PC Solutions Briefs: Iomega, Acer, Intercad, SEEK

PC Solutions Briefs: Iomega, Acer, Intercad, SEEK

Iomega signs with Daisytek

Iomega has signed on Daisytek to distribute its storage products throughout Australia.

Daisytek joins Tech Pacific, Ingram Micro and Siltek as the vendor's distributors. The company will distribute a selection of the Iomega range.

Iomega manufactures and markets Zip, Jaz and PocketZip drives and disks, as well as the HipZip digital audio player, the FotoShow digital image centre, LifeWorks software and Iomega QuikSync software.

The company chose its newest distributor based on its ability to move commodity products and its national reach.

Acer debuts super fast

20x CD-W drive

Acer Communications and Multimedia is speeding up the vendor ranks for CD-rewritable drives. The company has moved into the top three position for the number of CD-RW units sold in Australia and has announced the 20x Acer CD-W 2010A.

At a maximum burn-rate of 20x, the drive has a re-writable speed of 10x and a read speed of 40x. The drive supports Windows 95, 98, Me and 2000 operating systems. It also incorporates Seamless Link Buffer Under Run Proof Technology.

Intercad goes Wild over graphics acceleratorsIntercad has announced the next-generation Wildcat II 5110 professional 3D graphics accelerator. The Wildcat II 5110 incorporates 3DLabs' ParaScale architecture, integrating multiple complete geometry and rasterisation pipelines into a single accelerator. The card has been optimised for the latest Intel Pentium 4 processor-based workstations.

"From now on, Intercad will be 3DLab's contact point for all regional OEM deals," said Peter Orczykowski, Intercad's technical director.

Xenon Systems is integrating WildCat into their high-end Nitro-2000 graphics workstations.

Acer SEEKS investment

Acer Computer Australia has invested half a million dollars on the online employment site, SEEK Communications.

The investment will come from Acer's $30 million Technology Partners venture fund.

"Australia has a wealth of IT skills and business ideas and the ATPF (Acer Technology Partners Fund) aims to nurture these valuable assets, and provide them with long-term financial support," Acer Computer Oceanic Region's managing director Charles Chung said.

According to SEEK CEO Paul Bassat, the company will use the investment to pursue opportunities outside of Australia - particularly in the Asian market.

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