PC Briefs: ThinPrint, Sharp

PC Briefs: ThinPrint, Sharp

ThinPrint grows its dealer base

Infotronics Software, Australia’s first distributor for German-born printing software vendor ThinPrint, has signed seven new dealers for the terminal server and print program. “We have found very strong responses to the ThinPrint product across Australia,” technical director of Infotronics, Phil Lancaster, said. The new ThinPrint partners are KAZ, Acumen Business Solutions, Insight Integration, AGM IT, Protype Computing Services, Tortoise Logic and Basscom. “These ThinPrint partners in the Infotronics channel are experts in the Citrix and/or Microsoft terminal server space,” Lancaster said. The company anticipated further partnership announcements in the near future, he said.

Sharp ships PDA for enterprises

A Linux-based handheld supporting enterprise applications and databases started shipping this month from Sharp. The Zaurus SL-6000 is targeted mainly at corporate customers, Sharp spokes­person, Deanna Davis, said. The PDA is powered by an Intel XScale 400MHz processor, with 64MB of synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM), 64MB of flash memory and a lithium-polymer battery. It has a video graphics array (VGA) screen and an integrated speaker and microphone to record and play back conversations. The handheld has a built-in QWERTY thumb keyboard that can be protected by a sliding control panel. The PDA could withstand a one-metre drop, the company said. The device supports Java, which is important for business application use, Davis said. It also supported IBM’s WebSphere application server, she said. IBM and Sharp were working together to sell the product through the companies’ respective channels. The $US699 SL-6000 has built-in 802.11b Wi-Fi networking and Compact Flash and SD/MMC (Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard) card slots.

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