Product news: The latest products for the week commencing 2nd July, 2008

Product news: The latest products for the week commencing 2nd July, 2008

ARN reviews the latest products

Happen Jim 2 Business Engine Photocopy Edition

This all-in-one accounting and workflow solution is aimed at automating processes within the photocopier and office equipment industry. Happen's Jim 2 Business Engine Photocopy Edition software features automated pricing for individual machines and contracts, 'Ready for invoice' details available immediately following a photocopy meter being read/recorded, and automated page meter-billing. Users can add jobs and the software links the right consumables to each photocopier. The software also provides a machine-centric view of all activities related to a specific photocopier including original sale, page counts and billing, tasks, related sales, as well as service and maintenance jobs. With the Jim 2 Photocopy Edition users can manage thousands of machines under a standard monthly contract or a time and material-based arrangement. The photocopy edition includes the functionality of Happen's Jim 2 Business Engine Premium Edition, enabling users to manage every aspect of their business workflow cycle - from stock control, sales and service to customer contact. The vendor claims office equipment businesses using Jim 2 Scheduling can move away from a break-fix business model to a fully managed service business by providing regular maintenance for clients' machines both on-site and remotely. Jim 2 PE allows for detailed profit reporting for any date range, including from a machine by ID or serial number, specific customer or site or contact type.

Distributed by: Happen

RRP: $2950


Western Digital Studio Drives

The newest members of the Western Digital My Passport family are designed for Mac users on-the-go and are equipped with both FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces and a capacity gauge. The My Passport Studio drives come with capacities of 320GB and 250GB. Weighing in at less than 5 ounces (141g), the portable units are designed to carry office files, thousands of songs, videos or photos securely. They can also backup Mac laptops using the Apple Time Machine backup software utility. The portable drives feature a shock-resistant enclosure to provide protection from the bumps and jars of everyday use and are USB-bus powered which eliminates the need for an external power adapter. The new My Passport Studio portable drives also include formatted HFS+, Journal for Mac compatibility, but can also be reformatted for use with Windows operating systems.

Distributed by: Simms International and Synnex

RRP: 250GB - $229; 320GB - $279


Wyse Viance

Specifically created for Citrix XenDesktop, the Wyse Viance desktop appliance is designed to maximise the user experience and minimise administration across a virtualised infrastructure. Powering on in seconds, Wyse Viance desktop appliances immediately connect to Citrix XenDesktop sessions, delivering users multimedia (such as smooth video and audio playback) decoded locally on the appliance, multi-display support and broad USB peripheral compatibility virtualised in the datacentre through the built-in Wyse TCX software suite. The appliance draws 13.2 watts of power and is based on a Via C7 Eden 1.2GHz processor. Wyse's Viance Pro Mobile extends the virtualised desktop environment to the mobile worker. The application is ideal for campus-based and field-based workers - such as medical staff and retail managers who can use their computer wherever they need it within the campus wireless or wired network. Wyse Viance Pro Mobile enables secure access through cellular wireless networks.

Distributed by: itX and Express Data

RRP: $523


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