PRODUCTS ROUND-UP: The latest from Cooler Master, Kingston, Entrust, CA Technologies, and Canon

PRODUCTS ROUND-UP: The latest from Cooler Master, Kingston, Entrust, CA Technologies, and Canon

New generation gaming chassis, SSDs, identity-based security revamps, PPM updates, and printing expansions

Cooler Master celebrates its birthday with Cosmos II

Thermal solutions provider, Cooler Master has celebrated its 20th anniversary with the addition of the Cosmos II Ultra Tower to its chassis portfolio.

Built for water cooling efficiency, the Cosmos II has support for a 360mm radiator in the top, and a 240mm radiator in its side if the bottom cage is removed (dependent on the radiator manufacturer). Additionally, it also provides space for a 120mm large single or 140mm all-in-one unit on the rear exhaust fan port.

It is also a versatile chassis, capable of holding up to 13 HDDs or SSDs, with two X-docks, five mid-cage slots, and 6 bottom cage slots.

Its 10+1 expansion slots allow users to install systems that include up to four-way SLI and Crossfire builds, and the motherboard tray accommodates up to a XL-ATX motherboard.

For cable management, the Cosmos II is designed with grommets on the cable management holes and with numerous cable tie zones. Its locking mechanics, trays, and thumb screws can be used for tool-free hardware mounting, and front panel connections and controls allow for quick access to fan speed and case LEDs, as well as USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, and audio connections.

The product’s luxury supercar-inspired exterior is built with aluminium, steal, and mesh for strength and stability. It maintains the trademark Cosmos profile with reinforced aluminium rails, and has side panels which open with the push of a button.

The Cosmos II is available for $369.

Kingston expands SSD range

Memory product manufacturer, Kingston, has expanded its SSDNow family with the release of its V+200 range of solid state drives.

The range operates with second-generation high-speed SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) SandForce SF-2281 Processor, offering read and write speeds of up to 535MBps and 480MBps respectively. Like all flash-based drives, it allows for accelerated start-up speeds, data access, and file transfer.

The SSDNow V+200 range will be available as both a stand-alone drive, or as an upgrade kit which comes with cables, brackets, cloning software and HDD enclosure. Each product comes with three-year warranty and free technical support.

Kingston’s V+200 range, scheduled for release in mid-February, will be available for: SVP200S3 - 60G - $125; SVP200S3 - 90G - $170; SVP200S3 - 120G - $210; SVP200S3 - 240G - $410; SVP200S3 - 480G - $810; SVP200S3B - 60G - $140; SVP200S3B - 90G - $185; SVP200S3B - 120G - $225; SVP200S3B - 240G - $425; - SVP200S3B - 480G - $825

Entrust expands Discovery solution’s search capabilities

Identity-based security solutions provider, Entrust has renewed its Discovery solution through the expansion of search capabilities for digital certificates residing within Microsoft’s CAPI (Cryptographic APIs).

With over 25 basic and custom policy alert fields, Entrust Discovery finds, inventories, and manages digital certificates across diverse systems to combat outages, data breach, and non-compliance.

Additional policy alert fields include issuer DN, expiry status, subject DN, key, time valid, subject alt names, and certificate signature method.

Entrust Discovery is available as a managed service (cloud model) or a customer-deployed solution, and operates through the collaboration of Discovery Agent, Discovery CAPI Scanner, and Discovery manager, which search for possible risks caused by rogue certificates.

The solution is available through Entrust’s website.

CA Technologies redefines PPM

IT management software and solutions company, CA Technologies has announced a new release of its Clarity PPM (Project and Portfolio Management), v13.

The release is designed around a new user interface which provides refined navigation with streamlined menus, search-as-you-type data validation, and in-line editing. Views can be personalised and favourites saved, requiring fewer clicks to manage and access information.

The PPM solution also incorporates idea capture and community collaboration, requirements planning and agile planning to enable lifecycle innovation management. Additionally, it offers enterprise social collaboration by leveraging Chatter from which can be directed to personal devices for real-time interaction.

This release of CA Clarity includes automated financial management and visual upgrades, and offers upgrades from earlier on-premise versions.

The solution is available on premise, on-demand as a service, on-demand, or hosted and implemented by CA Services. When requested on premise, on-demand, or as a hosted solution, customers are able to receive in-depth assessment from CA Services.

CA Clarity PM v13 is available now through CA’s website.

Canon takes it to the mobile worker

Imaging brand Canon has expanded its uniFlow print, copying, and scanning platform to support mobile devices.

Version 5.1 of the imaging solution supports all Internet-enabled mobile devices, eliminating the need for users to log into a networked PC, and allowing jobs to be printed across a range of devices from desktop printers to multi-function devices.

The platform is built around three business models:

  • Internal, departmental, and SMB usage: users have an account and can print securely from mobile devices.
  • Ad hoc usage: customers submit a file to a printer and pay for each job.
  • Mobile printing as a service: for example, in an airport lounge where it is offered as a complementary service to frequent flyers.

Canon Australia group manager of business marketing, Luke Maddison, said, “Recent research found that over half of workers using smartphones can’t print from their device, but want to.”

“There have been concerns with managing a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) strategy, particularly around security and integration,” he added.

To counter the issue, uniFlow 5.1 comes equipped with cost management and measurement features, which offer administrators an overview of all printing activity as to measure and track users to identify misuses.

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