THE RAZER GOLIATHUS FIRED UP FOR E-SPORTS WITH ALL-NEW TEAM EDITION

Carlsbad, Calif. – March 8th, 2012 – Razer, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, with Team Liquid, elite pro-gaming team, are proud to announce the launch of the Razer Goliathus e-Sports edition mouse mat.  Emblazoned with the iconic logos and colors of the world’s top e-Sports teams, the Razer Goliathus e-Sports edition mouse mat is wielded by pro-gamers for both its performance-enhancing surface and as a rallying team banner. 

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OCZ Technology Talos SAS SSDs to be Deployed in Drobo’s Business-Class Storage Systems

SAN JOSE, CA – March 8, 2012 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that Drobo will utilize the OCZ Talos SAS SSD Series for integration into its B1200i iSCSI SAN solutions for business environments. Drobo, makers of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, has chosen to provide customers with even faster and more robust storage systems by complementing the sophisticated feature set of the B1200i with the superior performance, energy efficiency, and maximum endurance of Talos SSDs.

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Patriot Memory Names High Powered Industry Veteran Paul McGuire as Executive Vice President of Sales

 

FREMONT, CALIF., USA – March 7th, 2012 - Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products is pleased to announce the company has named Paul McGuire as Executive Vice President of Sales. The addition of Mr. McGuire to Patriot Memory’s Executive team will swiftly propel the company through its next set of growth objectives. In his role, Mr. McGuire will be overseeing worldwide business development and ramping up sales channels for Patriot Memory’s full suite of products.

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Mad Catz® Announces Shipping Of The Street Fighter® X Tekken® Fighting Game Controller Range Range to Include the FightStick V.S. With Single or Dual Play Tournament Configuration

 

San Diego March 6, 2012 Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (Mad Catz) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the shipping of the Street Fighter® X Tekken® fighting game controller range for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.  The new range of fighting game controllers includes the Street Fighter X Tekken FightPad SD, the Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade FightStick PRO and the flagship Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade FightStick V.S.

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Corsair Announces $10,000 Vengeance Cup Online Tournament for League of Legends

 

FREMONT, California — March 6th, 2012 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Vengeance® Cup online tournament for League of Legends, with a $10,000 total cash prize purse. Corsair has partnered with Esports Heaven, one of Europe's premier esports tournament websites, to create and run the Vengeance Cup tournaments.

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Ten One Design Declassifies Top Secret Accessory for Next Generation iPad – the World’s First Pressure-Sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 Stylus

Blue Tiger stylus supports ultra-fast Bluetooth 4.0 technology and features full pressure sensitivity

Montclair, NJ March 5, 2012 Ten One Design, creators of the Pogo Stylus and Pogo Sketch for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, is proud to unveil its Blue Tiger Stylus – the world’s first pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 stylus for iPad. Harnessing Bluetooth 4.0 technology, fully supported by the CoreBluetooth framework in iOS5, this stylus pairs directly with the iPad and features full pressure sensitivity, palm rejection capabilities and more.

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Affiliate News Postings 3/5/2012

 

We have been a little behind on our news coverage to say the least. So today you will get a big dose of affiliate news to keep you busy all week. The main attraction for today is the HD 7800 Series cards that launched today. We are still waiting on our cards to come in, expect to see our reviews next week.

Video Cards

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition & 7850 Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews

AMD Radeon HD 7870 & 7850 Launch Review @ Neoseeker

AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB

AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB

AMD Radeon HD 7850 Video Card Review Review @ Hardware Secrets

AMD's Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Video Card Review @ Hardware Secrets

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPU Previews @ HotHardware.com

AMD Radeon HD 7850 & HD 7870 2 GB @ techPowerUp

MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III 3GB Overclocked Video Card

MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB OC Edition

ASUS Radeon HD 7750 1 GB @ techPowerUp

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB OC Edition Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews

HIS Radeon HD 7750 1GB

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB OC Video Cards in CrossFire

How Far Have AMD & Intel Integrated Graphics Come Since 2006? @ Legit Reviews

GTX580 vs HD7970 - Head to Head Review @ Vortez

XFX Radeon HD 7770 Black Edition S Super Overclocked 1GB

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Cards in CrossFire Overclocked

XFX R7970 Black Edition Review @ Vortez

XFX Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition Review @ Neoseeker

Motherboards

MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews

MSI Z77A-GD55 Motherboard Video Preview @Hi Tech Legion

MSI Z77 Motherboard Preview @ eTeknix.com

MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard Preview @ Legit Reviews

ASUS Rampage IV GENE X79 Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion

EVGA X79 FTW X79 Motherboard Review @ eTeknix.com

ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Sandy Bridge-E LGA2011

ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps

Gigabyte Z68X UD3H Motherboard Review @ Ninjalane

BIOSTAR TPower X79 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews

CPU’s

Intel Sandy Bridge-E i7-3820 CPU Review @ Madshrimps

Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core CPU Review

Cases

Cougar Evolution Mid Case Review @ XtremeComputing

InWin Buc 101 Mid Tower Computer Chassis @ TechwareLabs

Xilence Black Hornet Case Review @ Madshrimps

Corsair 300R Review @ Vortez

Cooler Master Storm Trooper Computer Case Review @ Bigbruin.com

Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus Mid Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion

Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Black and White Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix.com

Xigmatek Gigas @ techPowerUp

Lian Li PC-Q25 SFF Chassis Review @MissingRemote

Rosewill Ranger-M MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case Review

AZZA Fusion 4000 Review @ Neoseeker

Antec One Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix.com

Aerocool Strike-X ST Review @ Vortez

AZZA Fusion 3000 Full Tower Case Review at Overclockers Online

NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Chassis

Storage

Patriot Memory Pyro 120GB 2.5” SATA III SSD Drive Review @ Madshrimps

Patriot Pyro SE 120GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org

128GB SSD Roundup @ Rbmods

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCIe Hybrid SSD Review @ Techgage

Samsung PM830 SATA 3 256GB mSATA SSD

Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB Hybrid HDD Review @ Hardware Secrets

SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD with 24nm Toggle Mode Flash Review

OCZ RevoDrive3 PCI-Express 120GB SSD Review @ HardwareLOOK

OCZ Octane SATA 6GB/s Indilinx Everest SSD @ Benchmark Reviews

Plextor M3 / M3S 256GB Solid State Drive

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org

Memory

Kingston HyperX Red Limited Edition DDR3-1600 2x4GB Memory Kit Review @ Hi Tech Legion

AMD Performance Edition 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit Review @Hi Tech Legion

Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers.org

G.Skill Ripjaws-Z DDR3 1866MHz 16GB Memory Kit Review @ eTeknix.com

Cooling

SilenX EFZ-120HA5 Performance CPU Cooler Review @ Hi Tech Legion

SilenX EFZ-120HA5 Heatsink Review @ Ninjalane

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO Review @ Vortez

GELID Solutions GX-7 CPU Cooler Review

NZXT Havik 120 CPU Cooler Review @Hi Tech Legion

NZXT HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler Review @ Bigbruin.com

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler Review @ eTeknix.com

Noctua NF-N12 PWM 120mm fan Review @ XtremeComputing

Noctua NF-F12 Review - XSReviews

Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ Hi Tech Legion

PSU’s

Thermaltake SMART 730 W @ techPowerUp

Silverstone ST1200-G Strider Gold Evolution Power Supply Review @ Ninjalane

Sentey GSP1000-SM 1000W Modular PSU - BCCHardware

Antec VP350 Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets

Antec High Current Gamer M 620W @ Vortez

NZXT Premium Power Supply Cables Starter Kit Review @ Hi Tech Legion

Thermaltake SMART Series 430W and 730W Power Supplies Review @ ThinkComputers.org

Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 1000 W @ techPowerUp

Enermax Platimax 850W Review @ Vortez

Thermaltake Smart 730 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets

Coolermaster GX Lite-700W @ Rbmods

Huntkey Jumper 600B Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets

Antec High Current Gamer 620M Watt Power Supply Review @Hi Tech Legion

Antec High Current Gamer M 620 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets

Enermax Platimax 1000-watt Power Supply

Corsair TX550M & TX750M Power Supply Review @ OCC

Input Devices

CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Logitech Cube Grab-and-Go Mouse

Roccat Kone[+] Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews

Cyborg M.M.O.7 Mouse Review @ Hardware Secrets

SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition Gaming

Thermaltake's Meka G1 and G-Unit keyboards

QPAD MK-50 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ techPowerUp

Roccat Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Review @ eTeknix.com

Genius Ring Mouse @ TechwareLabs

EPIC GEAR Meduza HDST Gaming Mouse and Hybrid Pad Review

Epic Gear Meduza Gaming Mouse and Hybrid Pad @ Benchmark Reviews

Steelseries Sensei Fnatic Gaming mouse

Corsair Vengeance K60 Review - XSReviews

Qpad MK-85 gaming keyboard review - XSReviews

EPICGEAR Meduza Mouse and Pad Review @ OCC

Epic Gear Meduza Gaming Mouse with Hybrid Dual Sensor Technology @ TechwareLabs

SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel Review

Audio

ROCCAT Kave 5.1 Gaming Headset @ techPowerUp

Gaming

Crusader Kings II Review @ Techgage

Bridge Constructor PC Review @ eTeknix.com

Unstoppable Gorg PC Review @ eTeknix.com

Other

olloclip for iPhone 4 Review @ ThinkComputers.org

A Quick Look at Windows 8 Consumer Preview @ Techgage

An Introduction to FreeNAS - The Do-It-Yourself NAS OS @ Techgage

Sapphire VID-2X Display Expander Review @ Neoseeker

Wicked Lasers Spyder III Krypton 1 Watt Green Laser

Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone Review @ HotHardware.com

MiPow Juice Cover for iPad 2 Review @ ThinkComputers.org

Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini PC Review @ HotHardware.com

AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini 2 Full HD Network Media Streamer Review @ Madshrimps

AntLion ModMic Review @ OCC

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk

NewerTech Power2U USB Wall Power Outlet Review @ Legit Reviews

Cyberlink PowerDVD 12 Ultra Review @ Hi Tech Legion

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Review @ HotHardware.com

Noontec A9 Smart TV Box Review @ eTeknix.com
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Affiliate News Postings 02/23/2012

 

Here are the affiliate reviews from earlier in the week.

 

CPU's

AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table @ Hardware Secrets

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E Processor Review @Hi Tech Legion

Intel Details Digital Radios, Solar-Powered CPUs at ISSCC

 

Power Supply

Enermax Platimax 850 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets

Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 1200 W @ techPowerUp

Enermax Revolultion87+ 1000-watt Power Supply Review

Antec HCG-620M 620 W @ techPowerUp

 

Video Cards

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Overclock Edition 1GB Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix.com

AMD Radeon HD 7770 CrossFire Review @ eTeknix.com

XFX Radeon R7770 Black Edition Video Card@ Benchmark Reviews

ASUS Radeon HD 7770 DirectCU 1 GB @ techPowerUp

MSI Radeon HD 7770 OC 1 GB @ techPowerUp

HIS Radeon HD 7750 & HD 7770 CrossFire @ techPowerUp

XFX HD 7770 Black Edition Super Overclock 1 GB @ techPowerUp

PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 1 GB @ techPowerUp

HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler 1 GB @ techPowerUp

HIS Radeon HD 7750 1GB Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix.com

AMD Radeon HD 7750 CrossFire Review @ eTeknix.com

ASUS Radeon HD 7770 DirectCU 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Hi Tech Legion

AMD Radeon HD 7750 Video Card Review @ Hardware Secrets

ASUS Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Hi Tech Legion
XFX R7770 Black Edition S Review @ Vortez

XFX Radeon HD 7770 Super Overclocked Edition Video Card Review @ Hardware Secrets

XFX Radeon HD 7770 Black Super Overclocked Edition DD Video Card Review @ Madshrimps

 

 

Motherboards

ASUS X79 Sabretooth Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps

Unboxing the Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard @ ThinkComputers.org

 

Input Devices

FILCO Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Review @ Vortez

Corsair Vengeance K90 Performance MMO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ Madshrimps

Corsair Vengeance K90 Gaming Keyboard Reviewed in Metku.net

Corsair's Vengeance M90 Laser Gaming Mouse reviewed in Metku.net

Tt eSPORTS Theron Gaming Mouse Review @ eTeknix.com

SteelSeries Kana Black 1.1 Gaming Mouse Review

SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Gaming Mouse Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk

 

Cooling

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler Review @ Vortez

NZXT Havik 140 Heatsink Review @ Ninjalane 

Maingear EPIC T1000 Thermal Cooling Solution Review @ Legit Reviews

EPIC T1000 Phase Change Thermal Interface Material @ DecryptedTech

Coolermaster Gemini II M4 Cooler Review @ HardwareLOOK

Coolermaster Hyper 612S CPU Cooler Review @ HardwareLOOK

Coolermaster Hyper 412S CPU Cooler Review @ HardwareLOOK

 

Storage 

News: OCZ's Octane 128GB solid-state drive

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID Controller Review

Runcore ProV Max 120GB SSD Review – Runcore Strikes Gold With SandForce Premium Firmware

OCZ Octane 512GB Review @ OCC

MyDigitalSSD DDR2 Super Cache 32GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review

RunCore Pro V Max 120GB SATA III SSD Review @ Legit Reviews

 

Monitor

Samsung SA850 / S27A850D 27 Inch LED Monitor Review @ Tweaknews

 

Case

Coolermaster Hyper 412S Review @ XSReviews.co.uk

AZZA Fusion 3000 Full-Tower Chassis Review

In-Win XFrame Limited Edition Review @ HardwareLOOK

Rosewill THOR V2 Review @ Vortez

Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 Case Review @ Ninjalane

Unboxing the Cooler Master Cosmos II Case @ ThinkComputers.org

Enermax Fulmo GT Full Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix.com

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Review @ ThinkComputers.org

QNAP TS-879U-RP NAS Rack Server @ Benchmark Reviews

Cooler Master Silencio 550 Case Review @ Madshrimps

Fractal Design Define R3 USB 3.0 Black Pearl Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Antec One Case Review @ Hardware Secrets

 

Video Games

A MEGATechNews Flash - MEGATech Reviews: Shank 2 for PC

News: Welcome back, Sam

Super Meat Boy Review @ eTeknix.com

 

Contests

Weekly Giveaway #22: CoolerMaster MASSIVE Giveaway @ eTeknix.com

 

Other

Samsung SCX-4728FD Multifunctional Printer Review at Overclockers Online

Arctic iPhone 4 Soft Case Review @ eTeknix.com

Le Pan II TC979 Android Tablet Review @ ThinkComputers.org

SkyMall’s Most Bizarre Products – Part 15 @ Hardware Secrets

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 Review @ HardwareLOOK

Monster Gratitude In-Ear Headphones @ TechwareLabs

ARCTIC Audio Relay - DLNA Audio Renderer Review @MissingRemote

Five Years with Blu-ray - Part Three

Patriot PCBOWAU2-N Wireless N USB Adapter Review @ Tweaknews

FSP NB Q90 Notebook Adapter Review @ ThinkComputers.org

Arctic Land Rider 309, 307 and Transmitter T-01 @ Rbmods

Silverstone Precision Series PS07 system enclosure reviewed in Metku.net

eTeknix Insider Edition #1 @ eTeknix.com

Megacon 2012 Orlando Event Coverage @ TechwareLabs

Building The SHIFT, Maingear's DIY Kit Explored

SAPPHIRE VID-2X Video Expansion Device Review @ Hi Tech Legion

Luxa2 H6 Portable iPad Stand Review @ eTeknix.com

Aqua Computer Aquaero 5 XT USB Fan Controller Review @ Legit Reviews

 

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Noctua presents NH-L12 low-profile CPU cooler

 

Vienna, February 21st 2012 - Noctua today presented its new NH-L12 low-profile cooler for Small Form Factor cases and HTPC environments. The NH-L12 features a flexible NF-F12 (120mm) / NF-B9 (92mm) dual PWM fan setup that can be configured either for full performance in dual fan mode or extra-low profile (66mm) with the top fan removed.

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ROCCAT Asks “Isn’t PC Gaming Dead?

Does PC gaming need a doctor? Does it need an undertaker? German Gaming Manufacturer Challenges Fans to Give Opinions, Launches Countdown Leading to Big Announcement

Hamburg, February 21, 2012 – With the headline "Isn't PC Gaming Dead?" emblazoned across the screen, German gaming peripherals manufacturer, ROCCAT Studios, today unveiled a website where they ask for fans' opinions on the state of PC gaming.

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OCZ Revolutionizes Storage in VMware and Citrix Environments with Launch of VXL Storage Accelerator

SANRAD VXL Software and OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Transform Storage Management for Cloud and Enterprise Datacenters with a Seamless, Easy-to-Deploy Replacement for Tier-1 SAN-based Storage

SAN JOSE, CA—February 21, 2012—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the immediate availability of the OCZ-SANRAD VXL enterprise storage accelerator, delivering flash caching and VMware acceleration for virtualized environments including VMware® ESX and Citrix® Xen.

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SP/ Silicon Power launches Chinese Year of the Dragon Souvenir Edition USB Flash Drive

Taipei, Taiwan, February 21, 2012 - Leading memory storage brand, SP/Silicon Power announces the launch of the Year of the Dragon Souvenir Edition Touch 836 USB flash drive to welcome this lucky Chinese Zodiac Year with customers. The Chinese dragon has a legendary mystery and symbolizes good fortune and luck. SP/ Silicon Power combines traditional Chinese spirit and brilliant design into modern technology to create a unique and excellent product.

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High-End PC Case Maker Lian Li to Join CeBIT 2012 Featuring More Compact but Powerful Chassis

20 February 2012, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, the award-winning aluminum computer chassis manufacturer, will once again be attending the digital industry's biggest, most international event - CeBIT 2012 - to be held at the Deutsche Messe in Hannover, Germany from March 6 to March 10, 2012. Lian Li invites and welcomes all distributors, system integrators, media, and technology enthusiasts to visit their booth (#J18 in Hall 17) and get a hands-on preview of the new line before they enter the market later this year.

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SP/Silicon Power launches Extreme E25 Solid State Disk Ready for participate the market by its complete product line

Taipei, Taiwan, February X, 2012 –Leading memory storage brand, SP/Silicon Power today announces to launch the newest SSD Extreme E25. It fits 2.5”SATA interface with excellent transmission rate of 278MB/s maximum reading speed. It supports TRIM Command allowing Windows 7 users to power on their computers within tens of seconds.

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NZXT Announces the Availability of Switch 810 Hybrid Full Tower Chassis

 

PC Enthusiast’s dream chassis is now shipping from Newegg and Amazon


El Monte, CA – February 16, 2012 – NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the immediate availability of the Switch 810 hybrid chassis.  Meticulously crafted for the hardcore PC enthusiast, Switch 810 introduces unparalleled versatility, cooling capabilities, and an industry-first adjustable hybrid fins.

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MaxxVault LLC announces updates and enhancements to MaxxCloud and the MaxxVault Enterprise Server

Islandia, NY -- Feb 16, 2012-- MaxxVault LLC is pleased to announce the release of MaxxVault Enterprise Server 5.2 on February 21, 2012. MaxxVault LLC specializes in developing business software solutions, the chief of these being the Enterprise Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) MaxxVault Enterprise Server, which provides enhanced document security, cost reductions through improved efficiency and tools to ensure regulatory compliance. Wit h the release of MaxxVault 5.2, MaxxVault Server and MaxxCloud users will benefit from over 50 new feature additions and enhancements.

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