Power over Ethernet
PowerDsine Midspan Family
IEEE 802.3af standard compliant 6500, 8000 and 3000 Power over Ethernet (PoE)
products are meant to upgrade a network to PoE without having to replace existing
Ethernet switches. PowerDsines PoE products claim to offer advantages
like the capability to use a single Cat 5 cable for both data and power. This
should eliminate the need for a separate wire to power devices.
The product is claimed to allow IP telephones, wireless LAN access points, security
network cameras and other types of data terminals to receive power, along with
Data over standard Ethernet cables. This leaves the network infrastructure unaltered
since PoE offers data and power to flow safely over a single LAN cable with
Tel: 22 6552 9031
Fax: 22 5522 9031
Price: PD 6524/AC/M/F (24 port SNMPv3 Managed and Secure Midspan)approximately
HP Laserjet 5200 series
has launched the Laserjet 5200 series. This is an advanced version of the erstwhile
5100 printers. The launch will address the needs of the corporate environment.
The product is claimed to be based on the HP Instant-On Technology that reduces
the warm-up time. It is claimed to allow the first page to be printed in 10
seconds regardless of when the printer was last used. It offers print quality
of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi and uses monochrome printing technology. The connectivity
options include Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port, IEEE-1284 parallel port, and one open
Tel: 80 2563 3555 / 1 800 112 267
Fax: 80 2563 3222
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||Rs 72,999 + taxes
||Rs 93,999 + taxes
||Rs 109,999 + taxes
Nortel MCS 5100
Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5100 is a network-based, SIP application
delivery solution that integrates IP telephony, multi-media conferencing, instant
messaging, and other collaboration tools such as conferencing, white boarding,
file exchange, co-Web browsing personalisation, call screening, call logs, and
call management. IP telephony uses picture caller ID to manage incoming calls.
It provides check call logs for missed calls.
Tel: 11 651 1748
Price: A minimum of 100 users
Economy pricing: Rs 15,50,775
Business pricing: Rs 24,80,775
Premium pricing: Rs 37,20,000
Per additional user i.e. over 100 users: Approximately Rs 3,000 per user
Sun StorageTek T10000
Sun StorageTek T10000 specifications include 500 GB capacity and 120 MB per
second throughput along with dual-head and 32-channel technology. The product
offers standard FICON and dual-port fibre channel options.
The product is designed to work in both mainframe and open systems environments.
It is targeted at large commercial and government enterprises.
Contact: Sun Microsystem
Tel: 11 610 6000 / 22 5697 8111
Fax: 11 616 0928 / 22 5697 8211
Price: Starts from Rs 11,25000
IBM System Storage DS8000 Turbo
has introduced the System Storage DS8000 Turbo storage range. The DS8100 Turbo
and DS8300 Turbo systems are based on Power5+ processors.
These systems claim to offer a performance improvement of up to 15 percent for
transaction processing workload environments, as compared to the IBM System
Storage DS8000 storage system that they supersede. 4 Gbps fibre channel and
FICON support have been added. Additional features of the DS8000 Turbo models
include tiered storage options, functions to enable greater performance and
efficiency for DB2 applications on IBM system p servers, and support for three-site
business continuity solutions.
Tel: 1800 425 3333
Fax: 80 2206 3617
Price: Rs 9,925,082 approximately
CMIE Prowess 2.6 version
The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has launched Prowess version
2.6 which it claims offers many content enhancements, especially those relating
to stock markets. The new version includes Equity Holding Pattern reportage
that includes modifications introduced by SEBI and BSE.
Shares traded in a scrip can be squared off (bought and sold) in a day or investors
can take delivery. In the current version, the turnover report shows the shares
transacted of a company on a trading day. In the new version (2.6), the report
on turnover is claimed to provide the shares delivered daily along with the
daily transactions in a companys stock. Prowess installations contain
BSE stock price data from 1990 onwards. There will be no full stock version.
CMIE will not charge additional amount from users.
Tel: 22 2200 6195 / 96
Fax: 22 2687 0696
Price: Subscription / Licence Fees for the annual period September 2006
to August 2007:
Single User Rs 60,000 Multi-User Rs 75,000
Trend Micro InterScan
Micros InterScan Gateway Security Appliance is targeted at mid-sized organisations.
It includes anti-bot functionality.
The appliance incorporates anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam,
content-filtering and URL-filtering. The appliance is meant to be deployed behind
an organisations existing firewall or VPN solution. Hence it claims to
add an additional layer to their Internet gateway security.
The product is available in six modelsIGSA 100, 200, 300, 600, 800, and
Company: Trend Micro
Tel: 22 2659 2005 / 993
Fax: 22 2659 0354
Price: Rs 290,000 plus taxes
Epson V100 photo scanner
has launched V100 photo scanner for quality film scanning.
The product scans and restores documents, 35 mm film
and photographs. The output will be of 3,200 dpi optical
resolution with a 48-bit colour depth.
The scanners lid can be opened
up to 180 degrees to scan thick documents including
books, magazines, and even 3D objects. The product comes
with four direct access buttons located on the scanners
front panel. These buttons provide quick access to the
scanners most common functions including start,
copy, scan to PDF and scan to e-mail. It also features
an energy-saving mode that is automatically activated
after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Tel: 80 3051 5000
Fax: 80 3051 5005
Price: Rs 10,250
SMC Networks TigerStack
has launched the TigerStack 1000 Stackable 10/100/1000 48-Port managed switch
(SMC8848M) and 24-Port stackable managed switch (SMC8824M). Both switches are
available with an optional 10G uplink.
The switches support both IPv4 and
IPv6. They are stackable up to 8-high and can provide
up to 384 ports of high-bandwidth connectivity per stack
to handle high-bandwidth applications at speeds reaching
up to 176 Gbps with a non-blocking switching architecture.
The switches also support VLANs based on frame tags, ports or protocol, automatic
(GARP VLAN Registration Protocol Local Area Network) GVRP LAN registration;
and multiple spanning tree. Security features include RADIUS, IEEE 802.1x, Secure
Shell, SSL, Terminal Access Controller Access Control System plus (TACACS+),
and Access Control List (ACL).
Company: SMC Networks
Tel: 11 5540 1384/85
Fax: 11 5540 1372
Price: Rs 3,45,000 approximately
ATEN KL1116 16-Port Hideaway LCD KVM Switch
has introduced a KL1116 Hideaway LCD KVM switch. It incorporates a 16-port KVM
switch in a Hideaway console with 17 high-resolution LCD monitor,
keyboard and touchpad. It takes less than 1U of rack space.
It is a dual-slide design. The console slides back while the LCD panel remains
in plain sight to monitor and troubleshoot servers. It claims to control up
to 31 additional compatible KVM switches, and up to 512 servers through daisy-chaining.
It also offers dual console management. In addition to the integrated KVM console,
a PS/2 console can be added easily via the rear ports that allow two users to
manage any server on the KVM installation.
Contact: Cubix Microsystems India
Tel: 20 2425 1594/95/96
Fax: 20 2425 1591
Price: Rs 1,50,000
Dell Precision 390
has launched its new Precision 390 Workstation with custom-built configurations
that include Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors.
It is aimed at enterprise requirements from 3-D entertainment to 3-D engineering
design and targeted at CAD, architectural engineering and digital content creation
users. It claims to have an improved chassis for flexibility in deployment or
redeployment. The product has large front bezel vents and a real-time thermal
sensor to improve airflow and better manage system thermals. The sensor also
claims to help improve fan efficiency for an average 20 percent improvement
in idle acoustics.
Tel: 1600 33 8044
Fax: 80 2558 6107
Price: Starts at Rs 80,763 (includes tax & delivery)
has recently launched its Toughbook range of mobile computers. All models of
Toughbook are now available in India which includes the rugged CF-18 and CF-29,
the semi-rugged CF-73, and the ultra-portable CF-W2, CF-Y2 and CF-T2. These
are made as per MIL-standards set down by the US Department of Defence and claimed
to be the only laptop brand where all models are conceived, designed, manufactured
and tested in-house.
A proprietary Magnesium alloy casing is claimed to be 20 times stronger than
ABS plastic and five times stronger than Titanium.
Tel: 22 4003 2300/01
Fax: 22 4003 2302
Price: Semi-rugged and ultra-portable series: Rs 1,60,000 to Rs 3,00,000
Rugged: Rs 2,00,000 to Rs 6,00,000 depending on the feature set required