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Canon USA Debuts Visualizer RE-450X

Canon U.S.A. Inc., headquartered in Lake Success, N.Y., has introduced the Visualizer RE-450X presentation device.

It features a 1/3-inch, 850,000-pixel progressive scan CCD, and XGA (15 frames-per-second) resolution for direct output to an LCD projector or video monitor.

The unit provides a 12X-power zoom incorporating a 10 element, 8-group design allowing capture and presentation, while its freeze frame memory feature allows images to temporarily be stored in internal memory.

The Visualizer's adjustable arms and 6-watt florescent lights illuminate documents and 3-D objects. A white paper preset automatically enhances white paper documents with black type for improved clarity, and a cold cathode tube back light is provided for OHP transparencies and film.

Reader Response no. 256.


Benq Projectors

City of Industry, Calif.-based Benq Inc. introduces the SL705S and SL705X projectors.

The three-pound units provide a 60-inch picture at a projection distance of 6.5 feet. Adapters allow users to connect to VGA from either a DTV decoder or a DVD player. Both units support composite video, S-video, and various data and audio connections.

The SL705S provides a true SVGA resolution of 800 x 600, compatible up to 1,280 x 1,024 with digital compression dithering technology. Its 120 watt DC metal halide lamp delivers 1,000 ANSI lumens and a 400:1 contrast ratio.

The SL705X includes all of the above with an XGA resolution of 1,024 x 768, and is compatible with digital compressing dithering technology up to 1,280 x 1,024.

Reader Response no. 257.



Melard Technologies Inc., of Armonk, N.Y., announces the SIDEARM All-Terrain Handheld PC, a Microsoft Windows CE-based unit with an integrated one-dimensional laser scanner for capturing and decoding data.

The scanner reads 95 percent of all bar codes, the company reports.

The SIDEARM also provides real-time access to the Internet, automated dispatch, and peer-to-peer communications.

Reader Response no. 258.

RoadLingua Dictionary

TB Labs L.L.C., headquartered in Moscow, has released RoadLingua, a dictionary database that resides in a handheld computer's memory card (MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital, CompactFlash, or MemoryStick) and runs in resident mode so that it can be called from within other applications.

Users choose from dozens of multilingual, explanatory and specialty dictionaries for Palm operating system handheld computers, select a word in any text editor or viewer, and read its definition. Dictionaries include English-to-German, -French, -Russian, and more than a dozen other languages.

Reader Response no. 259.

Backups Progress

Blue Nomad L.L.C., of Redwood City, Calif., announces:

* BackupBuddy software protects data stored on handheld computers. It supports the backup of VFS volumes with version 1.5 (Windows only), and provides a full backup of an organizer and supported external, memory cards to a desktop computer, from which lost data can then be restored.

* BackupBuddyVFS lets users backup to, and restore from, Secure Digital and MultiMedia expansion cards and Memory Sticks, so that users do not need to wait for access to a Hotsync cradle or modem to backup or restore data. With version 2.0, customers can also now encrypt their backup files.

* Blue Nomad and Corsoft Corp., of San Mateo, Calif., also announce that WordSmith is now supported by Corsoft's Aileron, helping users receive rich document attachments via e-mail.

E-mail messages with rich text attachments like Word, WordPerfect or any Rich Text Format, will be converted to WordSmith format on demand, before being delivered wirelessly to the handheld device.

Once received by the Palm-powered handheld users, the attachments can be viewed and edited fully.

Reader Response no. 260.


Sprint Updates

Sprint, based in Kansas City, announces:

* Sprint Sync Services, an enhancement to the Sprint PCS Voice Command natural voice recognition dialing helps customers manage their personal and corporate contact information stored on various devices in multiple locations

Its sync functionality, powered by San Jose, Calif.'s fusionOne Inc., lets customers download changes in address books for Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Lotus Organizer and Act!, into their Sprint PCS Voice Command address book.

* Sprint PCS Integrated Office helps manage office landline and wireless communication devices, and combines the functionality of a desk phone with the mobility of a Sprint PCS Phone.

It includes features that allow the same abbreviated dialing on Sprint PCS Phones as used in the office. Users manage just one voicemail account and incoming phone number.

A "personal call controls" feature gives the option of setting parameters by which calls are routed from desk phones to Sprint PCS Phones, or directly to voicemail. Calls can be filtered by time of day, day of week and phone number.

Group call controls enable employers to manage their wireless spending by limiting inbound and outbound calls on employees' phones.

Reader Response no. 261.


Multima Mobile Help

Multima Corp., of East Greenwich, R.I., announces the release of Netkeeper Internet Tech Portal. It is designed to give mobile technicians real-time, remote access to NetKeeper Help Desk and CRM software.

Its thin-client architecture permits worldwide data replication for use on the Web, local or wide area networks, resulting in access to customer data even when the technician is not connected to the main database.

The mobile technician then also has the capability of automatically upgrading the information database.

Reader Response no. 262.


Electronic Cargo

Itasca, Ill.-based TydenTek's new VeriTote is a rugged polypropylene tote with a TydenTek electronic cargo security seal built in, eliminating the need for visual inspection and manual data registration. After valuables are enclosed in the VeriTote and the DataSeal is activated, details of every opening and closing of the seal are recorded and stored, the company reports.

The data can be verified remotely with a DataReader, even while cargo is in transit. A handheld terminal allows the user to download comprehensive sealing information to a central computer or field laptop.

This information can be manipulated and graphed in traditional spreadsheet applications, such as Microsoft Excel, says TydenTek.

The VeriTote system uses RFID and data-encryption technology, ensuring that the seal is encoded and read only by the owner.

Once applied, the seal cannot be replicated of interfered with by outside sources.

Reader Response no. 263.

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