Projection Selection

Canon's Realis SX50 liquid crystal on silicon multimedia projector measures 11.26 x11.18x3.78 inches, and weighs 8.6 pounds. The Realis SX50's SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution images are made possible by a 1.7x ultra wide-angle lens and technology that includes the high brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1. The projector displays true 16:9 720p high-definition broadcast images, and converts interlaced 480 (NTSC) and 575 (PAL) video to progressive-scan imagery with special 2:3 pull-down conversion circuitry.

Extreme Computing

NextCom introduced the FleXtreme NextDimension computer, measuring 17x12 x4.25 inches, with an integrated 15- or 17-inch TFT screen. Designed to operate as a desktop unit or a server, the unit offers up to 16 GB PC3200 DDRAM memory, one or two single- or dual-core AMD 64-bit Opteron processors to 2.6 GHz, and options for internal DVD, CDRW/DVD or DVD/RW. The unit has removable, bootable single or dual 2.5-inch SATA hard drives up to 120 GB each; four additional, optional 2.5-inch internal fixed hard drives (SCSI/SATA/SAS); three Gigabit Ethernet ports; and four USB 2.0 ports. The unit accommodates Microsoft Windows, Linux and Solaris.

A Little Download Help

The IOGEAR GFR202SD Universal Drive is intended for high-speed, bi-directional image and data transfer at USB 2.0 speeds, up to 480 Mbps. The drive quickly transfers images and data from (secure digital card and multimedia card) memory cards to PCs or Macs. Though it's specifically designed for digital cameras, it works with handheld PCs, PDAs, voice recorders and other mobile electronics. The drive also has hot swapping capacity for replacing PC storage cards without restarting the computer.

EZ Sharing

I/OMagic's EZ NetShare 300 GB external 3.5-inch network hard drive offers data transfer rates of 100 Mbps in network mode and 480 Mbps in USB mode. The drive can be used instead of a server for network storage, and allows backup and data sharing. The device connects to the network via Ethernet cable, the included NetShare driver software is then installed, and files and folders can be shared between users. The drive also provides password protection options for secure sharing of private data between users. The unit can also connect into wireless routers for wireless access to stored files. The EZ NetShare can also function as a stand-alone 300 GB external hard drive via its USB 2.0 high-speed connection.

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.