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F5 Networks WebAccelerator

F5 Networks has announced release of its WebAccelerator product for enterprise organisations that need superior web application acceleration. The WebAccelerator product is now available on F5’s advanced TMOS architecture. It is delivered as an add-on module for the BIG-IP 6400, 6800, and 8400 platforms.

Through the integration on TMOS, WebAccelerator inherits features such as iRules, QoS, packet filtering, and TCP Express.

Company: F5 Networks
Tel: 080 2521 9520
Fax: 080 2521 9535
Price: Rs 13 – 16 lakhs.


Dell Inspiron 1501

Dell has announced the introduction of the Inspiron 1501 notebook for small businesses with features that provide enhanced value for everyday operations and productivity. The new notebook is the first from Dell to offer AMD processor options.

The product aims to further strengthen Dell’s strategic focus on the rapidly expanding Small business marketplace. The Dell Inspiron line is targeted at small-to-medium sized businesses that require high-performance computer systems at affordable prices.

The Inspiron 1501 packs features and performance previously reserved for the higher-end Dell notebooks including a 15.4-inch wide-screen display and the power of optional dual-core processing.

Company: Dell
Tel: 1-600-33-8044 or (080) 2506 8050
Fax: (080) 2558 6107
Price: Rs 41,754 onwards

Wireless networking

Dax Wireless LAN router DX-945ARO

Dax aims to targets the SMB segment for its DX-945ARO, a wireless LAN router with security. The product is an IEEE 802.11g/b wireless access point with routing function.

DX-945ARO features transmission speed up to 54 Mbps and 2.4 GHz frequency band, and claim to build up the wireless communication with other wireless LAN devices. It is provided with a reverse-polarity SMA connector, and offers effortless connection to external antenna to extend the wireless distance coverage.

It offers masking local users IP address and blocking specific ports. It includes integrated firewall and 128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption.

Company: Dax networks
Tel: 044 - 24323558/7
Price: Rs. 6,140


Systimax VisiPatch 360 System solution

Systimax VisiPatch 360 System incorporates patching and cable management to deliver an ergonomically designed and aesthetically pleasing solution. The new patching solution claims to use specifications and an design to help boost performance and support complex applications.

The new VisiPatch 360 System is both an RJ-45 alternative rack-mount patching solution and an optimized wall-mount solution that is designed to make cable management easier. By projecting cords away from the user and into the patching field, the VisiPatch 360 System makes the patch cord plug-end more accessible.

The VisiPatch 360 system claim to supports 10 Gbps and 1Gbps applications.

Company: Systimax
Tel: (080) 5112 4041
Fax: (080) 5112 4049


Dell PowerEdge 6950

The Dell PowerEdge 6950 is a four-socket server designed for enterprise applications such as database, server consolidation, virtualization and migration from costly RISC-based systems. AMD Opteron processors, the PowerEdge 6950 has single-node J2EE application server 4-socket x86 performance in the SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark with a result of 852.73 JOPS (jAppServer Operations/second).

It consumes up to 20 percent less power than previous generation four-socket PowerEdge servers. It comes with a programmable LCD that enables quick and easy visual diagnosis of server faults. It has ImageWatch, a Dell service that helps customers proactively manage the number of changes to system images. It is also available in a block-release format.

Company: Dell
Tel: (080) 25357311
Price: Rs 39,5142

Enterprise Application

Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS 3.0):

Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS 3.0) is the software platform that enhances its line of Steelhead appliances. Running RiOS, organizations can simplify, accelerate and consolidate its IT infrastructure.

RiOS 3.0 provides increased performance and scalability, as well as broadening the types of traffic that Steelhead appliances can optimize. RiOS 3.0 improves the network integration, and reporting capabilities of Steelhead appliances and the Central Management Console (CMC). With RiOS, key enterprise applications are accelerated to LAN-like performance across the WAN.

Company: Riverbed
Tel: 9845 064744
Fax: (80) 2225 1133
Price: Rs. 2,00,000 onwards

Video Communication

LifeSize Room

LifeSize Room is a high definition video communications system that combines exceptional quality and user simplicity to make remote communications a productive, true-to-life experience. It includes embedded 4-way HD multipoint capabilities to connect several participants. Its major features includes High definition video communications with single or dual monitor display

Integrated super wide-band speakerphone to hear everyone in the room, Standards-based support for H.264, H.263 and H.239, embedded 4-way multipoint with continuous presence. Dual-stream support for sharing PC content and multimedia content, Complete management with LifeSize Control software including Microsoft Outlook scheduling, IP to ISDN and V.35 connectivity with LifeSize networker enhanced gateway.

Company: LifeSize Communications
Tel: 22 2686 3151
Fax: 22 6641 3810
Website: or
Price: Rs 758,950

Enterprise Messaging

CA Message Manager

CA Message Manager is a enterprise email and file system management and archiving solution. CA Message Manager provides the enterprise-level answer to handle archiving, records management, storage management, electronic discovery, compliance, and supervision which is needed for all email, attachments, instant messages, and file systems.

It provides support for major email platforms including Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and Novell GroupWise. It supports mixed e-mail environments, provides investment protection and management flexibility. The product claim to provide email monitoring and supervision so that email usage can be tracked and managed.

Company: Computer Associates
Tel: 22 6641 3841/3800
Fax: 22 6641 3810
Price: Rs. 3,75,000/- for a minimum of 100 users

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