NEWS ROUND-UP: The latest from Garmin, OpenText, SafeNet, and Konica Minolta

NEWS ROUND-UP: The latest from Garmin, OpenText, SafeNet, and Konica Minolta

Navteq GPS maps, VERS certification for business solution, new Gartner leader, and Line of the Year award

Garmin choses Navteq to lead the way

Satellite navigation provider, Garmin has announced that it will shift its nüvi range of Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) to Navteq, commencing February 2012.

Garmin Australiasia managing director, Trevor Berrange, said, “Navteq has been Garmin’s map provider in the US and throughout most European countries for many years and they have invested heavily in the A/NZ markets to provide a quality map for our customers.”

All nüvi models released from February in A/NZ will be built with Navteq maps. Garmin’s fitness, outdoor and marine ranges will remain unchanged.

OpenText achieves VERS certification

Business solutions provider, OpenText, has achieved VERS (Victorian Electronic Records Strategy) certification for its record management solution with Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

VERS is a standard for capturing, managing and preserving electronic records, centred around the goal of reliably and authentically archiving electronic good.

OpenText Application Governance and Archiving provides integrated end-to-end management of SharePoint 2010 sites and documents across an enterprise.

The solution allows enterprises to take control over SharePoint sites to enforce broader compliance and archiving policies, and lower ongoing administration and storage costs.

SafeNet becomes Gartner leader for user authentication

Gartner has positioned SafeNet, an information security company, in the Leaders quadrant of its ‘Magic Quadrant for User Authentication’.

SafeNet’s Fully Trusted Authentication Solutions allow organisations to protect identities and transactions across an evolving landscape, including mobile devices and SaaS-based application.

The platform includes certificate based (PKI), one time password (OTP), software, hybrid, and out-of-band (OOB) authenticators, and solutions for secure mobile access to minimise risk of fraud and theft.

According to the Gartner report, in order to qualify, a provider must deliver “on-premises software/hardware or a cloud-based service that makes real-time authentifaction decisions and can be integrated with one or more enterprise systems to support one or more use cases.”

Additionally, where supported, the provider must deliver client-side software/hardware used by end users in those real-time authentication decisions.

Konica Minolta wins Line of the Year award for printing solutions

Konica Minolta, a provider of multifunctional digital imaging solutions, has won Buyers Laboratory LLC’s (BLI’s) A3 MFP Line of the Year award.

The two-month laboratory evaluation process assesses reliability, image quality, ease of use, productivity, and other features, to determine which products deliver customers the best value and most trouble-free performance.

BLI manager of laboratory testing, Pete Emory, said, “Unlike the majority of business colour models we test, Konica Minolta’s products maintain very good and consistent output from start to finish over the course of our high-volume tests.”

Konica Minolta has six individual ‘picks’ for its business colour products. Winning solutions received high marks for business graphics and photographic images, and offer 22 to 65ppm.

Additionally, the company had eight monochrome winners, ranging in speed from 22 to 75ppm.

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