Today in Products: Dell releases two Latitude laptops


AdventNet releases update to NetFlow Analyzer
AdventNet Inc. announced version 5.0 of NetFlow Analyzer, a bandwidth monitoring tool that now comes with enhanced data storage capabilities, threshold-based alerting, and enhanced IP grouping features.

Along with the aggregated data, NetFlow Analyzer can now store up to two weeks of raw data (non-aggregated), which can be used for troubleshooting. The tool can send alarms and e-mails when the pre-set thresholds are exceeded. It also provides an option to forward SNMP traps to the EMS/NMS application that manages the network. Reporting on departmental IP groups is also enhanced in this release. The tool comes with in-built local versions for Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

NetFlow Analyzer is a Web-based bandwidth monitoring tool that collects Cisco NetFlow data, exported from routing devices, to analyze network traffic and report on bandwidth usage across the network. With instant real-time bandwidth usage reports on top applications, conversations and hosts using bandwidth, NetFlow Analyzer gives insight into bandwidth usage in the enterprise.

There is an evaluation copy available from the company’s site.


ComponentOne releases ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2006 v1
ComponentOne announced the release of ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2006 v1. This version enhances the help authoring experience with new features and functionality for Documenter, NetHelp and others.

Doc-To-Help allows users to author or import documentation in Microsoft Word or any HTML editor to create online help systems and professional printed manuals. Help systems produced with Doc-To-Help can be created in most formats including HTML Help, cross-platform HTML-based Help, JavaHelp, WinHelp, Visual Studio .NET-style Help and printed documentation.

There are a number of new features in this release including the ability to merge NetHelp projects, enhanced search capabilities in NetHelp and others.

Current Doc-To-Help subscribers will receive these new features and enhancements through their subscription plans. Doc-To-Help is available in two versions, Doc-To-Help Enterprise (US$999.95) and Doc-To-Help for Word (US$749.95).


Dell announces new slim and light notebooks
Dell announced the release of Dell Latitude models D620 and D820, offering slim and light notebook with Intel Core Duo Processors and with optional wireless broadband technology.

The Latitude D620 notebook has a starting weight of 4.4 pounds and an Intel Core Duo T2300 processor with a 14.1-inch wide aspect XGA display. The base configuration is priced at $1,479 and includes 512MB shared DDR2 memory, 40GB SATA hard drive and 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi capability.

The Latitude D820 notebook has a starting weight of 5.6 pounds and is priced at $1,639. The system includes an Intel Core Duo T2300 processor with a 15.4-inch wide aspect XGA display, 512MB DDR2 shared memory, 40GB SATA hard drive and 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi capability. Upgrade options for the D820 notebook include the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M graphics card with 512MB of memory, a high-resolution WUXGA display and 120GB hard drive.

The new notebooks feature a three year limited warranty with next-business-day on-site service.

Data Management

Netpulse releases MySmartOffice solutions suite
NetPulse Services announced the release of MySmartOffice, a suite of IT services designed to help businesses simplify many information technology issues.

The system comes bundled as a suite or offered separately. It consists of MyExchange, a hosted Microsoft Exchange e-mail and collaboration system, MySecureNet, a real-time security management tool designed to protect IT networks from viruses, spyware and intrusion, MySmartDesk which offers user desktop support and management and MySafeFile, a remote data backup service that protects critical documents such as contracts, proposals, memos and client lists from the data loss caused by accident, disaster or human error.

My SmartOffice caters to IT departments that consume a significant part of their organization’s personnel time or their current IT resources are no longer able to support the growing number of users and desktops.

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