Portable Power

Micro Solutions Inc. released the Backpack external hard drive. Users can share the portable drive among multiple PCs or between home and office. It features a 25 MB/s maximum transfer rate with USB 2.0, as well as compatibility with most third-party disk-imaging and disaster-recovery software.

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GPS Link

GeoSpatial Experts announced GPS-Photo Link version 2.1, an upgrade that includes an ArcView 8.x extension. With the press of a button, map points are hot-linked to photos and background maps automatically load. A thumbnail of the photo pops up when the mouse hovers over a point on the map. It allows users to create HTML output with overview maps and thumbnails, as well as creates ESRI shape files for use in desktop GIS applications. Other features include support for Trimble and Leica GPS receivers. GPS-Photo Link version 2.1 retails for $229.

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Web Methodology

webMethods Inc. announced webMethods 6, a standards-based, scalable integration platform designed as a foundation for next-generation integration suites. The product provides users with multiperspective views of business processes for modeling, process monitoring and overall business process management. Features include broader flexibility of deployment and better management visibility, which gives customers a view of their integrated IT infrastructure and how it affects their business processes.

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Finger Security

Premier launched MagicPass 4500, a new fingerprint door lock that stores up to 1,920 registered users in the stand-alone mode. The unit is remote from the door and will control any normal electronic lock via a built-in relay. Users place their finger on the sensor, and, if they are registered, the door will open. Contacts are available to allow remote door opening and to show the door has closed and is locked. Controllable from anywhere through the Internet, it also includes a powerful time and attendance software suite, providing management and security staff with details of who is on site, when they arrived and when they left.

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