Networking & Storage
SanDisk, of Sunnyvale, Calif., announces:
* The 256 megabyte SD Card is a removable, postage stamp-sized flash memory card capable of storing up to eight hours of digital music, more than 80 minutes of MPEG-4 video, or more than 250 high-resolution digital images.
* Cruzer is a portable, pocket-sized storage device with removable and upgradable flash memory cards. The unit measures about three inches long, one and three-fourth inches wide, and about three-quarters of an inch thick. It accommodates both SD cards and MultiMediaCards.
* ImageMate dual-slot memory card readers transfer media between storage cards and computers via USB port. The units are available with the following slot combinations: CompactFlash and SmartMedia cards, CompactFlash and Memory Stick cards, and ComapctFlash and MultiMediaCard/SD cards.
Reader Response no. 244.
Micro Solutions Inc., of DeKalb, Ill., introduces the backpack triple play USB 2.0 cd-rewriter. The 32x10x40x drive is an external cd-rewriter with USB 2.0, parallel and PC Card connection options. The drive ships bundled with SpeedyCD disc creation software, developed by Micro Solutions, offering a step-by-step guide to simplify the disc creation process.
Reader Response no. 245.
Eastbow Lab, of Seoul, South Korea, has released System Monitoring Protocol, a Windows application that makes it easy for network managers and helpdesk professionals to remotely manage hardware, software, and computer servicing requirements. With SMP Server installed on the manager's computer, and SMP Client installed on each of the PCs in the network or over the Internet, managers can examine each PC's installed hardware and software, track hardware upgrade requirements, detect pirated software, control client computers remotely, and more.
Reader Response no. 246.
MaxOptix Corp., of Boulder, Colo., has entered into an agreement with Rochester, N.Y.'s Eastman Kodak Co., whereby Kodak is endorsed as a service provider for MaxOptix's optical drives and tape library systems. MaxOptix customers can access Kodak's full product offering, including service, maintenance and repair.
Reader Response no. 247.
Starfire Engineering & Technologies Inc., of Lawrence, Kansas, has introduced Starfire Titan, an I.T. tool that centralizes command and control of multi-platform networks. System administrators can set up "Titan Activities," which simultaneously perform administrative tasks on as many as thousands of systems, at multiple physical locations.
Reader Response no. 248.
MTI Technology Corp., of Anaheim, Calif., says its Vivant S200, Vivant V30, and Vivant V-Cache have been verified by Brocade Communication System Inc., as interoperable with Brocade-based storage area networking infrastructure.
Reader Response no. 249.
Princeton Softech, of Princeton N.J., has debuted Archive for Servers 4.2, which provides automatic file compression and ODBC access to data. Users have real-time access, and can browse data in selected "Archive Files," which are compressed during the archive process and then decompressed when the data is accessed.
To further improve access and flexibility, "Archive for Servers" allows users to query Archive Files using industry-standard, SQL-like criteria.
Reader Response no. 250.
Nexsan Technologies, of Los Angeles, heas unveiled higher capacity versions of its InfiniSAN ATAboy scalable, high-availability network storage devices.
Nexsan's InfiniSAN ATAboy, an eight-drive model, and the 14-drive ATAboy2, are now available with 120 GB disk drives, boosting capacities to as much as 1.68 TB in a 3u rack mount unit.
Reader Response no. 251.
Germany-based Paessler GmbH has released IPCheck Server Monitor 3, a network and webserver uptime/downtime monitor. It can warn staff with a popup window on the screen, a message across the network, by playing a sound file, sending a warning e-mail, rebooting the machine, and messaging cell phones and pagers.
Reader Response no. 252.