Product News: the latest products for the week commencing September 19, 2007

Product News: the latest products for the week commencing September 19, 2007

Brother HL-4050CDN

This colour laser printer can produce speeds of up to 20ppm in both colour and monochrome. It includes built-in Ethernet, is network ready and has built-in automatic duplexing. The machine can produce colourful, high resolution 2400 x 600dpi output to consistently produce professional looking documents. In addition to its high-speed USB 2.0 and parallel interface, it also offers PCL6 and BR-Script3 emulation, as well as a USB Direct Interface that allows compatibility with both PictBridge and USB Flash memory drives. This model offers maximum flexibility for wired workgroups and provides an expandable paper input capacity with optional 500-sheet paper tray. The HL-4050CDN uses an easy access frontloading system for all consumables. Users have the option of choosing standard or high-yield toners to best suit their budget.

Distributed by Cellnet, Leader Computers, XiT Distribution, Express Online, Multimedia Technology, PrintCom, RDT Technologies and Mega Electronics.

Shuttle XPC Glamor Series SG33G5

Based on the Intel G33 Express chipset, this small form factor PC delivers the latest Shuttle technologies alongside quality components for enhanced system reliability, high-definition entertainment with HDMI, Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect, as well as overclocking abilities. It also features the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 with Clear Video Technology functionality, providing quality video playback and quality images. It supports the latest multi-core processors up to FSB 1333MHz, including the upcoming 45nm platform. It features a G5 case design highlighted by its brushed aluminum surface that serves as a practical element to drive heat away from the computer. The machine can accommodate up to 4GB of DDR2-800 memory in dual-channel mode, and SATA hard drives can be connected using one of three internal SATA300 ports or externally via eSATA.
Distributed by Altech Computers and Multimedia Technology.
RRP: $409

Primera Bravo XRn Network Disc Publisher

This device provides organisations with the ability to duplicate and print CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs (BDs) as easily as printing to a networked laser printer, according to the vendor. Powered by an internal Windows XP embedded computer, the Bravo XRn Network Disc Publisher gives users the ability to produce their own professional-quality CDs, DVDs and BDs. Jobs can be sent from an unlimited number of networked users. The included Windows XP/2000 and Vista client software is based upon Primera's PTPublisher disc publishing software. It can print and burn up to 50 discs per job and has dual input bins, allowing client PCs to remotely send to alternate record and print CDs and DVDs without changing media. It comes integrated with a backlit LCD and keypad as well as locking front cover to keep completed discs secure.
Distributed by Region4.
RRP: CD/DVD version - $9699; CD/DVD/BD version - $12,499

Imprivata OneSign

This appliance provides user authentication and access management to IT networks, applications and IT building security. It helps improve security access management and compliance, while maximising user convenience and productivity. The OneSign solution includes Authentication Management for securely authenticating users to a network via a range of strong authentication options; Single Sign-On, which quickly solves application password management, security and user access issues; and Physical/Logical, which integrates building and network access systems to enable location-based authentication. The appliance is a scalable, self-contained security platform that seamlessly integrates support for the Windows user environment, multiple user directories and a variety of strong authentication devices.
Distributed by Unixpac.
RRP: hardware - $10,000; software from $25 per user.

Asus PG221 LCD monitor

Aimed at gamers requiring quality audio/video and multimedia support, this monitor can be connected to a PC with various multimedia inputs including VGA, DVI, composite, s-video, component inputs and USB2.0 ports. It supports consumer electronics such as HD DVD players, video game consoles, set-top boxes, MP3/CD players, karaoke boxes, digital cameras and camcorders. The PG221 also comes with a built-in 1.3 mega-pixel rotatable webcam, earphone and microphone jacks to support face-to-face communications. With built-in 2.1 channel stereo speakers, the PG221 also includes 10W satellite speakers and a 15W subwoofer tank-box at the rear. To further enhance the audio experience, the PG221 supports a surround sound system with SRS TruSurround XT Technology. Users can fully experience powerful sound effects via the SRS hotkey without setting up additional speakers, therefore saving space. The 22-inch widescreen monitor uses Color Shine Glare Type Panel technology to deliver crystal clear images and a cinema-like visual experience. The Splendid Video Intelligence Technology delivers optimised video performance with intelligent colour, brightness, contrast and sharpness corrections, enabling users to experience quality images. The device also adopts Trace Free technology to deliver 2ms gray-to-gray, quick response times for smoother video display without ghosting while playing frame intensive games. Asus Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) technology boasts a 2000:1 high contrast ratio to deliver sharper and brighter images. The PG221 is certified for Windows Vista Premium to bring users a more plentiful graphic experience. With gaming in mind, the device has been designed in black and silver with a sleek aluminium alloy neck, diamond-cut base and black-glared front frame. It comes with Light-in-Motion scenario lighting effects where each colour - red, green, orange, pink and blue - stands for sound preset mode. These include fighting game, strategic game, music, theatre and standard. An invisible LED sensor control design provides nine function hotkeys, an adjustment scroll bar and interactive stereo melodies.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Bluechip IT and Cellnet.
RRP: $899

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