Audio and visual systems have greatly advanced over the years, and multiple technologies have come about for the transferring of such signals. An A/V device is one that utilizes audio/visual signals that are relayed from electronic equipment capable of generating an A/V output. A/V control panels or terminals can be found on numerous electronic equipment, including televisions, DVD and VHS recorders, and more.
 
When referring to the A/V source of an entertainment system or electronic appliance, one is referencing the various media storage or media creations devices that are being used to relay content to an output device. There are numerous A/V devices that may be considered a source, and common examples include Blu-ray players, digital TV A/V receivers, streaming devices, and much more. Many electronics with the ability to record video and audio with playback functionality can also be considered an A/V source, and these include camcorders, digital cameras, tablets, smart phones, and other such devices. With this general rule of what is considered a source, there are many equipment pieces and electronics that fall under such categorization.
 
In order for A/V signals to be used, one needs an A/V receiver. A/V receivers are devices that retrieve the audio and video signals from a source so that they may be relayed to an output. For instance, the A/V receiver may take audio and video signals from a Blu-ray player and send them to a television and speaker set so that the signals may be displayed or heard as necessary. Some equipment may also take advantage of A/V modulators, those of which may be used to convert an RF input into an A/V signal.
 
While A/V devices have long served home entertainment applications, they can also be highly beneficial for workplaces as well. As workplaces continue their shift towards digitalization, an increased reliance on A/V equipment has come about. Depending on the operations of a workplace and the role of their business, there may be numerous laptops, tablets, smartphones, video communication devices, and other such electronics used. To ensure that all of these devices can properly communicate and transfer A/V signals without frustration, it can be very beneficial to have A/V control panels.
 
With A/V control panels, workplaces can avoid the hassle of having missing or inoperable controls, tangled up cables, poor connection quality, and other issues that can detract from conducting operations. The A/V control panel serves as a central hub for managing systems, acting as the point where all equipment is connected. Additionally, A/V control panels make managing systems simple as one interface can be used for the control of all devices, rather than requiring manual operation of each. As there are professional and consumer-grade A/V control panels available for equipment management, it can be useful to compare the various specifications and capabilities of different models to find what is best for your particular needs.
 
When you are ready to begin sourcing the various A/V modulators, control panels, receivers, and other such equipment that you require for your operations, look no further than ASAP IT Solutions. As a leading online parts distributor, we can help you secure the items on your part list with competitive pricing and rapid lead-times. To ensure that customers only receive the best quality electronic components, we choose to source our items from top global manufacturers we trust, including those such as Steren Electronics, Db Research L.L.P, and Epson. Upon finding parts that you would like to purchase, you may request a quote for your comparisons through the submission of a request for quote form as provided on our website. Once we have reviewed your provided information, a member of our staff will quickly reach out to you with a personalized solution to your needs.


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As work from home initiatives continue across the world for the safety of many workers, numerous individuals are facing work transitions that require more hardware in the home than one may be familiar with. From the use of multiple monitors to more robust networking hardware that may enable more productive and permanent solutions for at-home work, the amount of connections, peripherals, and cabling required for a home office may be stressful for someone who is not well versed in IT hardware. To make establishing optimal work from home stations easier, many individuals can take advantage of hardware equipment known as docking stations.
 
While some jobs may only require a notebook and headset to carry out most tasks, other positions may need multiple peripherals, monitors, and other hardware equipment to ensure that all tasks can be carried out efficiently. With each new hardware piece added to a station, more connections and cable management solutions are also needed. At some point, there may be no more ports or connection points provided on the computer itself. Docking stations serve to alleviate this issue and come in the form of a dock or hub that may facilitate the connection and organization of multiple power cords, USB cords, adapters, chargers, converters, and other hardware depending upon the design of the dock.
 
Depending on one’s needs and their position, there are a number of docking station types that one may take advantage of. Port replicators or hubs are a simplistic type that is similar in appearance to a power strip or surge protector, though they may feature a number of connection types outside of power outlets. Coming in numerous configurations, a port replicator may have electrical adaptors, audio jacks, peripheral connection points, display connectors, and more. Based on the number of connections and connection types one may need, such docking stations can range in price from cheap and simplistic hubs to pricier, advanced models.
 
A breakout dock is another variation of docking stations that replicates existing ports already present on the computer as well as may supply additional ports. In order for hardware to optimally function while connected to the breakout dock, many modern computers will provide a special connector that consolidates concealed trace signals so that more ports than present on the computer may be established. As laptops are often limited in the amount of ports that one may take advantage of, breakout ports are very beneficial.
 
OEM or proprietary docking stations are similar to breakout devices, and such equipment may utilize converters to provide multiple connections from one port. As such devices are often proprietary, they may be permanently installed to equipment and are often self-powered so that they can benefit notebooks. On the other hand, OEM docks regularly provide users with dual displays, a wired internet connection point, and various USB and audio connections.
 
For more diverse solutions, one may also turn to universal or third party dock equipment which may come in numerous configurations and types. Many non-OEM docks will be USB-C or Thunderbolt-3 based and will contain various converters for the facilitation of USB connections, audio devices, modems, memory cards, and more. If one has multiple devices that range in manufacturer, application, and/or connection type, universal docks are a popular choice to avoid complications in setting up a workstation.
 
Having a functional and well organized workstation is important for efficiency, and docking stations are a perfect solution for those needing more ports or connections. At ASAP IT Technology, we provide customers access to top quality docking stations and related components that have been sourced from manufacturers such as Viewsonic, Getac Technology, Kensington, and others. Peruse our expansive part catalogs and find top part numbers such as WA995UT ABA, USB3SDOCKHD, and 40A20170US all readily available for purchase through our website. To receive a competitive quote for your comparisons, fill out and submit an Instant RFQ form on our website and a dedicated account manager will reach out to you in 15 minutes or less, 24/7x365.

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Saitek is a company that designs and manufactures consumer electronics. It was founded in 1979 by Eric Winkler, a Swiss technology expert. The company is best known for its PC gaming controllers, mice, keyboards, and analog flight controllers such as joysticks, throttles, and rudder pedals. The company is now owned and operated by Logitech, with the majority of Saitek products having been rebranded as Logitech G. In this blog, we will look at the respective histories of Saitek & Logitech, their merging, and their products.
 
Saitek was initially formed as a manufacturer of electronic chess games. However, by the 1990s, the company had distribution and design offices in the United States, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, in addition to a factory in China. In 1994, the company acquired the Mephisto line of chess computers by Hegner & Glaser. The company eventually diversified into PC peripherals, focusing primarily on game controllers for flight simulation, driving, and first-person gaming. They have also expanded into peripherals with emphasis on input, connectivity, and multimedia. The company launched a high fidelity audio product line for PC & iPod. In 2007, the company was acquired by Mad Catz. Nine years later, the Saitek brand and its assets were acquired by Logitech.
 
Logitech, sometimes called simply Logi, is a Swiss-American manufacturer of computer peripherals and software. The company has headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and Newark, California, in addition to offices throughout other parts of Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of input and interface devices for personal computers and other digital products, in addition to developing and marketing personal peripherals for PC navigations, video communication, collaboration, music, and smart homes.
 
The company was founded in 1981 in Palo Alto, California and saw immediate success, particularly at the turn of the 21st century. In 2001, Logitech acquired Labtec for $150 million dollars, expanding its range of computer peripheral products. The company continued to grow and expand throughout these years and eventually acquired Saitek in 2016, following a purchase from Mad Catz for $13 million.
 
Logitech, under both the Saitek and Logitech G brand names, produces a wide range of flight simulation equipment. For example, they produce pro flight controllers such as the Pro Flight Yoke System, Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant, and TPM System, as well as Pro Flight Panels including backlit information panels, multi panels, radio panels, switch panels, and instrument panels.  Additionally, the company designs and manufacturers a wide range of flight sticks. This includes the X-56 H.O.T.A.S. System, X-55 Rhino, and X-65F Flight Combat Control System. Other flight sticks include the Aviator and Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles, as well as PC-exclusive products such as the Cyborg F.L.Y. 5, Cyborg 2000, Cyborg Evo, and ST290 Flight Stick. The company also provides rudder pedals, Pro Flight headsets, and simulation controllers based on real Cessna products.
 
Since Saitek and Logitech merged, they have proven to be a leader in flight simulation technologies. For a wide range of Saitek and Logitech items and much more, look no further than ASAP IT Technology. Owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we can help you find all types of parts for the aerospace, civil aviation, defense, electronics, industrial, and IT hardware markets. Our account managers are always available and ready to help you find all the parts and equipment you need, 24/7-365. For a quick and competitive quote, email us at sales@asap-ittechnology.com or call us at 1-714-705-4780. Let us show you why we consider ourselves the future of purchasing.

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Cache memory is a high-performance, temporary server memory that offers faster and more efficient access to data than server RAM (random access memory). Cache memory is a critical part of every server, and therefore important to understand in order to ensure your system is well supported. In this blog, we will discuss cache memory and answer four common questions surrounding it: what is cache memory/what does it do, how does cache memory work, what are the types of cache memory, and how can you upgrade cache memory?
 
What is cache memory and what does it do?
 
Cache memory is essentially a smaller and faster version of RAM that contributes to the overall performance of your central processing unit (CPU). It is very small, in close proximity to the CPU, and is able to keep up with the high speeds of the CPU. Cache memory improves the efficiency of your CPU and prevents bottlenecks in your system by keeping the CPU busy to avoid wasted computation.
 
How does cache memory work?
 
Cache memory temporarily stores information, data, and programs that are frequently used by the CPU. When data is needed, the CPU automatically looks to the cache memory for faster data access. It turns to cache memory first because server RAM is both slower and further away from the CPU. When the CPU locates data in the cache memory, it is known as a cache hit. Cache hits enable the processor to quickly access data, improving the overall efficiency of the system. Because cache memory is smaller than RAM, the data is only stored temporarily and may not be there when the processor needs it. When the cache does not have the processor’s required data, it is known as a cache miss. In these cases, the CPU moves to the hard drive to access RAM.
 
What are the types of cache memory?
 
There are three main types of cache memory. They are known as levels and all have slightly different functions. Level 1 (L1) is the fastest type of cache memory as it is the smallest and closest to the processor. Level 2 (L2) has a higher capacity but a slower speed. L2 is located on the processor chip. Finally, Level 3 (L3) has the largest capacity and is located on the computer that uses the L2 cache. Because cache memory is so small and large quantities of memory are often needed, different levels of cache are necessary to ensure that the cache memory can handle the demand of data processing.
 
How can you upgrade cache memory?
 
It is not possible to upgrade your cache memory without first upgrading your CPU. There are two main brands of CPUs: AMD and Intel Corporation. Both offer different benefits and should not be considered interchangeable. The choice ultimately comes down to preference, similar to the choice between an Apple or Android smartphone. That said, AMD chips are usually cheaper, though Intel CPUs tend to offer more impressive graphics performance.
 
Whatever type of memory products you are in need of, be sure you are getting them from a trusted source. At ASAP IT Technology, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we can help you find all types of parts for the aerospace, defense, civil aviation, industrial, electronics, and IT hardware markets. We have cache memory product part numbers such as NVCPEMWR001G110, AA0004001, 372538B21, and more, from top manufacturers including Nortel Networks, HP, and others. We’re always available and ready to help you find all the parts and equipment you need, 24/7-365. For a quick and competitive quote, email us at sales@asap-ittechnology.com or call us at 1-714-705-4780.

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While a majority of businesses have now shifted many of their operations to digital platforms, there may still be a variety of documents that are still used or filed away on average. Furthermore, shifting to digital platforms can leave large amounts of sensitive documents that need to be disposed of securely. Unlike the old shredders that many are familiar with, newer models have advanced considerably in their ability to efficiently shred paper while ensuring any confidential information is properly destroyed and is unable to be pierced back together easily.
 
Generally speaking, shredders are often classified by the method in which they cut and dispose of paper. Strip-shred cutters are fairly common, and they slice paper into long strips that may be disposed of. While they are quick in their operation, they are not efficient for removing confidential information as strips are thick enough to put together if someone collects all parts. With cross-shredder types, more security can be achieved as strips are cut into thinner lengths that are shorter as well. As one of the best types for security, the micro-cut shredder hashes paper into small bits that would be extremely difficult to reassemble for most individuals. As such, the micro-cut shredder serves very well for those that have heightened security concerns and need proper disposal of documentation.
 
When researching shredders, it can be useful to be aware of the internationally accepted DIN 66399 standard which dictates the size of shredded bits. Typically, security can range from P-1 to P-7 designation, with the former being insecure and the latter being best for high-confidentiality documentation. For the standard business office, a shredder that is P-4 will usually be fine, though higher values would only increase the security of disposal.
 
Beyond the security aspect of the shredder, it can also be highly beneficial to consider the amount of documentation that needs to be removed on average. With some shredders, thicker bundles of paper may be shreddable to increase the speed of disposal. Furthermore, many shredders can extend their services to more than paper, as their blades may be capable of cutting through credit cards, staples, CDs, and much more. As such, the choice of shredder may be dictated by the feeder capacity and speed at which documents are drawn in and disposed. Last, but not least, there may be a run time of shredders which is the amount of time that it can be fed before needing to cool down.
 
With all things considered, the choice of which shredder is best for a given application can be decided based on security, capacity, speed, and run-time requirements. When procuring a shredder for home use, small and simple models can serve well for one individual to remove a low amount of documents as needed. For larger corporations with many documents, however, a more robust system can be the difference in efficiency. Nevertheless, all shredders can improve security and safety through the ability to remove and destroy sensitive documentation and information.
 
At ASAP IT Technology, we can help you find the right shredder for your needs at competitive pricing. With systems and components sourced from top manufacturers such as Avteq, Video Furniture International Inc., Amplivox Sound Systems, Ergotron Inc., and Royal Sovereign International, we are sure to fulfill all of your operational requirements with ease. To ensure that our customers only receive the best possible items, everything is subject to rigorous quality assurance testing, inspection, and cross-referencing before shipment. Furthermore, we also ship items alongside their qualifying certifications or manufacturing trace documents for your benefit. Get started on the purchasing process today and experience how ASAP IT Technology is revolutionizing the part procurement process for the benefit of our customers.

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With technology become more prevalent and essential to all facets of life, flash drives are becoming more and more important. Also known flash RAM, flash memory, the principle behind flash drives, are a non-volatile storage memory that make it easy to quickly sore and transfer data. These drives make it so that you can do your work anywhere— just plug into your USB into a computer, transferring the data you need a flash. These memory devices range from hundreds of bits to thousands of bits. They’re a very versatile piece of technology.

There are two types of flash memory. The first type of flash memory is NAND Flash Memory. This is useful in modern technology because it allows for less chip area, but more data density, making it especially useful in today’s high-density data environment. The second type of flash memory is NOR flash memory, also called circuit flash memory because the memory cells are connected in a parallel array. NOR and RAM memory access are similar, NOR does not need to run through the RAM circuits to be copied. Unfortunately, NOR flash memory is only suited for smaller code instructions.

No matter how far we’ve come, technology still have its flaws. For example, despite writing the code bit by bit, flash memory is unable to delete small chunks of code, only larger blocks. Another flaw is bit flipping— this usually occurs in NAND memory where the data can be flipped, making data transfers useless. Bad blocks are another flaw. This happens when the drive doesn’t scan for “bad blocks” that make the memory vulnerable to corruption and data loss.

ASAP IT Technology, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for all your flash memory and computer hardware parts.  ASAP IT Technology is a premier supplier of IT technology, new or obsolete. ASAP IT Technology has a wide selection of parts to choose from and is fully equipped with a friendly and knowledgeable staff that is always available and ready to help you find all the parts you need, 24/7x365. If you’re interested in a quote, email us at sales@asap-ittechnology.com or call us at +1-714-705-4780.


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Well known information technology equipment company, Fujitsu, has created a mini sensor that is powered by a solar cell. This miniature sensor will help aid LPWA wireless transmission. This newly introduced device measures at 82x24x6mm, and the company boasts that this is the smallest sensor device that supports LPWA in the world.

Conveniently, the sensor does not require replacement batteries. Data for both humidity and temperature that is collected by the sensor is able to be transmitted to a Sigfox base station that is as far as 7 km away.

LPWA in recent days has been in the spotlight due to it being a wireless technology that is able to directly transmit data to the cloud while consuming low power across wide areas. Fujitsu Electronics has been able to create power control technology that is able to command the timing of LPWA signal transmissions in real time. This controlling is based on temperature data that has been collected by the temperature sensor.

This milestone in technology will allow for signal transmissions to be carried out only when activation voltage, which may change with temperature, is boosted, which will help to prevent the voltage from falling under the minimum operating voltage for the LPWA module.

With this efficiency in power, it is possible to allow variation in power utilized by the wireless circuit or power created by solar cells because of temperature. This will remove the need for any excess energy storage elements that were in the past required to react to power variation, allowing for the miniaturization of the sensor device with the smallest power storage elements needed.

The data that is collected can be seen through Fujitsu’s Cloud Service K5 loT Platform, which is Fujitsu’s loT platform service for data utilization. The platform has received Sigfox Ready Program for loT PaaS certification as a platform that can connect to the Sigfox cloud. This ensures that the sensor data is easily obtained in the cloud simply by setting the sensor devices. This will allow for maintenance-free installation and management of the loT systems, which will speed up the procedure of digitalization.

As a Fujitsu sensor parts supplier, as well as an IT parts supplier in general, ASAP IT Technology has a goal of providing out-of-the-box parts procurement solutions. ASAP-IT Technology seeks to help in the purchasing of information technology hardware, with an emphasis on networking and telecommunications equipment. With a dedicated account manager and a support in sales 24/7 throughout the entire year, all customers of ASAP can gain the advantage when seeking parts.


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Sony - An electronics company that produces a variety of products, just announced its plans for global sensor domination. Five years ago, Sony was struggling to keep afloat, with loses totaling more than two billion dollars. Since this drop, Sony has decided to focus its efforts on mainly three things: image sensors, mobile, and games. The focus shift was an extremely intelligent choice by Sony because it shot their annual revenue back up. Sony reported that their first quarter profit from this year was the best quarter profit they have ever seen. Overall, sales have grown about 15%.

Most of the company’s revenue is coming from photographic image sensors, something the company has invested over four billion dollars into. The latest profit results are fantastic news for them, especially after the massive earthquakes japan suffered last year. These earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.0 destroyed Sony’s sensor production facilities, and rebuilding them was a massive hit to revenue. Sony attributes its revenue growth in the ability to quickly restore these centers and getting product back out. Now, Sony controls around 50% of the entire world market for image sensors which has gone up by 10% in the last two years. Sony’s biggest product to date is its dual-camera smartphones. Smartphones are used all around the globe, making this a huge outlet for Sony. The company is particularly targeting the ever-growing Chinese market.

Although this market is huge Sony has decided to play it safe and make annual image sensor sales a small percentage of overalls sales because Chinese phone manufactures are trying to make a shift toward cheaper phone parts, to lower the overall cost of phones. Sony is on track to post its best annual profits for the next two decades, a huge benefit for shareholders. Sony hardware parts are right way to go when looking for electronic components.

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Transistors are utilized in almost every piece of modern technology, including in your cell phone, car, computer, and refrigerator. The problem that transistors are facing today, though, are that they are not compact enough to fit inside of every device we wish. Hopes are high though, as an innovative kind of light-based transistor may be the solution to this problem.

“At its most straightforward, a transistor—or field effect transistor, to give the microscopic device found in all your electronics its proper name—is just a tiny switch. It has three terminals: a source, a drain, and a gate,” explained Jamie Condliffe at Gizmodo.com. “By varying the voltage (or the field) at the gate, it’s possible to control the current that flows from the source to the drain. Simple. Throw enough together, and you can create complex circuits to carry out logical operations—like a computer chip.”

The current challenge is producing transistors which are small enough, yet still possess a high level of reliability. Modern day transistors already measure in at nanometers, which are often comprised of ultra-thin layers of scattered silicon along with various other atoms in order to enhance their switching abilities. The smaller transistors get though, the more difficult it becomes to control how the atoms are added, creating for an unpredictable switch. This creates problems when you want something to operate reliably. Good news is that a team of researchers in Charlotte from the University of North Carolina has recently developed an innovative type of transistor which is capable of controlling the flowing current with light. This technology could be thought of as a ‘smart microscopic wire.’

“When it’s illuminated it allows electrons to flow, when it’s dark nothing passes through. While that alone may not sound too useful, the team points out that the devices can be made smaller than field effect transistors because they don’t require doping in the same way,” Condliffe said. “In turn, that should allow more to be squeezed into the same space, allowing speeds to increase in a way that satisfies our thirst.”

ASAP Semiconductor is a one of the fastest growing electronic component supplier, having 60 thousand plus happy customers we are in the pace of success. We provide our customers with a simplified and speedy procurement process. We ensure that our customers production lines and prototype builds are always up and running effectively. We offer cost-effective component solutions by improving our customers’ negotiation power. If you are interested in a quote for computer hardware parts, please contact our friendly sales staff at sales@asap-ittechnology.com call us toll free at +1-714-705-4780.


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We are currently entering into an intriguing new age of wearable technology. According to Forbes, in 2014, 71% of 16 to 24 year olds wanted wearable technology, which most people are defining as clothing and accessories equipped with computer and advanced electronic technologies. Good news for these eager customers is that Intel, the world’s largest and highest-valued semiconductor chipmaker, has recently completed the acquisition of Recon Instruments, a Canadian company which produces heads-up display (HUD) sensors and smart glasses for sports.

This deal will likely play a pivotal role in the wearable electronics industry, as both influential companies will now be able to benefit from each other’s vast resources. From this acquisition, Intel now has an experienced and talented wearable computing team that will allow for great expansion in the head-mounted display market. For Recon Instruments, they will now have the opportunity to utilize Intel’s extensive technical resources and valuable knowledge as the world’s most successful semiconductor company.

This is an exciting new time for wearable technology as a new playing field for innovation has emerged. Customers need not to worry though since both Intel and the Recon brand will continue serving their customers without disruption, as both companies share a common vision for the exciting new market of smart eyewear.

The co-founder and CEO of Recon, Dan Eisenhardt, stated,

“Going forward, we’ll continue leading the smart eyewear category for sports, and we’ll be able to bring our technology and innovation to completely new markets and use cases where activity-specific information, delivered instantly, can change the game.”

Here at ASAP IT Technology, we provide our customers with a simplified and speedy procurement process. We ensure that our customers’ production lines and prototype builds are always up and running effectively. We offer cost-effective component solutions by improving our customers’ negotiation power. If you are interested in a quote for an Intel parts, please contact our friendly sales staff at sales@asap-ittechnology.com or call us at +1-714-705-4780.


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