TRENDnet offers Skype wireless solution


TRENDnet offers wireless voice conferencing for SMBs
TRENDnet announced the release of its ClearSky Bluetooth VoIP Conference phone kit (TVP-SP4BK) for Skype. The Skype conference phone kit is designed to enable hands-free voice conferencing for small businesses for use anywhere in the office using a wireless Bluetooth connection.

Skype allows users to place and receive encrypted calls to other Skype users or regular landline and mobile phones over a high-speed internet connection. TRENDnet’s conference phone kit eliminates the need for wires by using a long-range Bluetooth connection, so businesses can make conference calls from anywhere in the office.

The ClearSky kit includes the conference phone base unit and a Bluetooth 2.0 adapter with a Class 1 radio. Together, these create a long-range Bluetooth connection, users plug the included USB Bluetooth 2.0 adapter into a Skype-enabled laptop or desktop and the conference phone can be placed anywhere within 100m. The conference phone’s integrated LCD screen and touchpad offer control and viewing of Skype contacts, call history, status and SkypeOut credit balance. This allows users to place and receive calls remotely without being next to their PC.

The TVP-SP4BK ClearSky Bluetooth VoIP Conference phone kit will begin shipping in August with an MSRP of US$149.99.

TamoSoft updates CommView Network Analyzer product line
TamoSoft announced the availability of the updated version of its network analyzers for Windows 2000/XP/2003, CommView 5.3 for wired networks and CommView for WiFi 5.3 for wireless 802.11 a/b/g networks.

CommView and CommView for WiFi are network monitors, analyzers and protocol decoders designed for system and network administrators, students studying network protocols, special police and army units and security-minded home users.

These CommView tools integrate geolocation technology that provides real-time IP-to-location mapping. This functionality allows the user to see the geographic location of the IP packets captured by the application. Other features introduced in version 5.3 include customizable e-mail alerts, a GUI, automatic detection of unauthorized Ad Hoc networks and support for Intel Centrino wireless adapters.

CommView and CommView for WiFi are available through the company’s site as well as through distributors and resellers. The business versions of these products cost US$499, which includes one year of upgrades and technical support. For remote data monitoring, an optional Remote Agent add-on is available for US$99. The price for CommView 5.3 for home users is US$99. An evaluation copy is also available.


DataMirror includes enhancements with latest release of Transformation Server
DataMirror announced performance enhancements to the latest version of Transformation Server for z/OS, DataMirror’s data integration solution for IBM mainframe environments.

Transformation Server for z/OS 5.1.7 includes a single scrape feature and auto-restart capability designed to meet the performance and operational requirements of large scale implementations such as those typically found in z/OS environments.

Transformation Server for z/OS uses log-based Change Data Capture (CDC) technology to capture changed data from existing database recovery logs, avoiding the overhead and risks associated with trigger-based and table-scan based solutions. Data changes are captured natively on the mainframe system as they happen and flow to the target database systems or middleware message queues, keeping distributed information up-to-date and in sync.

Sonics and CoWare introduce exploration solution for multiprocessor SoC architectures
Sonics Inc. and CoWare Inc. announced the availability of SystemC transaction-level models of the SonicsMX SMART Interconnect solution, MemMax memory scheduler and MemDDRC memory modeling solution, that operate in CoWare’s platform-driven ESL design environment. CoWare will also distribute a limited function version of SonicsStudio, a tool that enables developers to configure and generate specific SystemC TLM models for the SonicsMX, MemMax and MemDDRC products.

Combining the SystemC models with other models from the CoWare Model Library and utilizing CoWare’s performance measurement and analysis tools, SoC developers can now assemble, simulate, analyze and optimize a SoC platform within CoWare’s Platform Architect.

Sonics and CoWare have produced solutions that are compatible with OCP-IP and OSCI standards and are scalable. Sonics SystemC transaction-level SMX SMART Interconnect model and MemMaxC and MemDDRC models are available from CoWare as part of the CoWare Model Library.

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