PDA/Notebook Cordless Modem

Socket Communications offers a battery-powered cordless 56K modem with Bluetooth wireless technology for PDAs. Within 330 feet of an analog telephone line, modem users can access dial-up Internet or e-mail from any Bluetooth-enabled device that supports a dial-up networking profile, such as Pocket PCs, Windows notebooks and Palm devices. The rechargeable, removable lithium-ion battery supplies at least three hours of use. The device uses an internal antenna and is class 1, Bluetooth 1.1 compliant. The modem is certified to work in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Spam Firewall

The Barracuda Spam Firewall 600 supports large enterprises and Internet service providers. The company's scalable anti-spam and anti-virus product line provides businesses with enterprise-class spam and virus protection. Firewall 600 supports 25,000 active users and blocks up to 25 million messages per day. It features RAID (redundant array of independent disks), a high-reliability design and applications programming interface for automating configuration. The appliance is packaged in a standard 1U enclosure to conserve rack space. Multiple units can be clustered for redundancy or higher capacity.

Terrorism at Sea

KVH Industries introduced the eTrac ship security alert system to prevent hijacking, piracy or terrorism. The small, integrated communication system uses the Inmarsat mini-C communication system and real-time GPS reporting to provide worldwide alert and fleet tracking capabilities, and it complies with International Maritime Organization and U.S. Coast Guard requirements. The antenna contains a transceiver, antenna and a 12-channel GPS receiver. One of two panic buttons instantly sends an alert containing such information as vessel identification, time and precise location.

Thin Monitors

NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display offers new LCD 80 series monitors. The ultrathin 20-inch MultiSync LCD2080UX+ and 21-inch MultiSync LCD2180UX models provide crisp images and text with a native 1600 x 1200 resolution at 60 Hz and contrast ratio of 400:1 on the MultiSync LCD2080UX+ and 500:1 on the LCD2180UX. Software lets users adjust display settings with a mouse and keyboard instead of using the monitor's up-front buttons and also allows control commands to be sent directly to the monitor by a local system or remotely over an existing LAN.

Miriam Jones  |  Chief Copy Editor