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July ’06 Tech Files



Tech

By Guest Author

We bring you all the latest gizmos and gadgets in new technology to equip you and your business.

1) iBurst USB Modem

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iBurst have added another bubble to its wireless broadband range with the launch of the USB Modem. Unlike previous wireless modems that connect via PC card slots, the latest offering connects via a USB port on your desktop or laptop, meaning more Mac users are now catered for. System requirements include Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS 10.3 (or higher) and Linux. (Check coverage in your local area.)

Features:
•    Connection speed up to 1Mb per second
•    USB connectivity

Product: iBurst USB Modem
RRP: $199
www.iburst.com.au

2) Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

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If you’re a little on the klutzy side, or you work in dirty, dusty or outdoor environments, there’s no need to fear taking your laptop out of the safety of its carry bag. Built to take a beating, Panasonic’s new Toughbook CF-29—military certified (MIL-STD-810F)—is designed to withstand moisture, dust, spills, bumps and shocks, and keep right on working. The ruggedised design also boasts wireless connectivity and a 13.3-inch screen.

 

 

Features:
• Dust-resistant hinges
• Magnesium alloy case with handle
• Shock-mounted hard drive
• Sealed keyboard and touchpad
• Four to eight hours battery life
• Intel Centrino Mobile Technology

Product: Panasonic Toughbook CF-29
RRP: $6,999
www.panasonic.com.au

 

3) Netcomm's MyLanCam IP Video Camera

 

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Keep an eye on the office from anywhere in the world—or from the room next door—with NetComm’s new MyLanCam range of colour IP video cameras. Coming with an in-built web server, the NS370 and NS370W allow you to monitor your premises over the local area network (LAN) or internet, controlling the camera from a web browser. Configure the motion detectors and receive email alerts if the camera is triggered, to take that business trip or holiday with more piece of mind.

 

Features:
• Dust-resistant hinges
• Magnesium alloy case with handle
• Shock-mounted hard drive
• Sealed keyboard and touchpad
• Four to eight hours battery life
• Intel Centrino Mobile Technology

Product: Panasonic Toughbook CF-29
RRP: $6,999
www.panasonic.com.au

 

4) Sony Ericsson K800i Cybershot Mobile Camera-phone

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Sony Ericsson have stepped up the mobile camera-phone stakes with the launch of the K800i, carrying Cyber-shot branding. The 3G mobile comes with a 3.2 mega-pixel digital camera with auto focus and flash. And with BestPic technology, when you hit the shutter button once, the camera records nine images in a time sequence, to help capture the right moment. Thanks to 3G, share them or post them on your blog instantly. And you can even make phone calls.Active Image

Features:
• 3.2 megapixel (with auto focus) camera
• Lens cover
• Email support
• Bluetooth
• Music and video player
• Up to seven hours GSM talk time

Product: Sony Ericsson K800i
RRP: TBA
www.sonyericsson.com.au

 

5) ViewSonic VP720b & VP920b LCD Monitors

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Want to fill your office with multimedia experiences but don’t know where to start? Check out the new range from ViewSonic, with its latest multimedia LCD monitors targeting business professionals and high-end users. The VP720b and VP920b (17- and 19-inch respectively) can be wall mounted, if space is an issue, or configured together in multiple screen displays. And they’ve also included rear projection speakers for stereo sound.

Features:
• Fast video response time
• 110mm height adjustment range
• 1280×1024 resolution
• OptiSync technology, supporting analogue (VGA) and direct-digital input (DVI)

Product: ViewSonic Multimedia Monitors
RRP: $379 (VP720b) and $489 (VP920b)
www.viewsonic.com.au

6) Integrated Wireless's QPE Wireless USB Phone

Have trouble sitting still while you’re on the phone? Pacing while you chat over the internet just got easier with Integrated Wireless’s new QPE Wireless USB Phone. Compatible with VoIP solutions like Skype, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger (and Windows 2000/XP and Mac OS 10.3 systems), the phone comes with a built-in speaker and microphone and coverage up to 10 metres. And the slick design only weighs 39 grams, so you can keep pacing and pacing and pacing…

Features:
• Up to 20 hours talk time (up to 1,000 hours standby)
• One-touch operation
• Built-in hot key for easy dialling
• Echo elimination

Product: QPE Wireless USB Phone
RRP: $79.90
www.iwdistribution.com.au

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