Product News: The latest products for the week commencing 11 June, 2008

Product News: The latest products for the week commencing 11 June, 2008

ARN reviews the latest products

Siemens HiPath OpenOffice

This unified communications solution combines phone calls, voicemail, conferencing, fax and messaging into a single unified solution. Scalable from 20 up to 150 users, HiPath OpenOffice has been designed to suit SMBs and allows users to set their availability to let other staff know if they are in a meeting, on a phone call, when they will become available and the best way to contact them. Users outside of the office can also update their availability via mobile phone. The system incorporates a Conference Management feature that allows users to schedule conference calls. Users can also create a dial-in or ad-hoc call on the fly by dragging and dropping participants from their directory. OpenOffice has a Microsoft Outlook Plug-in, meaning a user's presence status and voicemail greetings will change dynamically based on events in the Outlook calendar. The solution also offers instant messaging capabilities and mobility options for staff working outside the office and is based on open standards. Siemens claims the solution will help organisations to integrate business processes with communications and improve workflow.

Distributed by: IPL

RRP: from $600


HP Color LaserJet CM6040 MFP

The CM6040 features a four-line easy select control panel with a touchscreen graphical display, 500-sheet face-down output bin with long paper extension, front-door access to the four original HP LaserJet print cartridges with HP ColorSphere toner and a 80GB hard disk for job storage. Designed for high-end enterprise applications, the MFP has a 835MHz processor and 512MB of memory upgradable to 1GB. The printer features an access port for a Kensington lock and HP Jetdirect Gigabit Ethernet embedded print server for network sharing. The CM6040 MPF has a print speed of up to 40ppm in colour and black and white and a first page out speed of 12 seconds from ready mode. The printer prints at a resolution of up to 1200 x 600 dpi for mono and coloured pages and has a recommended monthly volume of 8000-15,000 pages with a duty cycle of up to 200,000 pages. It also has several paper-saving functions including automatic two-sided printing, draft quality and N-Up printing to combine multiple pages into a single sheet. It also has a scanner which scans at a resolution of up to 600 dpi and comes with PC and Mac utilities software.

Distributed by: Ingram Micro

RRP: from $15,999


Axis Camera Station

This is a complete monitoring and recording system for up to 50 cameras. Designed for Axis network video products, the software offers installation and automatic camera discovery, multi-device configuration and an Event Configuration Wizard. Users can view and record video and audio in H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG video compression. Support for H.264 video compression allows users to reduce bit rate without compromising image quality. Scheduled and event-driven recording are triggered by motion or external inputs. The camera station uses camera-based motion detection as a way of saving bandwidth and disk space. Axis claims the user interface has been developed with a focus on ease of use, with handling and navigation tools providing quick access to cameras and recordings in the system. Users control cameras with a joystick or mouse and can access pan, tilt and zoom functions. Support for digital PTZ cameras is available in both live view and playback. Manual recording can be triggered directly in the live view interface.

Distributed by: Alloys International, Anixter, Lan 1 and Pacific Communications

RRP: from $937


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