Apricorn expands Aegis line

Data Management

Actual Tools updates Actual Window Manager
Actual Tools announced the release of version 4.1 of Actual Window Manager (AWM), the company’s desktop organization application. With this release, the product features full support for multiple monitors.

After installation, the software allows users to select a monitor to display a particular window at its startup or move a window between the screens. Instead of dragging it from one place to another manually, users can do this with only one mouse click on the appropriate icon on the window’s title bar.

Users can now specify the size of a window as a percentage from the current monitor (the one that currently displays a window) or from the entire virtual desktop.


Intel announces NOR Flash memory products for handset segment
Intel Corp. introduced its first NOR flash memory products aimed at the low-cost cell phone segment. The products have a new pin sharing package to minimize pin count and are configured to work with low-cost, single-chip baseband and RF solutions from leading chipset suppliers.

Intel’s products for the low-cost handset market segment feature lower density NOR flash memory products from 32Mb to 256Mb with optional RAM in a multi-chip package. These products include a common 88-ball QUAD+ package with an address-data multiplexed (A/D Mux) configuration that simplifies the design-in process. These memory solutions are expected to evolve to also support 107-ball x 16C package with an A/D Mux configuration. To enable accelerated design cycles, Intel offers a portable Low-Cost Handset Design Kit, which includes a design guide, product datasheets and migration guides.

Available in both single-chip and multi-cell packages, the products are sampling to customers now and will be in volume production in the third quarter this year.

Apricorn introduces Aegis Portable 2.5-inch external hard drive
Apricorn released the Aegis Portable, the second product in the Aegis line, the Aegis Portable is a 2.5-inch external hard drive and backup system designed for both PC and Mac notebooks. Featuring an integrated USB cable (FireWire version available mid-August), this pocket-sized, bus-powered drive eliminates the need for additional cables, allowing the user to be connected immediately.

Available in storage capacities of 40GB, 80GB, 120GB and 160GB and weighing in at 5.5 ounces, the product also features shock mounting, making it well-designed for safe transport.

The drive comes bundled with backup software, EZ Gig II Backup and Disaster Recovery software for Windows, ShirtPocket SuperDuper! for Mac, synchronizing software and others.

The drive requires a Pentium II CPU, Apple G3 or later, 32MBs RAM, USB, FireWire, CD ROM and can run on Windows 2000/XP, Mac OS v. 10.2 or later.

Prices for the units are:

  • 40GB: US$109
  • 80GB: US$149
  • 120GB: US$219
  • 160 GB: US$289

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