Product News: the latest products for the week commencing July 4, 2007

Product News: the latest products for the week commencing July 4, 2007

NetIQ AppManager 7

Attachmate off-shoot, NetIQ's AppManager 7, is a selection of systems and application management modules that manage the performance and availability of key enterprise applications, servers, databases and devices. AppManager 7 provides enterprise IT managers with greater levels of productivity, visibility and control across their IT environment, the vendor claims. The software tools help users to adopt and exploit next-generation technologies such as VMware ESX Server, Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange Server 2007, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Oracle Grid Computing and Cisco or Nortel IP Telephony (VoIP) solutions. AppManager 7 can drive task automation in conjunction with performance monitoring across their Windows, Unix and Linux systems. Many businesses do not have the luxury of overhauling their IT management software. AppManager 7 lets them leverage past investments and scale to manage new applications in a distributed, heterogeneous and virtualised environment.

Distributed by Attachmate.
RRP: From $743 per Windows server

APC InfraStruXure Central 4.0

Featuring a completely redesigned platform for integrating and deploying enterprise management applications, InfraStruXure Central's base configuration software includes device management, alerting and reporting. The system can scale from simple wiring closet monitoring to full enterprise management of datacentres and remote facilities. It supports most IT devices, regardless of manufacturer, and additional applications can be added to enable centralised monitoring and video surveillance. A range of hardware models has been released to match every IT environment. Design data in the new solution is generated by APC's InfraStruXure Designer. A sophisticated CAD software system, InfraStruXure Designer incorporates efficient room layout design, power and backup capacity planning and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling to generate highly accurate equipment and floor layout requirements for an IT department's specified servers, storage and networking IT equipment.
Distributed by Express Data and DPSA.
RRP: From $18,900

Asus S6 Leather Collection

Asus has targeted its S6 laptop at the fashion crowd with the introduction of an exclusive hot pink leather version. Finished in hand-embossed leather and featuring a jewelled hinge and polished keyboard, the S6 aims at classic luxury with a twist. The compact 11.1-inch widescreen design offers superior mobility while still being large enough for visual enjoyment. Equipped with the latest low voltage dual-core technology, the S6 enables users to run demanding applications simultaneously, such as running a virus scan while talking on Skype and surfing the Web. The S6 also offers triple speed connection with Wireless Freedom, which enables maximum data transfer rates of 2.1Mbps with the built-in Bluetooth V2.0+EDR. If hot pink is a little too much, the S6 Leather Collection is also available in dark chocolate and camel. The Asus S6 comes with a leather finished bag, matching leather trimmed mouse and gift box.
Distributed by Ingram Micro.
RRP: From $2699

Oki B4400 and B4600

Oki Printing Solutions has refreshed its B4000 Series of desktop mono printers with the compact and high performance B4400 and B4600 models. Using Oki's digital LED technology, both ranges comprise six models which deliver fast and high quality output for individuals or small workgroups. The printers provide resellers with several opportunities, not least high volume consumable sales and sell-up opportunities within the range. Both incorporate 11 types of embedded barcodes as standard, enabling users to create custom barcodes to suit their requirements. They offer fast print speeds of up to 26ppm and first time to print of five seconds. The B4400 and B4600 are supported by a suite of intuitive, in-built utilities. These make it simple for businesses to produce, manage and print a wide-range of documents. The B4000 series is also SAP R/3 compatible, assisting the printing of formatted work.
Distributed by Oki Printing Solutions.
RRP: B4400 - $439.90; B4600 - $658.90

Epson EMP-1800 series

The new EMP-1810 and EMP-1815 projectors are designed for business and educational use. According to the vendor, the machines feature state-of-the-art technology and a brightness of 3500 ANSI Lumens - the brightest in their class. Epson's 3LCD technology, with no moving parts or interruptions to the light path, generates bright, natural images, and smooth and sharp playback of graphics, images and video content with no colour break-up. 3LCD projectors operate at lower lamp temperatures than other projection systems of similar brightness, allowing for quick start-up and shut down. Most importantly, the technology ensures the projector runs quieter with less fan noise. Both the EMP-1810 and EMP-1815 are easy to set-up and maintain. The lamp and filter can be replaced quickly even if the projector is ceiling mounted. The EMP-1800 series includes the Epson quick set-up feature. The user simply points the projector at the screen, presses a button and it will automatically resize the projected image to fit. As well as being compact and light, the EMP-1815 and EMP-1810 feature a modern white finish and look professional - whether they're installed on the ceiling or used by presenters on the move. The EMP-1815 also has an advanced multi-screen display - a world first for Epson projectors - which makes it possible to project different content on up to four projectors from a single laptop or PC wirelessly and by LAN. This allows supporting material to be displayed alongside a main presentation or for users to show two or more presentations simultaneously. Standalone operation is simple using the Compact Flash card slot or a memory device connected to the USB port. Files on the Compact Flash card can be edited and changed using network access from a laptop or PC.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Alloys International and Westan.
RRP: EMP-1810 - $3499; EMP-1815 - $3999

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