Did you know that 40% of small businesses believe that without the use of a printer they would be rendered inoperable? That is an astounding figure, and though the remaining 60% could survive, the lack of a printer would undoubtedly hinder their business’ performance. This is why finding the perfect printer for your business a crucial, though sometimes forgotten, task. What follows is five important things to consider before purchasing a business printer.

  • Growth
Given that high-quality printers can cost a pretty penny, you want to buy a printer that will allow your office to work just as efficiently in two or three years as it does now. Growth and change is a natural part of any new business, and increase in printing needs will inevitably appear as a result of that. Additionally, it’s important to consider how many employees will be using each printer. If you purchase too few printers, the printer will be overworked and slowly break down and malfunction over time. However, buying too many printers will leave many unused, becoming a bad investment. Current and potential company size are both important factors to be aware of before buying printers.

  • Print Volume
Two important factors to consider before choosing a printer are your average print volume and expected spikes in printer use. Average volume is the number of pages your printer would print in a normal day. You want a printer that will not only meet that number, but exceed it to account for variations in daily printing. Expected spikes refers to the times of year when printing volume will be higher than usual due to big projects or other factors. Printers with higher print volume are ideal for handling these surges without performance issues. 

  • Economics
There are several economic factors to consider beyond the price of the printer itself. Cost of printer parts, ink/toner, maintenance fees, and monthly utility costs like energy usage are all important considerations that need to be made. These costs can vary greatly depending on the size or type of printer you purchase.

  • Print Quality
Print quality requirements are not always easy to determine because you need to find a printer of reasonable quality that can also put up with the significant needs of an average office. It’s important to consider your print quality expectations and ask yourself if you need professional/print-shop quality. If that’s the case, you might consider outsourcing your printing to another company (though this only makes sense financially if your large print jobs are rare).

  • Security
Printers become more and more like computers with each new model. It’s just as important to protect your printer’s hard drive as your PC’s. Be aware that printers with internet connections are vulnerable to hacking and should be protected like any other sensitive material.

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Purchasing a PC can be a major investment, one that requires serious research and consideration on the part of the buyer. In this blog, we’ll break down some of the most important factors to keep in mind while purchasing a new computer.
 
For some, the computer manufacturer brand is what matters the most. Some are reliable and trusted providers of hardware, while others offer better warranties, or have unique proprietary software that you might be interested in. Acer computers, for example, are relatively cheap, but still have high hard drive and memory capacities.
 
Size can be a serious concern when purchasing a PC, especially if it is a laptop. Some consumers prefer larger monitors, while others want portability and low weight above all else. For desktop users, they may want a larger case to allow for better ventilation, while others may want to save space with a smaller tower. The home destination is always a major consideration; if it’s going into a large room, you should feel free to go as large as you’d like.
 
Price and usability are obvious factors as well, and depend largely on what the PC’s end-use will be. Dedicated users like hardcore gamers, video editors, and 3D software users will all have higher requirements for their PCs, and will need to spend more accordingly to get that performance. Most users, however, use computers for browsing the Internet, and light office and school tasks. Unless you are a dedicated user, you should probably avoid more expensive rigs.
 
Tying into this is hardware. Components like the hard drive, processor, and RAM are all serious concerns, with the more demanding applications requiring more powerful components. Make sure you have a clear idea of what you will be using your PC for when purchasing.
 
Another concern is the operating system. Most Windows OS systems are sold in different types, with the more expensive editions offering more features. Windows 10, for instance, comes in Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education, each with varying programs and abilities. Windows 10 Home, for instance, doesn’t have a disk encryption feature like Bitlocker, so if hard drive security is something you are concerned about, you may want to consider other options.
 
Peripherals like DVD readers and optical drives are also something to consider. These add functionality to a device, but will also make it bulkier and more expensive, and are becoming somewhat redundant in an age of streaming and digital downloads. Still, for applications like video and audio editing, they can be critical to have.
 
Lastly, the warranty of the PC is something to think about. Most new purchases come with a yearlong manufacturer warranty, but some retailers will extend it by several years if you are willing to pay. Warranty extensions can depend on both the product and the seller, so be sure to compare retailers. Some warranties are also vaguely worded, so be sure you fully understand the terms and conditions before paying for it.
 
At ASAP IT Technology, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we can help you find all the hard drives, RAM cards, and processors for the PC hardware industry. 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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Building your own personal computer is a unique challenge, but a rewarding one as well. Building your own PC allows you to have greater control over your design and components of computer, allowing you to customize for a variety of purposes, including high-end PC gaming, video editing, documentation and work purposes, or simply saving money on a budget work machine. Building your own PC can also be cheaper than buying a prebuilt model from a manufacturer, if done correctly by a savvy shopper. Beyond the monetary question, however, is the simple satisfaction of creating something with your own hands that you can use and enjoy in everyday life.
 
But to build a computer, you need the right parts. Every PC will have these six components at minimum to function properly.
The Case: the plastic or metal shell that holds and protects all internal components inside it. Cases come varying sizes and can have different kinds of pins and connectors within them.

The motherboard: the “spine” of your PC’s build, the motherboard is what every other component will attach to or plug into in some way or another. It is important to make sure that your motherboard’s pins and sockets match with the rest of your components!

The power supply: A heavy box that regulates electricity as it flows from the outlet into your computer and provides power to the individual components of the PC. The power supply connects directly to the motherboard, and other components through the motherboard.

Processor (or CPU): The central processing unit effectively acts as the “brain” of the PC and is the greatest determining factor for the speed of your computer. You will want to make sure that the CPU and motherboard are compatible in terms of both manufacturer (AMD or Intel) and the CPU socket.

Memory (or RAM): RAM stands for random access memory and is a critical component of your computer’s operation. RAM allows data to be saved and accessed far more quickly than it can be from storage, but the data is lost if the power supply is lost. Therefore, RAM is most frequently used in short-term calculations, such as in gaming. It is important to ensure that the RAM cards you purchase are compatible with your motherboard’s sockets.

Storage: Storage comes in both hard drive and solid-state drives, and stores the PC’s operating system and gigabytes of digital files (such as pictures, video, text documents, etc.) you save. SSDs are faster than HDDs, but HDDs hold more data, and are cheaper. Many PCs these days will have an SSD that holds critical files such as the operating system, and an HDD for things like pictures and documents.

These six are the bare essentials, of course. You will also need a keyboard, monitor, and mouse if you don’t already have them, and other components depending on what you plan to use your PC for. High-end gaming will require an independent graphics card, as well as possibly investing in a cooling system to ensure your computer doesn’t overheat. If you save tons of pictures or videos, an extra hard drive for the storage may be necessary, as well as a DVD or Blu-ray drive for reading discs in those formats.
 
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In an ideal world, your PC would last forever—unfortunately, no computer does. Eventually, every computer slows down, even if you’re using it for the exact same functions you were five years ago. Whether it be replacing a computer hard drive, or installing a new graphics card, repairs and replacements are part of owning a computer. In order to get the most out of your investment, you’re probably looking to stretch the lifespan of your computer out for as long as you can. So, which parts should you repair—and which parts should you replace?
 
Your computer consists of various components and pieces of technology, each designed with their own specific purpose. Before you decide on which part to replace, you must first diagnose the issue. Be sure that the problem isn’t a software issue; run a virus or malware test to see if your computer is corrupted. If a damaging virus does exist, then replacing your computer software may be your best option. Other components that you’re better off replacing include motherboards, data drives, RAM, power supply units, and cooling fans. 
 
There are several reasons why replacing your computer motherboard is beneficial. First off, motherboards tend to have a short life cycle (about 3-4 years). Although there aren’t any moving parts, motherboards tend to be fragile in design. The smallest malfunction can turn catastrophic in the blink of an eye. The capacitors on a motherboard will naturally deteriorate over time due in part to heat, static, and moisture.
 
Data drives come in two variations: hard disk drives and solid-state drives. The computer’s operating system resides within these drives and acts as the brain of the PC. Hard disk drives are mechanical and will diminish as time goes on. They are susceptible to scratches;  it may stop reading data, or a power surge may render the parts inoperable. Solid state drives are similar to flash memory chips. Although they have no moving parts, extreme temperatures can damage them and they’re able to be hacked. Replace this part immediately if it starts to act faulty.
 
The random-access memory, or RAM, makes it possible for the computer to find specific information quickly. It is used as the main memory component in computer systems and is crucial to overall functioning capabilities. This is one of the first parts you should replace if you want to speed up your PC’s performance. Extreme temperatures and power surges are the main reasons that RAMs need maintenance. To ensure longevity, buy a high-quality module from a reputable manufacturer and regularly inspect the hardware.
 
A power supply unit (PSU) is what produces and transports power to different components in your computer. An average PSU should last anywhere between five and ten years. An effective way to prolong the lifespan is to minimize high-stress activities. If your PSU is malfunctioning, replace it as soon as possible.
 
If your computer starts operating loudly, there’s a good chance that your cooling fan needs attention. The mechanical nature of this part contributes to its malfunctions as they have moving parts that are prone to general wear and tear overtime. The deterioration process is accelerated by particles and dust that accrue on the blades, and within the rotating element. Clean out any excess dust regularly to keep it from layering; be sure to replace the fan when necessary.
 
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Personal laptops offer an array of benefits.  Due to its compact size and portability-laptops are very popular among working professionals, business owners, and gamers.  Laptops have a wide range of customers from different fields and use.  Working professionals can now easily take their work with them wherever they go, especially working in remote areas. 

Having a laptop allows accessibility to important documents and emails on the go.  Not only that, laptops can complete difficult tasks and run software that once only ran on powerful desktop computers.  As laptops become the primary choice for a personal and working computer, the use of a universal docking station can expand its use and capabilities. 

Docking stations allows the user to access many USB adapter ports to run extra devices such as hard drives, flash drives, audio devices, keyboards, and much more.   In addition, having a docking station allows for optical media and monitors.  Having a docking station can transform a simple laptop into a full range work-station.  It is ideal for home and business offices. 

Laptops are stronger and more compact than ever before, however, there are certain limitations.  Most laptops have 1-3 USB ports and a smaller viewer screen.  Some may like the convenience of having multiple USB ports to be able to access hard drives and connect to a high-resolution screen while at home or in the office.  The universal docking station is a simple easy to use a device that can maximize the use of laptops better than ever before. 

ASAP IT Technology, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for docking stations, USB adapters, optical media, and computer hard drive parts. ASAP IT Technology is also the premier supplier for docking stations, USB adapters, optical media that is old or hard to find, they can help you locate it. ASAP IT Technology has a wide selection of parts to choose from and is fully equipped with a friendly staff, so you can always find what you’re looking for, at all hours of the day. If you’re interested in obtaining a quote, contact the sales department at www.asap-ittechnology.com or call +1-714-705-4780.

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This network interface card’s job is to connect a computer to a local network or internet. It does this by creating electrical signals that are both compatible with the computer and the network nearby that it connects to. Basically, all PCs, both desktop, and laptops have a network interface card built in. The card is held securely in the computer by the bracket. This bracket can also have a cable jack or antenna on it with an indicator light that the card is inserted correctly and working.
 
The most common adapter has a number of computer chips used to process signals from the network to the PC. These computer chips are in a plastic circuit board that can be injected into the actual PC and connecting to the motherboard. There are several types of network interface cards, one of the more recent ones work with Wi-Fi wireless networks through an antenna to send signals.

Not all are wireless, there are also ones that use actual Ethernet cables to connect the computer and internet. Ethernet cables have a plug that connects that network card and the internet as one.
 
These connections transfer waves and signals to communicate which website you are trying to access and turns them into the data you see on your screen. To put it simply, the card is a middleman for everything you are trying to access on your PC.  The circuit boards are automatically programmed when placed in your computer. The make and model are used to properly pass all of the data specifically for your network. Without programming, these cards do not work.
 
ASAP IT Technology has a dedicated and expansive array of technology parts, making us the premier supplier of a number of parts. We serve customers as a one-stop shop and primary destination for product sourcing. ASAP IT Technology will ensure that your needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner, all the while offering cost-effective computer hardware component solutions. If you are interested in a quote, please contact our friendly sales staff at www.asap-ittechnology.com or call 714-705-4780.

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In the world of hardware innovation news, Nvidia launched the GTX 1080 Ti at the end of February. It short-circuited its own highest-end product, the 6-month old Nvidia Titan X, thanks to higher clocks and a highly-reduced price of $700, compared with $1,200. Nvidia is now straightening out that issue with a full- The Titan Xp sports 3840 cores, 240 texture units, and 96 ROPS, compared with the 1080 Ti’s 3584:224:88 composition. We do not know the card’s base clock yet, but Nvidia’s press release declares 3840 CUDA cores running at 1.6GHz.

The Titan Xp would be clocked unquestionably higher than any other GP102 on the market today. It carries a remarkable 547GB/s of memory bandwidth and a 12GB frame buffer. fat GP102 part - the Titan Xp. The Titan Xp sports 3840 cores, 240 texture units and 96 ROPS, compared with the 1080 Ti’s 3584:224:88 composition. We don’t know the card’s base clock yet, but Nvidia’s press release claims 3840 CUDA cores running at 1.6GHz. The Titan Xp would be clocked significantly higher than any other GP102 on the market today. We know it pa 547GB/s of memory bandwidth and a 12GB frame buffer.

Another great thing to come out of this announcement is that Nvidia is promising a new driver set that will add full Mac support for the entire Pascal product lines. Anyone with a 10-series Nvidia GPU should be able to use that GPU in their Mac, with no problem. Unless the customers have a very old Mac.

They haven’t stated if these drivers are limited to Mac Pros that support macOS Sierra (10.12) or not. Only the mid-2010 and mid-2012 Mac Pros were updated officially for Sierra. Xeon workstations from 2008 and 2009 can be unofficially upgraded to Sierra. Nvidia could also be suggesting that it expects to take AMD’s slice of the Apple market when Apple refreshes the Mac Pro. Apple has relied on AMD GPU silicon for a number of years, but that could change if Team Green offered them a better deal.

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There have been a number of high-profile Nintendo games that have flopped. But one of the biggest failures may have been one that you heard almost nothing about. Project H.A.M.M.E.R., a Wii game from Nintendo Software Technology, died after six years of painful development. The game began development in 2003 and was pitched as a core game for the Wii. When it was unveiled at E3 in 2006, the game was reportedly “75-percent complete.” Following E3, the game disappeared until it was officially cancelled in 2009.

In a short documentary by Unseen64, a number of failures at Nintendo Software Technology were uncovered. NST is a US-based studio responsible for games like Metroid Prime Hunters and Mario vs. Donkey Kong. The game featured a cybernetic protagonist with a giant hammer that could be swung into enemies using the Wii motion controller. Ex-members of the team told Unseen64 that Nintendo executives were not happy with the quality of the game, and NST felt the same way. But the two parties disagreed on how to fix the game. NST felt the biggest flaw was that the game was not fun and the game’s core mechanics needed to be overhauled. Management wanted to improve the destructibility of its environments. Eventually, upper management chose to redo the environments and make the game more cartoonish, renaming the game to Wii Crush and replacing the cyborg main character with a “cartoon character.”

In 2009, the game had made no progress so Nintendo Company Limited pulled funding and cancelled the project. By this time, the chief game designer had been fired. When Japanese management refused to consider the ideas made by NST, the staff at NST immediately began leaving the studio. Unseen64 uncovered an internal review showing record low levels of employee morale. Developers at NST accuse the Japanese management of “nationalism.” Most of the staff responsible for hits like Metroid Prime Hunters left NST after the cancellation of Project H.A.M.M.E.R.

Nintendo is not the only company to have had games go through development difficulties. The development of Silicon Knights’ X-Men: Destiny was fraught with poor management decisions. L.A. Noire’s staff also spoke of poor working conditions. Rockstar was only able to save the game after six years of development.

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Headquartered in Spokane, Washington, Key Tronic Corporation is a premier ISO-certified provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for customers in the computer peripherals, telecommunications, printers, aerospace, industrial, and military markets. After being founded in 1969, Key Tronic was recognized as the number one producer of keyboards in the world just ten years later. The company produces products such as keyboards and input devices for use on domestic computers. Forbes has named Key Tronic as Number 34 on its list of America’s Best Small Companies for the year 2013.

The company has domestic facilities in the following North American cities:
  • Spokane, Washington: A 130,000-square-foot facility that serves as the corporate headquarters while also conducting full product assembly, sub assembly, PCBA, molding, tooling, depot repair and reverse logistics.
  • El Paso, Texas: An 80,000-square-foot facility that serves as the domestic and worldwide distribution center.
  • Corinth, Mississippi: A 350,000-square-foot facility built 1961 that houses 260 employees and 10 surface-mount technology (SMT) lines.
  • Oakdale, Minnesota: A 55,000-square-foot facility built in 1994 that houses 145 employees and 4 SMT lines in a positive airflow clean environment.
  • Harrodsburg, Kentucky: A 22,000-square-foot facility built in 2000 that houses 100 employees and 4 SMT lines.
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas: A 168,000-square-foot facility built in 1985 that houses 220 employees, 7 SMT lines, and a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone.

For over forty years, Key Tronic has been a leader in precision plastic molding. The company operates over seventy injection molding machines spanning the gamut of 30 tons to 3000 tons in order to handle any client’s volume specifications. The facilities employ dedicated hopper loaders to ensure no material cross-contamination.

To increase its offerings to its customers, Key Tronic recently acquired circuit board producer CDR Manufacturing, Inc. just last month for USD$46.9 million in cash. With the acquisition of CDR Manufacturing, Key Tronic will have additional manufacturing facilities in Mississippi, Kentucky, and Mexico. Before the sale, CDR Manufacturing boasted USD$120 million in annual revenues.

For the fiscal year 2014, Key Tronic reported USD$305.4 million in total revenue—down from USD$361 million in the previous fiscal year 2013. The company employs a 3,000-strong workforce at its facilities in the United States, China, and Mexico.


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Beyschlag Centralab (BC) Components is a brand of giant, publically traded semiconductor and electronic components company Vishay Intertechnology specializing in passive components including: leaded metal film resistors, leaded metal glaze resistors, capacitors (ceramic, aluminum, and film), thermistors, varistors, variable resistors, and much more. The company is headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands with plants in Europe, North America, India, Taiwan, and China.

BC Components is a combination of two separate companies: Beyschlag and Centralab. Beyschlag was originally founded in 1931 in Berlin, Germany by Dr. Bernhard Beyschlag as a producer of rectifiers for use in the then-emerging radio technology industry. The company expanded to produce carbon film resistors. In the 1970s, Beyschlag was purchased by Philips Components and operated as Philips’ passive components subsidiary until 1999. In 2002, Beyschlag became a part of Vishay.

Centralab, established in Hong Kong in 1962, was originally known as Globe Union. After acquisition by Philips Electronics in 1972 the company was merged with Beyschlag to form a branch dedicated to passive electronics and renamed BC Components. In 1999, the Philips Company divested its entire passive component segment, leaving BC Components independently operated. In 2002, Centralab (as BC Components) became a part of Vishay.

After the BC Components acquisition Vishay restructured the merged company and split its product portfolio into two divisions Vishay Beyschlag and Vishay BC Components. Vishay Beyschlag’s product portfolio consists primarily of resistors, including chip arrays (thin and thick film cermet), fuses, carbon or thin film leaded, and carbon or thin film MELF. The product portfolio of Vishay BC Components can be categorized into the following: capacitors (aluminum, ceramic, and film), linear metal film resistors, variable resistors, and non-linear resistors (including PTC thermistors, NTC thermistors, and varistors).

Vishay BC Components developed a number of now-standard products including aluminum capacitors with temperature capabilities in SMD and leaded configurations. The company has developed numerous SMD styles of non-linear PTC and NTC thermistors, safety leaded ceramic capacitors, high-performance aluminum and power film capacitors. BC Components also boasts patents for an NTC element up to 900 degrees Celsius and a thermal switch for safety for their non-linear resistors product line.

A few capabilities of the company’s products include: their ceramic capacitors which retain HVArc Guard® MLCCs and board-flex resistance, making them ideal for high-voltage applications and their varistors which can absorb high transient energies and suppress both positive and negative transients.


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