Product News: 14 March, 2007

Product News: 14 March, 2007

APC NetShelter SX

Designed to address the requirements of high density data centres, this enclosure is capable of delivering quality ventilation and cooling options. The NetShelter SX racks feature a perforation pattern that meets or exceeds server Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) requirements for ventilation. It also has ventilated front and rear doors. Additional cooling accessories, such as APC's Air Removal Unit, are designed specifically to work with it to provide scalable cooling. The device also offers rapid lowering and levelling feet, preinstalled side panels (which can double as privacy panels) and quick release doors. NetShelter SX's cable management accessories don't require any mounting tools and the roof is easily installed or removed with cables in place. The enclosure also features adjustable vertical mounting rails for equipment with various mounting depths.

Distributed by Express Data, Ingram Micro and DSPA.
RRP: from $3200

NEC Express5800/320Fb-M

This new fault-tolerant server features Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processors and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise edition. It delivers enhanced computing performance and is ideal for server consolidation and data integrity. It is based on the vendor's Dual Modular Redundancy architecture, which sees main hardware components (such as the CPU, memory, hard disks, and PCI slots) physically replicated in separate modules for redundant processing. Its built-in GeminiEngine chipset ensures that these redundant components deliver lockstep processing, allowing the system to achieve true fault tolerance should any hardware failure occur. The 320Fb-M is available in two versions - pedestal and 4U rack mount. The vendor claimed the cost efficient model has high processing capability and manageability. It has three external USB interfaces and the mid-range version comes equipped with a water cooling unit. The memory capacity for the device ranges from 1GB to 12GB.
Distributed by NEC.
RRP: from $20,000

Sony VPL-FE40 projector

For the first time Sony has incorporated its BrightEra LCD panel technology into its business-orientated projector range. The VPL-FE40 promises improved panel durability, increased brightness of up to 4000 ANSI lumens, higher contrast and better image quality. Using efficient compression and fast transmission of images, presentations can be conducted over any network from a networked PC. Up to five projectors in different locations can be linked to receive presentations from one or multiple PCs on the same network. Web browser control is also available for a number of the projectors' functions. These include the ability to set-up and send automatic email reports for scheduled maintenance, such as lamp replacement. For large-scale applications, where users need twice the normal light output, the VPL-FE40 projector can be twin-stacked with the VPL-FX40 model.
Distributed by Sony.
RRP: $10,995

Adaptec Snap Server 650 appliance

This device has been optimised for demanding data protection applications such as video surveillance, email database archive, performance-sensitive disk-based backup, and long distance disaster recovery. Based on the GuardianOS operating system, it offers a full suite of integrated data protection solutions including antivirus, backup and recovery, and data replication. It is built on AMD Opteron architecture, providing a base capacity of 1.2TB with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives (15k RPM). Memory is also scalable from 2GB to 4GB, enabling extremely fast throughput for performance-intensive application and data protection environments. The server is capable of producing throughput speeds of up to 1045Mbps, which, according to the vendor, is twice as fast as competing devices in its class. For added protection, the 650 features dual Ethernet interfaces with failover and balancing as well as dual hot swappable power supplies and cooling.
Distributed by Lan 1, Ingram Micro and ACA Pacific.
RRP: from $28,396

Canon DR-4010C

Designed to meet the demands of departmental environments, this document scanner provides colour scanning at up to 42 pages per minute (ppm) and 84 images per minute (ipm). Ideal for a range of markets, including healthcare, government, financial, legal, education, freight and transport, the DR-4010C has a versatile paper path that can be switched between U-turn and straight. This helps to accommodate a wide range of document formats, job buttons for one-touch scanning and an ultrasonic double-feed detector to eliminate double-feeds. The scanner includes Canon's Advanced Text Enhancement technology (ATE) and an Auto Colour Detection driver to optimise data-capture. ATE captures text information from scanned documents by removing patterned and halftone backgrounds and enhancing light coloured texts. This helps ensure text is properly extracted and captured on all scanned documents. It also features a Prevent Bleed-Through/Remove Background feature, which ensures text and/or images on the back side of thin documents don't show through on the scanned image. ATE also removes unwanted backgrounds for a cleaner looking image. The Auto Colour Detection driver automatically distinguishes between colour and black-and white documents and generates the appropriate saturation. This means colour and black-and-white documents can be scanned in a single batch without the need for sorting. The scanner offers up to 300dpi resolution, which Canon claims is above the industry standard of 200dpi. U-turn and straight path scanning mean the device can switch between scanning a wide range of documents and even plastic ID cards at the flick of a lever. Other extra capabilities include punch hole removal, three-dimensional colour correction, rapid recovery system, text orientation recognition and auto paper size detection. The scanner comes bundled with CapturePerfect 3.0, Canon's out-of box office-scanning tool to better support software functionality, and Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard.
Distributed by Alloys International and ACA Pacific.
RRP: $6895

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