less than 30dB which is quieter
   Contrast Ratio additionally intensifies black     home. Com Valley Ltd. Recently marketing          than electric fans used at home. It's even quieter
   to new levels, revealing even the subtlest dark   wind pc to the local IT market in                 than the fan of the graphics card of desktop.
                                                     Bangladesh.                                       Get a good night's sleep even when your com-
   details in extraordinary clarity and precision.
                                                     3X smaller thickness. The space magi-             puter is on and say goodbye to annoying fan
   And for displaying video in crisp, clean detail
                                                     cian                                              noise while you're working or playing
   free of blur and ghosting, the V2400W incor-
                                                     The size of Wind PC is only 300 X 260 X           Built-in WLAN and omni-directional
   porates BenQ’s Advanced Motion                    65 mm with a conversion volume capacity           antenna
   Accelerator Technology (AMA) for super-           of about 4.7 liters. Compared to standard         Besides the built-in high-speed Gb LAN and
   fast 2ms GTG response time.                       ATX* chassis, MSI Wind PC saves about             802.11b/g wireless network, the Wind PC also
   For more information and quarry you can           83% spaces. In addition, the mini compact         comes with an omni-directional antenna. The
   call 9661034 or 8130780.                          Wind PC only measures 6.5-centimeter,             omni-directional antenna helps users to have
                                                     which is 3X smaller than traditional ATX          Internet connection anywhere at home. You
   G&G Nominated for Prestigious                     chassis. The stylish design and clean lines       don't need extra cable lines or destroy the inte-
       Inkjet Quality Award                          create a unifying theme that blends easily        rior of your house just to have an Internet con-
   G&G, one of the globes largest manufactur-        with the most stylish home decor. Wind PC         nection. Preserve the beauty of your house and
   ers of imaging consumables, has been nomi-        offers superior functions and performance         just simply enjoy the convenience and flexibil-
   nated for the Recharger Magazine's Readers        and promises you the most hassle-free addi-       ity of MSI Wind PC.
   Choice Award in the category of Quality           tion to your home!                                Theatre-class audio-visual experience
   Leader: Inkjet.                                   *Note: The size of standard ATX is 12 X 9.6       Wind PC supports 7.1-channel audio output
   The awards will be presented at Recharger's       ": L425mm X W178mm X H410mm                       and DVD Combo, which allows users to enjoy
   World Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on August         Save energy, save money                           unparalleled digital audio visual experience. It
   19th.The Readers Choice Awards sponsored          To avoid wasting earth resources and reduce       also comes with a built-in TV card that allows
   by Recharger Magazine is for recognizing          environment waste, MSI Wind PC is pow-            users to connect the cable line at home and
   companies and individuals who have made           ered by MSI ultra-low-power platform. The         experience a powerful TV quality. Moreover, it
   outstanding contributions to the industry.        TDP (Thermal Design Power) is only 4W is          provides several full-screen functions, sub-
   G&G has always been committed to offer-           16X smaller than the general desktop              screen switch, record function and Internet
   ing the highest quality products to customers     processors and 9X smaller than laptop             connection. Users can also toggle between the
   all over the world, our aim to match or sur-      processors. With MSI excellent electronic         television and computer and have a good time
   pass the quality offered by the OEM. Quality      circuit design, the full speed operation of       with MSI Wind PC.
   is the lifeblood of our company and we have                                   Wind PC is            Full-featured multimedia center
   invested heavily in ensuring the highest pos-                                 only      35W.        The Wind PC comes with a front panel multi-
   sible quality control systems and standards.                                  Compared to           format card reader which reads virtually any
   We are delighted to be recognized for it. Com                                 the      250W         popular card format. Simply connect your
   Valley Ltd. The sole distributor of G&G and                                   power      con-       camera to the computer and all your pictures
   marketing to the local IT market with very                                    sumption of           are there ready to be looked at. In addition, the
   good response.                                                                general desktop       Wind PC has a built-in 160GB 7200 SATA
                                                                                 computer,             hard drive that can store more than 30 DVD
   MSI Wind PC – Save Energy,                                                    Wind PC can           movies. Its storage capacity simply meets con-
   Reduce Noise Best Solution                                                    save up to 86%        sumer's demand for high availability storage
   for your 24-hour Computing                                                    on electricity        solution.For more information and price you
              Needs                                  even when users use the computer for over a       can call 9661034,8130780.
   MSI Wind PC is based on new generation            24-hour period. It is very suitable for file
   platform which is designed for a mix of per-      server, remote monitoring or playing online         HDMI Ready Motherboard
   formance, low power usage, size and afford-       game. MSI Wind PC is the best solution for             with Core 2 Duo
   ability which is suitable for mobile applica-     your 24-hour computing needs. In addition,        MSI Launches P6NGM Series
   tions or for users who leave their computers      Wind PC has been certificated by the U.S.         Com Valley Ltd., one of the leaders in main-
   on 24-hours per day. The mini compact             Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as          board marketing company in Bangladesh It
   Wind PC only measures 6.5-centimeter,             the ENERGY STAR* Version 4.0 to enable            market has marketing its latest P6NGM series
   which is 3X smaller than the traditional ATX      65% more reduction when in standby mode.          mainboards based on the new generation
   chassis. This highly-functional system is         Quieter than electric fans at home                NVIDIA® MCP73 series chipset integrated
   very space-saving; you can practically put it     MSI Wind PC is based on MSI next generation       GeForce™ 7 graphics for Intel® processors.
   anywhere, on the table or bookshelf. The          platform which use high efficiency and stabili-   The new MSI P6NGM mainboards feature the
   attractive red paint and streamline design        ty of the passive cooling system design. From     HDMI interface and offer its customer to expe-



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rience the advantage of "Ready for PC2008".         - Supports Gigabit LAN                                 BIJF Election
FSB1333 Processors Ready                            For more information and price please call          Amalgamate the IT
MSI will unveil at least 4 new SKUs based on        9661034,8130780.                                  Journalists under a Roof
NVIDIA® MCP73 series chipset, covering
                                                                                                      The Election of Bangladesh ICT Journalist
from the high graphics performance level such         KINGMAX Announced USB                           forum (Bijf) for the term of 2008-2009-2010
as GeForce™ 7150 + nForce 630i to the entry         Flash Drive U Drive Series 16GB
level GeForce™ 7050 + nForce 610i. The new                                                            was held on 18th October 2008 at the
                                                    Drive Your Life more Flexible
MSI P6NGM series mainboards support the             KINGMAX, a leading global manufacturer            Conference Hall of Bangladesh Computer
latest Intel® FSB1333 multi-core processors,        and supplier of DRAM and Flash products,          Samity. Unofficially two panel called Lanin
which include the hottest Core 2 Quad/Duo           announced the latest USB Flash Drive ¡V U-        –Musa & Kawsar – Mojahid compete with
and other Core architecture based processors,       Drive series 16GB. The new U-Drive 16GB           each other to lead the Forum. On this competi-
delivering outstanding performance in               offers not only excellent read/write speed and    tion Kawsar and Mojahidul Islam panel won
microATX form factor.                               greater capacity, but also more functions for     the breathtaking election of BIJF by beating
                                                    space arrangement and security which makes        Lenin and Musa panel. 46 votes out of 48 votes
                                                    storage usage more flexible.                      were cast to elect the leaders of the Executives
                                                    The new U-Drive 16 GB USB flash drive is          body for the journalists community. The
                                                    designed for business usage, high access speed
                                                                                                      defeated panel expressed intention to support
                                                    (read: 20 MB/s, write 12 MB/s) and greater
                                                                                                      the elected new committee with a congratula-
                                                    capacity. It saves the time for data access and
                                                                                                      tion. Conference Hall of Bangladesh
                                                    stores all kinds of data format from images,
                                                    Microsoft Office documents to Blue-ray qual-      Computer Samity was full with IT journalists
First HDMI Ready with Core 2 Duo                    ity video clips. Besides that, U-Drive also has   on the election day to heed the final result of
Following the lead of MSI K9AGM2 as the             hardware AES encryption that enables the free     the election. Mustafa Jabbar was the Chairman
world's first HDMI-ready mainboard, the new         space arrangement and generates private area      of BIJF Election Board with Other two
MSI P6NGM mainboard is the first HDMI-              to keep some data secret if needed.               Members of the Election Board Mr. Shahnoor
ready mainboard supporting Intel processors.                                                          Wahid, Senior Assistant Editor of The Daily
This mainboard is engineered to perfection to                                                         Star and Shahidul K K Shuvra, IT-page in-
create multimedia system, the P6NGM-FIH is
                                                                                                      charge of The Independent.
based on GeForce™ 7150 + nForce 630i and
                                                                                                      The chairman of Election Board Mustafa
is built together with HDMI interface (with
                                                                                                      Jabbar said, "The election board tried to hold a
HDCP) and analog D-sub to offer complete
video output solution for multimedia usage.                                                           free and fair election and thus the result of the
                                                                                                      election did not even create a little bit of con-
                                                    From product to package, KINGMAX U-
Better and Smooth Video Playback                    Drive 16GB complies RoSH, Halogens free           troversy. Moreover, the election board would
The built-in GeForce™ 7 graphic core of MSI         and PFOS/PFOA directives. The package             be able to unit most of IT journalists under the
P6NGM brings the best integrated 3D per-            materials are all recyclable.                     umbrella of BIJF."
formance and great video playback in Intel          Specification of KINGMAX USB Flash Drive          The elected members of BIJF for the term of
platform. When user plays the HD content            U-Drive 16GB:                                     2008-2009-2010 are: Mohammad Kawsar
using P6NGM, it lowers the CPU utilization          1. Capacity: 1GB (red)/ 2GB (white)/ 4GB          Uddin, Editorial Assistant and ICT Reporter,
usage and provides better color and quality.        (black) / 8GB (sliver-blue) / 16GB (navy blue)    The Daily Sangbad, President; Naznin Kabir,
The P6NGM also offers video resolution up to        2. Dimension: 16.7*63*8.7 mm                      Media Coordinator, PC World Bangladesh,
1920x1080 (1080i) HD video output, provid-          3. USB 2.0 standard                               Vice President; Md. Mojahidul Islam, Editor
ing users with the highest quality visual experi-   4. Read / Write speed: 20 / 12 MB/s
                                                                                                      in-charge, The Monthly eBiz, ICT in-charge,
ence possible.                                      Features of KINGMAX USB Flash Drive U-
The Specification of the product are given                                                            Daily Ittefaq, General Secretary; Md. Masud
                                                    Drive 16GB:
below                                                                                                 Rumee, Senior Sub-editor and In-charge,
                                                    • Compliant RoHS, Halogens Free and PFOS
- Supports LGA775 Intel® Core™ 2                    / PFOA                                            Feature, The Daily Jaijaidin, Joint Secretary;
- Quad/Duo Processors with FSB                      • AES ¡V Advanced Encryption System               Sabbin Hasan, IT Coordinator, The Daily
- 1333/1066/800/533MHz                              (optional)                                        Shamokal Treasurer; Hitlar A Halim, Sub
- Supports DDR2-800/667/533                         • Enhanced for WindowsR ReadyBoostR               Editor, The Daily Naya Digonta, Organising
- Integrated GeForce™ 7 graphics                    • Plug and Play                                   Secretary; Tariq Rahman, ICT departmental
- 1 PCI Express x16 & 1 PCIe x1 slot                • Lifetime Warranty                               editor, The Daily Jugantor, Research
- Build-in HDMI/DVI & D-sub interface               For more information please connect               Secretary; M A Haque Anu, Assistant Editor,
- 4 SATA2 Support RAID 0/1/0+1/5                    9661034,8130780 numbers sole distributor of       The Monthly Computer Jagat, Executive
- Supports 7.1Ch.HD Audio                           Kingmax Ram in Bangladesh.                        Member; Muhammad Khan, Senior Sub-



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                                                                crisp visuals transition from office    2.0 Port, it helps to work easily and speedily
                                                                to outdoor café thanks to BenQ’s        with it. It is attracting the customers because it
                                                                patented UltraVivid™ technology,        has eye catchy design, it is portable and it can
                                                                DBEF™ (Display Brilliance
                                                                                                        be handled with ease. It also supports any mul-
                                                                Enhancement film), and a low-
                                                                                                        tifunction printer (printers with print, scan, fax
                                                                reflectivity, anti-glare coating. The
                                                                                                        and data storage facility). It is compatible with
                                                                R46 is also generously equipped to
                                                                deliver serious multimedia capa-        Networking Operating System, Windows
    The elected body with the election Commission Team.         bilities: a built-in 2M webcam          2000, Widows XP, Windows Vista.The prod-
   Editor, BDNews24; Executive Member.                          with Magic-i™ Visual Effects and        uct has the followings Speciation satisfied the
   The last executive committed handover the       WebCam Companion 2™, microphone and                  client
   Forum responsibility to the New Executives on speakers (1.5Wx2), HD audio,VoIP, and smart            2.0 port USB
   1st November with having a Dinner party at a noise suppression and echo cancellation pro-            RJ 45 Port
                                                   mote spontaneous web video chats with                IEEE 802.3 & 802.3 U
   local Restaurant of Dhaka . Most of the mem-
                                                   friends as well as high quality video confer-        1 MB Flash RAM
   bers of the Forum were present on the
                                                   encing with business clients. True anywhere          2 MB SD RAM
   Handover ceremony to make the program a
                                                   mobility and connection are also made effort-
   success and shake the hands with each other less with integrated Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi              Built in 10/100 Mbps RJ 45 port
   for the good of the Forum.                                                                           TCP/IP Network Protocol
                                                   compatibility.
                                                                                                        3.3 Volt DC Power consumption
                                                   Echoing the well-thought, quality specifica-
       New BenQ Joybook R46                        tions of the R46 is its sleek and fashionable        It should added that Excel Technologies limit-
       Powers Work and Play in                     form. BenQ’s award-winning design philoso-           ed has been working for TP-Link product in
              Fashionable Form                     phy – renown for transforming hardware from          Bangladesh since a long as a Sole Distributor.
   BenQ introduced today its latest R Series utility to luxury accessory – graces the R46               So to know more details about the product
   Joybook, the R46, which encases solid multi- with the understated elegance that comes from           please call : 9663857,9664385
   media performance in the stylish elegance of leather texture and the look of premium metal.
   leather grain and titanium. Engineered for Advanced injection molding techniques simu-                BCS ICT WORLD is Going
                                                   late the suppleness and luxury of high-end                   to be Held
                                                   leather grain on the Joybook’s lid while a dec-      Bangladesh Computer Samity(BCS) is going to
                                                   orative metal band of titanium finish adds a
                                                                                                        organize the 16th ICT exposition from BCS
                                                   flair of finesse. The aesthetics and quality of
                                                                                                        called BCS ICT WORLD on 17-21 November
                                                   the exterior extend to the Joybook’s interior
                                                                                                        2008    at   Bangladesh     China     Friendship
                                                   with WLAN and power buttons that are
                                                                                                        Conference Centre in Dhaka with the support of
                                                   spring-loaded for a more confident and com-
                                                   fortable clicking feel. The striking orange          IBPC (ICT Business Promotion Council ). It is
                                                   glow of the power button sums up the R46’s           going to be the largest, multidimensional interna-
   office efficiency and leisure enjoyment, the eye-catching beauty.                                    tional event in the history of ICT of Bangladesh.
   R46 is equipped with an ultra-bright 14.1”                                                           It is expected that a few hundred national and
   WXGA display, Intel’s® Pentium® dual-core         TP-Link Multifunction USB                          international companies and organizations will
   processor T3400*, and Intel’s Graphics Media
                                                                  Print Server                          demonstrate their products and services in this
   Accelerator X4500HD. Future-proof HDMI
                                                   Recently Excel Technologies Ltd. has intro-          Show. It should mentioned that BCS has been
   with HDCP, integrated speakers, microphone
                                                   duced USB Print Server of TP-Link TL-                organizing such type of ICT show since the years
   and 2-megapixel webcam, along with
                                                                                                        of 1993. And Its cross its barrier by arranging
   Bluetooth® compatibility and wireless LAN, PS210U. The main feature of this server is it
   make the Joybook R46 an inseparable, take- ensures the best Printing Support Facility in             such event in our of Dhaka which encourage oth-
   anywhere companion for today’s mobile digi- comparison to other printers in the market. For          ers to do something for the district level commu-
   tal lifestyle.                                  the high speed microprocessor and the USB            nity of the Country. “ We always try to enhance
   Smart, sleek, and versatile, the Joybook R46                                                         the ICT sector of the Country as well as remove
   makes work a delight and play the perfect pas-                                                       the digital devide” Said        Mostafa Jabbar
   time.        Windows® Vista™ Premium                                                                 ,President BCS when he addressing the Press. In
   Certification ensures flawless operation with                                                        this year The Organizers are trying to break the
   the latest office applications while the large                                                       tradition of Computer Show by Replacing ICT
   200-nit 14.1” widescreen makes viewing doc-                                                          in place of Computer. With the Motto “Towards
   uments easy with less scrolling. From charts
                                                                                                        Digital Bangladesh “ Computer Samity ask all
   and text to web images and video, vibrant,
                                                                                                        the Media & and concerns sectors to come for-



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                                                                      Total Communication is the largest          Bangladesh to world. We connect Bangladesh to
                                                                      Voice Tariff provider in the world.         the world and the world to Bangladesh.
                                                                      Chieftain Michaud and Chives                Yes in IP services, TATA presents in about 40
                                                                      Almedia       of      the     Total         countries and 80 cities across the world where we
                                                                      Communication have pointed out the          have IP Pops or IP connectivity but we also pro-
                                                                      prospects of the Voice business in          vide IP services to basically any country because
                                                                      Bangladesh in an interview with the         you can say we provide IP services even you
                                                                      PCWorld.                                    don’t have no POP by satellite connectivity. Even
A Vew of Meet the Press of BCS 16th ICT Exposition                                                                though we have no offices physically in many
ward and make the event a success. They                                                                           countries we offer service there.
Expected more than 1,50,000 visitors will visit                                                                   From Bangladesh point, we could offer both
the fair and the Show is suppose to be inaugurate        Special Report                                           TDM and voice services. So it will really depends
by Hossain Zillur Rahman ,Adviser Education &                                                                     on the need of gateway provider and what type
                                                         Naznin Kabir
                                                                                                                  of data connection, they want, because we will
commerce Ministry of Bangladesh. Sales Is not
                                                                                                                  provide voice services for us. Voice versus TDM
our Main focus for the fair rather then Display”         After a long dispute, a total of 4 private institu-
                                                                                                                  ; it is just a technology. So we offer the same. We
–said AT Shafiq Uddin Ahmed, Convener BCS                tions including BTCL got the VoIP (Voice over
                                                                                                                  have three level of services—quality, good- and
ICT World 2008.                                          Internet Protocol) license. Despite having the
                                                                                                                  academic services and those 3 levels of services
                                                         licenses about six months ago, their activities with
 Though the major emphasis will be on                                                                             are available in voice point TDM connection.
                                                         the VOIP are yet to begin, they themselves are
Computer hardware and accessories but also                                                                        These are available now in terms of IP coverage.
                                                         concerned about the future of the VoIP business.
software, ITES, BPO products, telecom products,                                                                   You know we have a good IP coverage globally,
                                                         Besides, some companies who have no licenses
                                                                                                                  but we are looking for a project eventually for
Multimedia, ICT educational products, laptops,           are still running the business illegally and it is the
                                                                                                                  Bangladesh.
digital lifestyle products will be displayed with        major challenge to the licensed companies.
their latest developments. There will be seminars         And side by side, it is also hopeful that the glob-     Have you any other Business Partner in
on relevant and recent topics. Symposiums, prod-         al leading company Total Communication is keen           Bangladesh? Or any plan to increase it?
uct launches, competition and contests will be           to invest in the country’s Voice business.               Christian Michaud : Of course we would have to
                                                            Recently, a 2-day Telecom World South Asia            do search partner right now we don’t have a
running side by side with the Showcase of prod-
                                                         Conference held in the hotel Radisson with the           license. It will depend on cable facilities coming
ucts and services. The entry fee will be 20 taka
                                                         participation of people from local Voice and IP          in the country so these are the lot of things we are
where the Scholl students will get the Free entry        Telephone companies. Total Communication has             looking for. We did solution for the expansion of
to enjoy the Technology Show. ACER,BENQ,                 held talks with the four licensed companies sepa-        data entry-cum cable. You know that the cable
Microsoft are taking part of the Show as Gold            rately and discussed the business agreement with         goes from Singapore and Chennai. And we are
Sponsor where AOC & HITACHI are going to                 three of them.                                           looking for opening a branch unit here for the
stick together as Silver Sponsor .The organizer            Total Communication is the largest Voice Tariff                                          expansion of the
hope the vast success of the Show.                       provider in the world. Chieftain Michaud and                                               cable            to
                                                         Chives Almedia of the Total Communication                                                  Bangladesh. If we
                                                         have pointed out the prospects of the Voice busi-                                          do this, we will
After a long dispute, a total of 4 private institu-
                                                         ness in Bangladesh in an interview with the                                                make expansion of
tions including BTCL got the VoIP (Voice over
                                                         PCWorld.                                                                                   the IP network
Internet Protocol) license. Despite having the
                                                                                                                                                    possible here. And
licenses about six months ago, their activities with     Interview Highlights :                                                                     it depends on the
the VOIP are yet to begin, they themselves are           Tata Communications is the number one glob-                                                answer of local
concerned about the future of the VoIP business.         al international wholesale voice operator and                                              providers. Right
Besides, some companies who have no licenses             number one provider of international long dis-                                             now we are wait-
are still running the business illegally and it is the   tance, enterprise data and Internet services in                                            ing for the answers
                                                                                                                   Christian Michaud (Senior V.
major challenge to the licensed companies.               India. So, what Kind of Business Investment
                                                                                                                   President & Marketing Business from Bangladesh
                                                         including innovative services as well as                  Development,Tata Communication). on the cable. What
And side by side, it is also hopeful that the glob-      Communication solutions TATA is going to set             would be the decision is and how it would be
al leading company Total Communication is keen           in Bangladesh?                                           implemented are important.
to invest in the country’s Voice business.               Christopher Almeida/ Christian Michaud :                 Tata Communications plans to build Public
Recently, a 2-day Telecom World South Asia               Recently Bangladesh government has legalized             Telepresence Rooms for hourly hire in approxi-
Conference held in the hotel Radisson with the           VoIP for only three companies. We have discus-           mately 100 cities worldwide by the end of 2009,
participation of people from local Voice and IP          sions and we have making relationships with all          according to Peter Quinlan, director for telep-
Telephone companies. Total Communication has             the three companies – Novatel , Bangla tiger and         resence managed services at Tata
held talks with the four licensed companies sepa-        Mir telecom and of course BTCL. And we have              Communications. Is it a part of it?
rately and discussed the business agreement with         a very old relationship with them. So we have lot        Christian Michaud : Not exactly, actually We are
three of them.                                           of capacity with all the partners to carry               from the voice business, a long distance voice



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   business. This is part of a data business. We have       good quality. So both of us will benefit. Tata and        We are connected with two of them. And on one
   a voice, a long distance voice. We have a lot of         Bangladesh as country will benefit, and the cus-          of them it takes time to build the inter-connection
   different product and solutions which are differ-        tomers of Bangladesh will get good quality, good          and one of them it is 80 percent done. So very
   ent level of services and different qualities of serv-   sound, good pricing, good features. So it’s a win         soon we will be connected with all 3 new plus old
   ices. We have one solution call Mobile Direct,           for Bangladeshi customers and government.                 BTCL. Now when we are working with BTCL
   where we create a virtual private network                When you have good quality, more minutes                  alone on the incoming market, we will carry
   between mobile networks of different countries.          come in as there is a percentage of that minute           about an approximate figure, approximately
   And there are software in the products which             which is a contribution to the government as well         about 8 to 9 per cent of the Bangladesh-incoming
   ensure that the CLI is guaranteed. Today when            as the BTRC. So it’s the green market reduces             minutes. That is a very large share of the incom-
   you get a call from Bangladesh in-coming more            and the white market increases. More minutes              ing minutes coming into Bangladesh of the total
   than 50 per cent of the time you don’t get a CLI.        will grow and therefore more contributions will           market. If you look at only the white authorized
   Now our product will work on the wide market             go to the government. Better quality for the end-         market, it might about 12 per cent that we are
   groups and we’ll guarantee CLI. These have rev-          customers and better business for company seek-           coming in.
   enues outsides for the roaming of the operator. So       ers. So every body is winning the good.                   Business response is very positive. Fact is that, I
   all this we will offer to all our participants. A num-   People here are very much price sensitive. So             bring most of the business in. I am on number-1
   ber of port abilities we share. For example, even        what will be the Product Cost ? Or any special            supplier to BTCL now among the top 2 or top 3
   if number of port abilities is not implemented in        price for BD?                                             suppliers for long distance minutes. It means that
   Bangladesh. When you call for hire a country             Christopher Almeida : See, like my colleague              they are giving me good response, my product is
   where port abilities implemented. You can either         said a little earlier, that is VOIP or cable is only a    good, my quality is good and they are benefiting
   pay an average price which is going to be higher         technology. We take a minute from you. Now                by our global network by the strength of Tatas. So
   to get average quality or you can use people like        whether it goes on VOIP or cable, it is the same;         very good response.
   us to get solutions for the port abilities and send it   two different technologies. So you are asking any
                                                                                                                      I don’t know the exact year. But Tata communi-
   to the right network to get a better price and a                                          special pricing for
                                                                                                                      cations used to be a company called BSNL. It
   higher quality. So those should be decided as                                             Bangladesh. I don’t
                                                                                                                      was the government monopoly of India. And I
   soon as we want to enter the market with the solu-                                        make pricing for into
                                                                                                                      think they have been working with BSNL may
   tion.                                                                                     Bangladesh. From
                                                                                                                      be more than 25 years. We want to work in
   In Associates with other hotel chains, and serv-                                          world               to
                                                                                                                      Bangladesh as solution to the rest of the world.
   ice providers, like Taj Hotel, TATA open                                                  Bangladesh, pricing
                                                                                                                      We want expansion of our businesses as well cov-
   Telepresence room in different cities in India                                            is made by BTRC. I
                                                                                                                      erage.
   along with London and Boston and New York .                                               make pricing for rest
                                                                                                                      Tata has been working in different countries of
   So in Bangladesh, is there any possibility to do                                          of world, from
                                                                                                                      South Asia. So, Which country TaTa found
   the same with the Radisson? Or any other                                                  Bangladesh outside
                                                                                                                      more potential for the VOIP?
   Chain hotel?                                                                              to the world. For out-
                                                                                             come, like I told you,   Christopher Almeida/ Christian Michaud :
   Christopher Almeida : Taz is in India. It is a
                                                             Christopher Almeida ( Sr. Vice we are the no. 1 play-    Difficult to say. Firstly, the biggest potential will
   TATA owned company. So the cooperation                    President & Head-India Bu,
                                                             Global Voice Solution, Tata.)   er in the world. Tata    be in India. Because in India the 1 billion global
   already starts with TAZ first, where we learned
                                                                                             communication con-       and in Bangladesh, it is 150 million. So if you
   from that. After that we are open to expanding it
                                                            trols 11 per cent market share of international           look at potential as size, it will be India. But if you
   more. See we are in business . Taj is one of our
                                                            long distance. We carry about 30 billion minutes          look at the Ratio in terms of the potential, the per-
   group but there are another 15. So we have to
                                                            of long distance. We are interconnected with 15           centage growth or the potential of the market, I
   cover the world. So each business will go and tie
                                                            hundred carriers. So with the size, we automati-          think all SAARC countries are about to same. If
   up with wherever it finds business, whether it is
                                                            cally get the best compatibility and that is the rate     you look at tele-density, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
   Radisson, it is Westin, Sheraton, we will tie up the
                                                            I offer to all my customers including Bangladesh.         are roughly about 40 to 50 per cent tele-density.
   different people. This is called data business, a
                                                            For me, I am giving the rate for USA minute to a          Bangladesh is about 30 to 32 per cent tele-densi-
   long distance voice business. So it could be.
                                                            Bangladesh carrier. It is the best rate I gave. I will    ty. India is about 17 per cent tele-density.
   Why TATA Choose Bangladesh for such kind
                                                            give the same rate to all my customers in different       Therefore, the smaller tele-density has a larger
   of services and investment ?
                                                            countries.                                                potential. Bangladesh has more potential for
   Christopher Almeida / Christian Michaud : It is          AS per we know, Tata already have some clients            growth compared to Pakistan and Sri Lanka to
   a large market. Bangladesh has a very big poten-         in BD. So may we know about companies with                that extent.
   tial. We believe that there is a large un-official       whom TATA is working in Bangladesh? And                   What is the secret of your Success and what is
   market for voice also and we know that BTRC is           what type of Voice solution and benefits local            the Business strategy You are to follow as Senior
   now very aggressively policing that. So that will        providers or clients are getting from TATA? And           Vice President Marketing and Business
   make the market grow even more for good clean            what about the business response TATA                     Development?
   telecommunication connections and we are one             received from Bangladesh??
   of the worlds biggest long distance provider for                                                                   Christian Michaud : Its team work. The expert-
                                                            Christopher Almeida :In the voice business, until         ise whom we have in our team, Good product &
   long distance minutes. We have the best of quali-
                                                            the 24th of last month, the monopoly of long dis-         service quality, client dependence on TATA,
   ty of our routs and we have the best cost pricing
                                                            tance of voice was in BTTB and BTCL. We are               Customer relationship etc. Our strategy is to grow
   also. So we believe that there is big potential in
                                                            working with BTCL. And now as the legalization            and to get a global coverage of our networks. And
   Bangladesh. And therefore, it is business-interest
                                                            is happened, we are at the advance stage of inter-        we believe on service and product what we have.
   to us and it is in the interest of Bangladesh to get
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