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V7 Photo Contest Winners

10/8/2019 2:20 PM

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The results are in! First place wins a 27" 2K Monitor – 2nd Place winners receive a USB Docking Station and 3rd place wins a Powerbank.

Thank you all who entered – Congratulations to the winners!

 






Posted By Amit Khajanchi

Are You Ready to Rock?

10/2/2019 9:47 AM

So, you want to be a rock star.

Get ready to lay down your tracks with a digital desktop recording studio.

 

One of the best recording studio packages for the money can be found at Guitar Center. 

The Complete Desktop Recording Studio comes with all the equipment and software needed to get you on the road to stardom.  This recording studio features a Mac Mini Computer, V7 21.5” Widescreen LED Display, Audio Interface, Studio Microphone, Studio Headphones, V7 Keyboard & Mouse and complete software recording suite. 

V7 Recording Studio 

The V7 21.5” Widescreen LED Display, Keyboard and Mouse have been an integral part of the Guitar Center Recording Package for more than two years.

Like all V7 products, you’ll have the functionality and durability needed to ensure a successful recording session, all at a price that won’t break the bank. Free up your musical imagination and get your ticket to ride with this complete digital recording studio featuring products from V7.

For more information on V7  please contact us at v7bids@ingrammicro.com

Posted By V7 Team

LATAM ONE 2019

9/26/2019 2:03 PM

One of the largest Latin American tradeshows just happened.

Latam One 2019 At A Glance.

This year Ingram Micro hosted one of the largest events supporting Latin American markets.

Latam One was held September 9th to the 11th in Florida. The event’s key message was themed “Imagine Next” which illustrated how Ingram Micro is helping customers grow their business in ways they haven’t thought of yet. With nearly 900 attendees and 49 vendor sponsors, the show provided the perfect stage for collaboration and insight into current and future product solutions.

V7, Ingram Micro’s house brand, displayed several products at our booth during the ”Solution Showcase”. V7 sales manager, Charles Erdei commented “There was a great deal of interest in our new ergonomic input devices. There is definitely a growing trend in this area.”  Being an international brand, V7 is dedicated to supporting the Latin American market with high-quality, cost-effective products that provide a better over all value to channel partners and consumers.   Having over 22 product categories and over 1000 active skus, V7 has the right products to support your customer’s core solution requirements.

Now it’s time to look forward, because just around the corner is the Ingram Micro ONE event, this November in Denver, Colorado.  This year’s event is sure to be the largest ever with channel partners coming from all over the world to attend.

 

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Posted By V7 Team

V7 RJ-45 Ethernet Cables keep your network running smooth 

If you are getting ready to purchase Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat7 RJ-45 Ethernet network cables, of course you’ll want to make sure the ones you are choose offer quality, durability and performance. 

Pure Copper Cables vs. Copper Clad Aluminum Cables

One of the common tactics of some manufacturers to save cost is to use aluminum instead of copper for the core of the cable. This can lead to issues with your network transmitting and receiving data from having inferior materials that are less durable. It is not easy to tell the difference between them especially from a visual inspection. 

 

The safety and performance safety of cables made with aluminum can violate IEC and TIA standards for Cat5 and Cat6 cables. CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum also known as CCE for Copper Clad Ethernet) can have higher attenuation leading to loss of packet data resulting in slower network because of re-transmissions. Aluminum cables are compounded by the fact that they are less resistant to heat, and can cause issues for installers as fail much easier when bent or pulled. Make sure you use pure copper cables.

 

V7 - pure copper cables 

 

All V7 Ethernet cables are guaranteed to use pure copper

CPR (No 305/2011,EN50575)

The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) includes requirements for CE marking of cables for Safety in the Event of Fire. This impacts all cables that are being used as a Construction product as part of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR No. 305/2011). The inclusion of EN 50575, “Power, control and communication cables – Cables for general applications in construction works subject to reaction to fire requirements" in the OJEU provides the standard that all cabling must meet to achieve a CE mark for certain fire performance categories.

UL Verified

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). When a product has been UL Listed, a representative sample has been tested by UL and found to meet all relevant UL-published Standards for Safety as a product in its own right.

 

Verified to ANSI/TIA-568.C.2, ISO/IEC 11801 and EN50173-1

V7 network cables have our cables have met high performance, quality, and reliability design standards to ANSI/TIA-568.C.2, ISO/IEC 11801 and EN50173-1.The IEC (International Elecrotechnical Commission) and TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) standards designed to ensure networking products for consumers and businesses are safe, durable, reliable, and adhere to strict specifications ensuring optimized performance. These standards are led by a collaborative group of engineers that focus on network operation and structured cabling.

 

All V7 Ethernet cables include these industry certifications

  • UL/cUL listed
  • Verified to ANSI/TIA-568.C.2, ISO/IEC 11801 and EN50173-1
  • CPR (No 305/2011,EN50575)

 

For more information on V7 cables, or to place an order please contact us at v7bids@ingrammicro.com

Posted By V7 Team

How Ergonomics Can Help Maximize Productivity Through Comfort

Choosing the right keyboard and mouse can help improve posture and minimize the risks associated with repetitive motion and daily tasks of being in front of a computer. 

There are a variety of products from gel wrist pads to compression wrist gloves that help deal with the symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) but these are usually used as a last resort remedy since they don’t address the issue of the keyboard or mouse as the main cause.

An ergonomic, split keyboard design increases comfort by encouraging a natural arc for hand, wrist, and forearm positions.
Also, choosing a keyboard with a palm rest helps maximize productivity by preventing the wrists from dropping while typing which reduces wrist extension and fatigue.

 Ergo Comparison Graphic

 

Mice also come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate multiple users and a vertical ergonomic mouse can encourage a vertical wrist posture to help reduce pressure to the wrist.

 Mouse Ergonomics Graphic

For a closer look at the MW500 Vertical Mouse - you've got to see it from all angles. 

MW500 Animation

 

For more information on all of our ergonomic product offerings, and how V7 can help your team increase productivity, contact us at v7bids@ingrammicro.com today. 

Posted By V7 Team
Are you protected from visual hacking?
 
Most computer users are familiar with common cybersecurity threats like phishing and malicious software. Fewer know the risks of “visual-hacking”
 
Visual-hacking is fairly self-explanatory – it means the confidential information you have on your screen is susceptible to being compromised visually by people around you.
 
prying eyes
 
What is a computer privacy screen?
 
A computer privacy screen, sometimes called a privacy filter, is a special, thin piece of plastic that’s placed over your laptop or computer monitor. This helps to prevent prying eyes from stealing your information.
 
Computer privacy screens protect against this by attaching to your screen to restrict the viewing angle –so that only the person in front of the screen can see what’s on it.
 
 
Anyone trying to steal a glance from the right or left side will only be able to see a blank screen.
 
privacy filter in use - animation
 
Passwords, anti-virus programs, and secure systems do a lot to keep your information secure, but they can’t defend against visual hacking.
 
 
V7 privacy filters are excellent for open, high-traffic environments – limiting screen visibility to directly in front of the monitor without blurring or distortion +/- 30 degrees.
 
Plus, our filters have a blue light reduction, blocking approximately 35% of harmful blue light emitting from your screen, reducing eye strain.
 
V7 privacy filters are available for almost all sizes of laptops and monitors – for more information contact us today at v7bids@ingrammicro.com
Posted By V7 Team

How Loud is Too Loud?

8/28/2019 1:12 PM

How Loud is Too Loud?

Of the roughly 40 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, 10 million can be attributed to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). NIHL can be caused by a one-time exposure to loud sound as well as by repeated exposure to sounds at various loudness levels over an extended period. Damage happens to the microscopic cells found inside the cochlea part of the inner-ear. These cells respond to mechanical sound vibrations by sending an electrical signal to the auditory nerve. The healthy human ear can hear frequencies ranging from 20Hz to 20,000 Hz, and different groups of these cells are responsible for different frequencies (rate of vibrations). Over time, the cell’s hair-like stereocilia may get damaged or broken and if enough of them are damaged, hearing loss results. The high frequency area of the cochlea is often damaged by loud sound.

How is Sound measured?

The energy in a sound wave is measured in Decibels (dB). Like a temperature scale, the decibel scale goes below zero. The average person can hear sounds down to about 0 dB, the level of rustling leaves. Some people with very good hearing can hear sounds down to -15 dB. But if sound reaches beyond 85 dB it can cause permanent damage to your hearing. The longer you listen to a sound at high dB will affects how much damage it may cause. Low range sounds may be listened to safely, they will cause damage even over extended periods, but exposure to even some common sounds may cause permanent damage. And extended exposure to sounds above 85 dB can cause permanent damage to the cells in your inner ear, leading to hearing loss. 

dB Chart

Many common sounds may be louder than you think…

  • A typical conversation occurs at 60 dB – not loud enough to cause damage.
  • An idlingdiesel engine is loud enough at 85 dB to cause permanent damage after only 1 workday (8 hours).
  • When listening to a personal music system with stock earphones at a maximum volume, the sound generated can reach a level well over 100 dBA, loud enough to begin causing permanent damage after just 15 minutes per day!

Decibel Exposure Time Guidelines

Recent studies suggested that nearly 50 percent of teens and young adults get exposed to unsafe volume levels from mobile devices. And 40% of that is potentially damaging levels of sound. That’s over 1 billion people at risk, which is why setting a volume limit is probably a good idea.

Some studies have found that people in their 20s have hearing loss more typical of people aged 50 years and older because of exposure to music at this volume.

For every 3 dB over 85dB, the permissible exposure time before possible damage can occur is cut in half. - Recommended permissible exposure time for continuous time weighted average noise, according to NIOSH and the CDC, 2002.

 

 typical loudness chart

FAQS

– Do manufacturers provide info indicating how loud their devices actually are?

Audio devices and mobile phones including iPhone have a sound level of 100 dB or louder. iPhones can produce a maximum of 115 decibels (software limits European iPods to 100 dB; U.S. models have been measured higher), the equivalent of attending a rock concert amplification.

–  Does loudness vary a great deal from one brand/model to another?

The output levels across various brands of models tested are about the same, especially in the high decibel output. Apple’s iPhone iOS and the latest versions of Android OS have a ‘safe volume’ warning built into their software. 

– What about the headset, over the ear vs. ear buds; is one less damaging than the other?

It can depend on how loud you set the volume and for how long you listen to that volume.  Despite their inclusion with every mobile phone, researchers stress caution when using earbuds.

Because of their ‘in-ear’ design, earbuds are more likely to cause hearing damage than headphones that sit on or over the ear. They can also be up to 9 dB louder than over-the-ear headphones. This isn't a big deal when going from 40 to 50 dB, but more serious when going from 70 to 80.

– How loud is too loud when the volume control doesn’t provide information on the output level?

A rule of thumb is if you cannot understand someone talking to you in a normal speaking voice when they are an arm’s length away… it’s probably too loud. This rule works with standard earbuds and headphone. 

– Is there a rule of thumb about setting limits on the volume wheel?

Since the combination of volume and length of listening can cause hearing loss, researchers recommend applying the 60/60 rule. This rule suggests listening to an iPhone for 60 minutes at 60 percent of its maximum volume, then taking a break. Ears that get a rest have time to recover and are less likely to be permanently damaged. No more than 30 minutes at the 80% volume.

– Loud music damages the nerves in the brain

Loud music on headphones has the same effect on nerves as multiple sclerosis and causes hearing loss.

Loud music played on earphones causes hearing loss by having a similar effect on nerves as multiple sclerosis, research finds. The research shows that noise levels above 110 decibels strip insulation from nerve fibers carrying signals from the ear to the brain. Loss of the protective coating, called myelin, disrupts electrical nerve signals.

The same process, this time due to an attack from the immune system, damages nerves in the brain and results in multiple sclerosis.

It is well known that loud noises can lead to hearing problems such as temporary hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and even permanent hearing loss. But this is the first-time scientists have been able to identify damages to nerve cells as a result of noise exposure.

"The research allows us to understand the pathway from exposure to loud noises to hearing loss. Dissecting the cellular mechanisms underlying this condition is likely to bring a very significant healthcare benefit to a wider population. The work will help prevention as well as progression into finding appropriate cures for hearing loss", said the lead researcher Dr. Martine Hamann, from the University of Leicester in the UK.

 

 

Hearing can recover

Scientists found that myelin loss, as a result of noise exposure, re-grows in time, meaning hearing can recover.

The work is part of ongoing research into the effects of loud noises on the cochlea nucleus, a brainstem region that receives sound signals from the inner ear. Based on these results, scientists may be able to develop a future treatment method.

We at V7 are working on adding volume control limitations to headsets made for the education sector. This will help limit some of the early exposure of damaging sound levels. As part of our constant effort to bring our customers high-quality products with top features for less than the competition.

 

 The results have been published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Posted By V7 Team

Looking for product collateral to help you sell? We support those who sell V7.

We have an extensive library of product collateral, for you to provide information to your customer.  Check out the V7world Resource Center:

http://www.v7world.com/reseller/resource_center

You’ll find information on the V7 Brand, our Product Catalog, Category Feature Brochures and Product Line Cards.

All documents are provided in PDF format for easy distribution.v7 resource center

 

 Other helpful resources can be found at the bottom of the page including:

The Bid Desk, Product finders, link to our Product images library and V7 Logos.

Posted By V7 Team

The V7 Solution

8/6/2019 1:37 PM

Surround your core product with a solution from V7.

 

Create the solution with V7.

The V7 brand exists to help our partners create solutions. Our broad line of accessory products can turn a single product into a solution increasing our partners’ margins.

 

The profit is in the details.

Competition on a core product like notebook, desktop, or server have compressed margins. With V7 accessories, partners make the margins they deserve, with products their customers need. Our accessories allow partners to offer best in class products, at aggressive prices. V7 products are available only from Ingram Micro.

 

Here's a quick example for the Education market.Create solutions with V7

End user wants 10,000 new Chromebooks deployed throughout the school district.

 

The Solution 

• 10,000 Chromebooks 

• 278 charge carts (36 Chromebooks per charge cart) to store and charge the devices 

• 10,000 notebook cases for the one-to-one programs (children taking the notebooks home)

• 10,000 audio headsets for testing in the digital classroom

 

Here’s an example for Corporate/Enterprise market.

End user wants 500 notebook computers for their expanding workforce.

 

The Solution 

• 500 notebook computers

• 500 docking stations

• 1000 monitors

• 500 monitor mounts

• 500 keyboards and mice

• 500 USB headsets

 

For more information on how you can maximize your margins with V7 accessory products, contact us today at v7bids@ingrammicro.com.

Posted By V7 Team

The Value of V7

7/31/2019 8:44 AM

The V7 Value  

A Better Value
V7 is a high-value, alternative brand of products and accessories. We have equal or better quality and function compared to well-known brands. We offer higher margins for Ingram Micro resellers and lower price points for consumers.

The Value of V7
We design and test products to be equal to name brand products. We ensure no sacrifice to function and quality while providing products at a lower cost. 

Wide assortment of products and categories
We have an extensive product portfolio to support your customer’s core solution. We maintain 22 product categories and over 1500 skus.We have the right product at the right price to support your customer’s needs.

Consistent availability, in stock when you need it
When your customer is ready to pull the trigger, you’ll be ready to get what you need when you need it. We ensure that V7 products are in stock around the world and ready when you need them.The V7 Value

Backed by Ingram Micro customer support
Your reputation with your customer is a paramount concern with us. At V7, we provide excellent no hassle support for our products.

We help resellers win business opportunities
We provide high quality products at the most affordable price points. This allows you to submit competitive bids while still making a decent profit. V7 products help you win business opportunities while still making a profit.

Only sold at Ingram Micro
V7 products are only sold by Ingram Micro reducing over distribution, this also helps reduce value erosion.This in turn ensures the value of V7 products are consistent across the channel.

 

Need more info on the value of V7? Contact us today at v7bids@ingrammicro.com

 

Posted By V7 Team

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