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PRODUCTS: latest from OpenText, Kaspersky, Western Digital, and Cooler Master

PRODUCTS: latest from OpenText, Kaspersky, Western Digital, and Cooler Master

News in mobility enterprise solutions, security for SharePoint, hard drives, and gaming mice

OpenText brings enterprise portfolio to the iPad

Business solutions provider, OpenText, has added to its enterprise mobility portfolio with Exceed onDemand for the Apple iPad.

The solutions gives iPad users always-on collaborative access to their line-of-business UNIX applications, accompanied with security and management features.

Exceed onDemand for iPad is designed with a touch-friendly interface that allows intuitive gestures. It features Thin X Protocol for accelerated access to 2D and 3D line of business applications on both Wi-Fi and 3G/4G/LTE cellular networks.

Additionally, the application allows users to transfer active sessions between desktops and iPad devices.

“As a new generation of enterprise workers usher into the post-PC world, organisations need to bridge the gap between their critical line-of-business applications and these new devices,” OpenText connectivity general manager, Eugene Cherny, said.

Exceed onDemand is available through the iTunes App Store.


Kaspersky’s collaboration security solution for SharePoint

Anti-malware company, Kaspersky Lab, has announced its Security for Collaboration corporate solution designed for the Microsoft SharePoint platform.

Security for Collaboration features a single-pan management console and aims at simple deployment and protection.

The anti-malware functionality of the solution provides real-time scanning of uploaded and downloaded files and optional on-demand scanning of files stored on the SharePoint server.

System administrators are able to customise and define scanning areas, appropriate times, and file types for security checks.

The solution also provides content filtering capabilities allow IT administrators to set policy and block users’ attempts to store certain files based on their file name, extension, or content type.

Additionally, Security for Collaboration is able to deploy and manage the security solution for all SharePoint servers for the company.

Security for Collaboration is available individually or as part of Kaspersky Total Open Space Security Solution via Kaspersky’s website.


WD launches high RPM drive with 1TB capacity

Storage device manufacturer, Western Digital (WD) has made available the VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive which operates at 10,000RPM (rotations per minute) and is compatible with Windows PCs and Macs.

The device has SATA 6Gb/s interface and 64MB cache which optimise its 10,000RPM capability, and uses Advanced Format Technology to achieve its max capacity.

Additionally, it has Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) which aims to ensure performance when the drive is used in a vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis. This is accompanied by NoTouch ramp load technology so the recording head never touches the disk media to minimise wear.

As well as having RoHS compliancy, VelociRaptor is also a halogen-free design.

The drive is distributed by Achieve Technology Australia, and Synnex. It comes with a five-year limited warranty, and retails at $329 for the 1TB version, but is also available in 500GB and 250GB capacities.


Cooler Master upgrades gaming mouse

Chassis and accessory manufacturer, Cooler Master has unveiled its Sentinel Advance II, which it claims is the “most advanced mouse on the market.”

The mouse is built with the Avago 9800 laser sensor, allowing it to reach a DPI of over 8000. DPI can be changed while in use with dedicated adjustment buttons It is also designed with low lift off distance (LOD) for repositioning without activating the sensor and moving on-screen moving position.

Alongside these improvements from its predecessor, Sentinel Advance II also features previous traits. It has 128KB of onboard memory for multiple profiles and macros, making it suitable for plug-and-play useability.

In aesthetic terms, the mouse has a large palm style grip and modular weight management system for users to customise their device. Additionally, it has an Octo-Shade LED system for colour customisation.

The Sentinel Advance II will be distributed by Ingram Micro, Rectron, Australia IT, and DMA. It will be available in June for $84.90.



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