Xerox Canada is expanding its office printer portfolio with new Phaser printers boasting more colour options and features.

The solid ink Phaser 8500 prints up to 24 ppm in colour and black-and-white, has a 600 MHz processor and offers a first-page-out time of less than five seconds. For smaller offices and workgroups looking to replace their black-and-white laser printers with a colour-capable printer, the Phaser 6300 delivers colour speeds up to 26 ppm and 36 ppm in black-and-white.

Express bus speeds servers
Intel Corp. has introduced two Itanium 2 processors designed to deliver better performance over the current generation for database, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning and technical computing applications. The processors have a 667 MHz front side bus (FSB), which connects and transfers data between the microprocessor, chipset and system’s main memory. Servers designed to use the new bus are expected to deliver more than 65 per cent greater system bandwidth over servers with Itanium 2 processors with a 400 MHz FSB.

Scanner strikes back at defects
Plustek Inc. has launched the OpticFilm 7200i, a high-resolution professional-grade film and negative scanner for photographers and small office/workshop users. The product incorporates SilverFast’s new Infrared Smart Removal of Defects (iSRD) technology, which removes defects on the surface of the film or in the scanned image, such as the appearance of grime, and also visually fills in scratches for near defect-free scans. The unit features USB high-speed 2.0, and a high resolution of 7200 X 7200 dpi.

Portrait or landscape – you decide
Lenovo Canada has entered the flat panel monitor business in Canada with its ThinkVision monitors. The flagship display, the ThinkVision L171p, is a 17-inch LCD monitor that can rotate from landscape into portrait mode and allow a view of an entire 8 1/2 by 11-inch document page. The L171p offers 110 millimeters of height adjustment and can swivel 45 degrees left or right. Other features include direct access buttons for brightness and Automatic Image set-up and configuration.

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