Product News: the latest products for the week commencing March 5, 2008

Product News: the latest products for the week commencing March 5, 2008

Travroute RightWay Trine XL

This device records travelling information such as date, time, latitude, longitude, altitude and velocity. Its data logging function can store up to 130,000 individual data points and upload information at one-minute intervals, storing about three months of records. Users can customize the Trine XL to log GPS data based on elapsed time, distance and various speed settings. This information can then be transferred to a user's PC or PDA via USB or Bluetooth using the included Log Manager software. The data can also be exported directly to Google Earth or other industry standard formats. The Trine XL is based on the SiRF Star III chipset for performance and low power consumption. Its 1100mAh lithium battery offers up to 13 hours runtime.

Distributed by Audion Innovision and Cellnet.
RRP: $249.95

Acer Ferrari 1100

Designed to appeal to style-conscious users, the Ferrari 1100 features a carbon fibre surface and three-axis disk anti-shock enhancement to provide a high level of HDD protection. The notebook weighs 1.9kg and runs on an AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core processor and AMD M690T chipset. It features 2GB DDR2 677MHz memory, 250GB SATA hard drive, three USB 2.0 ports, and supports 802.11 a/b/g/Draft-N networking. Other functionality includes integrated Dolby 5.1 surround sound and a slot-loaded DVD multidisc drive. The notebook's 12.1-inch WXGA white LED backlit screen employs CrystalBrite technology for sharper images, Acer said. The machine runs Microsoft's Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition operating system, and comes with an Acer Xpress VoIP phone and Bluetooth optical mouse accessories.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Bluechip Infotech, CompuWholesale and Cellnet.
RRP: $3999

Minitar MVA11A

This VoIP analogue terminal adapter plugs into the user's broadband router and connects their computer and standard telephone handset together. Users can then program in their preferred VoIP service. Features include caller ID, consultation hold, call waiting, blind call transfer, attended call transfer, call forwarding and three-way conferencing. The MVA11A is configured using a Web interface and can be updated through the handset dial-pad. The unit also offers voice over data prioritisation to deliver high quality calls. Phones connected to the unit will fall back to the standard phone service if the broadband service is interrupted to prevent users from having phone access downtime. It is compliant with IEEE 802.3 802.3u 10/100M Ethernet standard and supports a range of networking protocols including SIP 3261.
Distributed by PC Range.
RRP: $99

Compro VideoMate U2800F

Compro's latest TV tuner stick comes bundled with Microsoft certified Vista/MCE remote controls and MPEG-2 encoders that allow users to watch and record digital TV shows in Microsoft Vista Premium or Ultimate media centre PCs. The VideoMate U2800F is a USB 2.0 hybrid digital and analogue TV and FM radio tuner stick and provides 1080i quality TV viewing and recording functionality. The tuner comes with ComproDTV 4 software featuring Vista Gadget. This allows users to watch TV in their Vista sidebar, consult schedules, and check playback lists. There's also an MCE add-in which allows users to integrate scheduling lists. The software supports Compro's power-up scheduled recording, which turns on a PC to record a show, then turns it off once finished. The tuner can also be used for straight-to-disc recording (to VCD and DVD).
Distributed by Anyware Computer Accessories.
RRP: $145

Intermec CK61ex Mobile Computer

Intermec's CK61ex handheld computer aims to turn warehouse data capture obstacles such as high shelves, multiple barcode formats, damaged labels and dark warehouse corners, into workable scenarios. The mobile machine has integrated near-far auto focusing EX imaging technology that enables users to quickly scan barcodes (both 1D and 2D) and capture images, signatures and documents, in any orientation from six inches to 50 feet away. The unit comes with the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system and includes optional terminal emulation support to integrate with existing warehouse management systems. The CK61ex also supports a-band radio frequencies with Cisco compatible 802.11a/b/g radio as well as voice applications. Onboard connectivity includes a USB host and client, 10/100 Base-T LN, Bluetooth, IR and a legacy RS232 port. The unit comes with 128MB RAM and 192MB of storage and has a 3.8-inch transflective touchscreen that displays information at 240 x 320 resolution. Users have the choice of several keypad options including a 32-key numeric version and a 58-key full alphanumeric layout. The CK61ex provides non-incendive options (UL Class I, II, III, Div 2) and mobile RFID read/write functionality through an optional snap-on RFID handle (IP30). Intermec claims the unit is also ruggedised, with a magnesium top, IP64 sealing and rubber bumpers allowing it to survive repeated falls from six feet. The unit uses a 7.4V, 2400mAh lithium battery.
Distributed by Avnet.
RRP: $3870

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