PRODUCTS: The latest from Logitech, OpenText, Eaton, Nimsoft, ViewSonic, CommVault and Siemens

PRODUCTS: The latest from Logitech, OpenText, Eaton, Nimsoft, ViewSonic, CommVault and Siemens

Includes news on security cameras, social frameworks, software upgrades, solution adoption, dual-core tablets, advanced solutions and analysis solution

Logitech Alert range of home security cameras secure perimeters

Technology solutions provider, Logitech, has launched its Logitech Alert range, a HD digital video security solution for both in and outside the home.

The Logitech Alert 750i Mastery System and 750e Outdoor Master System are built with a smart HD camera, powerful PC and web software and free remote viewing on a PC, Mac, or smartphone.

In addition, Logitech is offering expansion solutions – including the 700i Add-On Camera, and 700e Outdoor Add-On camera. These can be paired with the Logitech Alert Web and Mobile Commander (a premium service) for remote management.

The Alert range captures HD 720p video with a 130-degree wide-angle lens. Both the outdoor cameras (750e and 700e) are weatherproof and have HD night-vision.

The cameras operate on built-in DVR (Digital Video Recording) which records when motion is detected. The Commander software defines up to 16 motion zones for desired recording. The 2GB MicroSD card offers a week of video, based on the amount of motion-triggered recording in a typical home.

The Logitech Alert 750i Master System and 750e Outdoor Master System are available for $399.95 and $499.95 respectively. The Logitech Alert 700i Add-On Camera and 700e Outdoor Add-On Camera are available for $299.95 and $399.95 respectively. The Alert Web and Mobile Commander is available as a bundle with a seven-day free trial, and are prices at $US79.99 per year.

OpenText Social Communities 8.1 provides framework for building engaging communities

Business solutions provider, OpenText, has launched a social framework in unison with a set of ready-to-deploy applications as part of its OpenText Social Communities 8.1 solution to drive the shift to a social business model.

Built on the OpenText ECM Suite, the solution offers an enterprise-level social media framework to apply controls to social objects in order to balance the power of social media with the need to address and manage compliance issues.

The new features available in the 8.1 version include:

  • Mobile compatibility to cater for the adoption of smartphones and tablets. Social Communities integrates with OpenText Wave and the company’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP).
  • Integration with OpenText Web and Social Analytics for monitoring and measuring social activity
  • The ability to post content from a community site to FaceBook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks.
Social Communities 8.1 is available through the OpenText website.

Eaton upgrades its Intelligent Power Software

Diversified power management company, Eaton Corporation, has upgraded its Intelligent Power Software to include support for redundant power supplies and parallel UPS systems.

The Intelligent Power Software v1.20 solution is based on Web 2.0 technology and includes two applications. First, the Intelligent Power Manager, for UPS and rack-based power distribution unit (ePDUs) management and monitoring, connects to virtual machine management systems to integrate power management functions. This gives users the ability to view all UPSs and ePDUs in the virtual network within the same application. The second is the Intelligent Power Protector, for more efficient shut down of operating systems.

Intelligent Power Software 1.20 will replace PowerVision as Eaton’s server shutdown solution for high-availability sites. The software solution manages up to ten devices at no charge, with licenses for up to 100 devices – or even an unlimited number – also available.

Nimsoft Service Desk solution gains Asia-Pacific popularity

IT management solutions provider, Nimsoft, has announced that its SaaS (software-as-a-service) Service Desk solution, as part of Nimsoft Unified Manager, has achieved strong adoption throughout the Asia-Pacific market.

The multi-tenant solution provides ITIL-based workflows within a configurable solution to cater for individual organisation requirements.

Nimsoft Service Desk uses the Nimsoft monitor to gather data and translate it into automatically generated service desk incidents. Users are also able to access a wide range of capabilities through a self-service portal to submit change requests, request services, report incidents and utilise a knowledge management engine to address issues.

ViewSonic combines Windows 7 and Android in tablet

ViewSonic has thrown both Windows 7 and Android into its ViewPad 10pro tablet.

Built for both work and play, the 10pro comes in two models: with Windows 7 Profession and Android for business, or Windows 7 Home Premium and Android for pleasure. Users can toggle between the two operating systems without rebooting by clicking an icon on the desktop.

The device contains a 10.1-inch multi-touch screen, with adjustable LED backlighting and a 1024x600 resolution. It is also powered by an Intel Atom Z670 1.5GhHz processor, with up to 32GB of SSD and 2GB system memory.

For business, the ViewPad 10pro is equipped with Domain Join to connect to company networks, and allows for system backup and restore. It also has file encryption, and comes with Windows Mobility Center. There is also a 1.3 megapixel front camera, and an inbuilt G-sensor to rotate the screen.

For play, the device allows both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for social networking and other communication. It contains two USB ports, a microphone and a headphone jack, and a 5000mAh battery for up to eight hours of battery life.

The ViewPad 10pro is available for: Windows 7 Profession and Android - $899; Windows 7 Home Premium and Android - $849.

CommVault-Dell collaboration enhances solution

Singular information management solutions provider, CommVault, are continuing their collaboration with the integration of the former’s SnapProtect snapshot technology with the latter’s Compellent storage arrays.

The integration means that customers can combine Dell Compellent pointer-based snapshots, called Replays, with application-aware Simpana software with one protection policy and management interface. This offers recovery for service-level commitments and automatically tiers secondary retention copies to lower cost storage pools.

The SnapProtect enabler for Compellent SANs can be used to protect Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Windows file system environments. Automated storage policies drive secondary protection copies to deduplicated disk, tape or cloud storage.

In addition, the Simpana SnapProtect client ensures application-consistent recovery copies, while also offering one-pass backup with multi-option restore operations and one-click recovery features which restore entire storage volumes.

Siemens launches its NX 8

Siemens PLM Software has launched the NX 8, a fully integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) solution.

The latest version of its NX Software builds on Siemens’ CAE offerings and includes the NX Nastran software for resolving simulation issues.

NX CAE operates as a standalone simulation solution or fully integrated component of the NX product development suite, with leading FEA solvers, as well as NX Nastran. It also gives users the ability to import geometry from a variety of sources and modify it.

The NX 8 for simulation offers new solutions for optimisation and multi-physics analysis. NX Nastran updates include improvements in nonlinear and dynamic analysis and increases in computational performance.

Enhancements to the solution include new or extended functionality focused on both machinery and tooling design and improvements to tooling design automation with CASE-based validation tools.

Other developments include: new ‘part modules’ technology to simplify modelling and editing of designs, expanded HD3D and design validation tools for interaction, synchronous technology enhancements and feature modelling. NX 8 is available through the Siemens website.

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