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Fossil, PC Laptops, Xerox, EFI, IrisGuard

by / April 27, 2005
Personal Digital Accessory
Fossil's FX2008 Wrist PDA watch puts a personal organizer on your wrist. Powered by Motorola's Dragonball Super VZ 66 MHz CPU and the Palm operating system, the watch can store contacts, check the calendar and make a to-do list from its 8 MB of memory. Other features include drop-down menus, an alarm reminder window for recurring appointments and a memo pad. A stylus is integrated into the buckle, and a three-way rocker switch allows one-handed navigation. Users can beam data to other Palm devices via an infrared port. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to four days, based on an average use of 30 minutes per day.

Light Laptop
PC Laptops' new 5.5-pound K2 987 laptop features a 3.6 GHz Pentium 4 microprocessor with 800 MHz system bus and a 240 GB 7,200 rpm ATA/SATA hard drive. Options include a 17-inch WSXGA active matrix display (1680 x 1050 megapixels) or WUXGA (1920 x 1200 megapixels). The laptop also comes with 1 GB RAM; a built-in DVD+/-R/RW 24X DVD burner and combo DVD ROM/CD-RW drive; internal 802.11a/b/g or 802.11b/g wireless LAN card; internal Bluetooth miniPCI; two FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports; four USB ports; and a built-in 300k PC camera for video conferencing capability.

Slick Docs
The Xerox EX7750 bundled system is designed for 1200 x 1200 dpi glossy-finish brochures, posters, mailers and other color documents. The system includes the EFI Fiery EX7750 color server and the Phaser 7750 color printer. The printer output for color and black and white is 35 pages per minute, and allows a maximum paper size of 12 x 18 inches, with banner size (12 x 47 inches) available on some models. It offers a maximum paper capacity of 3,150 sheets from as many as five separate trays. The finisher/stacker/stapler can handle as many as 1,000 sheets, with a maximum duty cycle of 150,000 pages per month. The server contains a 715 MHz PowerPC processor and a standard 20 GB internal hard drive.

Eye on You
IrisGuard introduced the IG-H100 iris recognition camera, which can operate as a wall-mounted unit or a portable handheld. The IG-H100 weighs less than two pounds, offers a 680,000-pixel image sensor for accurate focus and image quality, and can acquire eight prequalified images in less than three seconds. The camera incorporates its own illumination to capture iris images at ranges of six to 12 inches away. It also uses a 16-bit microcontroller to control illumination, focus distance, voice control and communications with the client application.
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor
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