Monitor Your Meters

Globalstar announced a new data monitoring and acquisition service for government utility-sector asset tracking and sensory telemetry monitoring. When attached to cargo containers, palm-size simplex modems -- developed with AeroAstro Inc. -- track their locations as they are hauled around North America. GPS information on each container is sent back to a central control office via Globalstar's satellite constellation, tracking the fleet's position in real time. Modems attached to liquefied petroleum gas tanks alert gas supply companies when fuel tanks run low, enabling fuel deliveries when needed. The modem can send data at regular pre-set intervals and/or whenever a specific event triggers an external sensor. Modems cost about $60 per volume purchase. Typical charges for satellite time per modem range from $1 to $20 per month.

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Back It Up

VERITAS debuted its latest VERITAS Backup Exec for Windows servers, the company's flagship backup and recovery software for small- to medium-size organizations. VERITAS Backup Exec 9.0 includes integrated support of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (.NET), installation for Windows data protection, and the ability for administrators to monitor and manage their backup from any Internet-connected computer. Add-on options and agents are available for high performance application integration and disaster recovery requirements. VERITAS Backup Exec 9.0 retails for $795.

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Mapping Data

ESEA announced MapMover and MapMerger, two products that merge maps to integrate GIS data. MapMover finds control points to link intersections in each map. MapMerger automates attribute transfer from an attribute-rich but location-inaccurate source to an attribute-poor but spatially-precise map, combining the spatial accuracy of one map with the attributes of another. The two products extend the functional capability of ArcView, ArcEditor or ArcInfo from ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop software suite. The product enables automated conflation and map alignment with the ArcGIS Desktop suite. The standard version of MapMover is $2,995; MapMerger is $3,995 for a single PC/workstation license.

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Cloning Logic

Logicube's Solitaire Turbo duplication and diagnostic system clones hard drives running any operating system. Once the product is connected to a PC, the Turbo's internal master hard drive appears under Windows Explorer as an additional drive, or several drives depending on the number of partitions. Users can edit volume labels, enter supervisor passwords, customize unit behavior and store predefined settings.

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