Apricorn added three new sizes to their already expansive Aegis Secure Key 3.0 line, raising the total number of capacity options to seven (8, 16, 30, 60, 120, 240, and 480GB.) With last year’s introduction of the 240GB Aegis Secure Key 3, Apricorn had already doubled the storage capacity of the nearest competitor.
This year, Apricorn has again doubled down on that size advantage with their new 480GB Secure Key: roughly four times the competition’s max size of 120GB. And with the falling cost of flash storage, these larger capacity, super secure hardware-encrypted flash keys have rapidly become the ideal tool for corporate data security deployment. Read the rest of this entry »
ClearOne unveiled its two latest USB speakerphones designed for personal desktop use in organizations using Microsoft Lync or Skype for audio conferencing via Windows personal computers.
In Orlando for the opening the Enterprise Connect industry conference, ClearOne introduced the CHAT 70-U (for Lync) and CHAT 60-U (for Skype), both featuring integrated call controls, including an end-call button, on the device. The new models are also equipped with propriety ClearOne technologies enabling natural conversation without the clipping, echo, noise or tinny sound many people associate with speakerphone use.
Both new CHAT speakerphones, created expressly for VoIP applications using PCs or Unified Communications software, are designed for ease of use and superior voice quality. They feature raised, push-button controls for speaker volume, mute, and call hook and include a blue LED which lights when a call is in progress. Just slightly larger than a typical computer mouse, the CHAT 70-U and CHAT 60-U incorporate ClearOne’s HDConference® technologies, which provide acoustic echo cancellation, noise cancellation, and automatic audio level control, all critical to allowing natural, free-flowing conversation and producing clear, rich sound quality. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re like most geeks, your work environment can be a depressing and sterile place. Designed to crush your soul to squeeze the last few ergs of energy out of each and every wageslave, grey walls, grey carpeting, and anemic flickering fluorescent lighting all combine into something truly evil. Unfortunately, you’ve got bills to pay, so you punch in every morning and punch out every night feeling a little more dead with each passing day.
You’d love to have some kind of decoration – some bright point of color and light in your otherwise dreary existence, but the cube-police won’t allow it, citing some bogus OSHA regulation or something. Something to do with not being allowed to plug personal items into the power outlet. If only there was some unregulated power source – electricity that even they couldn’t complain about. Read the rest of this entry »
LaCie demonstrates technology leadership with the availability of 3TB hard drives and the demonstration of record speeds in two of its professional storage solutions – LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and LaCie 2big USB 3.0.
Thanks to the inclusion of 3TB hard drives and the performance of USB 3.0, LaCie’s 2big USB 3.0, now available in 6TB, achieves a dramatic 20% speed boost by reaching 306MB/s–the fastest performance of any 2-bay RAID solution to-date. The d2 USB 3.0 also demonstrates a significant speed increase of 156MB/s with the inclusion of a 3TB hard drive.
“There is no question heavy data users continue to demand higher capacities, and in turn faster transfer speeds,” said Erwan Girard, Business Unit Manager for Professional Products. “Today, LaCie answered this challenge by introducing the largest available capacity and fastest transfer speeds in a single solution, providing users with increased backup efficiency and reduced risk for backup interruption.”
The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 6TB and LaCie d2 USB 3.0 3TB will be available worldwide, at the beginning of November. For more information, visit www.lacie.com.