NEC ShieldPRO N22A
Designed to withstand the varied environments of corporate, industrial and military mobile workforces, the N22A is the first NEC ShieldPRO notebook to run off a dual-core CPU. The unit offers up to 12-hour battery life and has an LED-backlit, 12.1-inch LCD that can be read under challenging and varied light conditions. With an environmental IP rating of IP-55, the ShieldPRO N22A offers high dust and water prevention protection and is able to withstand harsh environmental elements including heavy rainfall. Constructed to survive a drop of 90cm onto a concrete surface, the ShieldPRO N22A can operate between the varied temperatures of -20C up to 50C. The machine features a 533MHz system bus, built-in Intel 945GM Express chipset, PC and SD card slots and a 60GB SATA drive. Users can choose from several colours including maroon and navy, and can customise the notebook lid colour to their company’s brand. NEC’s ShieldPRO N22A notebook comes with a three-year warranty and is bundled with a range of software.
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Epson Perfection V30 scanner
This scanner uses mercury-free LEDs as its light source instead of the commonly used cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL). According to the vendor, LEDs have lower operating power consumption, and less heat output. They also help the scanner to run faster as there is virtually no warm-up time required before scanning commences. The built-in matrix charge-coupled device (CCD) and micro lens technology can scan at up to 4800dpi optical resolution with 48-bit colour depth. Epson claims 12 lines of CCD with micro lenses producing quality scans in 16 seconds. The Perfection V30 features four customisable buttons for one-touch scanning. These can be assigned to four pre-defined and 10 custom jobs using Epson Event Manager software. As default these buttons are set to start, copy, scan to email, and scan to pdf for easy operations.
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Swann claims its Advanced Digital Wireless (ADW) technology improves upon older 2.4GHz analogue wireless technology by transmitting a ‘point-to-point’ digital wireless feed from the camera to a receiver. The receiver can then be connected to a DVR, VCR or monitor for viewing and/or recording. The technology also avoids interference issues that have affected quality of signal in the past, when cameras and receivers are used in the vicinity of other wireless Wi-Fi devices such as Internet routers, cordless phones, microwaves and Bluetooth. The ADW-300 is a durable colour security camera capable of recording crystal clear video images during the day and transmitting information wirelessly to a receiver from up to 50m away. It automatically switches to black and white with infrared night vision in low-light situations. According to the vendor, this camera is suited to a variety of indoor or outdoor situations at home or in business and has four selectable channels. As with all Swann products, the ADW-300 Security Camera has easy plug-and-play installation.
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