Ink-solid, ready in 15 minutes

Xerox Corp. has launched an office color multifunction system with solid ink technology it says can be unpacked and installed in 15 minutes.

The Xerox WorkCentre C2424 multifunction system

is aimed at small- to medium-sized workgroups, and allows printing, scanning and copying. The WorkCentre 2424 produces color or black and white documents at 24 pages per minute. It scans at 20 images per minute, has a first color page out time of six seconds, and a first color copy out time of less than 15 seconds, according to Xerox.

Desktop shipping management

The latest member of Pitney Bowes’ delivery management and tracking solutions, Desktop Express Plus, is designed to help SMBs engineer communications flow while reducing costs. This Web-based shipping management solution for intranets rates, ships and tracks letters, express documents and parcels from employees’ desktop computers. Organizations gain immediate access to information and mailing services such as service delivery comparisons, business rule automation and analytical and reporting tools.

Monitors offer boosted video response

ViewSonic Corp.‘s latest LCD monitors, the 19-inch VX924 and 17-inch VX724, feature a four-millisecond average video response time across the entire colour scale, the company says. The VX924 and VX724 desktop displays combine ViewSonic’s proprietary Dynamic Structure and Amplified Impulse video response acceleration technologies. The displays will be available in the second quarter of 2005 through traditional ViewSonic resellers, distributors and mail order.

Lightweight notebook for tight spaces

The Dell Latitude X1, weighing 2.5 pounds, is designed for mobile users who want lightweight computing. The 12.1-inch, wide-aspect display has a shorter height than traditional screens so it can fit in tight spaces, such as overhead bins. The keyboard is also sealed to protect against spills. The notebook is powered by Intel’s Centrino Mobile Technology, and the Pentium M Ultra-Low Voltage processor 733 (1.1GHz). Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 is standard, as is Gigabit Ethernet. Customers also have a choice of a 30GB or 60GB hard drive.

Powered equipment gets a backup

Eaton Corp.‘s Powerware 3105 and Powerware 5110, two uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), are designed to protect a wide range of equipment from common power threats. The Powerware 3105 is designed for the small office and home office (SOHO), while the Powerware 5110 provides added protection against these problems, plus brownout and overvoltage conditions for small- to mid-sized business equipment. Each UPS delivers short-term mobile power and supports start-on-battery capability, meaning users can unplug the UPS from utility power, then restart and run it from battery power elsewhere.

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