Put some business on the front foot with some of the latest technology tools to get you working.
Keep your computer network updated and secure thanks to Iomega’s latest network-attached storage devices, designed with the SME in mind. With four new models ranging in capacity from 500GB to 1.5TB (terra bytes), the Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d servers feature the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 operating system, optimised for file and print services across the network. The 500GB server (pictured) comes with a built-in Iomega REV 70GB drive for quality server backup and restore operations.
Intel Celeron D 352 3.2 GHz processor
Removable 35GB and 70GB REV disks
Various file services
Product: Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 500GB
Looking for ways to inform, educate or entertain your customers? Take a look at AVisum’s all-in-one, movement-activated display unit. The portable ADPlayer is a compact, enclosed counter-top digital video player, which businesses can use to display their own in-store advertising using slides or video materials created from digital photography, digicams or even PowerPoint presentations. And all media is stored on a compact flash card (sold separately).
JPEG, MPEG or MP3 compatible
7-inch diagonal LCD digital display
Inbuilt stereo speakers and infrared sensor
Product: AVisum ADPlayer
RRP: $500 (plus GST). Flash cards from $27 (512MB)
Speakerphone for VoIP
Capitalising on the increasing use of internet communications, Logitech has released its QuickCall USB Speakerphone, for voice over internet protocol (VoIP) audio calls via their PC. With its RightSound technology, Logitech reckons the speakerphone delivers clear and echo-free calls, and the two microphones on each side of the device pick up voices from different directions. And USB connectivity means you don’t need another power source, which is good news for on-road mobility.
Auxiliary port to plug in headset
Logitech CallCentral software
Product: Logitech QuickCall USB Speakerphone
Addressing the sometimes-neglected small or home office market, Commander has created a system to deliver an all-in-one communications package. The new Pulse system integrates voice and data services by serving as a fully featured desktop phone system, with a computer network and internet solution. When connected via broadband, Pulse also offers network security, including firewall and wireless encryption, and call handling features on individual extensions, such as voicemail, call transfer and call conference.
Supports up to 4 fixed and 4 portable handsets
Supports up to four wired PCs and 10 wireless devices
Product: Commander Pulse system
RRP: Various. POA
For presentations on the run, simply combine your MP3 player with ViewSonic’s newest projector, the ViewDock PJ258D. You won’t need to carry your laptop, as the device projects stored images and presentations directly from a video-capable iPod via the docking station, which charges your iPod at the same time. And have a little fun at home with it, too, with additional connectivity options for PCs, DVD players and video game consoles.
2,000 lumens brightness
XGA 1024×768 resolution
High definition support
Portable, weighing just 1.8kg
‘Direct off’ feature
Product: ViewSonic ViewDock PJ258D
Lightweight and long lasting, the latest Sony VAIO G series notebook PC is worth a look for the busy businessperson on the go. It weighs in at a light 1.15kg, including the battery, but it’s the G118’s extra tough exterior and battery life of up to 11.5 hours that caught our eye. It also comes with Windows Vista Business edition pre-installed, and high security features such as fingerprint recognition.
Intel Core Solo Processor U1500
GB Ethernet connection
Hard disk drive protection technology
Integrated DVD Super-multi drive
Trusted Platform Module chip
Withstands drops up to 90cm
Product: Sony VAIO G118 notebook PC