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October ’06 Tech Files


Bringing you all the latest technology to equip you and your business.

Active Image1) Marketing Software

Take charge of your marketing needs with this out-of-the-box software system. Following a four-step approach, M4B Marketing Software equips you with the tools, skills and knowledge to plan, implement, track and evaluate marketing performance. Developed by professional marketers, the software is designed to take into account whether you sell products or services and if you are a new or existing business, so projects can be customised to suit your needs.


•    Enables information from one to be transferred to the following year

•    Project Transfer project for the following year

•    Built-in help function

•    Comprehensive user guide

•    Online help desk

Product: M4B Marketing Software

RRP: $699 plus GST and postage



2) Mobile Projector

Active ImageIf impressions really count, Acer’s new PD323 projector could be your weapon of choice. Weighing in at only 1.3kg, the PD323 packs a punch by delivering over 16 million colour choices while supporting demanding multimedia and animated presentation applications. With the capacity for both front and rear projection and full compatibility with the latest digital equipment, this mobile unit aims to boost your boardroom performance.


•    Digital Light (DLP) Technology

•    PC and Macintosh compatible

•    Digital zoom

Product: Acer PD323 Projector

RRP: $3298



3) GPS Navigation

Active ImageWhether you’re doing business on the road, or simply trying to get to your next appointment in a flash, say hello to the latest GPS navigation system from Navman. The iCN 720 combines an inbuilt camera and Navpix technology, allowing you to take photos of landmarks or buildings on your chosen route to assist in greater on-screen navigation. Find home, fuel or parking at the push of a button and import point-of-interest pictures of speed or red light camera locations to customise and plan your route alternatives.


•    High-definition, 4-inch touch     screen

•    3D and 2D maps

•    Voice and screen guidance

•    1.3 mega pixel camera

Product: Navman iCN 720

RRP: $1099



4) Speech Recognition Software

Active ImageNuance has released the latest version of their popular Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software for Microsoft Windows, making it easier to enter text into documents hands-free. With a 99-percent accuracy rate, the system converts natural voice into text or commands at speeds up to 160 words per minute—faster and more precise than typing. With different versions available, Nuance recommends the Preferred version for SMEs.


•    Voice control for most Windows applications

•    On-screen tutorials

•    Bluetooth headset and microphone support

•    Philips digital recorder (for the mobile version)

Product: Nuance NaturallySpeaking 9 Preferred

RRP: $399.95 (Mobile version $749.95)



5) Cordless Laser Mouse

Active ImageThe Logitech MX Revolution cordless laser mouse is the newest nifty short-cut tool for your computer. With two alloy scroll wheels, flipping between documents, flicking through pages and zooming functions are literally at the tip of your fingers. It even works in tandem with search applications to find highlighted words or phrases with a simple click.


•    Battery level metre display

•    Seven customisable buttons

•    Ergonomic design

•    Rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Product: Logitech MX Revolution

RRP: $179



6) Escape Mobile Terminal

Active ImageIf you’re business is a little on the mobile side, taking payments needn’t be a hassle with NAB’s latest EFTPOS device. The Escape Mobile Terminal is a ‘carry anywhere’ wireless terminal with high-speed printer. And in case of line or system failures, an electronic fallback facility allows for continued processing of up to 50 transactions. Operating via GPRS, the terminal comes with a base station for battery recharge and dial communications, for counter-top use.



  • •    Integrated thermal printer

  • •    200 hours battery life

  • •    Automatic check for available funds

Product: NAB Escape EFTPOS terminal

RRP: Terminal fee is $29.90 per month (other standard fees and charges apply)


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