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Product News: ARN looks at the latest products for the week commencing August 8, 2007

Product News: ARN looks at the latest products for the week commencing August 8, 2007

Avocent LongView IP Digital Extension

This digital extension tool is designed to access business-critical computers via a local area network (LAN) and can remotely source high-quality DVI video and audio from any location. It provides hardware-based digital desktop extension for digital/analogue video, keyboard, mouse, USB media, and audio signals over a single UTP cable or network connection. This could be over a corporate or university TCP/IP local area network or point-to-point over a single cable. In operation, a receiver located at the user's desk connects to the desktop peripherals, which can be viewed and controlled by a designated remote computer via TCP/IP. The remote computer is fitted with a transmitter and is located in a back room or away from the user and allows the interfaces of that computer to be accessed over TCP/IP.
Distributed by Comsol.
RRP: $2355
Web: www.avocent.com.au

Gigabyte GV-RX29T512VH-B

Equipped with the latest ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics processor, this graphics card features 512MB GDDR3 memory and supports 320 independent stream processors to deliver the power of DirectX 10 with quality performance, visual effects and dynamic interactivity. DirectX 10 GPU extends the scope of the GPU beyond traditional graphics to support Shader Model 4.0 for next-generation, 3D gaming effects. DirectX 10 support also allows users to take full advantage of the new features Windows Vista has to offer including quality visual effects and enhanced interactive game processing, physics game computing enhancement, geometry performance and full-speed HDR acceleration. Coupled with CrossFire scalability, built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround audio, Gigabyte claims the card will give users a total high-definition gaming experience.
Distributed by Rectron.
RRP: $599
Web: www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Default.aspx

Tandberg Data LTO-4

This latest Linear Tape Open (LTO) drive offers users a 120Mbps native transfer rate, 800GB storage capacity and data encryption. Tandberg claims it is ideal as a standalone or an automated drive in high-end server environments. Built-in encryption capabilities within the drive allow users to write encrypted data to the LTO Ultrium tape cartridge, which helps protect sensitive stored or transported information. Digital Speed Matching, a 256MB buffer and Dynamic Compression are also aimed at improving the machine's performance. Diagnostic routines such as the Statistical Analysis and Reporting System assist in isolating failures between media and hardware, while Adaptive Tape Threading protects against failures during cartridge loads by verifying tape speed, the tape spinning wheel and modulating tension control.
Distributed by ACA Pacifi c, T Data, Datastor and Westan.
RRP: LTO-4 bare drive - $5975
Web: www.tandbergdata.com

InFocus Work Big IN36

With a brightness of 3000 MAX ANSI lumens, this machine is designed to provide clear, quality images with the lights on or the windows open. The projector features digital keystone correction, RGB colour-adjustment, 1000:1 contrast ratio and multiple installation options. The IN36 is based on digital light processing (DLP) technology and has native XGA resolution, delivering a rich digital image in true-to-life colour without any ghosting or shadowing, according to InFocus. It is equipped with the vendor's projectability feature-set including an LED display. There's also a 10-key keypad, colour-coded cables and user-defined security pin codes. The projector weighs in just under 2.7kg.
Distributed by Image Design Technology, Ingram Micro, Bluechip Infotech and A Brighter Image.
RRP: $3999
Web: www.infocus.com

Fujitsu LifeBook E8410

Fujitsu's latest notebook promises a performance upgrade, advanced features and full Windows Vista compatibility. The E8410 replaces the E8210 and includes Intel's 64-bit Core2 Duo processor, Nvidia external graphics, a 15.4-inch SuperFine Wide XGA TFT screen, a maximum of 4GB memory and a 120GB hard drive. It is built on Intel Centrino Pro processor technology consisting of Intel 965PM Express Chipset with Intel Turbo Memory, Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN/4965AG wireless connection, Intel 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection with Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) and Intel Virtualisation Technology (VT) support. This allows users to identify and recover problem network areas and protect network computing assets. Intel's AMT technology stores hardware and software information in non-volatile memory and provides out-of-band management convenience, also giving users the ability to remotely recover systems after OS failures. Built-in System Defense protects the user's network at the source by proactively blocking incoming threats. Other security features include a biometric fi ngerprint sensor, 2-password hard disk lock, 3D shock sensor for enhanced hard disk protection, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support, a Bios password and a LifeBook Lock. The notebook was built with Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance. Communications capabilities include an internal 1.3-megapixel built-in camera and dual built-in stereo microphones. It also has three built-in wireless antennas with 802.11n support to ensure seamless virtual meetings and conversations. Additional expansion and connectivity is available through the built-in PC Card and ExpressCard slots, 1000/100/10Mbps (Gigabit) LAN and 4x USB 2.0 ports. There's also a 56kbps modem, IEEE-1394, S-video, an SD/MS/MS PRO memory card slot and serial and parallel ports for legacy peripheral support.
Distributed by Bluechip Infotech and Multimedia Technology.
RRP: E8410A - $2299; E8410H - $2599
Web: www.fujitsu.com/au

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