Product News: The latest for the week commencing May 14, 2008

Product News: The latest for the week commencing May 14, 2008

ARN reviews the latest products

reinphase FCP Manager V1.5

FCP Manager V1.5 is a software tool which helps users organise preference settings in Apple's Final Cut Pro editing suite. The vendor claims its easy-to-use interface allows users to save established preference settings as presets, then immediately revert back to previously known, stable environments if their Final Cut Pro sessions become unstable, saving time in support and productivity. FCP Manager also allows users to configure and save settings for VTR capture offsets, window locations, buttons and shortcuts. In work environments where several users share the same Mac machine and copy of Final Cut Pro, each person can register favourite preference settings without relying on the multi-user feature of Mac OS X. FCP Manager can also be used as a management tool by system administrators responsible for multiple Final Cut Pro installations, integrators, rental houses, educational institutions and content creators.

Distributed by Adimex

RRP $139


Zepto Notus

Zepto claims its latest notebook is the most energy efficient on the market and uses 50 per cent less power than similar machines. Based on the Intel McCaslin processor, it runs at 4.1W as measured in the Energy Star 4.0 standard and offers battery life of up to 9 hours. Aimed at those on the road, the ultraportable Notus has a 3.5mm, 12.1-inch LED screen, is cased in magnesium alloy and weighs 1.1kg. Its strong chassis is capable of withstanding a fall from 1m, or the height of a desk. The machine's casing is also waterproof, protecting componentry against fluid damage. The Zepto Notus supports Bluetooth 2.0 and wireless network in N-standard, which secures data transfers of 300Mbit. It also offers TPM (Trusted Platform Module) encryption for the 80GB hard disk, which provides a high standard of security and ensures data stored on the disk cannot be accessed if the computer has been stolen.

Distributed by Zepto

RRP $2000


Atdec Visidec Freestanding

The latest monitor mounting range from Atdec enables users to integrate two or four screens and comes in three options - Double Horizontal, Double Vertical and Quad. With the Double Horizontal or Double Vertical setup, two screens can be mounted side-by-side or vertically to take advantage of Extended Desktop modes for Windows or Macintosh or other custom applications. This setup is aimed at professionals who constantly utilise or view more than one application at a time and are restricted by one screen. These professionals range from graphic designers to business analysts and CEOs. The Double Quad option allows users to mount four screens, effectively quadrupling the screen work-space. This setup is ideal for financial markets, stockbroking firms through to centralised control rooms, video editing rooms or surveillance.

Distributed by Multimedia Technology and Leader Computers

RRP Double Horizontal and Double Vertical - $399; Quad - $499


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