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Product News: 1 November, 2006

Product News: 1 November, 2006

Asus EN7950GT

Powered by the latest Nvdia GeForce 7950GT GPU and 512MB DDR3 memory, this graphics card is also HDCP ready to stay in step with Windows Vista requirements. HDCP technology supports high definition digital content and also allows playback of HD DVD, Blu-Ray Disc and other protected content at full HD resolutions. Splendid Video Intelligence Technology detects activation and usage of video applications and automatically optimises image quality. It also has five modes - standard, game, theatre, scenery and night - and three skin tone options for various video applications. Splendid works on top of NVIDIA's PureVideo technology to offer sharp decoded video. It comes with a DVI to VGA adaptor and is bundled with 3D game, Ghost Recon.
Distributed by Cellnet and Synnex.
RRP: $529
www.asus.com.

Intermec CN3

Following on from its predecessor the CN2, the vendor claims this is the smallest, rugged mobile computer to offer a choice between GSM/EDGE and CDMA/EV-DO. It comes integrated with GPS, 3G WAN, Cisco Compatible WiFi and Bluetooth radios to give users access to voice and high-speed data. Users can scan and decode any kind of barcode or capture still images, such as signatures or video images that can be stored for later use or sent immediately. It has 128MB RAM and a 2D imager for scanning bar codes. It includes an optional 1.3 megapixel colour camera with fl ash. Powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software, it also comes with a messaging and security feature pack, including Direct Push Technology for wireless email. .
Distributed by Unique Micro Design. .
RRP: $2100.
www.intermec.com.au.

Tandberg Data RDX QuikStor

This disk-based storage device with removable cartridges for data backup and archival activities is aimed at small and mid-sized businesses and professional power users. It is capable of delivering all the benefits of tape and disk without the risks inherent in either technology. Like tape, the RDX QuikStor cartridges are removable and portable for off-site storage, disaster recovery and archival applications. Unlike other low-end tape media in its class that may need to be replaced after 50-100 uses, RDX QuikStor media has been built to endure over 10 years of average use. The cartridge houses a high-capacity mobile 2.5-inch hard disk drive in a reinforced, shockproof design to protect the hard disk drive even when it is outside the drive case. .
Distributed by ACA Pacific, T Data, and Westan. .
RRP: $650.
www.tandberg.com.sg.

Legend Baby Boom Box

This portable music player blends the traditional boom box form factor with the flexibility of digital media. It supports MP3 and WMA music formats along with FM radio. Featuring two built-in 1.2-inch speakers, internal memory and a SD/MMC card reader, it boasts up to 15 hours of playing time using a Li-ion rechargeable battery. The Baby Boom Box has an FM and line-in record function and the 2.1 stereo speaker system is compatible with both iPod and MP3 players. It is available in black or white. Songs can be stored on the internal 512MB internal memory or an external card. The player also features a USB port and earphone jack. .
Distributed by Legend. .
RRP: $249.
www.legend.com.au.

Linksys WRT300N Wireless-N

With up to four times the range and up to 12 times the throughput of Wireless-G, the WRT300N delivers wireless networks with the capacity for Web surfing, viewing streams of high definition video, listening to digital music and making Internet phone calls - all at the same time. Expected to become the next standard for wireless networks, the 802.11n draft specification includes a number of features that help improve the overall user experience. These include enhancements to speed, range of wireless networks, calls for mixed mode operation and backward compatibility. The WRT300N router can encode wireless transmissions with industrial-strength WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption to help protect data and privacy. It can serve as a network DHCP server and supports VPN pass-through. .
Distributed by Ingram Micro, LAN Systems, Multimedia Technology and Express Data. .
RRP: $269.95.
www.linksys.com.au.

Synology DS101j

According to the vendor, this 6-in-1 disk station server is a good alternative for a PC server. The DS101j can share data, printer, photo, Web and multimedia files. It supports PHP and MySQL for users that want to construct their own website. They can also install PHP applications from the Internet, such as blogs and bulletin boards. The DS-101j has an FTP service, photo and media browsing support, Web hosting solution, one-click setup and contains an auto power recovery feature. Users can store and share files with anyone throughout the local network. In addition, the DS101j can back up files automatically with Synology Data Replicator and offers real-time or automatic file backup. .
Distributed by Lako Pacific. .
RRP: $399.
www.synology.com.


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