In an exclusive interview with TECHx, AOC Regional Sales Director, Carol Anne Dias talks about their complete portfolio and how AOC supports organizations for their business continuity.
Q: AOC was named a global leader in Gaming Monitors earlier this year, what worked for you and what helped you achieve this?
Our new designs and continuous efforts to enhance the consumers’ gaming experience with a range of line up meeting requests of every gamer positioned AOC as a global leader in gaming monitors. As per IDC data, not only in 100hz but also in the 144hz range AOC is the #1Gaming monitor brand worldwide.
Q: Take us through your Gaming Monitors line up and the tech underneath which puts them ahead in the market?
AOC caters to every consumer’s need. From the fastest refresh rates of 240Hz and response time 0.5ms, we focus on each gamers requirements and work to provide the best gaming experience with our lineup of AOC Gaming monitors including AGON for casual gamers, AGON Premium for core gamers and AGON Pro for hardcore professionals and e-sport gamers.
While AOC gaming monitors come in 23.6”- 34” size with 144 to 240hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, AGON and AGON pro are equipped to give a gaming experience with up to 360hz refresh rate, 0.5ms response time and up to 49” screen size. AGON and AGON Pro have ultimate gaming design with RGB light function.
Our Porsche design model under AGON Pro is also designed to give an ultimate premium experience to the gamers
All the Gaming monitors come with built-in G menu software with preset modes of FPS, RTS & racing and also customization flexibility.
Q: Apart from your Monitor line-up, can you take us through your complete portfolio and solutions that you offer in the Middle East region?
Apart from gaming monitors, we have models available for B2B and B2C customers which come with features like height-adjustable stand, Pivot, USB-C and 4 side frameless designs. Also, we are planning to launch Gaming IT Accessories like Gaming Keyboard, Gaming Mouse and Gaming Pad to cater to the demand of our gaming customers. We have a line-up available for AOC Public Display (PD) /Signages like Interactive whiteboard, videowalls, 24/7, which will be launched very soon. AOC TV is already available in the ME region
Q: As per the latest trends, remote-working will continue for many businesses going forward. How can AOC help businesses towards business continuity?
AOC is helping businesses during the WFH scenario with our range of monitors that suits everyone’s requirements. We have around 50 models available from 15.6” to 49” size, FHD to UHD, Flat & Curved, Widescreen and many more, to cater to the need for all level of businesses whether it is a big corporate, govt. enterprise, midsize businesses or shop owners at very competitive prices. We ensure peace of mind to the businesses with the 3-year warranty.
Q: Even with the pandemic, 2020 has shown an upward trend for certain segments in IT. How has been the year for you and what trends do you see in the region for 2021?
With the unexpected pandemic hitting the global markets, the IT segment indeed has shown an upward trend and so did we grow three folds this year with gaming taking over 300% vs 2019. This year has been exceptionally good for us as a team in TPV technology within the MEA region not only in QTY, revenue but also breadthwise into smaller regions, retail and bigger portfolio range. We do intend to continue this trend as we carefully grow creating brand awareness within different regions. In 2021 we are more focusing on introducing new categories like the AOC PD range, touch screens, Philips gaming whilst continuing our vast range of monitors for this MEA region. With our customer support and the enthusiastic team, I’m sure 2021 will be another success for us.