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New Products from Topcon, MSI Computer, Sprint, Novatel, Canon

GIS mapping system, netbook, mobile hotspot device, scanner

by / July 6, 2009
MSI Computer Wind U123 netbook Photo courtesy of MSI Computer

Find the Way

Topcon Positioning Systems' GRS-1 is a modular, dual-constellation satellite mapping system with an integrated 2.0 megapixel camera. Wireless LAN and Bluetooth technology let users access a GIS server to download maps and other GIS data to use in the field. The GRS-1 includes 256 MB SDRAM, 806 MHz processor and 1 GB Flash memory, along with an internal GSM or CDMA modem.


Cool Breeze

The MSI Computer Wind U123 netbook features an Intel Atom 1.66 GHz N280 processor, EasyFace facial identification software and 10.2-inch LCD. The netbook has a 160 GB 2.5-inch SATA hard drive, 1 GB DDR2 533 MHz memory, 1.3 megapixel webcam and 802.11b/g wireless LAN. The Wind U123 is available in red, blue, gray and white.



Sprint offers the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot device to connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices like laptops, cameras and MP3 players via mobile broadband Rev A Internet access. Its battery provides four hours of user time and 40 hours standby on a single charge. The device features security through Wi-Fi protected access 2 with preshared keys (WPA2-PSK), wired equivalent privacy (WEP) and stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall. A two-year service agreement is required.


Speed Scan

Canon's DR-9050C scanner operates at speeds of up to 112 pages/225 images per minute in color, grayscale, and black and white, with a 500-sheet automatic document feeder. It handles document sizes from business card up to 11 x 17 inches. The scanner's optical resolution is 600 dots per inch. The DR-9050C automatically detects double-feeds, staples and page size.


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