Product News: the latest for the week commencing January 23, 2008

Product News: the latest for the week commencing January 23, 2008

Epson Stylus C110

The Stylus C110 has been designed as a high-end single function printer for use in the home office or for small business consumers. Printing up to 37 pages per minute (ppm) with a dual black ink system, the machine uses five individual Intellidge colour ink cartridges and Epson DURABrite Ultra resin-coated pigment ink. This produces sharp black text, glossy photos and water and smudge resistant prints with 120 years of light fastness. The C110 uses variable sized droplet technology and a MicroPiezo to produce a resolution of up to 5760dpi, and comes with a photo enhance feature that automatically adjusts the colour balance of the prints to allow for different requirements of portraits and landscapes. The printer works via USB, making it easy to set up and operate.

Distributed by Ingram Micro, Dicker Data, BMS, Compu Wholesale, Cellnet, Alloys International, HiTech Distribution, Synnex, XiT and Leader Computers
RRP: $149

Razer Tarantula

The Tarantula was created for the gamer market. The keyboard has anti-ghosting capabilities, allowing users to press up to 10 buttons simultaneously without signal failure, and 32KB on-board memory allowing users to store five gaming profiles on the keyboard itself. There are 10 programmable hotkeys, which can have a delay effect (up to 200ms) programmed in for an enhanced degree of control. It also offers 1000Hz ultra polling which results in a delay of just 1ms between the keystroke and the key's reaction. This is significantly faster than the 8ms found in conventional keyboards, according to Razer. The keyboard features headphone-out and microphone-in jacks, two USB ports, gold-plated USB connectors, and room for the Razer battledock add-on accessory.
Distributed by Audion Innovision and Altech Computers.
RRP: $189.95

Maxtor One Touch 4 Mini

This new portable hard drive from Seagate is loaded with data protection and recovery software to make it easier to protect files as they are transferred. Maxtor SafetyDrill is a bare metal system restore feature that can recover a user's local hard drive contents if it crashes or is attacked by a virus. At a time of system failure, Windows XP or Vista users can boot from the included Safety-Drill Recovery CD to format, partition and restore the operating system, applications, personal content and settings. For people who are frequently moving data between two places, Maxtor Encryption allows users to create a password-protected folder to automatically encrypt files. Maxtor DrivePass, an embedded firmware feature, restricts access to important files even if the internal hard drive is removed and attached to another computer. Distributed by Ingram Micro.
RRP: 80GB - $119; 120GB - $149; 160GB - $199

Corel DVD Copy 6 Plus

Corel DVD Copy 6 Plus is an integrated software package designed to copy unencrypted DVDs and convert them for playback on mobile devices. The software supports DivX Ultra (1440 x 1080 resolution), XVid, H.264 HD, MPEG-2 HD, AVCHD and HDV formats, and comes with CopyLater technology which enables users to schedule uninterrupted batch conversion of videos when they are away from the PC or overnight. DVD Copy 6 Plus can automatically calculate the best audio and video bit-rate settings to save space and can schedule transfers to the user's portable devices at specified times. The software suite features several bonus applications including WinDVD 8 Silver, the Virtual Drive Tool. To help users personalise DVDs, DVD Copy 6 Plus also features Disc Label including LightScribe support. Portable devices supported include Apple iPhone, iPod, Sony PSP, Zune and Nintendo DS.
Distributed by Lako Pacific.
RRP: $79.95

Polycom HDX 8000

The Polycom HDX 8000 series is designed to give small and medium-sized conference rooms a high quality high-definition video conferencing experience. The HDX video systems offer simultaneous HD video, audio and content sharing capabilities. HDX software delivers Polycom's patent pending Lost Packet Recovery for all HDX systems, which the vendor claims maximises conference quality on networks with high levels of IP packet loss. Lost Packet Recovery can improve the pervasiveness of video conferencing in an organisation by enabling consistent quality for home office workers, field deployments, calls on "dirty networks" that are subject to frequent packet loss and even calls over the public Internet. The new HDX systems enable integration with Avaya video telephony solutions and Microsoft LCS 2005, making video collaboration capabilities accessible. HDX systems are standards-based and part of an integrated video collaboration portfolio, including HD video end points and systems, telepresence solutions, HD conferencing bridges, HD recording, streaming and playback systems, HD video content management and integrated voice end points. The HDX 8000 works with other HDX systems (4000 series and 9000 series), and Polycom Global Services offers a suite of HD readiness services from planning and design to evaluation, training and services options.
Distributed by LAN Systems and UniTel.
RRP: from $13,649

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