Product News: ARN reviews the latest products for the week commencing August 1, 2007.

Product News: ARN reviews the latest products for the week commencing August 1, 2007.

Plasmon UDO2

Building on the technology from its predecessor, the Ultra Density Optical 1 (UDO), Plasmon's latest blue-laser storage device offers users double the capacity and a 50 per cent performance increase. In tandem with its UDO Archive Appliance, users can consolidate and scale their archives from 1TB to more than 76TB in single archive appliance. UDO2 offers the same data authenticity, permanence and longevity as UDO1, which, the vendor claims, helps to minimize data migration frequency and media maintenance and lowers running costs. It is also backwards-read compatible with UDO1 and enables upgrades that offer to extend system life and protect existing investments. The device supports rewriteable UDO media formats in a single library or appliance and has a USB 2.0 interface.

Distributed by AustStor.
RRP: from $3900

LaCie d2 Blu-ray

Embedded with Blu-ray technology, this drive allows users to archive large amounts of data, audio asset libraries, raw video shoots, image files or complete multimedia projects on long lasting Bluray (BD) media at a lower cost per gigabyte for users. With Lacie's d2, users can save up to 50GB of digital data on one disc or about four hours of High-Definition video on a Blu-ray disc without losing any information quality. The drive can also backup 10 DVDs' worth of files at a throughput rate of 9Mbps. It is backwards compatible with CD/DVD media and offers an interactive multimedia experience when users playback BD-ROMs. The d2 comes bundled with full featured software including packet writing and backup applications.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and Express Online.
RRP: $1259

Jabra JX10 Cara

Pitched at style-conscious users, this Bluetooth headset is made of 24 carat gold and stainless steel. Designed by Danish designer, Jacob Jenson, Jabra claims it is the smallest and lightest headset in its class, weighing less than 14g. It can be worn with or without an ear hook and features fingertip control to answer/end calls and adjust volume. Thanks to DSP technology, the headset has automatic volume control that adjusts sound quality and level according to the environment the user is calling from. The JX10 comes with a hard case leather pouch, matching gold or stainless steel desk stand, black leather necklace and car charger.
Distributed by Brightpoint
RRP: Gold - $429; Stainless steel - $299

Sony VPL-EX4

Capable of emitting 2100 ANSI lumens, this new data projector is aimed at the education and business markets. The machine has a minimum of 2000 hours lamp life and is based on 3LCD technology, which eliminates colour separation that can be associated with some projector models. This new Sony projector has separate LCD panels for red, blue and green to ensure colourful and sharply focused images. The VPL-EX4 also has native XGA (1024 x 768 pixel) resolution, removing the need for image compression to fit on an LCD panel. It has a bunch of connectivity options, such as two RGB inputs so users can connect two computers to the computer and switch between them whilst presenting.
Distributed by Sony Australia.
RRP: $1895

HP Colour LaserJet CP4005

According to the vendor, this latest series of colour laserjet printers provide users with more control over printing costs and document security. The new line is aimed at small businesses wanting to create colour documents and marketing materials in-house while controlling their printing environment. Based around the vendor's vertical In-line technology, the CP4005 delivers fast print speeds, professional quality output, quiet operation, versatile paper handling and pre-installed cartridges. It can produce a recommended maximum monthly print volume of 7500 pages and features printing speeds of up to 30ppm mono and 25ppm colour. Incorporated ImageREt 3600 technology automatically enhances the precision and colour of printouts to help supply quality documents. The CP4005 is equipped with a standard 500-sheet paper tray and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray. Featuring no-wait Instant-on technology, the printer is capable of producing the first page within 10 seconds (when in Ready mode) without requiring a warm-up period. The machine also connects to the vendor's online Colour Expertise Centre where users can access professionally designed templates, instructions, tips and training classes. Users are also provided with access to a set of management tools to install, manage and monitor their printer fleet and control costs. They include the HP Universal Print Driver, HP colour access control and HP Web Jetadmin. The latter tool lets users remotely configure and monitor networked HP printers. Colour access control allows businesses to monitor and control colour usage by application and user.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and Synnex.
RRP: $2399

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