Product News: the latest products for the week commencing October 31, 2007

Product News: the latest products for the week commencing October 31, 2007

Wyse V class LE thin

Wyse Technology has released the Wyse V class LE thin computer, which it claims offers a 25 per cent power boost over previous models. Powered by a VIA Eden C7 processor running at 1.2GHz, the Wyse V class supports VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Citrix Application delivery and Microsoft Windows Terminal Server software. All models feature high-resolution dual monitor support, and enhancements including serial, parallel and USB expansion slots. Users can also purchase optional extras such as Wi-Fi and PCMCIA cards and smart card support. The Wyse V class LE thin range includes zero client models as well as machines based on Windows CE 5.0, Linux, and Windows XP embedded. Wyse also claims the computer consumes less power than previous models, in accordance with its EarthSmart Computing initiative.

Distributed by itX and Express Data.
RRP: From $752.40

ViewSonic DP701W4

The 7-inch ViewSonic DP701W4 wireless digital picture frame features 800 x 480 resolution with a 400:1 contrast ratio. Pictures can be uploaded to the DP701W4 via a USB cable or directly from a camera's memory card. Multiple card readers are included with the frame, which can display either JPEG or BMP files. With a maximum 1GB memory, the frame can display and rotate 400 photos at 5 megapixels each, which users can view individually or combine into custom slideshows. It is compliant with strict safety and environmental standards, including TCO and Energy Star, and is made with environmentally friendly materials.
Distributed by Ingram Micro.
RRP: $199

LaCie Portable DVD+/-RW Drive with LightScribe

LaCie has brought on-board award-winning designer, Sam Hecht, to create a stylish new portable DVD +/-RW Drive. USB 2.0 or FireWire options are available, and the drive includes LightScribe technology - once users burn music, movies or their photo collection to the DVD, the drive will also etch a custom designed label directly onto the disc. The drive comes with Easy Media Creator Suite 9 and CinePlayer 3.5 playback software, and works on Windows and Linux operating systems. Working at up to 8x speed for DVDs and 24x speed for CDs, lightweight and not much larger than a disk, the drive is designed to be a fashionable and portable, general-use DVD drive.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and Express Online.
RRP: From $179

Samsung CLP-350N

Designed to work equally well for home, small or medium sized businesses, Samsung's CLP-350N colour laser printer has a number of enhancements over previous CLP-300/CLP-300N models such as faster printing speeds, a second paper cassette and double the memory size which users can upgrade further for large file size documents. The toner cartridges are also double the size. Samsung claims they can print 4000 pages in black and white, or 2000 pages in colour. Prints are delivered at 2400 x 600 dpi resolution, and can print at 19 pages per minute (ppm) in monochrome or 5ppm in colour. The printer supports both Postscript 3 and PCL6 emulation in standard operation.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Alloys International, Altech and Westan.
RRP: $599

Trend Micro Internet Security Pro

In addition to the upgraded 2008 editions of its existing computer security software, PC security company, Trend Micro, has released a new software product, Internet Security Pro. The vendor claims this year's releases are 30 per cent faster at manual scanning than the competition, consume 50 per cent less memory than previous editions and have a more user-friendly interface. The products have new and updated ways in which to combat malware, with proactive intrusion blocking, Web threat protection, enhanced anti-spam capabilities, a two-way firewall and fully integrated antivirus and anti-spyware engines. Proactive intrusion blocking aims to prevent malicious damage to a machine before it can take effect by monitoring application activities on a computer for warning signs that damage is going to be done. Meanwhile, Trend Micro's Web Threat Protection guards users from cyber attacks in such a manner that their ability to surf the Web will not be compromised - the software blocks specific pages and content containing malware, rather than preventing access to an entire website. It is supported by TrendLabs real-time threat information and research service that will keep users informed and protected while online. In addition, the company claims its TrendSecure service, which was introduced last year, is evolving from a resource that provides free tools to customers to a platform that delivers software-as-a-service to Trend Micro customers, with a number of key features available in Trend Micro Internet Security Pro.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and itX.
RRP: Internet Security Pro - $129.95

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