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Lexmark Debuts Multifunction Units

Lexmark International, Inc., of Lexington, Ky., has introduced two new models of multifunction printers: the X620e and the X750e.

Both consolidate printing, copying, faxing and scanning capabilities into single, space-saving units, the company says.

The X620e features color scanning, a 30 page-per-minute engine, and an intuitive, touch-screen interface, says the company. It can integrate into a firm's information system to allow access to corporate address books, without additional software. The X750e offers the same functions as the X620e, but adds color output.

Reader Response no. 228.

MONITORS

XGA Plasma Display

NEC Solutions (America), Inc., of Teaneck, N.J., has introduced its progressive scan 42-inch XGA plasma display, the PlasmaSync 42MP4.

It offers 1024 by 768 resolution and the "digital zoom" feature allows users to enlarge any portion of the screen up to three times, the company reports.

The unit has a RS232 serial control port, allowing it to be operated from a remote PC or from a boardroom control system, it says.

Reader Response no. 229.

SyncMaster

Samsung, of Irvine, Calif., is offering a new warranty program for its SyncMaster CRT and TFT computer monitors. The expanded warranty applies to monitors sold after April 1, 2002 and features a three-year advanced replacement program, a three-year repair and return or exchange offer, and a three-year shuttle service advanced exchange program, the company notes. For TFT monitors repairs and replacement, Samsung is offering free shipping.

Reader Response no. 230.

COMPUTERS

IBM Program

Members of the American Bar Association now are eligible for a special "double memory" offer on certain IBM NetVisa desktop computers and IBM Thinkpad laptops, the two organizations report. The ABA Member Advantage program features IBM NetVista A Series, and IBM ThinkPad R Series.

Reader Response no. 231.

WEB TOOLS

Online Orders

SATO America, Inc., of Sunnyvale, CA., introduces Sadie (SATO America's Direct Internet e-business), SATO's new online order processing system, which features order entry, order history, price inquiries, inventory availability, special offers and promotions, as well as order status and tracking.

Reader Response no. 232.

Paul Hastings Standardizes

DELL Computer Corp. has won a contract to standardize the Los Angeles data center at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker L.L.P., the company reports.

The firm has nine offices, three in Calif., four on the East coast, and overseas operations in London and Tokyo.

More than 75 Dell PowerEdge servers will be installed, allowing the firms' 800 attorneys and its clients to access the secure firm network, it says.

The firm previously ran a combination of operating systems, and will now migrate to the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server platform, reports Mary Odson, the firm's chief information officer. Dell's OpenManage systems management software will allow the administrators to troubleshoot, configure and update servers from any Web browser. The firm also is standardizing its desktops -- about 1,700 Dell OptiPlex units, on Microsoft Windows XP. To maximize space in the 1,000 square foot data center, the firm is installing rack-mountable Dell servers, ranging from the PowerEdge 350 to 4U PowerEdge 6450 systems, says Dell.

Reader Response no. 233.

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