Targus, Omron RFID, Planar Systems, ASUS

by / October 2, 2006
Click From Afar
The Targus Bluetooth laser mouse is designed to work with Bluetooth-enabled PC or Mac notebooks. The two batteries recharge while in use via the included USB cable, providing continuous operation. The mouse operates from up to 33 feet away, the scroll wheel provides easy navigation and the carrying pouch offers added convenience for travel. Users can activate the enhanced resolution feature to increase the mouse's tracking sensitivity from 800 dpi to 1600 dpi. This improves the mouse pointer's precision for fine details with increased speed.

What's the Frequency?
Omron RFID
announced the V750 radio frequency identification (RFID) tag reader/writer platform -- an expansion of its electronic product code (EPC) UHF reader product line. The platform is designed for supply chain, packaging and manufacturing operations, and will support global frequency bands for the United States (915 MHz), Europe (867 MHz) and Japan (953 MHz). The reader platform enables high-performance EPC Gen2 reading/writing, and features easy set up, advanced diagnostics, self-execution and RF environmental monitoring functions. This platform supports electronic control antenna technology that provides direction of tag travel and eliminates "null points" in the read zone to improve RFID tag readability.

Projector to Go
Planar Systems
' ultra-portable PR6020 projector weighs less than three pounds, and delivers 2,000 lumens and a 2,200:1 contrast ratio. The projector has a 1-watt built-in speaker for multimedia presentations, and includes a laser remote control with laser pointer and page up/down control. All necessary accessories -- power cord, laser pointer remote, USB, computer and AV cables -- are included in the carrying case. The lamp lasts 2,000 hours in standard mode and 3,000 hours in economy mode.

Leather-Bound Laptop
The ASUS S6F notebook computer is bound in hand-embossed leather and has an 11.1-inch LCD screen. The computer is available with a 60, 80, 100 or 120 GB hard drive, and DDR2 533 MHz up to 1536 MB. The unit comes with Intel Core Duo Processors L2300 and L2400, a 10/100/1000 Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet connection, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 enhanced data rate. There are three USB ports, one card reader and one express card. The notebook offers as many as eight operation modes designed to optimize power usage for gaming, watching DVDs, listening to music and word processing, effectively extending battery life up to 25 percent.
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor

Miriam Jones is chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. She joined e.Republic in 2000 as an editor of Converge magazine.