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April 2002
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Toshiba Triplets

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc., of Irvine, Calif., introduces its new e-STUDIO "s" series of multifunction digital imaging devices.

The e-STUDIO16s, e-STUDIO20s, and e-STUDIO25s can each copy paper sized up to 11 x 17 inches. Options include a 100-sheet stack feed bypass tray, trayless duplexing, and a single position staple finisher (on the 20s and 25s only).

Included ImageVision 2000 software allows faxes to be sent or received from any PC on the network. The units can also function as document portals with 1.4 second-per-page TWAIN compatible scanning at 600 x 600 dpi. A scan-to-e-mail feature allows users to scan a document, type an e-mail address and send that document as an e-mail attachment.

Reader Response no. 223.


Composer Series

Bellevue, Wash.'s MARCAN Inc. introduces its Primera Composer Series duplication systems for copying CD-R, DVD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW and general purpose DVD, at 60 per hour.

Composer, ComposerPro and Composer-Plus each feature automated robotics designs having passed a 500,000 disc processing test without misplacement, the company reports. All are compatible with the new XP operating system from Microsoft Corp.

Systems are available with 50 or 100-disc capacities, Prassi Software USA Inc.'s disc mastering software, a choice of recording drives, and optional Primera black and white, or full color printers.

For those choosing a CD-R drive, access speed is 24X, and the drive includes a FireWire interface.

Information: Reader Response no. xxx.


Los Angeles' Primera Technology Inc. introduces itsComposerMAX Optical Disc Duplicator, an automated CD-R/DVD-R duplication system.

It uses robotics to "pick and place" discs into either two or four recordable drives, and produce up to 400 discs per job without operator intervention, the company reports.

After recording, the discs are transported into individual 100-disc output bins. Discs can also be transported to an optional, built-in Primera Technology ink-jet or thermal transfer optical disc printer for full color printing with up to 2400 dpi print resolution. ComposerMAX can produce up to 250 discs-per-hour.

Reader Response no. 225.

Panasonic DVDBurner

Panasonic Industrial Co., of Milpitas, Calif., introduces its DVDBurner, a combination DVD-RAM/R drive that writes to and reads from general-purpose 4.7 GB DVD-R discs and 2.6 GB/5.2 GB to 4.7 GB/9.4 GB DVD-RAM discs. Using 4.7 GB DVD-R general media, the drive attains a transfer rate of up to 11.08 Mbps, and a 22.16 Mbps transfer rate for 4.7 GB DVD-RAM. It offers seek times of 75ms for DVD-RAM, and 65ms for DVD-R, DVD-ROM and CD media. It can also play back DVD video, DVD-ROM and DVD-R discs, and offers 24x CD media reading.

Reader Response no. 227.


Typing Instructor Deluxe

Individual Software Inc., of Pleasanton, Calif., has released Typing Instructor Deluxe 12, for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP.

The instructional software contains an updated database that tracks and reports user progress, and enhanced 3D graphical hands help guide the user to correct finger placement and keystroke technique. Instruction is organized into lessons, tests, and practice material aimed at making the user a better typist. Users can download additional lessons, tests, and practice material from Typing Instructor's dedicated Web site.

Reader Response no. 228.


IBM T560

IBM Corp., of White Plains, N.Y., announces its IBM T560 flat panel monitor, a 15-inch, TFT active matrix LCD display offering portrait and landscape viewing, with a 0.297mm pixel pitch.

Users can lift the screen vertically, tilt it backwards up to 145 degrees, and it ships bundled with Pivot Pro software that rotates images 90, 180 or 270 degrees, for multiple viewing options.

Reader Response no. 229.


SATO Thermal Printing

Sunnyvale, Calif.'s SATO America Inc. has released its HT200e direct thermal printer, a stand-alone labeler offering one-touch printing of labels and bar codes.

The 5.3-pound unit features a 203 dpi print resolution, a 3 image-per-second print speed, and a 5.2 x 9.06 x 5.94-inch body.

Standard features include auto power off after five minutes, a backlit, 16 x 3-line LCD, as well as 512 K Bytes of Flash ROM and a 32-Bit RISC processor, the company says.

Reader Response no. 230.

Burn Baby Burn

Addonics Technologies, of San Jose, announces a pair of CDRW drives, the Addonics 32x Combo CDRW/Copier and 16x Pocket CDRW.

The Combo CDRW/ Copier can be used as a standalone one-to-one CD duplicator and as an external high speed CDRW drive. The Pocket CDRW burns CDs at 16x speed, and reads CD-R, CD-RW disc, video CDs, music CDs, and Photo CDs at 24x speed.

Both drives are available with a choice of one interface cable (USB FireWire, or CardBus.) Each drive includes CD mastering software.

Reader Response no. 226.

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