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Product News: the latest news for the week commencing December 5, 2007

Product News: the latest news for the week commencing December 5, 2007

Mitsubishi HC4900

Mitsubishi claims its new projector is an affordable, high-quality home theatre machine. The HC4900 offers 1080p high resolution and 7500:1 contrast ratio, as well as HDMI and DVI connectors to provide high signal quality from the video source. The projector is designed to be quiet, running at 19db in low mode, and has a long lamp life of up to 5000 hours. It offers side access to the lamp for convenience and accessibility. The HC4900 features three Crystal Clear Fine inorganic LCD panels to provide a colour-consistent, even-toned image. A protective filter has been added to the LCD block housing to help reduce dust landing on the LCD panels. The projector features power zoom and focus, as well as lens shift to provide users with flexible options for installation. It also includes a trigger terminal for people with motorised projection screens, meaning screens will automatically drop down when the projector is switched on.

Distributed by Also Technology, TodayTech, Multimedia Technology, Compu Wholesale, BMS Technology, XiT Distribution and Altech Computers.
RRP: $3999
Web: www.MitsubishiElectric.com.au

Wyse G Class

Wyse's newest device for the thin computing market, the G class, is powered by a 1.2GHz Via C7 processor and comes with standard dual-display support. It can support up to six displays if the user requires. Multiple displays are controlled and enhanced using Wyse's TCX Multi-display software. The products offer future-proofing options such as DVD/CD-ROM bay, hard disk drive bay, floppy disk drive bay and a PCI expansion slot. Wyse claims these capabilities make the G class an ideal option for the document management, brokerage and financial services, medical care, educational training and research industries. The G class models come with Integrated 10/100 Ethernet and optional wireless LAN connectivity allowing users to connect securely to high-speed wired and wireless networks.
Distributed by itX and Express Data.
RRP: $1100
Web: www.wyse.com.au

Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000

The Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000 is a wired notebook Web cam that integrates with Windows Live Messenger. It includes a new Photo Swap feature to allow users to share digital photos live during their video conversations. The Web cam delivers video at 640 x 480 pixel resolution, can take still photos at 1.3 megapixels. It has a swivel lens so users can easily adjust the picture. To improve audio quality, the LifeCam NX-3000 has a built-in unidirectional microphone with acoustic noise cancellation. Other features include one-touch blogging, allowing the user to post photos to their Windows Live Spaces site; video effects that let users personalise video calls with fun visuals such as snow, stars and fl owers; and a protective carrying case to keep the Web cam safe when travelling.
Distributed by Ingram Micro.
RRP: $99.95
Web: www.microsoft.com

Apacer Audio Steno AU240

Aiming at the style-conscious music buyer, the Audio Steno AU240 MP3 player has a sleek and compact look, a leather finish, and a blue backlit LCM display. The Audio Stento is small and light at 7.6 x 2.6cm and includes a direct USB connector, eliminating the need for an additional USB cable. It also means the Audio Steno can double as a USB drive. The MP3 player comes with six EQ modes (Normal, Pop, Rock, Classic, Jazz and Ultra Bass), supports 10 languages and has a maximum battery life of six hours. It supports Windows 98(SE)/ME/2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS 9.2 and above, and will play MP3 or WMA files. The device is available with 1GB, 2GB and 4GB storage capacity.
Distributed by Bluechip Infotech.
RRP: 1GB - $45; 2GB - $65; 4GB - $99
Web: www.apacer.com

Canon ScanFront220

The ScanFront 220 is Canon's latest network scanning solution that aims at being simple to use while delivering diverse imaging functionality. Available in Standard or Professional Editions, the device allows users to preview captured images on an 8.5-inch touch panel, and scan to email, a network folder, FTP site or USB memory stick. The ScanFront 220 offers personal and networked address books, as well as new security features including fingerprint identification (available on the Professional Edition). Both models feature Canon's proprietary feed mechanism, which is capable of scanning a wide range of documents, including thick documents, plastic cards and drivers' licenses. The device can scan up to 26 pages per minute for A4 documents and save scanned documents in several file formats including high-compression PDF, Searchable PDF, as well as TIFF and JPEG. The ScanFront 220 allows system administrators to remotely register individual users to the device and assign each with access privileges. According to Canon, the scanner offers high-end document security with the ability to send encrypted PDFs and maintain a detailed log to track outgoing transmissions. The ScanFront 220 also has a memory wipe function to prevent classified information leaks. Both models provide network security through NTLM v2 protocol and support the Kerberos network protocol to identify and authenticate clients connecting to servers.
Distributed by Alloys International.
RRP: Standard - $2695; Professional - $3095
Web: www.canon.com.au


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