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New Standard Keyboards, Ricoh, Panasonic, Devon IT

by / March 28, 2005
"Alphabetical" Keyboard
New Standard Keyboards' USB-interface computer keyboard has 53 keys instead of the standard 101 or more, all within reach of the home position. It also takes less desk space, measuring 12.5 x 5 x 1. The keys are aligned with the fingers' natural movements to ensure proper posture while typing. The alphabetically arranged letters can be easily found, and keys are color-coded. Shift keys are centralized, and shift characters are designed for easy one-handed typing.

GPS-Ready Digital Camera
The Ricoh Pro G3 high-resolution digital camera embeds captured images with GPS coordinate information received from either its on-board GPS unit or from external GPS devices. Once these captured "geo-images" are transferred to a PC, they are automatically converted to shape files or merged to geo-databases for instant integration into geographic information systems. The Pro G3 GPS-ready digital camera features a 3.34 megapixel sensor, a 3X optical zoom with the ability to mount accessory lenses, video and sound capture capabilities, and direct connectivity into IP networks via wired or wireless LAN.

Print and Send
Panasonic's UF-7000 fax-printer has a 100-sheet automatic document feeder, scans at 1.4 seconds per sheet and prints up to 15 pages per minute. A built-in Ethernet LAN port lets the device double as a back-up network printer. A standard USB 1.1 interface also allows direct connection to a dedicated PC for use as a local printer. The optional PCL printer module improves the standard 600 x 600 dpi print quality to 1,200 dpi-equivalent x 600 dpi. An optional SD memory card lets users expand the standard 3 MB memory to 512 MB. Users can store and auto-dial as many as 1,000 addresses.

All-In-One Client
Devon IT's NTAVO All-In-One Terminal -- NTA-6015L -- integrates a thin client terminal with built-in flat-panel display, keyboard and mouse and is designed to minimize support costs by centralizing management. The 15-inch thin-film transistor LCD panel has up to 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution. The terminal operates at 733 MHz, and has 128 MB of memory and 128 MB of flash memory. All terminal applications run on a server, and when connected to a network environment, the terminal provides user experience similar to a desktop PC. The terminal contains an optimized Red Hat Linux distribution.
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor
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