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Brother Debuts Two New Printers

Brother International Corp. has introduced the HL-1650 and the network-ready HL-1670N office laser printers.

They offer built-in automatic duplex printing and a three-color backlit LCD display, as well as 10/100 TX Ethernet connectivity (standard on the HL-1670N, optional on the HL-1650).

Both units include Brother's HQ1200 print technology that enables printing at 16 pages-per-minute. Both are dual platforms, compatible with PC and Macs.

They include drivers for Windows 95/98/98Se/2000/ME/NT 4.0 and a USB driver for iMac iBook/G3/G4. Postscript Level 3 compatibility is also standard for both PC and Mac platforms.

Information: Reader Response no. 200.


New Dells

Dell Computer Corp. has debuted its new Dimension 8100 Series of desktop computers, featuring the Pentium 4 processor. They include 128 MB of RDRAM; a 40 GB hard drive; a 19-inch monitor; 48X CR-ROM and harman/kardon speakers.

Dell has also debuted the new Optiplex GX150 8865D "Small Business Series," which offers a Pentium III processor at 866 MHz, and a OptiFrame small desktop chassis. It includes a 17-inch screen, and a 128 MB SDRAM, 10 GB hard drive. The Optiplex GX150866D is also new, also with a Pentium III 886MHz, but with 64 MB SDRAM and a 15-inch monitor.

Information: Reader Response no. 201.


ScanMaker 5700

The new ScanMaker 5700 scans documents larger than 30 MB and can save them as full color PDFs, with a file size less than 1 MB, says Microtek Lab Inc.

The unit offers 2400 by 1200 dpi and allows users to scan slides and negatives and then enlarge them for photo-quality printer output.

It includes both a high-speed FireWire port and a convenient USB port for Windows and Macintosh systems, as well as a dual-purpose lid that functions as a four-inch by five-inch transparency adapter. Microtek's FilmView, integrated into the lid, provides an illuminated area for viewing 35mm transparencies.

The ScanMaker includes Adobe Photoshop LE, Acrobat Reader and Trellix Web Microtek Edition, and Microtek's ScanWizard 5.6 software.

Information: Reader Response no. 202.

Scanner/Camera Combo

Microtek Lab says it is bundling its MN100 digital camera with its ScanMaker 4600 scanner.

The USB scanner allows users to scan paper photographs and other items, and turn them into digital images for Web sites, online albums and e-mail attachments, says the Redondo Beach, Calif. company.

The scanner has three "easy touch" buttons (scan, copy and e-mail) and is compatible with both PC and Mac platforms.

It offers 2,400 by 1,200 dpi resolution.

Information: Reader Response no. 203.


ID Card Printer

Fargo Electronics Inc. has introduced two high definition printers--the HDP710 and HDP720 -- that can print vivid, over-the-edge images on CR-100 oversized plastic identification cards. The HDP710 (single-sided) and HDP720 (dual-sided) card printers apply images onto a special HDP Film which is then fused into the surface of the card through heat and pressure, unlike direct-to-card printing.

Information: Reader Response no. 204.


Panasonic's TU-HDS20

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. has released its TU-HDS20, a DIRECTV-enabled HDTV receiver.

It is a multiple-format tuner capable of receiving all 18 ATSC digital television broadcast formats and current analog (NTSC) signals as well as DIRECTV and DIRECTV HD satellite transmissions. The unit offers a programming guide that displays program information from all available sources. It also offers auto-programmable channel scan for NTSC/ATSC signals, rapid tuning between two channels, programmable on/of timers, and V-chip parental guidance system, the company says.

Information: Reader Response no. 205.


Call Center Software

Advanced Call Center 3.0.1 is the latest version of answering machine software for voice modem, from Oleg Afonin. It features remote message retrieval support with basic remote control capabilities and call forwarding.

It also includes advanced features such as pager notification, sending call details and compressed voice messages over e-mail, and starting an external fax program when an incoming fax call is recognized. Advanced Call Center 3.0.1 works under Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT 4.

Information: Reader Response no. 206.


Design Catalog

The Oriac Design catalog for interiors is now available. It offers information about office design, lighting, interior furnishing, accessories, and more.

It can be ordered via the Web at or phone at (866)-GO-ORIAC.

Information: Reader Response no. 207.

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