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New Technology: July ’07

For all you need to own to keep your business on the right track.

The Right Touch Active Image

Get up close and personal with Hewlett-Packard’s new notebook PC. Featuring touch screen technology, the Pavilion tx1000 Entertainment Notebook PC is designed to maximise the usability of Microsoft Windows Vista. And with its rotating, 12.1-inch screen, it can even be twisted into a flat slate to jot down notes, which are typed up automatically. Seems being touchy can be a good thing.


Touch-screen technology

AMD Turion 64 x 2 mobile technology

180-degree rotatable screen

Durable high-gloss coating

Product: HP Pavilion tx1000 Entertainment Notebook PC

RRP: From $2,229



Look Me In The EyeActive Image

If you’re using your laptop as your desktop and like your screen at eye-level, you might be interested in the latest notebook stand from Targus. If you’re going for the uncluttered look, the Ergonomic Modular Stand comes with a docking device and extra storage for accessories, to free up desk space. Made for notebooks with screens up to 17 inches, the design also encourages plenty of ventilation to keep your notebook cool.


Four adjustable heights

Weighs 2.26kg

Product: Targus Ergonomic Modular Stand for Notebooks

RRP: $69.95



The Touch Of A FingerActive Image

This little gem from LaCie allows you to be as mobile as you like safe in the knowledge your files are protected. With the SAFE Mobile Hard Drive’s biometric technology guarding your files via fingerprint recognition, they remain secure at all times, even if the drive is lost or stolen. Allowing up to five different users, you can also vary the access privileges to the drive. There is no need to install software and the compact design means you can slip it easily into your bag.


Registers ten fingerprints (up to two per user)

Cross-platform for PC and Mac

USB powered

Internal firmware drive lock

Product: LaCie SAFE Mobile Hard Drive

RRP: $299



Movi MagicActive Image

If you work out of the office but still need access to videoconferencing tools, Tandberg’s Movi solution could be right up your alley. It’s a server-based video application, which means no software is required for each individual PC. You just need a computer with internet connection, a webcam, microphone and speakers, and you can head to the coffee shop next time there’s a pow wow at head office.


Centralised network server

One-touch installation

Full duplex audio

Product: Tandberg Movi

RRP: $8,500 (server) and $6,000 (initial 5 licenses)



Experience ThisActive Image

If you can’t get by without your USB drive, Pinkerton Consulting has found a way to take all your settings, files and computer programs with you wherever you go. Housed in a standard USB flash drive, the host computer won’t be affected, as all the required systems boot from the drive and use only the host computer’s CPU and other relevant hardware. In essence you’ve now scored yourself a laptop the size of your thumb.


Unix operating system

PC, Mac and Playstation3-comaptible

2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacity

Fingerprint security model available

Pinkerton Consulting PCE

RRP: From $68 (2GB version



Get Your Backup

If you’re after protection from system crashes, Symantec’s latest version of its backup Exec Recovery System promises to recover complete Windows systems in minutes, not hours or days. A single recovery point on your system will retrieve your operating system, applications, system settings, user settings and data. And an enhanced recovery process for Microsoft Exchange means you can now retrieve individual messages, folders, mailboxes and attachments. It also provides a web search option for recovering files and folders.


Supports Microsoft Vista

Remote recovery

Web search option

Product: Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Small Business Server Edition

RRP: $1,073


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