Archive for February, 2010

VisionTek Drivers

Based in Inverness, Illinois, VisionTek Products is a subsidiary of Hartford Computer Group Inc. and a leading provider of PC enhancement products designed for the retailer and consumer markets. Powered by ATI Radeon technology, its high-performance products appeal to enthusiasts and supported by outstanding customer service and the most extensive warranty in the industry. VisionTek’s products can be found at BestBuy, Fry’s Electronics, MicroCenter and several major online retailers throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

VisionTek was founded in 1998. Since then, it has been setting the standard for excellence in the graphics card market. Its graphics cards have included the Xtreme Gamer Edition series as well as the award-winning XTASY card line. The company specializes in much more than VisionTek graphics cards. Other products include TV tuner cards, power supplies, gaming mice, graphics converters, memory sticks and the popular ATI All-in-Wonder Video and Graphics card, the ultimate digital entertainment solution.

In 2002, VisionTek shifted its focus from the local sector to a global strategy that helped it become established in both the Asian and European markets. To say the move was a success would be an understatement. From dealings with NVIDIA to an exclusive partnership with ATI, VisionTek has quickly become one of the most dominant companies in the graphics card business. In fact, it became the leading supplier of PC/TV tuners, graphics solutions and PC accessories in 2008, topping out all other companies who supply ATI-based graphics boards.

Conventional wisdom leads one to believe that VisionTek will be a major player for some time to come. A 70,000 square foot production facility, highly skilled R&D teams and an industry-leading lifetime money back guarantee has enabled to remain ahead of the competition. The company has many new innovations in the works and hints that the best is still yet to come.

Download VisionTek Drivers

Compro Drivers

Established in 1988, Compro Technology is a company that creates and sells a wide range of multimedia and PC graphics products. Thriving off the latest innovations, it has a team of highly motivated expert engineers with offices located in several regions throughout the world. The Compro infrastructure allows it to deliver top notch products tailored to the fast growing PC market.

In the beginning, Compro set its focus on the OEM industry, utilizing its design and production talents to create quality products. The company enjoyed considerable success throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium. In 2001, the company formed a partnership with the prominent graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA, a move that led to the launch of Personal Cinema, the company’s first branded product. Compro Personal Cinema marked the first complete multimedia offering that integrated a direct-link TV tuner box with a high-performance graphics card. The company released its VideoMate line of PC graphics solutions in 2002 along with a complete lineup of Compro 3D cards with built-in video capability.

Compro VideoMate PCI TV tuner cards and the USB TV tuner cards were released in 2003, offering exclusive features, such as remote power on/off, power up scheduling recording and built in recording software. This innovation garnered the company industry recognition and numerous awards worldwide. The product line was extended in 2004, ranging from mainstream to premium TV cards equipped with superb image quality and new improved features. Compro made significant waves in 2005, launching a new range of digital TV products that include dPCI digital TV cards and USB digital television boxes. Since 2007, Compro’s products have been designed to support Windows Vista and are bundled with Microsoft services, such as Windows Media Center and Vista Gadget.

Compro plans to unveil a new range of video solutions in 2009, including the VideoMate IP Cam and VideoMate Network Media Center. These lines will breathe fresh air into the industry of home electronics, as the products will carry Compro’s user-friendly features and cutting-edge hardware design.

Download Compro Drivers

NEC Drivers

Based in Minato, Tokyo Japan, NEC Corporation is a multi-international company that specializes in IT and network solutions geared towards the PC, business enterprise, communications, service provider and government markets. Their portfolio includes an extensive line of personal computers, servers, semiconductors, computer software and peripherals, storage devices and digital broadcasting products.

NEC services and solutions are delivered to clients in various industries ranging from aviation and automotive to banking and wholesale distribution. As a chip maker, the company is among the world’s top 20 semiconductor companies in terms of sales.

An early pioneer in telecommunications technology, NEC was originally founded in 1898 as Nippon Electric Limited Partnership. The company survived the tragic Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, despite losing 105 of its employees and engineers along with four factories and thirteen offices. It also persevered during World War II when their Mita and Tamagawa production plants were placed under military control. The company experienced considerable domestic growth in the 1950’s and expanded globally during the 1960s.

NEC computers were launched in 1970’s, around the same time it introduced the C&C concept, which saw the integration of computers and communications. In 1980, it created the world’s first digital signal processor and jumped into the semiconductor business full time the following year with the establishment of NEC Semiconductors. NEC processors and computers were a mainstay throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s. In 2002, it created the Earth Simulator Computer, highly regarded as the world’s fastest supercomputer up until 2004.

The NEC brand has become one of the most recognizable in the world. Though best known for its technological efforts, the company has also been the sponsor of numerous sports teams and actively participates in a variety of energy-efficient initiatives. NEC is said to currently be in talks with Nissan to develop lithium ion batteries for hybrid automobiles.

Download NEC Drivers

Microsoft Drivers

Microsoft is a world renowned company that specializes in various aspects of computer technology. With its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft is a global leader in the developing, manufacturing and marketing of various software products for computer devices.

The Microsoft brand is largely supported by wide a range of third-party vendors, giving it a huge advantage over competitors. The company is well known for its highly popular products, such as the Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software applications. This company has been one of the most successful in the history of technology, birthing four billionaires and approximately 12,000 millionaires.

Originally founded in 1975, Microsoft started out developing and selling BASIC interpreters that were used for the Altair 8800, the microcomputer design often credited for sparking the phenomenon of personal computers. It quickly evolved to dominate the home computer market with its MS-DOS operating system in the mid 80s. This success was followed by the Microsoft Windows line of software products, a system that has become a mainstay in homes, offices and more increasingly in the network setting.

The company has a major presence in several other markets as well, provided by subsidiaries such as the MSNBC cable TV network, the multimedia Microsoft Encarta encyclopedia and the MSN Internet portal. It also sells a variety of computer hardware products and digital entertainment designs, such as MSN TV, Xbox 360 and Zune, which is hailed by many as a worthy competitor to Apple’s iPod.

Microsoft continues to be an innovator in technology, playing a significant role in the computer industry and helping to evolve internet standards. In February 2009, the company revealed plans to further strengthen its local presence by opening up a small chain of Microsoft-branded retail outlets. Considering what the company has accomplished to this point, it’s hard not to imagine this move being another successful venture.

Download Microsoft Drivers

Fujitsu Drivers

Based in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, Fujitsu is a multi-international company that specializes in a wide range of computer hardware and consumer electronics products. Its specialties include personal computers, supercomputers, servers, semiconductors, air conditioners and telecommunications to name a few. World renown, Fujitsu has approximately 500 subsidiary companies and an estimated 160,000 employees. Throughout the years, it has been a rival of industry leading companies such as IBM and NEC.

Fujitsu has a rich history that spans more than 70 years. Founded in 1935, the company specialized solely in the telecommunications field until the dawn of the “Information Age” in the 1960’s. The first Fujitsu computers were created in 1961, leading to mass production in 1966. Its mainframe systems were mostly deployed in Japan until the launch of Fujitsu America Inc. in 1968.

The company established itself as an international entity throughout the 1970s, catering to office users with its FACOM line of computers. Fujitsu computers were right there at the advent of personal computing in the 1980s, introducing a number of units designed for home, workstation and enterprise users. It became a major player in the way of internet and networking technologies in the late 1990s, forming partnerships with names such as Intel, Siemens and Toshiba. Fujitsu steam-rolled into the new millennium, a decade that saw the introduction of its popular LifeBook series of notebooks as well as various products that catered to the emerging wireless and mobile PC markets.

Fujitsu has been at the forefront of innovation for longer than most, playing an integral part in the introduction of technologies such as HD TV, Flash and numerous solutions developed for the open-source market. While the competition has struggled in recent times, Fujitsu remains to be highly profitable, reporting consolidated revenues of an estimated $53 billion in 2008. A brand new roster of multimedia products and network solutions indicate that this company will continue to writer additional chapters in the history books.

Download Fujitsu Drivers