Product News: April 4, 2007

Product News: April 4, 2007

Linksys SRW208MP

Designed for small businesses, this 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch with WebView and maximum Power over Ethernet (PoE) is contoured to offer secure, reliable and managed gigabit switching. The SRW208MP offers two Gigabit copper or optical interfaces for connection to a core switch. It is designed to support the IEEE802.3af standard for PoE at a maximum output power of 15.4W per port on all 8 ports simultaneously. Each port has independent overload and short circuit protection. The device employs IEEE 802.1X port authentication and MAC based filtering to secure the network. The combination of intelligence and small size make it an ideal candidate for a conference or training room where security and uptime are important, the vendor said.

Distributed by Ingram Micro, Multimedia Technology, Express Data and LAN Systems.
RRP: $679.95

H20 Audio H20S5-1A3

Waterproof for up to three metres when paired with H20's waterproof headphones, this Apple iPod Video case allows users to take their iPod swimming, surfing, skiing, paddling or along to any other water activity. It is tough and bump proof and can handle fl ips, turns, wipe outs or just being dumped in the water without damaging the iPod. Users can access the click wheel whilst the device is cased in. It features a latch tight locking system and a SealTight that is compatible with standard 3.5mm connector headphones. The H20 Audio H20S5-1A3 is compatible with 30GB, 60GB and 80GB iPod Videos. It comes with a sports armband, measures in at 17.8 x 7.6 x 3cm and weighs in at 170.1 grams.
Distributed by Next Destination.
RRP: $130

D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router DIR-655

The vendor claims this is the most powerful wireless networking router available in the local market. It uses the latest Draft 802.11n wireless technology to deliver connectivity at up to 14x faster speeds with six times the range of 802.11g technology. It is also backwards compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b devices. The Gigabit Draft N router incorporates Intelligent Wireless Quality of Service (QoS) Technology, which automatically prioritises high-bandwidth, latency-sensitive wireless data traffic, allowing users to experience smooth streaming HD video, lag-free gaming and jitterfree voice over Internet (VoIP) calls. It is ideal for office and home environments with high-speed Internet that use multiple PCs, game consoles and other digital devices such as streaming media dapters. The device meets Windows Vista operating standards.
Distributed by EDsys, BJE Enterprises, Bluechip Infotech, Ingram Micro, Lan 1, Synnex, Pacific Datacom, and Page Data Products.
RRP: $399

Polycom V700

Ideal for SMBs, teleworkers and broad deployments at large organisations, this executive desktop video conferencing and collaboration device allows users to add video communications at the desktop. The system features an integrated 17-inch LCD display, built-in camera, and microphones and speakers capable of delivering 14kHz wideband audio voice quality. There's also a remote control and audio prompts in multiple languages. The V700 delivers quality video conferencing capabilities, including full-screen, full-motion 30 frames-per-second (fps), TV-like video at up to 768Kbps bandwidth speed; Siren 14 wideband stereo audio for near CD quality; clear, natural voice communication; as well as standards-based H.239 high resolution content-sharing. The system is interoperable with Polycom's VSX and HDX room and desktop-based video solutions, RPX HD telepresence suites, and video network management systems.
Distributed by Unitel, Electroboard, Vantage and Asnet
RRP: $4459

Fujitsu LifeBook N6420

Targeted at entertainment, gaming and power users, this notebook is equipped with a 17-inch colour enhanced crystal view display. It features the Fujitsu Visual Optimizer - an image processing subsystem that amplifies video from any source for quality sharpness. It also offers genuine colour realisation and comes with two internal speakers plus a powerful subwoofer. Weighing in at about 4.7kg, the N6420 contains dual hard disk drives with 400GB storage, which, Fujitsu claims, is the largest capacity offered in its class. It also has an HD DVD drive which supports high-definition movie viewing, further enhancing the visual experience. The LifeBook is Windows Vista ready and comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, delivering higher performance while consuming less power. It also has TV recording functions for multimedia playback and an intelligent touchpad with scroll buttons. It is Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant and comes with a standard two-year warranty. The notebook has a standard battery life of up to 1.6 hours when using 6-cell Li-Ion 4000mAh batteries and features a separate on/off switch for wireless network connection. The connector interface includes five USB 2.0 ports, S-video out, a remote controller infrared port and a VGA external display. It also supports the PAL TV system and comes bundled with an AC power adapter as well as an infrared remote controller. This allows users to perform actions on the LifeBook wirelessly, such as turning the TV function on and off, quick boot to Instant MyMedia, and the ability to start up and shut down the notebook. Video inputs include composite video, RCA yellow and S-video. The notebook has video output of 720 x 480 pixel resolution and MPEG2 compression. Optional accessories include a floppy disk drive and a USB optical scroll mouse.
Distributed by Bluechip Infotech, Ingram Micro and Multimedia Technology.
RRP: $4999

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