Xerox launches 40GB

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Xerox launches Phaser 4510 network printer
Xerox Canada announced a black-and-white network laser printer, Xerox Phaser 4510. Smart Duplex automatically detects pages that only need to be printed on one side. Another capability, called Personal Print, allows people to download jobs to their own mailbox on the printer’s hard drive and then print them all at once.

The printer comes with “smart paper trays” that automatically sense paper size to match the print and a simple paper. When events such as low paper or toner occur, PrintingScout warns users with a pop-up message on their PC. For other problems, users can turn to PhaserSMART, a Web-based technical support tool, for more information.

Businesses can choose from four Phaser 4510 configurations, from a basic non-network version to a full-featured version that comes with a 500-sheet output stacker and a 40 GB hard drive. The Phaser 4510 offers true 1,200 dpi resolution for sharp text and fine detail and Adobe PostScript 3.

The Phaser 4510 is part of Xerox’s Green World Alliance supplies recycling program and is available immediately worldwide through Xerox resellers, distributors, authorized sales agents, dealers, direct sales, concessionaires and TeleWeb operations. It comes with the Xerox Total Satisfaction Guarantee, and an additional two-year warranty is available for an introductory price of $999. The Phaser 4510 is also available online at www.xerox.com/direct.

Infrastructure

Sun boosts performance on UltraSPARC servers

Sun Microsystems Inc. announced the availability of 1.95GHz and 2.1GHz UltraSPARC IV+ processors for its Sun Fire servers. Sun Fire servers are powered by the Solaris Operating System, which delivers customers unbroken binary compatibility, thus ensuring that existing applications will run on the UltraSPARC IV+ processors without the need to re-code or re-compile.

The Sun Fire(US-IV+1.95GHz) uses six Solaris containers. The Sun Fire V490, V890, E2900, E4900, E6900, E20K and E25K servers, powered by 1.95GHz and 2.1GHz UltraSPARC IV+ processors.

Data Management
Novell announces SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell announced that SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell is now available from Sun Microsystems on Sun Ultra Workstations. The Sun Ultra 20, Ultra 20 M2, Ultra 40 and Ultra 40 M2 Workstations are available with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop.

With SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, engineers can use a single workstation to perform both engineering tasks and office productivity activities, while benefiting from the added security of Linux and Novell AppArmor. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop delivers features including three-dimensional desktop graphics, video driver support, integrated search and a fully compatible office productivity suite through the Novell edition of OpenOffice.org 2.

The Sun Ultra 20, Ultra 20 M2, Ultra 40 and Ultra 40 M2 Workstations with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 are now available from Sun Microsystems. For more information, visit www.sun.com/desktop/index.jsp. For more about SUSE Linux Enterprise offerings from Novell, visit www.novell.com/linux.

Nagarsoft automates typing and system commands

Nagarsoft announced the release of Direct Access 1.5, a text replacement and application launch utility. With minimal system impact, Direct Access sits in the background ready to speed up your work by turning a few characters (defined ‘abbreviation’) into a shortcut to open applications, files, Web sites or to create and fill in e-mails. Additionally, it operates as a universal text expander and glossary allowing the user to type an abbreviation which expands automatically to type frequently used phrases such as a Web address, a company name or any text of your choice.

Direct Access also lets you launch applications, presentations, Intranet or Internet sites and open documents and files of any type. The abbreviations can be exported to Command Packs and shared among Direct Access users.

Direct Access 1.5 runs under Windows XP and Windows Vista and costs US$39.95 for a single user licence. Licensed customers are entitled to free technical support, minor updates and considerable discounts on major upgrades. Additional information on Direct Access, including a screenshots tour and a video tutorial, as well as a free 30-day fully-functional evaluation copy is available from www.nagarsoft.com.

Networking
Taridium offers ipbx Enterprise PBX solution
Taridium announced the addition of the ipbx mobile interface to its enterprise PBX solution.

Visual voicemail allows them to listen to voicemail directly from their mobile phone browser. They can check their missed calls and call users back as if they were at their desk. A company directory allows quick access to colleagues via automated callback. This allows access to the Taridium unified voicemail system, where a single mailbox serves VoIP phones, mobile phones and any other phone that supports conditional call diversion. And if required for compliance reasons, all calls passed through the mobile phone can be recorded.

The Taridium ipbx mobile interface comes standard with all ipbx installs and is compatible with mobile phones that support a WAP 2.0 browser.

StillSecure launches Cobia Unified Network Platform

StillSecure announced Cobia, a Unified Network Platform delivers critical network and security functions through a flexible software delivery platform.

Cobia offers a list of network and security modules including dynamic and static routing, firewall, and DHCP, with IPS, Wi-Fi, VPN and many other services. The Cobia platform can be installed on off-the-shelf, x86 hardware or as a virtual appliance.  

Currently in the beta phase of development, the Cobia platform can be downloaded immediately at http://cobia.stillsecure.com for installation on an x86 host or as a virtual machine (Linux or Windows). Cobia is an open-source product that is offered free of charge under the StillSecure Community Licence. For more information, visit www.stillsecure.com or http://cobia.stillsecure.com

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