PRODUCTS: The latest from Transcend, snom, Fuji Xerox and Eaton

PRODUCTS: The latest from Transcend, snom, Fuji Xerox and Eaton

Includes news on USB 3.0, desktop phones, new printers and software compatibility

Transcend introduces USB 3.0 products

Storage products provider Transcend has made numerous additions to its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portfolio with the release of a selection of external hard drives, solid state drives, card readers, and flash drives.

The StoreJet 35T3, 25H3P, 25M3 and 25A3 are the latest addition to Transcend’s external HDD range using USB 3.0. The 35T3 is a desktop external that utilises a power adapter, delivering up to 130mb/s transfer speeds, with a 2TB storage capacity. Its drive is eco-friendly, conserving up to 70 per cent in energy consumption in power-saving sleep mode.

The 25H3P, 25M3 and 25A3, on the other hand, offer less storage (1TB), but are portable. According to the company, their slim design makes them as slender as smartphones, though they still offer up to 90mb/s transfer rates. They are designed for durability and come with a shockproof case to minimise the impact of bumps and drops.

Transcend’s SSD18C3 1.8-inch USB 3.0 portable solid-state drive provides NAND flash memory with Tubro mode to boost transfer speeds up to 260mb/s. The One Touch auto-backup button synchronising data immediately and the JetFlash Elite software simplifies data management. The SSD is also encased in a strong exterior for protection.

Alongside these products, Transcend has also launched the RDF8 multi-card reader and JetFlash 700 USB flash drive.

To reach the outlined transfer speeds, all products must be plugged into a USB 3.0 port. Likewise, each is back-compatible and operates with USB 2.0 for those who have not made the change.

Prices are: StoreJet35T3 (2TB) - $219.95; StoreJet 25H3P (1TB) - $235.95; StoreJet 25M3 (1TB) - $199.95; SSD18C3 (64GB) - $299.95; SSD18C3 (128GB) - $459.95; RDF8 - $44.94; JetFlash 700 (8GB) - $44.95; JetFlash 700 (16GB) - $69.95; JetFlash 700 (32GB) - $129.95.

snom’s IP desktop phone range qualified for Microsoft Lync 2010

snom Technology AG has released its unified communications (UC) IP desktop telephone range. The Microsoft Lync 2010-compatible products are built for expanded productivity through the inclusion of an array of features.

snom Technology AG is a VoIP telephone developer and manufacturer distributed through IPL Communications.

The range includes the executive-class snom 821 UC edition and entry-level 300 UC edition desktop phones which are compatible with Microsoft Lync Server 2010, as well as other SIP based PBXs.

The company claims they are the first multi-environment phones that do not required additional gateways.

The snom 821 is designed with a high-resolution TFT colour display, presence display and settings, server side address book search, support of speed dialling of client contacts and an on-board gigabit-Ethernet switch. It is able to support up to 12 SIP and/or Lync accounts, making it the most popular of the 800 series.

The snom 300 is a value-priced IP desktop phone with multiple lines, programmable keys, backup failover line identities, low power consumption, Lync presence, and promises superior voice quality.

Also included is the purpose-built UC600 desktop phone that operates with the Lync soft client. It allows two-mode operation through both its traditional handset/keypad interface and via a PC. It contains an embedded Lync 2010 client, promising a cost-effective option for small businesses with simple deployment and endpoint management.

IPL Communications general manager, Paul Scanlan, said, “The introduction of the snom UC edition featuring these two categories of phones qualified for Microsoft Lynch provides businesses with the broad flexibility to utilise phones that can work in a pure UC environment or a hybrid UC and IP PBX environment.”

IPL stated that these products are the beginning of a whole portfolio that will be qualified with snom UC edition firmware as part of the UC line.

Fuji Xerox reveals Phaser 4600N and 4620DN printers for high-capacity enterprises

Fuji Xerox has launched the Phaser 4600N and 4620DN printers targeted at high-capacity work environments, that aim to provide privacy and environmental sustainability.

The 4600N and 4620DN offer 1200x1200 enhanced image quality at a speed of 52 pages per minute for the former and 62 per mite for the latter following a 7.8 second load time. Their 650-sheet standard paper capacity can be expanded to a total of 3750 with additional trays to reduce downtime. They are also able to print on numerous mediums – including transparencies, cardstock, envelopes and labels.

For convenience purposes, the printers are able to staple up to 50 sheets and contain an optional four-bin mailbox to separate documents as to avoid misplacements and confusion.

With security in mind, Fuji Xerox has equipped both models with Image Overwrite technology that erases selected data from the printer’s memory. The Secure Print feature also temporary stores jobs and demands a PIN number to be carried out.

Both Phasers meet Energy Star standards due to their reduced power consumption. Double-sided printing is automatically enabled and there is also the option to group multiple pages to minimise sheet consumption.

The Phaser 4600N and 4620DN are available now for $1869 and $2749, respectively.

Eaton Intelligent Power Software compatible with VMware’s vSphere 5

Diversified industrial manufacturer, Eaton, has announced that its Intelligent Power software is now able to provide monitoring and management solutions within VMware’s vSphere 5 application.

The Intelligent Power Manager, which installs on VMware’s vCenter, is designed to initiate virtual machine migration across servers when there is a power disruption. The manager then shuts down each host server through vCenter, removing the necessity for a shutdown agent installation across all production servers.

VMware’s vSphere 5, which supports virtual machines that are four times more powerful than previous versions, is able to configure such machines with up to 1TB of memory and 32 virtual CPUs.

Eaton’s distributed power quality division product manager, Ciaran Bolton, said, “As cloud computing becomes increasingly pervasive and companies reap the benefits of virtualisation... protecting and properly managing virtual devices has become critical.”

The multi-platform Intelligent Power Manager is now available at no charge for up to 10 IP addresses. Intelligent Power Protector is free of charge. Both are available through Eaton’s website.

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