Acer Extensa E261
The Extensa E261 is built on an Intel/SIS platform and uses Intel's Core 2 Duo processor as well as a SIS 672 Express chipset with SIS 968. The desktop has been designed to deliver strong performance and improved energy efficiency for cost savings. Users have the option of up to 4GB of DDR2 400/533/677MHz SDRAM, integrated SIS Mirage 3+ graphics, as well as PCI Express X16 graphics card support. The desktop comes with Acer Empowering Technology software suite, Microsoft Office Ready 2007, eSobi, Norton Internet Security 2007 or McAfee Internet Security Suite 2008, Adobe Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD and NTI CD-Maker software. It has six USB 2.0 ports as well as Ethernet, VGA, parallel and serial ports. There are two 5.25-inch drive bays and six 3.5-inch drive bays, two of which are external and four are internal. The E261 comes with Windows Vista and has a three-year onsite warranty.
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RRP $679 (without monitor)
Extreme Summit X350
Extreme Networks has introduced the Summit X350 24-port fixed configuration gigabit switch to extend its Summit fixed-configuration switch family. The switch is based on the ExtremeXOS operating system with Layer 2 switching functionality and offers edge security capabilities. It features quad Ethernet combo ports and optional dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks. The Summit X350 has been designed to offer affordable high-speed desktop connectivity and runs the same software image as other ExtremeXOS-based Summit edge switches to deliver portfolio-wide uniformity and operational simplicity. As a result, customers benefit from the ability to optimise acquisition costs without creating operational complexities or inconsistent network designs, the vendor claims. The Summit X350 series helps expand options for consistent edge connectivity, protect existing investments in Extreme Networks' modular switches and lower installation costs for enterprise-grade wireless LANs.
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Marshall Electronics IMD
Aimed at post-production houses, broadcasters and mobile units, this range of LCD panels is designed as all-in-one solutions that allow information such as video time codes and tallies to be displayed on screen. Unlike systems that rely on a separate unit for In-Model display (IMD) input, this functionality has been fully integrated to allow for more exact and timely running updates. Internal IMD means users are alerted to changes or problems that might occur with transmission. For example, if audio drops out when broadcasting, sensitive audio presence indicators will light up on screen in order to notify the controller. The Marshall Electronics range is also rack mountable to save space and can also be used as standalone displays with HDSDI loop-through. The range features on-screen Video Time Code, three-colour "Soft" Tallies and Audio Presence Indicator. These displays also include Marshall's new RotoMenu feature which allows menu browsing via a single digital rotary switch.
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RRP from $5500