Toshiba, Tatung, Pentax, Panasonic

by / July 6, 2006
Printing Pronto
The Toshiba e-STUDIO300P digital laser printer pops out 30 pages per minute at 1200x1200 dpi resolution with 2400 dpi image quality. It offers standard 250-sheet paper capacity with an optional 550-sheet drawer. The 366 MHz processor can generate as many as 15,000 pages per month. The printer has single sheet bypass, and handles letter and legal paper sizes, as well as envelope printing. Parallel and USB ports are standard, and an external 10/100BaseT print server is optional. The printer takes up to 90-pound index paper in the bypass tray, 16- to 24-pound bond in the standard and second tray, and up to 90-pound index cardstock via the rear exit door.

Svelte Tablet
TTAB-A12D tablet PC comes with an Intel Pentium Mobile LV 1.6 GHz processor with 2 MB L2 cache, or with an Intel Celeron M ULV 1 GHz processor with 512 K L2 cache. The tablet offers a 30 or 60 GB hard drive, 12.1-inch XGA TFT LCD display and weighs 3.08 pounds with the six-cell battery pack, which operates up to four hours and supports S3 hot-swap features. Optional accessories include a 10-cell extended battery pack, external battery charger, detachable keyboard stand, slim USB keyboard, radio frequency mouse, docking station, slipcover, carrying bag and wire stand.

Printer to Go
The Pentax Pocket Jet 3 Plus printer with Bluetooth provides a wireless printing connection of up to 300 feet to numerous laptop and handheld Bluetooth-enabled devices. The unit offers 300 dpi resolution, and prints up to three pages per minute and more than 100 pages per 100 percent charge. It measures 1.18x10.04x2.17 inches, and weighs 1.12 pound with the battery and 0.89 pounds without the battery. It supports letter, legal or A4 paper sizes, as well as 8.5-inch x 100-foot roll paper.

Scan One, Scan All
The Panasonic KV-S1025C scanner quickly captures information from drivers' licenses, insurance cards, credit cards and similar documents. It automatically scans both sides of ID cards and documents -- as many as 104 images per minute -- and saves them as a single-page file. The unit can handle mixed batches of plastic ID cards and paper documents of widely differing sizes and thickness. Measuring 8.6x12.5x7.2 inches and weighing 9.3 pounds, it's designed for limited-space, front-office environments such as registration counters.

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