The awards recognize the top-notch technologies of today and offer a sneak peek into the technologies of tomorrow.
A total of 50 flagship products across nine categories were honored at the 13th COMPUTEX d&i awards this year, highlighting the best in recent technological trends and post-pandemic opportunities.
Presented on May 27, the award-winning products are on display at the d&i awards exhibition and exhibitors’ virtual booths through COMPUTEX 2021 Virtual. The leading information and communications technology trade show, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), is being held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s d&i awards featured a new special category, Startups, to fuel new business opportunities and technological breakthroughs.
The panel of judges, including angel investors, collaborating partners, senior news editors from renowned publications and local creative directors, ranked the products based on the two keywords for the 2021 d&i awards : Remote and zero-contact.
This year, three products received the prestigious d&i Gold Award: a flagship laptop, a forthcoming product, and a cloud rental smart lock solution, while the Specialty Award bestowed upon two top-line gaming devices and a cybersecurity document protection service.
Gaming laptops are no longer clunky beasts that serve double duty as a desktop, they are instead light and portable, allowing gaming, working, or media streaming on the move. Gone, too, are the days of requiring an external second monitor for your laptop for extra screen real estate.
Take the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551, for example. A groundbreaking dual-screen gaming laptop, it features a 15-inch primary display and a 14-inch secondary touchscreen. The secondary screen builds upon the experience from previous generations, featuring an innovative hinge design allowing it to be tilted upwards, giving gamers the most comfortable angle for touchscreen interaction. This design has also allowed two large vents to be installed under the secondary screen, providing more airflow intake and cooling for the slim laptop.
Aside from PCs, innovative technology has also become a feature of other sectors, as represented by GB Smart Property and DoQubiz Technology products.
JGB Smart Properties’ software-as-a-service (SaaS) application offers ease of management for residential properties, utilizing cloud services and the Internet of Things (IoT). The combination of these technologies facilitates the management of residential properties in many ways, such as providing digital smart locks for property entry and exit, virtual reality (VR) tours of available units, electronically generating leases for clients, and arranging maintenance for the properties. The application also makes managing the financial side of rentals, including notifications for payments, utility bills and the number of security deposits to be returned, less of a hassle.
DoQubiz’s data-fractal system offers security for documents. “Data is modern-day gold,” as the company advertises, and like gold, it should be securely stored. The system utilizes blockchain technology, with each node on the blockchains associated with a unique fractal part, individually encrypted, using a smart contract. The encryption uses a patented and certified IoT encryption chip built not only for strength but also for smooth connectivity for the modern-day IoT/Cloud environment.