Cisco 1800 series and 870 series
has introduced its 1800 series fixed configuration and 870 integrated services
range of routers.
The 1800 series has a maximum flash memory capacity of 128 MB, integrated 10/100
Base-T WAN ports and 802.1Q VLAN. The routers are Wi-Fi-certified, and support
Wi-Fi Protected Access. The 870 series supports multiple DSL technologies, broadband
cable and metro Ethernet connections. It has a 4-port 10/100 managed switch
with VLAN support, secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with use of multiple antennas
and remote management capabilities.
Cisco Systems India
Price: Starts at $1,295 for 1800 series fixed configuration
routers with optional 802.11a/b/g, and $649 for 870 series fixed configuration
routers with optional 802.11b/g
Exabyte LTO-3 tape autoloader
Corporation has launched the Magnum 1 x 7 LTO tape autoloader for SMBs and departmental
installations. It offers one LTO-3 drive and seven cartridge slots.
The autoloader achieves data transfer speeds of up to 576
GB/hr and has a capacity of up to 5.6 TB in a 2U form factor. The standard features
include a barcode reader and an Ethernet port for remote management. The LTO-3
Ultrium tape drives integrated by Exabyte have a capacity of up to 400 GB (800
GB compressed) and transfer speeds of 80 MB/sec (160 MB/sec compressed).
Price: Below Rs 2.85 lakh or $7,000
Storage Foundation 4.1
Novell and Veritas Software have launched the Storage Foundation 4.1, which
can be deployed on the Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 platform. This is aimed
at customers who are considering and planning data centre migrations from Unix
Veritas now has its storage management and high availability software on the
Linux kernel 2.6 platform. Veritas Storage Foundation software has capabilities
such as storage area network support with dynamic multipathing, online storage
management, high performance file system and database access. There is also
64-bit application support for Linux environments, with up to 128 TB file systems.
Veritas Volume Manager provides data portability across Unix and Linux, with
its Portable Data Container utility which is claimed to ease migration between
systems. The Veritas File System enables end users to reduce storage costs by
using tiered storage and automatically placing data on the appropriate class
Price: Starts at $1,495 per server
SMC TigerSwitch 10G
Networks has launched SMC TigerSwitch 10Gan 8-port 10 Gigabit Layer 2
managed switch (SMC8708L2). It has eight XFP slots and 160 Gbps non-blocking
architecture which is claimed to guarantee simultaneous full duplex activity
on all ports, even when running at full load.
The SMC8708L2 supports up to 256 port-based or tagged VLANs with automatic recognition
and dynamic VLAN channelling by GARP VLAN Registration Protocol. Individual
Non-Ipv4-Protocols can be isolated via the support of protocol-based VLANs,
according to IEEE 802.1v. With eight physical queues, QoS-features can be executed
with eight priority levels. The SMC8708L2 is complemented with two new TigerStack
1000, stackable managed switches: SMC8724M and SMC8748M.
helps system administrators monitor networks across multiple geographical locations
without moving around physically. The knowledge base maintained by MonitorEyeT
may also be used for analysing problems associated with different devices/applications.
The vendor affirms that the tool can also be used for future decisions related
to the IT infrastructure, type of devices, application vendors, etc.
MonitorEyeT is claimed to be highly configurable and provide flexibility to
the user. It is written using Java for making it a generic and portable system
that can be used on an array of platforms. It is based on SNMP. The tool uses
HTTP for communication between the agent and the monitor. This helps it to operate
in conjunction with the firewall.
Equitech Systems Software (I)
Price: Base price Rs 4,60,000
is a desktop authoring tool for trainers, educators, subject matter experts
and other e-learning creators worldwide. It can be used for creating online
learning, CBTs, training presentations, exams and assessments quickly and without
programming. It provides good ready-made visual layouts, and a variety of question
types and navigation styles. It also allows users to track their courses using
LMS such as Pathlore, Plateau, Saba, Tracorp, Trainontrack, Blackboard, ThinQ,
SST MX, Aspen (Sumtotal), LearnerWeb and WebCT. Elicitus supports courses in
many languages supported by Unicode. It is claimed to take two hours to learn,
and six more to master.
Price: $1,395 per authoring licence up to 20 licences
Web and Desktop Security Products
has released its new versions of Websense CPM and Websense Web Security SuiteLockdown
Edition. These provide security using removable devices for exporting corporate
information and retrieving files infected with malcode.
CPM is claimed to stop the execution of spyware, keyloggers, peer-to-peer file
sharing, blackhat hacking tools, etc. Websense Web Security Suite provides spyware
protection, blocks access to malicious mobile code and other Web-based threats,
and prevents spyware and keylogging transmissions back to third-party host sites.
Price: Rs 1,000 to 5,000 (per client machine)
Microsoft India has launched its range of Real Time Communication (RTC) technologiesMicrosoft
Office Live Meeting 2005 (a Web conferencing service), Microsoft Office Live
Communication Server 2005 (enterprise instant messaging server) and Microsoft
Office Communicator, (real-time communications frontend).
Live Communication is available in Standard and Enterprise editions. It provides
both instant messaging and presence awareness. Office Communicator supports
VoIP, integrated telephony, enhanced instant messaging and presence awareness.
Live Meeting is available in Standard and Professional editions, and is licensed
as a hosted online service. It is available in several language versions such
as Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and German.
Price: Live Communications Server 2005: Standard Edition
- $787, Enterprise Edition - $3,154, Others - NA
Oracle Business Intelligence 10g
Oracle has launched Oracle Business Intelligence 10g, a standalone product designed
to address the analytical requirements of businesses. It aims to reduce the
cost and complexity associated with building and deploying BI solutions. It
features several BI tools, from ad-hoc query, reporting and analysis to ETL
to BI application development, all in a single package.
The product comprises several components: Oracle Discoverer for query, reporting
and analysis with dashboard features; Oracle Spreadsheet Add-In, which gives
direct access to Oracle OLAP from within Microsoft Excel spreadsheets; Oracle
Warehouse Builder for robust data quality and ETL functionality; and Oracle
BI Beans for custom BI application development.
Price: $20,000 per processor or $400 per named user
For access and premise networks
Sterlite Optical Technologies has launched OH-LiteT, Giga-LiteT
and SuperLANT for access and premise networks. OH-LiteT is a low loss optical
fibre optimised for use in the 1310 nm window.
Giga-LiteT is a high performance multimode fibre designed
for use in premises wiring applications such as LANs. The cables support Gigabit
Ethernet standards and are compatible with all common systems according to EN
50173, ISO/IEC 11801 and TIA/EIA 568-B. Sterlite SuperLANT cables are available
in Cat 5e and Cat 6 variants.
Sterlite Optical Technologies
USB print servers
Max USB print servers
Infosolutions has introduced 1 and 2 port USB print servers. The 1 port server
shares a USB printer with all network users. It is compatible with Windows 98/2000/Me/XP.
It has a 10/100 RJ-45 Ethernet connector, a USB connector and LEDs for link
The 2 port USB server has 1 port parallel, and shares up to three printers (2
USB and 1 Parallel) with all network users. It has DB 25 and 10/100 RJ-45 Ethernet
connectors, LEDs for USB, status and parallel, and is Windows 98/2000/Me/XP-compatible.
It comes with a lifetime warranty.
Price: 1 Port USB print server - Rs 6,500
3 Port print server - Rs 8,000
SSA Global has introduced SSA RFID to the Asia Pacific and Japan marketplace
in partnership with IBM and Intermec. It includes an RFID solution consisting
of hardware, software, middleware and deployment services. It is deployable
on the IBM eServer iSeries platform. IBM Websphere middleware affords integration
to Intermec's scanning, printing and labelling equipment.
Customers are currently using RFID to manage more efficiently and track the
movement of materials, and to comply with generally-accepted industry standards
for RFID-related data and technology requirements. This product is also claimed
to enable users to buy and implement an RFID solution quickly to achieve compliance
and ROI by tapping into inbound compliance, outbound compliance and manufacturing.
This will help manufacturers, distributors and retailers capture value throughout
the supply chain. SSA RFID is claimed to allow users integrate business applications
across i5/OS, AIX, Linux and Windows in a single integrated environment, thereby
reducing the overall cost of ownership and time-to-value.