Product News: The latest products from AOC, Iomega, Hitachi, Lexmark & Tandberg

ARN reviews the latest products

AOC 619Fh

This 26-inch glossy-bezel widescreen LCD monitor is designed to deliver widescreen, high resolution and high quality images. It is aimed at graphic designers, professional photographers, high-definition content enthusiasts and vertical markets, such as hospitals, where full HD resolution (1920 x 1200) is required. The large 26-inch widescreen display allows for a comfortable multi-tasking experience, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency, the vendor claims. The screen supports 16.7 million colours and features the Dynamic Colour Boost system (DCB) to create bright and vibrant colours. Dynamic Contrast Ratio (DCR) technology enhances the perceived contrast ratio to 10,000:1, while a response time of 3ms enables smooth displays even with fast moving objects such as video games. The screen has one analogue and two digital connections (DVI and HDMI) plus two 3W speakers. The HDMI connection allows users to transfer uncompressed digital audio and video for higher image quality. The 619Fh is also easy to connect to other devices, features an Eco mode and comes with a three-year parts and labour warranty.

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RRP: $699


Iomega StorCenter Pro ix4 NAS

This network storage appliance is based on enterprise-class EMC technologies. According to the vendor, the StorCenter Pro ix4 NAS is up and running in just four mouse clicks, providing small businesses and remote offices with up to 4TB networked storage that integrates with existing infrastructure for expanded storage, fi le-sharing and backup of critical business data. The StorCenter Pro ix4-100 is a four-drive NAS powered by EMC’s LifeLine software, a fully-developed Linux operating environment and applications suite that protects data, performs business tasks and is designed to make it easy to securely store, protect and serve up data. EMC LifeLine software offers cross-platform computer support and also allows secure, downloadable feature upgrades. Delivering fast data throughput and multiple RAID configurations, the ix4 includes RSA-based enterprise security features, and can be used as a networked solution for standalone business entities and groups with up to 25 users. Features include gigabit Ethernet and USB connectivity, hot-swappable SATA drives, Active Directory support, and compatibility with DLNA-certified media players.

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RRP: From $1719


Hitachi CPWX11000

The CP-WX11000 is the mid-level offering in Hitachi’s new projector series, and features a dust resistant cooling system. The vendor claims the air filter will last for over 10,000 maintenance-free hours, regardless of ambient conditions. The CP-WX11000 has long-life components including inorganic LCD panels and polariser filters as well as an iris-based high contrast system that delivers a contrast ratio of 2500:1. According to Hitachi, the high quality scaler chip, 12-bit digital gamma and 10-bit signal processor – as used on high-end home theatre models – ensures superb colour reproduction. To cope with the variety of installation requirements of the professional market, the projector features a selection of optional bayonet lenses for different projection distances and lens shifts. The unit can deliver a 200-inch screen from as short a throw distance as 2.1m and allows for space saving rear projection as well as flexible installation in any situation. The CP-WX11000 can project screen sizes of between 40-inch and 700-inch.

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RRP: $14,200


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Lexmark X652de

For workgroups that rely on copying and faxing, Lexmark claims the X652de multifunction printer offers the benefits of a departmental copier in a compact and affordable device. The machine comes with built-in duplex printing and utilises Lexmark’s Embedded Solutions Framework, which enables customisable or industry-specific solutions to streamline paper-based processes, increasing productivity and reducing page volumes. The Lexmark X652de also features Lexmark’s e-Task colour touchscreen, enabling users to complete complicated, multi-step processes using icons. Individual users can personalise their own e-Task touchscreen with Lexmark’s new MyMFP application suite. The MFP has print and copy speeds of up to 43 pages per minute (ppm) in mono and scans at up to 53ppm. It has 256MB on-board memory as standard, which can be upgraded up to 1260MB, and supports networked environments. The X652de also comes with a 550-sheet paper tray and 100-sheet multipurpose feeder, and supports a range of formats including envelopes, card stock, labels and transparencies. This entry-level model is part of Lexmark’s new MFP series and comes with fax capability.

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RRP: From $3895


Tandberg Data Viking FS-1610U NAS

The Viking FS-1610U NAS device offers support for SATA and SAS hard disks (adding SAS), plus a number of additional RAID configurations. The unit uses Serial-ATA/SAS connectivity to support up to 16 hard disk drives (HDD), or more by adding extra RAID enclosures. SAS disk drives suit data-intensive applications, while the SATA drives are optimised for low-cost bulk storage. The Viking FS-1610U NAS has an optimised 3U form factor for rack environments and aims to deliver flexible storage expansion, speedy file access and file-sharing. The Remote Desktop Management allows users to confi gure the driver, while its quick-restore functionality via DVD Recovery image can be used to customise different RAID levels and protect operating system partitions. Multiple snapshots using Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service ensure point-in-time data recovery, while hot-swappable SAS 3Gb/SATA II HDD and RAID hardware provide optimal storage and high data availability. When the FS-1610U NAS needs to be restored, the Recovery DVD image brings it back to a factory default in minutes. The unit also comes with an iSCSI-SAN solution (as an iSCSI target) for remote servers and clients using Microsoft Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003. The Tandberg Viking FS-1610U NAS offers connectivity support for external tape units or tape autoloaders via its Ultra320 SCSI controller.

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RRP: From $14,270