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Kingston expands flash product line

Kingston Technology has expanded its flash memory product line, releasing a high capacity 64MB Solid State Floppy Disk flash card.

The card offers fast data storage and transfer for digital cameras and audio players.

The new cards enable the storage of up to 100 high-resolution photos or two hours of digital music.

The card is available through Agate Technology, Simms International and Tech Pacific, retailing for $442.

Kingston has also released its PCD 256MB PC100 SODIMM memory upgrade for notebooks, available from vendors such as Compaq, Dell, IBM and Toshiba.

"Kingston is offering the new memory upgrade solution to utilise more intensive applications without slowing down performance," said the company's Australasian marketing manager, Keith Hamilton.

Telxon takes the hazard out of handheldsTelxon has releases a handheld ter-minal which it claims is the first designed specifically for hazardous environments.

The data capture and wireless solutions supplier has released the PTC-2234 for use in mining and process industry applications.

"Without special design, even the smallest accidental spark can inadvertently trigger an explosion," said Telxon's Asia-Pacific vice president Brian Lang.

The device supports MS-DOS 6.22, Windows 95 and CE, has 4MB Ram, 8MB flash memory storage and includes a 64 greyscale VGA screen and pen-based input.

Juniper filters faster

Juniper Networks has announced the availability of a new processor for its routers that enhances security, traffic monitoring and service creation.

The Internet Processor II runs on Juniper's M20, M40 and M160 routers for service providers. It lets service providers scale their networks and services regardless of circuit speed or density, Juniper says.

When used with Juniper's JUNOS 4.0 software, the Internet Processor II performs packet filtering at speeds up to 10G bit/sec (OC-192c), Juniper says. JUNOS 4.0 also enables the ASIC to perform traffic sampling and logging, for trending and capacity planning; counting, for traffic analysis; and load balancing, for optimising bandwidth.

Software-based routers filter 200,000 packet-per- sec, while the Juniper Internet Processor II filters 20 million packet-per-sec on an OC-192c link, Juniper claims.

Juniper's M160 ships with the Internet Processor II. Existing customers with M20 and M40 routers can upgrade for $US15,000 and $25,000 respectively.

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