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Compaq Debuts Presario EZ2000

Compaq Computer Corp., based in Houston, has introduced its Presario EZ2000 Series Internet PC line of desktop computers. Driven by Intel Celeron or Pentium III processors, the computers offer USB and IEEE 1394 ports and feature one-touch access to the Internet, says Compaq.

Other features include wireless Internet access; an Internet camera for sending video e-mails; and a "Digital Dashboard," which provides feedback about the computer's online status and issues an alert when e-mail is received.

For more information ENTER no. 280 after Clicking Here.

Dell Desktops

Dell Computer Corp. says its OptiPlex GX110 desktop computer line features an Intel Pentium III processor with an Intel 810E chipset, and is available from 450 MHz to 733 MHz.It can support a maximum of 512 MB SDRAM, with up to 13.6 GB hard drive

Customers can choose Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 WS, Microsoft Windows 98 2nd Edition or Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2.1, Dell says.

For connectivity, the machine has two USB ports, two serial ports, and one parallel and RJ-45 network port, says Dell, based in Round Rock, Texas.

For more information ENTER no. 281 after Clicking Here.

Dell's new WorkStation 420 carries up to two Intel Pentium III processors running at a maximum of 733 MHz. It offers up to 1 GB of Rambus (RDRAM) memory at 400 MHz, and can house up to four Ultra 160/m SCSI or EIDE hard-drives, for a maximum capacity of 108 GB, Dell says.

It is also RAID capable, and delivers 4X AGP graphics. Dell says that the WorkStation 420 comes with either Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 98 SE.

The WorkStation 220 has the same processors as the 420, a maximum of 512 MB PC800 RDRAM at 400 MHz, and can carry two Ultra-2/LVD SCSI or EIDE hard drives. It also has 4X AGP graphics.

For more information ENTER no. 282 after Clicking Here.

HP Upgrades

Hewlett-Packard Co. has announced that it is incorporating Intel's Pentium III 800 MHz processor into its HP Pavilion 8500-series desktop PCs, HP Vectra VL600 corporate PC, HP Kayak XU800 PC Workstations and HP NetServer systems.

The upgrade is designed to optimize systems to run Microsoft's Windows 2000 platform, which is scheduled for release this month, says HP.

For more information ENTER no. 283 after Clicking Here.

ViZual Workstation

The Zx10 ViZual Workstation is a Windows NT based workstation from Intergraph Computer Systems.

It features Intergraph's proprietary "Wahoo Technology" which the company says increases the internal bandwidth of the computer for faster 2D/3D graphics performance. It offers single or dual Intel Pentium III 733/133 MHz processors; high speed 133 MHz frontside bus; and 8 GB PC SDRAM, says Intergraph, based in Huntsville, Ala.

For more information ENTER no. 284 after Clicking Here.



The I-PAD, from Proview Technology Inc., is a personal information and communciations device that provides one-touch access to the Internet, reports the City of Industry company. It comes with a 17-inch CRT monitor, keyboard and mouse, and provides Internet browser, e-mail, telephone, and Internet-phone functions.

The unit is pre-configured to function as a local area network terminal, reports Proview. There is no internal storage, but an external CD-ROM drive is available.

The I-PAD also provides video conferencing via a USB connection, it says.

For more information ENTER no. 285 after Clicking Here.


Proview LCD

Proview Technology Inc. has debuted the PT-580 TFT LCD Monitor. Compatible with either PC or Macintosh, Proview says the 15-inch monitor is multimedia ready, with a built-in microphone, single knob on-screen display user control, and attachable speakers.

The unit has a maximum resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels, dot pitch of .297 mm, and a maximum refresh rate of 72 Hz, it says.

For more information ENTER no. 286 after Clicking Here.


Mita Copystar

Mita Copystar America Inc., based in Fairfield, N.J., has introduced three new multi-function units:

* The all-in-one PointSource Ai1810F digital copier/fax combines the functions of a G3 Laser Fax, 18 p-p-m copier and networkable printer. It is targeted to small firms and workgroups, and can fax pages directly from its glass plate. The unit transmits documents at 2.5 seconds-per-page, and prints at a maximum resolution of 600 dpi, says Mita.

For more information ENTER no. 28 after Clicking Here.

* The Ai6060 is a 60 p-p-m digital copier/printer with a maximum paper capacity of 7,100 sheets. It comes with a standard memory of 16 MB and can connect with most network operating systems, including Novell, Unix and Windows NT.

* The ES-2 Kit provides the Ai 4040 and Ai 5050 with advanced printer controls and allows them to "cluster print." It also creates systems with fast print speeds and large volume outputs. Mita says that using the ES-2 Kit, users can obtain print speeds of 80 ppm to 400 ppm by clustering two to eight systems.

For more information ENTER no. 288 after Clicking Here.

Toshiba Systems

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc., located in Irvine, Calif., has debuted several new systems:

* Toshiba's DP2570 is a 25 p-p-m digital copier that also can serve as a printer and copier. Toshiba says the networkable device has a standard 12 MB of memory. It can be accessed with a standard Web browser over a Novell or Windows NT network.

For more information ENTER no. 289 after Clicking Here.

* The DP4580 is a 45 p-p-m digital copier designed for high-volume office environments, Toshiba says. It produces a maximum resolution of 600 by 2400 dpi, and has an embedded controller which assigns the device an IP address, allowing it to be accessed by off-site users via Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer. The controller supports Windows 3.1/95/98/NT 3.51 and 4.0, Mac and Unix.

For more information ENTER no. 290 after Clicking Here.

* The DP5570 and DP6570 print 55 and 65 copies-per-minute, respectively, are networkable and come with a standard 32 MB of memory and a 2.1 GB hard drive for document storage. Both have a paper supply of 5,500 sheets, configurable 500 sheet cassettes and a 100-sheet "smart" stack feed bypass.

For more information ENTER no. 291 after Clicking Here.


Cherry Goes Modular

Cherry Electrical Products, based in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc. has introduced several new keyboards:

* The G81-8000 and G81-7000 are multi-function modular keyboards capable of reading smart cards, magnetic stripe cards and bar codes.

They are full size and 16-inch, respectively, and are bundled with GUI-based keyboard configuration software to reprogram keys, says Cherry.

For more information ENTER no. 292 after Clicking Here.

* Cherry's G81-12100 is a full size keyboard equipped an integrated fingerprint scanner, while the G81-12000 combines both a biometric and smart card reader. Both units integrate the Indicator DFR-2000 optical scanner and use BioLogon software for Windows 95/98/NT, the company says.

For more information ENTER no. 293 after Clicking Here.

* The G80-8109 full-size keyboard incorporates a smart card reader/writer, a magnetic stripe reader and a touchpad with two mouse buttons, Cherry says.

For more information ENTER no. 294 after Clicking Here.

Cost Control

Equitrac Corp., of Coral Gables, Fla., says its new DebitLog is a comprehensive account card system that is designed to simplify print and copy vending. It combines a terminal with a card service center that dispenses and reads reusable plastic cards, says the company.

For more information ENTER no. 295 after Clicking Here.


Mobius Chair

The Hon Company, based in Muscatine, Iowa, has unveiled its new Mobius Seating ergonomic office chair.

Based on the Mobius strip, the chair is designed to support the whole body whether reclining or upright, and comes in high-back, mid-back, and cantilever models.

For more information ENTER no. 296 after Clicking Here.


Simplimatic A

MBM Corp., of North Charleston, S.C., has released a new paper folder, the Simplimatic A.

The automatic tabletop folder includes an LCD digital control panel display. It has a permanent operation guide attached to the machine cover, says the company.

The Simplimatic A includes three standard fold presets for letter-size paper; two for legal-size paper, and six custom set-ups.

For more information ENTER no. 297 after Clicking Here.

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