New fire for Diamond
Diamond's new high-end Fire GL2 and Fire GL3 graphic accelerators will be available from August and September respectively.
The adapters will be available through systems integrator Xenon systems, which has been appointed the exclusive Australian distributor.
The Fire GL2 is a 64MB AGP Pro adapter for solid design work. It was created for CAD/CAM users while the 128MB AGP GL3 has been designed for animation and visualisation.
Both adapters will have advanced driver support for all major 2D/3D software packages and supports multiple platforms, including Linux.
Xenon, which specialises in graphic workstation technology, servers and network design and implemenation, currently distributes Diamond's Fire GL1 graphic accelerator. Prices have yet to be announced.
D-Link is the link for Ethernet connectionD-Link's new LAN/Modem PCMCIA Card connects PC and power Mac laptops to both Ethernet and Fast Ethernet LANs. The DMF-560TXD is a Direct PortTM, 10/100Mb Dual Speed, Ethernet PC Card with an integrated V.90/K56 flex data and fax modem, allowing users to send and receive faxes, connect to the Internet and dial into a remote access server or PC.
The card suports Window and Mac platforms as well as Windows Networking, Novell Netware, TCP/IP and MS LAN Manager. The DMF-560TXD is priced at $329, excluding tax, and is shipping now.
Real Flat with Philips
Philips has introduced its Real Flat monitor, the 109P. The 19 inch monitor incorporates Philips' Image Clear Enhancements (ICE) technology, which uses a flat aperture grille tube for brightness and clear text and graphics. It also uses an inner surface on the Real Flat tube so that the screen appears flat from 75 to 100 centimetres with no distortion. The monitor achieves a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1440 and a flicker-free display of 1280 x 1024 at up to 103Hz.
The monitor is available through authorised Philips resellers and retails for around $1299.
Via recognises new platform
ViaVoice Millennium Edition 1.0 is IBM's continuous speech recognition software for the Macintosh platform.
ViaVoice allows users to create, edit and format using speech. The text can then be transferred into applications such as AppleWorks or Microsoft Word.
The software includes a 64,000 active word vocabulary and also integrates Apple's text-to-speech function that lets Apple computers read text back to the user.
System requirements include a 233MHz Power PC processor or higher, 48MB RAM, 200MB of hard disk space and an audio input jack that is compatible with Andrea NC-71 microphones. ViaVoice is distributed through Conexus and retails for $199.