Product News

Product News

by / January 31, 1995
Miniature Repeaters/Hubs

LMR Mini Repeaters/Hubs are some of the industry's smallest repeaters/hubs for Ethernet twisted pair network applications. With a footprint of approximately 4 x 5 inches, about the size of a postcard, the units support up to nine network connections each.

The mini repeaters/hubs can be cascaded to produce even more connections. Automatic jabber protection and polarity correction are built-in, and multi-function LEDs display link integrity, data transmitted or received, reverse polarity, port partitioning, collision and power.

Lantronix, 15353 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92718. 714/453-3990.

Feb 95 GT pg 68 RAID Controller

Windjammer RAID 0 and RAID 1 are the new line of controllers designed to provide improved performance and data security for workstations, file servers and networked personal computers.

The Windjammer RAID 0 controller uses a data striping technology that splits data in half and sends it to each of two hard disks, which allows for a faster rate of data transfer.

The Windjammer RAID 1 controller employs data mirroring technology that allows data to be written concurrently to each of two hard disk drives. The same data is stored simultaneously on each drive, ensuring against loss in case of drive failure.

DLI, 2862 McGraw Ave., Irvine, CA 92714. 800/345-6432.

Feb 95 GT pg 64 CD-ROM Minichanger

The CD7 Minichanger is a seven-disk device with a five-second exchange rate. The new system, which features a ruggedized, high-performance 2X CD drive, is compatible with conventional CD-ROMs and photo CDs as well as standard audio CDs.

Designed for fast access and retrieval, the CD7 Minichanger features a lightweight optical head with an average access time of less than 360ms. The system's 2X drive, which rotates at twice the speed of 1X systems, provides a data transfer rate of 300 KB/sec. It can be loaded with up to seven 660 to 780 MB CD-ROMS, providing up to 5,460 MB of near-online storage.

Mountain Network Solutions Inc., 360 El Pueblo Rd., Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4268. 408/438-6650.

Feb 95 GT pg 66 Pocket Communicator

The OZ-9520FX Wizard Pocket Communicator is an easy-to-use, pen-based, touch-screen personal information organizer with an ultra-compact, CEE-FM4 fax/modem. The device allows users to create and send faxes, transmit and receive modem messages and files, and connect to online services through any standard RJ-11 phone jack.

The Wizard has 512 KB of internal memory, measures 6.1" x 3.8" x 0.9", and weighs only 10.5 ounces with batteries. Two normal AAA batteries will power the device for 70 hours, or about two months of normal use.

Sharp Electronics Corp., Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, NJ 07430-2135. 800/BE-SHARP.

Feb 95 GT pg 66 Decoder

The ExpressDecoder is a new series of software bar code decoding systems available with pen-type wand, charge-coupled device or hand-held laser gun scanners.

An ExpressDecoder compatible scanner can transmit the raw scan information to the decoding software that resides in the PC through either a serial RS232 or parallel printer port. This allows the limited interface port to be utilized efficiently, especially important for notebook users where a mouse or other device must be connected to the serial port.

The ExpressDecoder software works with IBM compatible PCs operating under a DOS or Windows environment. The decoded data is placed directly into the PCs keyboard buffer where it is available to any application program that is expecting manual keyboard input. The keyboard is still fully functional and can be used an an alternate data entry device.

I.D. Technologies, 655-E N. Berry St., Brea, CA 92621. 714/990-1343.

Feb 95 GT pg 69 RAID Management

StorView software is a new Microsoft Windows-based management system that manages, monitors and reports on RAID subsystems across client/server networks. The software tool provides system administrators with central resources to identify and respond quickly to problems with fault-tolerant storage devices, ensuring data availability and integrity throughout a corporate enterprise network.

The StorView product is a workstation-based control and monitoring application for Conner RAID systems running under Novell NetWare 3.x and 4.x.

Conner Peripherals, Storage Systems Group, 36 Skyline Dr., Lake Mary, FL 32746. 407/263-3500.