Product News: 18 October, 2006

Product News: 18 October, 2006

Check Point VPN-1 UTM Edge

This all-in-one appliance consolidates comprehensive security, ADSL, Wi-Fi, and print server support, enabling businesses to get remote offices up and running. It offers complete network protection via cooperative enforcement. This allows administrators to implement endpoint compliance with corporate security policies before granting access onto the branch office network. It contains 802.1x port-based authentication for improved network access control. Other security coverage features are firewall, intrusion prevention, gateway antivirus and IPSEC VPN. The VPN-1 UTM Edge can be deployed by companies without the need for onsite technical staff or additional equipment. The device also supports ADSL and WLAN protocols to provide users with flexibility and interoperability in deployment. Distributed by LAN Systems.

RRP: From $790


This projector features integrated networking, built-in RJ45, fi ve optional bayonet lenses and lamp saver technology. It offers both vertical and horizontal lens shift. The NP2000G has 4000 ANSI lumens brightness with native resolution of 1024 x 768 XGA. Features include integrated high-speed wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/ g via an optional wireless card. The projector is equipped with presentation, broadcast, data conferencing and training modes, which offer flexibility for any wireless application. Remote diagnostics allow users to monitor and make adjustments to the device remotely. Email notifications are also automatically sent to inform the user when the lamp approaches end of life. Resellers can contact NEC for distributors. RRP: $8402

Dicota UltraCase Twin

Equipped with a permanent air cells system, this case promises to deliver all-round safety for notebooks. The flexible air cells automatically adjust to the height of the notebook, absorbing knocks and blows on all corners and edges. The padded compartment has room for a printer, beamer or documents. There is also an extra document compartment, which is divided into two pockets - one on the front and one on the inside. Mobile equipment can be stashed in the workstation or in numerous other pockets. An additional cable bag holds power supplies and cables. It contains a soft, double-riveted carry handle and has a shoulder and fastening strap for trolleys. The UltraCase Twin is manufactured from endurable, water-repellent nylon. Distributed by Lako Pacific. RRP: $179.95

Iomega UltraMax 640GB

With RAID 0 and Hi-Speed USB 2.0, this latest drive from Iomega is built for digital content creation, graphic design and other disk-intensive tasks. Default mode (RAID 0) stripes data across the UltraMax's two 7200 RPM SATA hard drives. Other drive settings include 'spanned', where both hard drives are treated as a single volume; and 'simple', where each hard drive is given its own drive letter. Users are able to turn off RAID configurations using the built-in manual RAID switch. The Iomega UltraMax Hard Drive is preformatted with Apple's HFS+ fi le system for Mac OS X users. However, PC users can reformat the Iomega UltraMax Drive to NTFS for use with Windows, or can set up cross-platform use with an included FAT32 format tool. Distributed by Ingram Micro, Express Online and Lan 1. RRP: $699

Kingston 8GB CompactFlash Elite Pro

Kingston has expanded its line of CompactFlash Elite Pro cards with the 8GB version. When used in conjunction with matching high-performance digital devices, it provides read speeds of up to 8Mbps and write speeds of up to 6.75Mbps. Aimed at professional photographers, the CompactFlash Elite Pro card offers greater storage capacity, enabling users to produce larger files and optimise the performance of digital equipment. According to the vendor, users can capture more continuous, high-resolution images in less time with the Elite Pro than with traditional CompactFlash memory cards. The device comes with a lifetime warranty and technical support. Distributed by Simms International, Ingram Micro, Synnex and Avnet. RRP: $690

Western Digital NetCenter

This updated storage device is now available in 500GB and comes with backup and system recovery software. Users can share a single highcapacity repository to maintain and distribute all content. The NetCenter features a WD Caviar SE 7200 RPM hard drive for quiet and cool operation without a fan, as well as a 10/100Base-T Ethernet connection and two hot-swappable USB host ports. It comes with WD EasyLink utility, allowing users to set up the system as a local drive on any network attached computer. WD's interface of EMC Retrospect Express 7.5 backup and recovery software offers users a comprehensive, automated backup procedure. The device contains a disaster recovery feature for creating bootable media, as well as restoring all files and system settings. Distributed by Synnex. RRP: $669

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