Product News: The latest products for the week commencing 16 May, 2007

Product News: The latest products for the week commencing 16 May, 2007

Symantec Norton 360

This software product is designed to provide all-in-one security using automatic and transparent protection from viruses, spyware, fraudulent websites, phishing scams, intrusions, and the latest online threats. It comes with a renewable subscription for up to three PCs, safeguarding users when they shop or bank online, play games, send emails, or download files. Norton 360 also helps keep PCs tuned for quality performance. It protects user data by making it easy to automatically backup and restore important fi les locally or to a secure online storage service. It also helps to remove viruses from email and instant messages, blocks Internet worms at the point of entry, stops spyware tracking user moves online and protects against phishing sites.

Distributed by Ingram Micro and Express Data.
RRP: $129.95

SanDisk Mobile Premier microSD Card

Aimed at the mobile phone market, this microSD card series allows users to quickly transfer content to and from mobile phones as well as increase storage capacity for music, videos, images and other content. The cards feature SanDisk's TrustedFlash technology, enabling network operators to sell premium content that can be downloaded directly to mobile phones, stored on the cards and played on other TrustedFlash-enabled devices authorised by the network provider. The fingernail-sized device is available in 1GB and 2GB capacities and comes with an adaptor to fit standard SD card slots. It features read/write speeds of up to 10Mbps. The card is based on the TrustedFlash platform, which can allow users to play back premium content on any TrustedFlashenabled device within the network.
Distributed by VME Systems and Brightpoint.
RRP: 1GB - $26.95; 2GB - $47.95

TabletKiosk EO TufTab

Developed for professionals with mobile computing requirements, this ultramobile PC (UMPC) offers protection from rain, dust, humidity, extreme temperatures and vibration. The vendor claims it is designed to endure physical stress and is ideal for field work, warehousing, mobile point-of-sale and data collection. The TufTab is based on a 7-inch form factor and has a touch screen, allowing users to take handwritten notes, enter data and communicate over wireless networks with the touch of the stylus. It is available in either black or white and features 802.11 b/g wireless LAN support, Bluetooth 2.0 and LED backlighting. The TufTab also comes with an SD-IO slot and a PCMCIA Type II PC card slot that provides maximum connectivity and expandability. Other features include a biometric fingerprint reader. It is equipped with a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor.
Distributed by Tegatech.
RRP: $2799

Altec Lansing iM600

Packed with a range of features, this iPod speaker system contains a built-in FM receiver, remote control, sound field expansion and on-board rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that provides more than seven hours of battery life. With 16W of power, the iM600 can be folded down to the size of a small book. Using SFX Sound Field Expander technology, the system enhances the stereo listening experience by widening the sound field at the touch of a button. Custom-built, dual 2-inch neodymium drivers provide smooth lows and razor-sharp highs. The wireless remote features full iPod song navigation and speaker controls as well as FM scan and four FM presets. The battery can be charged by plugging into an AC power supply.
Distributed by Audion Innovision.
RRP: $299.95

Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 1.5TB

Featuring hot-swappable SATA-II drives to improve performance and network uptime, this new storage system offers reliability and security in a convenient desktop form factor. It comes with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 operating system, which is optimised for fi le and print services across the network. The Microsoft Management Console provides a standard interface for network administration. It also features Iomega's Discovery Tool software, which provides automatic configuration capabilities. Three 500GB, 7200RPM hard drives offer a total storage capacity of 1.5TB. There's also several hardware Raid options including Raid 5 (striping plus parity), Raid 0 (striping), and Raid 1 (mirroring). The machine has dual Gigabit Ethernet connections with automatic load balancing and failover as well as an external Ultra 320 SCSI connection and four USB 2.0 ports. Equipped with an Intel Celeron D 352 3.2GHz processor, the vendor claims its latest storage offering delivers an overall improvement in performance over previous 200d series devices. Other features include broad support for Microsoft file and print services such as Distributed Files Systems (DFS-N and DFS-R) and File Server Resource Manager (FSRM).
The 1.5TB model comes with a five-printer license that can be upgraded to unlimited printers. It is bundled with CA BrightStor ARCserve OEM edition software (disaster recovery version 11.5), and EMC's Retrospect Express software for backup and disaster recovery for up to five clients. Additional licenses are available if required. The StorCentre Pro NAS 250d is available in 750GB and 250GB models and supports network file protocols such as Microsoft, Linux/Unix, Apple, Internet, FTP, and WEBDAV. The device comes with a three-year standard service and support warranty.
Distributed by Lan 1 and Ingram Micro.
RRP: $7299

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