|QDirect Solves Complex Print Challenges||
|Rochester, New York - March 31,
2003 - Rochester Software Associates (RSA) announced QDirect, version 2.0, with
an enhanced Java based interface is available immediately. Organizations realize
a significantly increase in productivity, reliability and flexibility in print
production with QDirect. |
Product demonstrations of QDirect will be shown in the RSA exhibit at the On Demand Digital Printing and Publishing show in New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center, April 7-9, 2003.
QDirect is a robust job and queue manager that controls workflow, routes jobs and manages print queues. The new version features an enhanced Java based client for managing jobs and destinations, which runs on any desktop. This highly customizable solution enables customers to consolidate jobs from multiple departments or locations to a central point and distribute the output to multiple printers or servers. QDirect is data stream and destination independent giving customers the flexibility to manage their entire enterprise. Jobs may originate in the data center, on midrange servers or at the desktop, and QDirect will collect and distribute them automatically or on command. ...Rochester Software Associates profile
|Earth Computer Technologies
Introduces 11.3" LCD Kit Solution for Embedded Applications|
San Juan Capistrano, CA - March 28, 2003 - Earth Computer Technologies adds a new 11.3" LCD kit to its superkit product line. The SK-1012R incorporates the Torisan LMFG53-22NDK with a controller, inverter and cable; all manufactured by Earth, to create a pre-configured, turnkey LCD kit.
LCD kits are advantageous because the guess work of compatibility is taken out of the equation. The LCD, controller, inverter and cables are all factory tested and prepackaged to simplify and expedite onsite embedded installation. The SK-1012R includes a dual scan, SVGA LCD that has 24-bit true color with dithering. Earth also incorporates a half size PCI card form factor that makes it an ideal solution for space saving applications. Street price for the SK-1012R is $299. ...Earth Computer Technologies
|Sun||Sun's 900MHz UltraSparc III
Servers Prone to Crash - Says Article in ZDNet|
Editor:- March 26, 2003 - an article published today in ZDNet says that some of Sun's popular servers are liable to crash. This is not due to the same cause that was described in the January 2002 article Unsafe At Any Speed?. ZDNet reports that Sun has a fix for this new problem for those who are worried.
|Red Hat||Red Hat Reports Fiscal
Fourth Quarter and Year End Results|
RALEIGH, North Carolina - March 25, 2003 - Red Hat, Inc., the world's premier open source and Linux provider, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2003 ended February 28, 2003. These results will only be provided in GAAP format.
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003, Red Hat achieved revenue of $25.9 million, a sequential increase of 7% compared to $24.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2003, and a year-over-year increase of 40%. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003, the company was break-even on a net income and per share basis, which includes $900,000 of foreign currency loss.
Fourth quarter sales of subscriptions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS increased to 16,500 subscriptions, an increase of 38% as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2003.
For the fiscal year ended on February 28, 2003, the company reported revenues of $90.9 million, an increase of 15% as compared to fiscal 2002 revenues of $78.9 million. The company reported a net loss of $6.4 million for fiscal 2003. ...Red Hat profile
Editor's comments:- each time Red Hat sells a license it's hard to know who loses out most - Sun or Microsoft? Red Hat is 10 years old this month BTW.
|Sun Microsystems||Sun Doubles the Capacity of
Product Testing, Tuning and Scalability Labs for Development iForce Partners|
MENLO PARK, Calif. - March 21, 2003 - Helping to reduce complexity and costs in the data center, Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the opening of two Enterprise Technology Center (ETC) Labs in Menlo Park, Calif., and Hillsboro, Ore., which complement its existing ETC Lab in Burlington, Mass. Packing more compute power than several Fortune 1000 companies in one room and providing access to more than 20,000 square feet of testing ground equipped with network computing power totaling 3,615 CPUs and 205 TB of storage to date, the ETC Labs serve as a "proving ground" for development iForce partners to ensure quality of their software through performance benchmarks and fine-tuning of their leading edge solutions before commercial launch.
Sun ETC Labs serve as a large-scale test bed for Sun's entire Sun Fire family of enterprise and volume servers, Sun StorEdge Array products, Sun ONE software stack and Sun Services. The ETC Labs also provide an effective means for addressing some of the biggest and most vexing enterprise data center problems customers and development iForce partners, such as Oracle, encounter in their large-scale deployments, allowing them to work together to solve issues unique to a particular industry such as massive scalability, data center consolidation and shared resource utilization. ...Sun Microsystems profile
|AKCP||AKCP Launches sensorProbe8
for Intelligent Environmental Monitoring |
Bangkok, Thailand - March 20, 2003 - AKCP Co., Ltd announces the release of its latest product in the sensorProbe family of environmental monitoring devices; The sensorProbe8 The sensorProbe8 is a low cost, monitoring device, with 8 sensor ports for sale at just $645.00 including a 1 foot temperature sensor. AKCP's products are designed to monitor valuable infrastructure environmental conditions, power and security.
AKCP's Ethernet-enabled sensorProbe8 is an ultra-compact, stand-alone monitoring device, which protects critical resources from environmental and physical threats. Computer Rooms, Server Rooms, Network closets, Cabinet and Enclosure racks form the key assets of the Data center and Computer Organization. As these rooms are often unattended they must be monitored on a 24 x 7 basis to prevent disaster. The SP8 is a handy compact device. It features the capability of plugging in any of the intelligent sensors from AKCP into any of the 8 ports. This includes Temperature, Humidity, Airflow, Water Detector, Voltage, Security and Dry Contact, etc. The SP8 connects directly to a standard 10 BaseT network via a built in RJ45 socket. It comes with an enhanced web interface for easy navigation.
An optional 1U rackmount kit is also available. The SP8 has user settable thresholds for each sensor that will alarm and notify users. For example, if a server room or rack enclosure is tampered with, in an overheating situation, has experienced a loss of air flow, or there is a water leakage, the SP8 sends out an alarm. User can select the alert type including E-mail, SMS, or SNMP trap.
The sensorProbe8 is supplied with a MIB to allow its interface to SNMP based Network Management systems such as HP OpenView®, IBM Tivoli®, What's Up Gold and others. The sensorProbe8, has many advanced features, will fulfill most customers monitoring needs, while still fitting into tight budgets. The device will fit in small server/computer rooms, institutions, Data Centers, Rackmount Monitoring, or any critical area in which environmental and power conditions must be monitored and controlled at strict levels. ...AKCP
See also:- Watchdog cards and alarm modules
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