Product News: The latest products from AOC, Iomega, Hitachi, Lexmark & Tandberg

Product News: The latest products from AOC, Iomega, Hitachi, Lexmark & Tandberg

ARN reviews the latest products

Lexmark X652de

For workgroups that rely on copying and faxing, Lexmark claims the X652de multifunction printer offers the benefits of a departmental copier in a compact and affordable device. The machine comes with built-in duplex printing and utilises Lexmark’s Embedded Solutions Framework, which enables customisable or industry-specific solutions to streamline paper-based processes, increasing productivity and reducing page volumes. The Lexmark X652de also features Lexmark’s e-Task colour touchscreen, enabling users to complete complicated, multi-step processes using icons. Individual users can personalise their own e-Task touchscreen with Lexmark’s new MyMFP application suite. The MFP has print and copy speeds of up to 43 pages per minute (ppm) in mono and scans at up to 53ppm. It has 256MB on-board memory as standard, which can be upgraded up to 1260MB, and supports networked environments. The X652de also comes with a 550-sheet paper tray and 100-sheet multipurpose feeder, and supports a range of formats including envelopes, card stock, labels and transparencies. This entry-level model is part of Lexmark’s new MFP series and comes with fax capability.

Distributed by: Ingram Micro, Cellnet and Altech.

RRP: From $3895


Tandberg Data Viking FS-1610U NAS

The Viking FS-1610U NAS device offers support for SATA and SAS hard disks (adding SAS), plus a number of additional RAID configurations. The unit uses Serial-ATA/SAS connectivity to support up to 16 hard disk drives (HDD), or more by adding extra RAID enclosures. SAS disk drives suit data-intensive applications, while the SATA drives are optimised for low-cost bulk storage. The Viking FS-1610U NAS has an optimised 3U form factor for rack environments and aims to deliver flexible storage expansion, speedy file access and file-sharing. The Remote Desktop Management allows users to confi gure the driver, while its quick-restore functionality via DVD Recovery image can be used to customise different RAID levels and protect operating system partitions. Multiple snapshots using Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service ensure point-in-time data recovery, while hot-swappable SAS 3Gb/SATA II HDD and RAID hardware provide optimal storage and high data availability. When the FS-1610U NAS needs to be restored, the Recovery DVD image brings it back to a factory default in minutes. The unit also comes with an iSCSI-SAN solution (as an iSCSI target) for remote servers and clients using Microsoft Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003. The Tandberg Viking FS-1610U NAS offers connectivity support for external tape units or tape autoloaders via its Ultra320 SCSI controller.

Distributed by: ACA Pacific, TData, Datastor and Multimedia Technology.

RRP: From $14,270


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