Sony introduces data cartridge featuring 800GB

Sony introduces LTO Ultrium4 data cartridge
Sony of Canada Ltd. announced that the LTO Technology Provider Companies (TPC) has awarded Sony with a qualification and approval to manufacture and sell the fourth generation LTO Ultrium4 data cartridge.

The LTO Ultrium4 format is aimed at supporting storage capacity requirements, holding 800 gigabytes (native) and 1.6 terabytes (compressed) of data on one cartridge. LTO Ultrium4 offers data transfer rates of 120MB/s (native) and 240MB/s (compressed).

Features of the LTO Ultrium4 data cartridge include:

  • LTO4 achieves massive storage capacity by increasing recording tracks (LTO3: 704 to LTO4: 896).
  • LTO4 is manufactured with fine magnetic particles and a thermal stability binder
  • LTO4 adopts thin-layer coating technology and surface coating process. This allows the LTO4 cartridge to have a low error rate and stable output under various operating conditions.
  • LTO4 stable magnetic servo signal writing technology and cartridge molding technology offer the reliability required by data backup systems and achieve stable write/read characteristics.

Sony will also introduce the write-once LTO Ultrium4 WORM data cartridge, used to prevent data erasure and alteration, in summer 2007.


Sangoma bundles free carrier-grade echo cancellation with analogue systems

Sangoma Technologies Corp. is bundling a free six-port licence for Octasic’s SoftEcho solution with Sangoma’s standard A200 and A400 analogue cards.

The combination of Sangoma cards and SoftEcho provides carrier-class voice quality for six analog ports without overloading any modern PC.

Click to see Sangoma’s current solution set:

Anfibia Software releases Desktop Orbiter 5.0
Anfibia Software announces the release of Desktop Orbiter 5.0, a way of protecting and managing multiple computers remotely.

The release includes a redesigned communication system that allows connections, satellite response, and is compatible with network configurations like VPN, WLAN and others.

Desktop Orbiter 5.0 Features:

  • Monitor and restrict network connections
  • View, print unusual user activity
  • Filter software usage
  • Web site filtering
  • Automate repetitive tasks
  • Multiple administration tools: scheduler, task manager, reboot, take snapshots, send messages and much more
  • 256-bit AES encrypted

Available for Windows 2000/2003/XP. Download the evaluation version from Product sheet:

Ten-user pack costs US399.00. Single licence costs US99.00. Volume discounts available.

Styopkin secures information on your computer

Styopkin released Keylogger Hunter, a program to provide information security.

This program neither limits access to the computer from the World Wide Web (use a firewall for that), nor searches for viruses (antivirus software will do that). It bars hook-based keyloggers from gathering information about the keys you press.

Keylogger Hunter does not require regular database updating. All features will be available to registered users, as we provide you with perpetual free updates.

Keylogger Hunter runs under Windows Vista/XP/2000 and costs US$39.95. Registered customers are entitled to free upgrades and technical support. A 30-day evaluation version is available as a free download at

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