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New Technology for August’07

What's hot for your happening office

Charge It  – TargusActive Image

It’s happened to us all, our laptop’s run out of steam at precisely the time we need it most. Targus has released two new DC to AC power inverters to charge notebooks, PDAs, DVDs, mobile phones and other portable devices while travelling. Plugging into any 12-volt DC cigarette light socket, both inverters will be a godsend if you need to be plugged in pronto. The APV11AU is designed in a cup shape to fit securely into a standard cup holder, while the slimline APV14AU is designed to slip easily into any carry case.

Features:

Built-in surge protector

Auto shut-off

USB power outlet

Product: APV11AU/APV14AU inverters

RRP: $99.95/$129.95

www.targus.com/au

 

In The Pink  – AsusActive Image

While you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, it’s a good start with this little number. The ASUS S6F notebook is finished in hand-embossed leather, with a jewelled hinge and polished keyboard, offering a touch of pizzazz with a very practical twist. Using the latest low voltage dual core technology, you can run several applications at the same time, using less power, and it comes with triple-speed wireless connection. If pink’s not quite your colour, it also comes in dark chocolate and camel.

Features:

512 MB memory

11.1-inch widescreen

Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology

3 x USB ports

Product: ASUS S6F Notebook

RRP: $2,699

www.asus.com.au

 

Project Your Future – AcerActive Image

If it’s time to put your facts and figures up on the big screen, you want to make them look as good as they possibly can in the boardroom. The new Acer projector offers enhanced colour performance and high contrast ratios, maximising the display even in venues with ample lighting. Created to make sure it’s easy to connect to the latest digital devices, some extra tools are included to let you use a timer function during presentations to make sure you’re not taking up everyone’s lunchbreak.

Features:

4,000 ANSI Lumens brightness

2-year warranty

16.7 million colours

Product: Acer PD727 Projector

RRP: $3,699

www.acer.com.au

 

The Fine Print – Canon

Despite the talk of the paperless office, printers will always be part of our working lives. Canon’s latest aims to give small and medium businesses top speed, quality and value for money. The new LBP 5100 has been designed specifically with a small footprint, so it won’t take up much desk space. It’s the first colour printer to feature Canon’s CAPT 2.1 printing system, which means large amounts of data can be printed without the need to upgrade printer memory. And quick start-up means no standing around waiting for it to warm up.

Features:

Optional network printing

12 ppm mono/10 ppm colour print speed

USB 2.0 connectivity

Auto duplex for double sided printing

Product: Canon Laser Shot LBP-5100

RRP: $599

www.canon.com.au

 

Monitor Your Business – ViewSonicActive Image

Advances in communications mean you’re well in your rights to expect a little more from your monitor. ViewSonic’s latest LCD monitor is designed with today’s digital lifestyle firmly in mind. With a built-in webcam and microphone it’s ideal for video-conferencing, instant messaging or talking to colleagues on VoIP. Rear stereo speakers add to the audiovisual experience, and save desk space.

Features:

22-inch widescreen

360-degree swivel

1.3 megapixel webcam

Available in glossy black or white

Product: ViewSonic VX2255wm Series

RRP: $599

www.viewsonic.com.au

 

Packaged Goods – LinksysActive Image

Linksys have come to the rescue for SMEs looking for a comprehensive business-grade IT package. The latest version of its Linksys One software provides internet connectivity, VoIP services and other applications over a broadband connection. Integrate data networking, security, configuration backup and many other business services all at once, in a network that can grow as the business does with additional network storage and VoIP phones available. For small businesses, it’s a pretty big package.

Features:

Enhanced voice and data

Supports up to 100 users

Lower bandwidth voice calls

One internet connection for all services

Product: Linksys One

www.linksys.com.au

Price: On applic

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