Connectivity Briefs: DSI, Lucent, HP

Connectivity Briefs: DSI, Lucent, HP

DSI scoops award

Data Systems International (DSI) has been awarded PSC's Mobile and Wireless Systems Integrator of the Year Award 2001 at a conference in New Caledonia. US-based PSC manufactures data-collection devices and handheld scanners used by retail outlets for stock management and customer checkouts. The PSC conference was held to recognise PSC's channel partners, with DSI the clear winner, according to PSC managing director Dennis O'Connor. DSI was given the award due to the increase in sales of PSC product in the 12-month period. DSI has rolled out PSC technology into 35 sites in the past nine months, according to a statement released by the company. A specialist in wireless data collection software, DSI works with PSC in Australia and across the globe.

Lucent expects 10pc drop

Lucent Technologies has announced that due to continuing carrier market softness it expects revenues for the third fiscal quarter of 2002 to decline 10 to 15 per cent from the second quarter. According to Lucent's CEO, Patricia Russo: "We remain focused on controlling those things we can control. We still address a very large market where primary demand from end users wanting more and better services will ultimately drive demand for more infrastructure." Lucent continues to target a return to profitability and positive cash flow during fiscal 2003. The company will announce third-quarter earnings on July 23.

HP to offer Net printing

Hewlett-Packard Australia has committed to providing greater connectivity for its printer technology, releasing four software development toolkits that enable companies to globally manage, share and automate their printers. The kits provide developers with the ability to manage HP and non-HP printers, multifunction devices and copiers from a single utility. HP will extend printer connectivity to non-PC appliances such as PDAs, and link mobile client applications and Web services to its Print Service programs.

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