Product News: The latest products from Polycom, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, Maxtor & Sun Microsystems

Product News: The latest products from Polycom, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, Maxtor & Sun Microsystems

ARN reviews the latest products

Polycom HDX 8006

The Polycom HDX 8006 is the vendor’s first videoconferencing solution to support 1080p viewing and is designed for medium and large rooms. The high-definition suite is also available in complete media centre solutions for multiple environments and applications featuring single or dual flat-screen monitors, an integrated high-performance audio system, or a specially designed floor. There’s also an integrated wall-mount option. Standards-based presence capabilities, when used with the Polycom CMA (converged management application) desktop, allow users to have one-click dialling to other endpoints. The vendor’s StereoSurround technology uses 22kHz audio to deliver crisp, natural voice clarity even when multiple parties are speaking. The 8006 allows users to make quality video calls across the network or over the public Internet with Polycom’s Lost Packet Recovery (Polycom LPR) technology. The 8000 Series can be used in tandem with Polycom’s People On Content collaboration technology.

Distributed by: Westcon Group and Unitel.

RRP: $27,618


Mitsubishi Electric HC7000

Mitsubishi’s latest projector release comes with a Reon-VX video processor with Hollywood Quality Video technology. The vendor claims this enables better pixel conversion when images are being converted from 720 x 480p to 1920 x 1080p, as well as 14-bit digital gamma correction. The HC7000 features an inorganic full high-definition LCD panel, for the reproduction of vivid 1080P images with deep blacks. According to Mitsubishi, inorganic LCD panels have a rated service life approximately 10 times that of organic film panels, meaning the HC7000 is able to deliver years of high quality performance. Other features include a 1.6x power focus and zoom, and motorised lens shift for easy horizontal and vertical adjustment. The projector has two HDMI v1.3 input terminals, and offers anamorphic lens compatibility for widening the range of cinema-scope images. It also comes with a lamp life of up to 5000 hours, a 3D micro surface air filter, trigger terminal and illuminated remote control.

Distributed by: Also Technology, TodayTech, Multimedia Technology, CompuWholesale, BMS Technology, XiT, Altech and A Brighter Image.

RRP: $5499


NEC Versa N1100

NEC’s first netbook machine features a keyboard with a key pitch of 17mm, making it around 10 per cent less than a standard Qwerty keyboard in size. It is combined with a 2mm keystroke to make typing a comfortable experience, the vendor claims. The standard glide pad has also been replaced in favour of NEC’s NX Pad, to add gesture functions and enable intuitive operations. The notebook measures 250mm x 176.5mm and weighs 1.17kg. It comes with a 160GB hard drive and is powered by Intel’s Atom processor. Additional features of the Versa N1100 include Power-Off USB charging, allowing users to charge digital music players and other electronic devices through a USB connector even when the PC’s power is off. There’s also built-in 802.11b/g wireless LAN and gigabit LAN, a high resolution 1.3 megapixel Web camera and microphone, and an anti-glare 8.9-inch LCD panel designed to reduce reflection. Understanding that durability is a key requirement for the truly mobile customer, the NEC Versa N1100 has been engineered to withstand up to 150kg of pressure.

Distributed by: NEC.

RRP: $749


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