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Product News: The latest products for the week commencing October 1, 2008

Product News: The latest products for the week commencing October 1, 2008

ARN reviews the latest proucts

Fujitsu U2010 LifeBook

The multimedia-focused LifeBook U2010 ultramobile PC offers a portable full-featured Windows Vista Operating System with a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera. Feature includes wireless music on-demand technology that allows users to stream their music playlists straight from the UMPC. The U2010 provides mobile connectivity via WLAN 11a/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 and offers storage space of up to 100GB. Alternatively users can go for a 64GB solid-state drive. The U2010’s screen swivels and turns over to double up as a handheld tablet PC and includes a slip-resistant base to prevent the unit from accidentally slipping from the user’s hands while in operation. To save on batter life the LifeBook U2010 runs on an Intel Ultra Mobile platform 2008 with Intel Centrino Atom processor (1.6GHz) and Intel System Controller Hub. For security the UMPC comes with a two-level BIOS lock as well as a fingerprint sensor. The LifeBook U2010 also features an integrated GPSl, and a SuperFine 5.6-inch WXGA 1280 x 800 screen with 300nits brightness.

Distributed by: Bluechip Infotech and Multimedia Technology.

RRP: $1499

Web: www.lifebook.com.au


Sun Fire X4450

The Sun Fire X4450 is a four-socket (24-way) x64 2U server designed as a highly scalable x64 appliance for datacentre virtualisation. The vendor claims the Sun Fire X4450 is ideal for consolidating workloads and saves customers datacentre space as well as energy and cooling costs. The X4450 server, powered by Intel Xeon processor 7400 series with up to six processing cores, runs a variety of operating systems including Solaris 10 10/08 (the latest update to the Solaris 10 operating system), Linux, Windows and VMware. The X4450 offers users lower power consumption, with the Intel Xeon processor 7400 series consuming up to 33 per cent less watts per core than the previous generation processor. The server also features Lights Out Manager for systems management and monitoring, RAID 0,1,5 and 6, six gigabit Ethernet ports, six I/O slots and hot-swappable components such as cooling fans, power units and disk drives. It supports up to eight SAS drives and 32 memory DIMMs providing 128GB. When combined with the new Intel Xeon processor with six processing cores, Sun claims the X4450 provides greater virtualisation.

Distributed by: itX.

RRP: from $9055

Web: www.sun.com


Canon imagePrograf iPF810

The imagePrograf iPF810 is one of two large format 44-inch printers from Canon and represents the vendor’s first step into this space. The five-ink dye and pigment printer is capable of reproducing A1 prints in 24 seconds and A0 prints in 47 seconds. The iPF810 can reproduce fine line widths down to 0.02mm with a range accuracy of 0.1 per cent – a factor that is crucial in the CAD/GIS markets where precision is critical, Canon claims. It has an optional take-up unit for fast consecutive printing and enabling unmanned printing, and is capable of borderless printing. “Hot swap” ink tanks in 330ml and 700ml capacity enable the user to switch ink cartridge units on the fly without interrupting the print run. There’s also an 80GB hard drive to store repeat jobs and queue print jobs to the devices. Users can dedicate up to 30 different mailboxes to individual clients, jobs or users. For security, files can be selected not to save, or safely deleted from the hard drive.

Distributed by: Alloys International.

RRP: iPF810: $10,995; iPF820: $14,295

Web: www.canon.com.au


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