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June ’06 Tech Files


We bring you new technology to equip you and your business.

1) Notebook ComputerActive Image

For SME owners on the go, but with a limited IT budget, the new wide screen, dual-core notebook from Lenovo might be the mobile computer solution you’re after. The Lenovo 3000 N100 automates many routine security and maintenance tasks through a unique suite of productivity tools—eliminating the need for a dedicated IT help desk—and is available with an Intel Core Duo or Solo processor that runs multiple programs simultaneously.

 

 Features:

  • • Available in 14.1- and 15.4-inch wide screen
  • • Wireless capabilities
  • • Integrated microphone
  • • Integrated combo or DVD recordable drive
  • • Four-in-one, multi-card reader
  • • Four USB ports
  • • Optional web cam and fingerprint reader

Product: Lenovo 3000 N100 notebook computer

RRP: from $1,799 (plus GST)

www.lenovo.com

  

2) Wi-Fi Phone

Active ImageNeed more from the voice over IP (VoIP) technology currently on offer? Zultys’ new WIP 2 Wi-Fi phone helps you enjoy the full functionality of VoIP in a handy desktop phone format. Whether you use the WIP 2 as a desktop phone, an extension to an existing office system, or as a cost-effective way to provide a phone service prior to cabling, benefit from seamless connectivity as you move around the office.

Features:

  • • Standard telephony functions
  • • Battery life of four hours talk-time and 12 hours stand-by time
  • • Voice encryption
  • • Paging
  • • Three-way conferencing
  • • Instant messaging
  • • Presence feature indicates availability of user

Product: Zultys WIP 2 Wi-Fi phone

RRP: $473

www.zultys.com

  

3) Laser Bar Code Scanner

Symbol Technologies’ new laser bar code scanner has been developed to improve productivity in small businesses.

Active ImageThe LS1203 hand held scanner is designed to help retailers automate processes, minimise manual key-stroke data entry errors and improve employee productivity. The scanner is available with a comprehensive service support option that extends normal wear and tear coverage to include repair of plastics, exit windows and other components accidentally damaged during use.

Features:

  • • Lightweight and user-friendly
  • • Durable design (up to five-foot drops to concrete)
  • • Multiple interfaces
  • • Start Advance Exchange Support option

Product: LS1203 laser bar code scanner

RRP: $207 (plus GST and cables)

www.symbol.com.au

 

4) Wireless Projector

Active ImageFacilitate more professional presentations with new levels of flexibility, wireless capabilities and brightness using one of Sanyo’s latest corporate projectors for HDTV compatible data and video presentations. Avoiding the clutter and hazard of cables, the PLC-XU86 is equipped with Wi-Fi technology to manage both your PC and projector remotely.

And those PC-free presentations out of the office are made manageable thanks to the projector’s USB Memory Viewer.

Features:

  • • Wireless or wired LAN connections
  • • High-quality brightness (2000-2500 lumens)
  • • Native XGA for high resolution images
  • • Wide range 1.57x optical zoom

Product: Sanyo PLC-XU86

RRP: $3,999

www.sanyo.com.au

 

5) Multi-function Printer

If your office space is at a premium and you want your fax, colour copier and printer in one device, Panasonic’s new laser fax range might be worth a look. At the top of the range, the KX-FLB851AL multi-function printer (MFP) offers colour flat-bed scanning and comes with a three-tray sorter, so you can send your faxes, prints and copies to individual trays.

Active ImageFeatures:

  • • Network capable
  • • Prints 18 pages per minute
  • • Fax transmission speed of four seconds per page
  • • Telephone with caller-ID

Product: Panasonic KX-FLB851AL MFP

RRP: $1,190

www.panasonic.com.au

 

6) Computerised Cash Register

Active ImageIncrease speed and functionality at the checkout with Quicken’s latest point of sale software for retailers. Retail Point of Sale is a computerised cash register designed to ensure fast sales processing, with the 2006/07 edition offering new features such as a layered touch screen, and integratability with an Ingenico/PC-EFTPOS terminal. You can manage customer accounts and lay-bys, put transactions on hold and retrieve them from another terminal, set up promotions ahead of time, and track sales and stock on hand.

 

 

Features:

  • • Label design & print feature
  • • Currency conversion
  • • Web access
  • • Kitchen ordering and table tracking, for restaurants

Product: Quicken Retail Point of Sale 2006/07

RRP: $499

www.quicken.com.au

*All prices correct as of June 2006