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IOGEAR Launches Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter

GUC211V Enables Diagnosing and Troubleshooting of Servers, ATMs, PoS Systems, CPUs from a Laptop, Eliminating Cost and Complexity of Traditional Crash Cart Systems

IRVINE, Calif. – May 24, 2017 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small-to medium-sized businesses, has made it easier and quicker to diagnose and troubleshoot computers with the launch of the GUC211V Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter. Ideal for data centers, IT departments, refurbishing centers, or kiosk services, the TAA-compliant adapter greatly reduces labor and hardware costs by replacing expensive and cumbersome rolling crash carts with a single laptop computer.

Compatible with Windows, and soon Linux-based computers, the IOGEAR Crash Cart Adapter connects a laptop to a target computer via a USB Type A port and VGA port enabling the user to interact with the computer using the laptop’s display, keyboard, and touchpad. For ease of use, the Crash Cart Adapter includes a six-foot USB cable which allows ample distance between the target computer and the laptop and makes it easy to move between computers in fast-paced environments.

Key Features of the IOGEAR Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter

• Ease-of-Use – Connect the Crash Cart Adapter to a laptop and to the USB Type A and VGA ports of a target computer, kiosk or server, and run an executable file; programmable hotkeys and macros save time on common tasks; provides BIOS-level access to the target computer;

• Plug-n-Play – The hot-pluggable Crash Cart Adapter does not require any software to operate; supports DVI and DisplayPort connections using IOGEAR adapters;

• Robust Functionality – Supports bi-directional file transfer between connected laptop and computer; perform OS patching, software installation, and diagnostic testing on the remote computer; video recording and capture of remote computer, Mouse DynaSync™ automatically synchronizes the laptop and connected computer’s mouse movements; on-screen virtual keyboard with multi-language support; firmware upgradable.

“The sheer number of computers being deployed without local user consoles is increasing exponentially making it inefficient, inconvenient and often impossible, to troubleshoot and maintain them using traditional crash cart systems,” explained Irma Pietojo, Product Manager at IOGEAR. “Our new Crash Cart Adapter significantly reduces hardware and labor costs by replacing crash cart systems with a simple laptop computer. Through a single USB connection on the laptop, and a USB and VGA connection on the target computer, our portable adapter makes it quick and easy for an IT professional to troubleshoot and maintain the computer without having to carry around a separate display, keyboard, mouse, and cables.”

The GUC211V Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter carries a limited three-year warranty and is available now at a MSRP of $349.95. For more information on the IOGEAR Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter, or other award-winning, innovative IOGEAR connectivity solutions, please visit


IOGEAR, an ATEN Technology Company headquartered in Irvine, CA, manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, at work and on-the-go.

IOGEAR provides consumers, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and small and medium sized business (SMB) customers with attractive, reliable, high-performance products and solutions that help them connect their devices to improve productivity and efficiency. The company offers a broad range of solutions including: KVM, A/V & Digital Home, Computer Accessories, Networking, Mobility and Gaming.

IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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Media Contact:
Ken Hagihara
Media Relations Representative for IOGEAR
Integrity Public Relations, Inc.
949-768-4423 ext. 101

Eric Corej, country manager for Fluke Networks Canada awards Alex Nobile and Larry Keating the honour of the 2016 Top Representative partner award for the Canadian market.Eric Corej, country manager for Fluke Networks Canada awards Alex Nobile and Larry Keating the honour of the 2016 Top Representative partner award for the Canadian market.

Keating Technologies Earns Top Performance Honours at the 2017 Fluke Networks Channel Sales Kick-Off in Miami

Fluke Networks Canada aligned with Keating Technologies more than three years ago to manage and grow its Canadian IT channel and ecommerce initiative coast to coast, as well as the responsibility to manage its frontline market in Western Canada. “Since that time our brand has seen sustained core growth in these areas” says Eric Corej, country manager for Fluke Networks Canada. “Keating Technologies’ commitment to our brand in Canada is best in class and their passion for our products and for quality service is authentic and contagious. The Keating team’s performance in 2016 earned them the 2016 Top Representative partner award for the Canadian market. Congratulations to the Keating Technologies team!”

Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. “Fluke Networks has a focused and well-supported approach to the market that partners appreciate and customers can depend on,” said Alex Nobile, VP Sales and General Manager of Keating Technologies. “Growing their business as a contributor to the Fluke Canada team is a pleasure. Thank you Fluke Networks for recognizing our success with you.”

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham, Ontario is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program.  As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing  more than  $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management services, including sales, marketing, and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at

About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network performance monitoring and diagnostics solutions designed to streamline issue resolution and ensure an optimal end-user experience—even in today’s borderless enterprise. Leading organizations worldwide trust Fluke Networks to help solve their toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, SaaS, mobility, unified communications and data centers. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit



Fluke Networks Introduces the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer™, World’s First Certified Category 8 Field Tester

Fluke Networks Introduces the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer™, World’s First Certified Category 8 Field Tester

Everett, Wash. – January 23, 2017 – Fluke Networks introduces the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer, the first field tester independently certified and endorsed to meet all the requirements for the Category 8 field testing standard. The DSX-8000 is the latest addition to the Versiv™ Cable Certification Family, continuing the Fluke Networks tradition of designing products to help data communications installers more quickly, accurately and profitably achieve system acceptance for copper and fiber jobs.

“The Fluke Networks DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer has been confirmed by Intertek to meet the ANSI/TIA-1152-A Level 2G requirements for measurement accuracy.” said Antoine Pelletier, Project Engineer – ICT Cabling Products Testing, Intertek. “The availability of testers that meet this standard is an essential milestone in the evolution of Cat 8 and means customers can ensure their installations are standards compliant.”

With the launch of a field tester, designers and installers now have the tools they need to deploy Cat 8 in support of 25 and 40 gigabit Ethernet networks. In reaching the milestone of the first Cat 8 field tester, the DSX Series has achieved a number of breakthroughs, including:
• The first Permanent Link and Channel adapters with a full 2 GHz range, allowing field certification of TIA Cat 5 through 8 and ISO/IEC Class C through FA and I/II (Class II adapters available Summer 2017)
• The fastest test time: eight-second Cat 6A certification
• The first tester to be endorsed by manufacturers of Cat 8 solutions.
• The only tester able to test screen continuity along the path of the cabling as required for Level 2G testers.
• The only tester capable of testing the optional resistance unbalance measurements critical for guaranteeing operation of advanced Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems

“While Versiv owners report a fast payback on their investment, contractors expect their testers to last for years”, said Eric Conley, vice president and general manager of Fluke Networks. “By purchasing the DSX-8000, they can ensure they will be ready when their customers deploy Cat 8 technology. The combination of strong ROI and future proofing make this the smart buy.”

Panduit, a leading network solutions provider, has also endorsed the DSX-8000 and verified that it is the only field tester to meet all the Cat 8 requirements.

“Category 8 will offer the promise of smooth migration to higher bandwidths in the data center, with ease of deployment and significant cost saving,” stated Marc Naese, Vice President, Data Center Business Unit, Panduit Corporation.“To realize these benefits, customers will need to ensure their installation meets all Cat 8 specifications.Panduit® Labs have evaluated and endorse the Fluke Networks DSX-8000 for certification of our installations.”

Availability – The Fluke Networks DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer is available to order now from resellers of Fluke Networks’ industry leading Versiv Certification Family. For more information, please visit

Resources – For more resources on the Cat 8 standard, Fluke Networks certification programs and products, please turn to

About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. From installing the most advanced data centers to restoring service in the worst weather, our combination of legendary reliability and unmatched performance ensure jobs are done efficiently. The company’s flagship products include the innovative LinkWare Live — the world’s first cloud-connected cable certification capability –introduced in late 2014. For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit

For additional information and updates, follow Fluke Networks on social media.


The Wirecutter Awards IOGEAR with the Best SD Card Reader

The Wirecutter, known for their buyer’s guide of the best in technology, has evaluated 12 card readers from the industry’s trusted brands and has named IOGEAR’s USB-C 3-Slot Card Reader as the best. With the trend of new laptops adopting the USB-C ports and the decline of the USB-A ports, the Wirecutter focused on USB-C SD cards comparing their performance, physical size and ease of use. After the Wirecutter tested the 12 card readers on both Mac and Windows laptops, they concluded that “IOGear USB-C 3-Slot Card Reader is the best option for anyone who needs an SD card reader for a new laptop with USB-C ports. The IOGear delivered fast, consistent speeds, and supports SD, microSD, and CF cards.”

Read the full review

Source: The Wirecutter


IOGEAR Launches Industry-First Thunderbolt 2 KVM/Docking Station

On November 15, IOGEAR launched a first-to-market Thunderbolt 2 KVM/Docking Station. The new product enables users to turn a Thunderbolt 2-enabled computer into a complete workstation by allowing the connection of external monitors at HD and 4K resolutions, a keyboard, mouse, printer, USB drive, camera, etc., through a single Thunderbolt port. The truly unique aspect of the product is that it is also a KVM switch that allows users to connect a second computer and share all of those devices, easily switching between them with the push of a button.

This product saves money and desktop space by allowing two computers to share workstation resources with data transfer rates up to 20Gbps.

Click here to read the press release.

Source: IOGEAR

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MakerBot Named Best 3D Printer in THE Journal 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

THE Journal, a magazine that covers leading educational technology for administrative, technical, and academic leaders in K-12 education has announced their 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards for their favourite technologies in dozens of categories. In 2016, MakerBot made a change in direction of their 3D printing solutions to focus on the education market, with the launch of new products, apps and resources, which has earned them the title of Best 3D Printer.

To see a full list of THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 click here.

Source: THE Journal

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Zones the Large IT Solution Reseller Enters the Canadian Market

Computer Dealer News has reported that Zones, a big American IT solution provider has arrived in the Canadian market. For the Canadian operation manager, Zones has hired Zameer Hussain to take the lead. ”One source close to the situation told CDN that Hussain’s growth strategy for the Canadian market is to go after the Canadian subsidiaries of U.S. companies that are already Zones customers. This is a similar strategy that was used by other large, foreign-owned solution providers such as Dimension Data and CDW when they entered the Canadian market.”

For the full article, click here.

Source: CDN