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the reason

A complete desktop computer uses an average of 200 W/hour. This is the sum of the average consumption per hour of the computer itself (171 W), the internet modem (10 W), the printer (5 W) and the loudspeakers (20 W). Assuming that a computer is on for eight hours a day, the annual consumption comes to over 580 kWh. […]

a business by the beach

Hello and welcome to the Zanshuri newsletter. Admittedly we have been offline regarding updates for a short while, but a lot has been happening behind the scenes. Our new production facility near Southend is now fully up and running. The Zanshuri range for 2016 is now on the shelves, featuring Intel 6th Generation processors, USB-C (USB […]

the briefest of updates

This has been a very busy time of year for Zanshuri. Following the mention of our office move and continuing expansion there has been a drive to revise many business processes. Much of what we have been doing has been very successful and the company continues to grow. The established line of Zanshuri computer hardware […]

kers for motherboards

We have often experimented with the idea of producing an efficient yet powerful laptop computer. You might think that milestone has already been reached, what with the interest in mobile computing having accelerated in recent years. Yes laptops have become smaller, lighter and more powerful in some instances. And the word “efficiency” has even found […]

efficient home part 1

Our regular travels on the interweb (lol) have regularly unearthed wonderful technological developments which might otherwise have passed us by. A recent and very interesting finding is the following video which documents a co-operative development by the Welsh School of Architecture and SIPS Wales Ltd. The interest in ecological solutions to environmentally relevant issues is […]

systems xyz

The question often arises as to just how efficient is the average computer and why should anyone care about this? A computer is little more than an appliance which is used to get a job done. Very little thought is given to it beyond all that is needed of it. However in this time of […]

growing pains

You know that feeling you get when you find a new home? The one where everything seems so cool and full of potential. That’s the feeling we have right now. Zanshuri has a new HQ and we are absolutely over the moon with it. Not that it is physically positioned over the moon. That would […]

networking 101

You know those moments when you might be in the midst of a dream. A vivid one. You find yourself in a room, surrounded by strangers. People who you don’t know as you’ve never met them before. All eager to shake hands, ask earnest questions and tell you what they do or who they represent. […]

and the livin is easy

Summertime is here again. At least now that the weather is warm enough to actually consider venturing outside without a jacket, it must be. Aside from the near-guarantee of three days of warmth, ice cream and road rage there is another development more useful to our business than many. And it has nothing to do with […]

how is that possible

It is rare and quite warming to hear someone in your vicinity utter these words in shock and amazement whilst looking at you. “How is that possible?” In the passage of time I have had a great many things said to me. Some good, some less good and a lot of it not ideal for […]

behind the scenes

Here we are, halfway through 2015 and what a year it’s been already. The continuing awakening of environmental matters has proven beneficial to the uptake of efficient alternatives to established systems and processes. Wind farms have continued to proliferate globally, the electric vehicle is becoming an increasingly common sight on UK roads and the upward […]

out there

It has been a fantastic few weeks of meetings and networking, getting the Zanshuri name on peoples lips and raising our overall profile. Yesterday we attended the BRX forum meeting on Southampton Row, London. There we gave a live demonstration of the silent and fanless Zanshuri Epsilon computer running the latest pre-release build of Windows […]

pace of change

As always the pace of technological change never ceases to amaze me. Over the last hundred years we’ve seen the motor car, space flight and the production line amongst other things. Of course some would find a reason to argue to the contrary, but it is simply a fact. There will always be contrarians though, […]

energy cannot be destroyed

This week we celebrated Earth day. An opportunity to revel in the wonders of the world we live in and the beauty which surrounds us. Pope Francis delivered a speech to mark the occasion and I am sure there was much joy and laughter around the world. Unfortunately I wasn’t invited to indulge in the […]

D I don’t

I recently took it upon myself to take care of some matters around the house. I think the usual term is DIY, short for Do It Yourself as opposed to calling in the professionals. The last part of the sentence is omitted from the acronym, I think strategically for the purposes of lulling optimistic persons […]

zanshuri epsilon 2015

2015 continues to fly by at an amazing pace. Zanshuri is making great progress. And business like progress is good.We’ve taken the decision to retire not one but two systems from our range. Namely the Zanshuri Alpha and the Zanshuri Beta units.This decision was taken in an effort to simplify the process of selecting a […]

a new dawn

In the pursuit of the holy grail of low energy, high performance computing we have begun to consider the word most dreaded amongst system integrators the world over. Fanless! Yes fanless computers seem to promise complete silence, enviable performance and zero vibration. Essential in for example, recording studios, operating theatres and (my personal favourite) the rocket […]

a hybrid interlude

Although I don’t own a car as I live in central London, I am a bit of a motoring geek. Yes I know it sounds dire but I have survived this inner turmoil through reason and exercise. Initially there were failed attempts at riding a bicycle through the mean streets, but I stopped due to […]

another month another mobile

Samsung just released the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. These are both great phones and to a geek like me, well worth watching a lengthy Youtube reveal for. The new Galaxy is lighter than before, more powerful and more premium-looking in its design. It has an improved fingerprint scanner, a non-removable battery and non-expandable […]

the cloud 2015

There has been a lot of talk in recent times about the advent of the cloud, or to pen it correctly, THE CLOUD. This phenomenon which is said to be about to change the world of computing has been around for about 20 years now, pretty much since folk started uploading funny cat images to […]

how much

Its been a while since I wrote a seriously geeky post, and seeing as it is February 10th and that date has absolutely nothing of significance to do with geeky news (or does it?), I thought I’ll do it anyway. Hmm, I’m actually really curious about what happened on February 10th now. This is going […]

the bottom line

Over-engineered The product review and update process we began late last year is now drawing to a close with our final testing of the Zanshuri Alpha, Beta, Delta and Sigma systems successfully completing pre-release Windows 10 accreditation. The testing programme was arduous and lengthy, but a happy outcome of it is that our Zanshuri Sigma […]

zanshuri sigma 2015

We review our range of computing solutions on a regular basis, as should be the norm in this fast evolving industry. And one of our most popular models  is the Zanshuri Sigma PC. The Sigma was designed to bridge the gap between conventional, desktop or pedestal type computers and small form factor (SFF) efficient computers. […]

the year of experimentation

We’re about to begin testing a new avenue for Zanshuri. Our entire standard computer system range is based on the mini-ITX motherboard platform. And this has been fine to date. So much so that we’re going to stick with it as our core line-up. The experimentation comes in the our decision to develop a micro-ATX […]

the magic number

With the celebrations over and the decorations taken down for another few months everything is back to normal now. Though your idea of normal might differ a little from that of others. The break was welcome and enjoyed but I am excited to unveil the latest plans for the business. Zanshuri is well on the […]

thank you from us

The year is swiftly drawing to a close so I thought now would be a good opportunity to send a thank you message to all the clients and supporters of Zanshuri over the last 12 months.The business has seen real growth over this period. We have successfully launched new products, re-engineered some existing lines and […]

power use update 2014

I decided it was about time I communicated the latest power use figures for our range of systems and this update gives the perfect opportunity. We have used different CPU/motherboard/SSD combinations in some cases which have impacted the watt figures since we last published figures.The Zanshuri Delta and Zanshuri Alpha PC range are both triple […]

ntt, opensuse and tizen

Linux Mint and OpenSUSE have both recently been upgraded to version 17.1 and 13.2 respectively. This news has been overshadowed somewhat by the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop and to a lesser extent, the unwinding revelation that is Windows 10.In Operating System terms, a full term revision ending in dot zero (.0) is usually seen […]

hybrid computer 2014

We’ve been straddling the fanless and standard computing camps for many years now. Both types of computer have their positive and negative attributes. Cost has always been an important factor in the industry, but with the growing significance of green issues, sustainability and cost per square foot, this argument is gathering prominence beyond technology forums.So […]

operating systems 2014

As we continue our testing programme with Windows 10, it is interesting to assess the current operating system software choices being made. Windows XP remains incredibly popular for something which is no longer officially supported (beyond specific Microsoft and client SLA’s). The fact it was a great OS is not in question. Users have to […]

Social Media and the march of Brexit

We’ve decided to make a concerted push with regards to our social media presence. This is a big step for us as when the business began, the blog was our main conduit for conveying information and updates.

That was all before GDPR, various data breaches by other organisations and rightful concerns around digital security. The result is, our following on social media has increased exponentially and so has our audience. This blog page has taken a bit of a backward step, though it hasn’t been abandoned by any stretch of the imagination.

In actual fact, you will note from our Instagram feed, that we launched a new high performance gaming laptop as recently as last week!

That system is called the Zanshuri Tau X Laptop and features a dual-battery setup which allows for the choice of extended run-time e.g. day long battery life, or ultra-high performance gaming making full use of the discrete Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card it ships with as standard.

We’ve also documented a number of successes in recent months in winning new clients in areas as diverse as financial services, postgraduate education and farming to name a few.

Political developments in the UK continue to roll-on, but we remain certain that good business will survive, no matter what.

Keep up to date with our work on social media using any of our social links on this webpage.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Hardware has only just begun

We have recently published the initial results of our technical exercises in the form of video presentations. This has allowed us to demonstrate the feasibility of applying Zanshuri modifications to existing system design. The results were encouraging and this got us thinking.

The cost of manufacturing computer and server systems in the UK is fairly high. The upside of this however is the ability to maintain standards of quality control which would be deemed “excessive” by some. In our opinion having high standards is an important part of what we do.

So that won’t change. Where ever we manufacture our products.

However, we have a growing portfolio of technical innovations, inventions and patents. What value would some of those items represent to the constantly developing information technology industry? Yes a lot of information is consumed via mobile as opposed to fixed systems but there remains a need for fixed systems in the content creation space, as well as of course, information serving or datacenter applications.

This is an exciting time to be in technology. The rapid progress we see today in fields as diverse as artificial intelligence, cyber-security, robotics and virtual reality points to an increasingly digitized future in which the gap between knowledge and experience continues to shrink irrevocably. Imagine being able to step into the experience of an actual event, instead of simply reading about it.

Hardware has only just begun.

Server and workstation modification trials

Below is a short video presenting recent server modification trials conducted by Zanshuri. Both systems are identically configured with Intel Xeon CPU’s, 16GB RAM and matching non-RAID storage arrays. The operating system of choice is Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS selected for maximum stability. The servers were powered up for 10 minutes prior to the exercise being run and the ambient temperature was 4 degrees C.


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