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PRODUCTS: latest from Siemens PLM, SolarWinds, Kingston, and Quest Software

PRODUCTS: latest from Siemens PLM, SolarWinds, Kingston, and Quest Software

Siemens PLM adds to Teamcenter, SolarWinds updates mobility solution, Kingston's miniscule storage solution, Quest targets SMBs with vFundamentals

Siemens PLM Software add Active Workstation to Teamcenter portfolio

Product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services vendor, Siemens PLM Software has added the Active Workspace to its Teamcenter software portfolio as part of its high definition PLM (HD-PLM) vision.

Active Workspace is a personalised environment for accessing intelligent 3D information to enhance the value of PLM systems. It promises to deliver high-performance search and visualisation capabilities, simplified collaboration tools, and an intuitive interface.

The offering works by combining a variety of information from product lifecycle processes, and making them available through visual representations.

In doing so, Active Workstation is designed to combat information overflow generated by the increasing speed and volume of data coming from multiple sources, according to Siemens PLM Software CEO, Chuck Grindstaff.

The solution is scalable and handles all types and sizes of PLM environments. It features built-in filtering capability for visualisation of 3D data.

“The increase in product complexity creates a need for a strong multi-disciplinary decision support platform that makes information exchange and collaboration simple, intuitive, and effective,” IDC Manufacturing Insights product lifecycles strategies practice director, Joe Barkai, said.

“A dynamic decision support system, like Active Workspace, creates rich technical and business context to enable intelligent, high-fidelity decision making.”


SolarWinds updates Mobile Admin software

IT management software vendor, SolarWinds has released version seven of its Mobile Admin software, a product it acquired from Rove.

Mobile Admin is designed for mobile devices. It has native applications for most common operating systems, and a list of remote fix capabilities.

This latest version adds support for Amazon EC2, Microsoft Active Sync, and SolarWinds network and server management products.

Additionally, v7 has a revised dashboard and notification system which it delivers through a new user interface. It offers instant notifications from Active Directory, and better device integration, including the ability to share Mobile Admin information.

“We are excited to offer a mobile IT admin solution that is platform agnostic, IT management solution agnostic, and gets to the heart of solving real-world problems for our customers,” SolarWinds CEO and president, Kevin Thompson, said.

Mobile Admin is available from $US695, and includes one year maintenance. Additionally, the vendor is offering a free 30-day evaluation trial through its website.


Kingston’s miniscule mobility solution

Memory products vendor, Kingston, has launched the third version of its MobileLite portable card reader.

The miniscule device offers plug-and-play functionality, operating like a standard USB drive. It offers USB 3.0 connectivity, and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000, as well as Linux v.2.6.x+. USB 3.0 is not available for Mac OS X. It is also back-compatible with USB 2.0 across all operating systems.

MobileLite G3 supports SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/SDHX/SDXC and MSPD.

The product is backed by a two-year warranty and free technical support.


Quest unveils vFundamentals suite for SMBs

IT management solutions vendor, Quest Software, has launched its vFundamentals product suite designed for backup, capacity planning and resource optimisation of VMware virtual environments.

vFundamentals is targeted at SMBs, promising virtualisation and system administrators a cost-effective and scalable solution that requires minimal customisation, as well as simplified deployment.

The suite comes with Quest vRanger Pro, a VMware backup, replication and recovery solution, and VKernel’s vOps Server standard edition, a capacity management and optimisation technology.

vRanger Pro is built with Active Block Mapping technology that reduces network payload and storage space requirements.

The vOps Server aims to allow users visualise multiple capacity issues, calculate remaining available VM slots, forecast future resource requirements, reserve capacity for planned deployments, and predict future capacity bottlenecks.


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