December 18, 2007 By Miriam Jones
The Glacier Computer Everest rugged computer features a 600 MHz, 1.0 GHz or 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium processor and up to 1 GB DRAM. The device holds a 40 GB, 2.5-inch hard drive with shock damper. Users can choose either a 10.4-inch TFT SVGA 800x600 LCD or 12.1-inch TFT SVGA 800x600 LCD. 802.11a,b,g wireless, internal Bluetooth or internal WAN are optional, as is a waterproof, dustproof keyboard.
Polycom's HDX 4000 desktop video-conferencing system sports 1280x720 resolution at 30 frames per second; an integrated 20-inch 16:9 display that doubles as a PC monitor; a built-in high-definition camera with pan-tilt-zoom capability; integrated dual HDX microphones, high-fidelity speakers and subwoofers; a standards-based HDX video-conferencing codec; and a stand with integrated keypad that lets users dial or answer video calls just like a telephone.
The Dell Precision M6300 mobile workstation contains a hard drive of up to 200 GB at 7,200 rpm and up to 4 GB of dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM memory. Starting at 8.5 pounds, the notebook has a wide-aspect 17-inch 1920x1200 WXGA+ or 1440x900 resolution WUXGA antiglare display. It's available with 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo or Extreme Edition processors up to the X7900 (2.8 GHz) combined with NVIDIA Quadro FX1600M OpenGL discrete graphics.
The Videx iBR9000 is a miniature-sized reader of iButtons: dime-sized metal canisters containing a unique identification number that can't be duplicated. The handheld data collector measures 2.75 inches and weighs less than 2 ounces. The iBR9000 stores an iButton's ID in its memory, along with the date and time of contact. iButtons can be assigned to represent a person, location, item or action and can be used in inmate tracking, safety inspections and field data collection in agricultural applications.
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