Tiny Computers Make Big Splash
Britain's Tiny Computers has made its way across the pond and entered the U.S. desktop computer market.
* The Home Power 650 suite includes a 650 MHz Intel Pentium III processor, 128 MB SD RAM, 15 GB hard disk drive, 15-inch monitor, DVD compatible with CD, 56 Kbps v.90 modem, three months free Internet service, a 300 dpi flatbed color scanner, and a printer.
* The Internet Writer 650 comes with a 650 MHz Intel Pentium III processor, 128 MB SDRAM, 20 GB hard disk drive, DVD-ROM Drive/CD Re-Write-able/Recordable Combination drive, 56 Kbps v.90 modem, one year free Internet service, Microsoft Work Suite, color scanner and printer.
* The Power Image 733 offers a 733 MHz Intel Pentium III Processor, 128 MB SDRAM 27 GB hard disk drive, 17-inch monitor, DVD ROM Drive/CD Re-Writeable/Recordable combination drive, Microsoft WorkSuite, 56 Kbps v.90 modem, three months free ISP, a 600 dpi flatbed scanner and printer, and a Fuji digital camera.
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SP North America, based in Michigan, has introduced its Silent PC, a 24 dB computer system that reduces component noise.
A new power supply, jointly developed with Enhance Electronics, features a low noise bearing, fan and control. Pads in the side panels and the case bottom dampen noise, and drive bays absorb vibrations.
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MAG Technology is shipping its 770FD, a 17 inch color monitor featuring a Sony FD Trinitron cathode ray tube. PC and Mac compatible, it is designed for desktop publishing, high-end graphics and professional imaging applications. The 770 FD offers an e-Video feature for video image enhancement, including display via normal, zoom, "vivid," "warm," and "gold."
The monitor has a viewing resolution of 1284 by 1024 pixels. The on-screen display is accessed through MAG InnoVision's "JAG" controller, a rotating button built into the front of the 770FD's bezel. The monitor is Windows 95/98/NT-compatible and provides power management features.
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NetTV Digital Displays
NetTV has unveiled four new HDTV-ready digital displays. Included in its new line of displays is the company's first flat wide screen, 36 percent HDTV CRT, and two 4:3 models.
These monitors feature conventional component inputs for 480I high-definition broadcasts as well as high-resolution component inputs for 480p, 720p and 1080i high definition broadcast signals.
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The Xerox Phaser 850 series of printers all include a 200 MHz RISC processor and can print up to 14 pages-per-minute.
They are compatible with Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/NT and MAC OS2.
Standard network interface is a 10/100 Ethernet port, USB port, and bi- directional parallel port, reports Xerox.
The printers offer a 200-sheet paper and/or transparency tray capacity, it says. A 6 GB hard disk drive is standard with the 850 DX model, as is two-sided printing, and first page preview printing.
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The EPSON Stylus Color 900 ink jet printer prints up to 12 pages-per-minute in black and 10 p-p-m in color.
With a 1440 by 720 dpi output, it uses small droplets, (three picoliters per dot) to obtain crisp colors and realistic skin tones, reports the company.
The printer can also be set up for Ethernet Network use using EPSON's Multiprotocol Series 2 Type B Print Server, says Epson.
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HP Photo Printer
The Hewlett-Packard PhotoSmart P1000 printer can print directly from a digital camera without using a PC, reports the company. The new unit can print 12 pages-per-minute in black and 10 pages-per-minute in color on various types of paper media -- plain paper, photo paper, envelopes, labels, and more.
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HP PhotoSmart S20
The Hewlett-Packard PhotoSmart S20 Photo Scanner Series has an optical scanning resolution of 2400 dpi for film strips and slides, 300 dpi for photographs and 36-bit color depth. It can scan 35-mm film strips (positives or negatives), 35-mm mounted slides, and photographic prints up to five by seven inches. The scanner works with Windows 95/98/NT systems. Software provided with the scanner allows users to manipulate photos by rotating and cropping, adjusting the size, color, and exposure to make desired adjustments.
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AVT Corp. has announced that its RightFAX Document Management Connector software has been integrated with iManage's infoRite 5.0. The integration assures secure, fast electronic document delivery, says the company, based in Kirkland, Wash.
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GFI has introduced its new e-mail-based fax server, FAXmaker for SMTP 2000. It is based on SMTP protocol, and works in conjunction with Windows 2000 SMTP service, or with existing SMTP/POP3 servers or Lotus Notes, says the London company.
It supports Windows 2000 fax modem drivers, and uses Microsoft Outlook 98/2000 as the fax client, it reports.
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HP Digital Camera
The new HP PhotoSmart C200 digital camera comes with an 8 MB CompactFlash card that can hold up to 80 pictures. There is an auto-flash system with options for red-eye reduction, as well as auto focus, plus a macro-mode for close-ups.
The camera also features a color 1.8 inch LCD for viewing each shot before and after and comes with a serial cable to connect to a PC. HP Photo Imaging software is also provided to assist in downloading photos to the PC and lets users index pictures and create layouts.
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The Vari-View Dome cameras from GBC are available in black-and-white and color. They feature a vari-focal lens that provides fields of view ranging from three millimeters to six millimeters, says the company.
The black-and-white cameras offer more than 450 lines of resolution and the color cameras offer more than 330 lines of resolution.
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