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Hardware - December 1996

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Board and Memory Products

ATI TV SHIPS

  • ATI Technologies Inc. (TSE:ATY) has announced that its multi-function "smart" ATI-TV tuner card is now shipping. At $129** (SRP), ATI-TV is the most feature-rich TV tuner card on the market, offering both business and home PC users the ability to use their PCs to watch, monitor, filter and capture the enormous volume of information that television offers viewers every day
VideoLogic Launches PowerVR-Based 3D Graphics Card Apocalypse 3D

Intel Unveils New Motherboard Form Factor To Reduce Cost Of Ownership

Cirrus Logic, SGS-Thomson and Zoran Team Up To Deliver DVD Functionality to Mainstream PCs

New Memory Products for November (Simple Technology)

Storage Products

Fujitsu Launches Rugged 3.5" 640MB MO Drive To The PC Market With Performance-Enhancing OverWrite Technology

  • Fujitsu Computer Products of America, the market leader in 3.5-inch magneto-optical (MO) drives, has expanded its DynaMO(R) family to include an external 640MB drive for the PC market and the world's first 230MB Enhanced-IDE internal MO drive.In addition to providing the largest 3.5" MO storage capacity available, the new DynaMO 640 PC drive offers the highest MO performance and durability on the market, increasing write transfer rates up to 33 percent over previous DynaMO products.
MICROPOLIS INTRODUCES THE INDUSTRY'S FIRST 9GB AUDIO/VIDEO DRIVE AVAILABLE IN A 3.5 INCH FORM FACTOR

MDI INTRODUCES SCSI EXPRESS CD12X 12X CD-ROM DRIVE

Maxtor will ship 5.1 GB hard disk drive with revolutionary design and industry-leading performance this quarter

Seagate Elevates DAT Technology to New Level with 24 Gbyte DDS-3 Drive

Pinnacle Micro Apex 4.6 GB Optical Disk Drive in Full Production and Shipping Against Backlog

WESTERN DIGITAL LAUNCHES WD PORTFOLIO, A NEW 3-INCH FORM FACTOR FOR PORTABLE COMPUTER MARKET -- FORM FACTOR OFFERS 70% MORE RECORDING AREA THAN EXISTING 2.5-INCH HARD DRIVES

QUANTUM INTRODUCES NEW SOLID STATE DISK PRODUCTS TO MEET THE GROWING STORAGE NEEDS OF RAID SUBSYSTEMS

WESTERN DIGITAL EXTENDS THIN FILM INDUCTIVE HEAD TECHNOLOGY WITH NEW HARD DRIVE PLATFORM FOR INDUSTRY'S BEST PRICE/PERFORMANCE

Seagate Software and Pinnacle Micro to Provide Highest Capacity 5.25 Magneto-Optical Backup Solution

Seagate Software's Desktop Management Suite 2.5 Integrates Industry-Leading Network Backup Solution

SYQUEST SHOWS SYJET 1.5GB REMOVABLE CARTRIDGE HARD DRIVE AT COMDEX

Input Devices

NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR AND GENESIS MICROCHIP INC. COMBINE LEADING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES FOR FASTER AND CLEARER FLAT PANEL DISPLAY IMAGES

Scantron Expands Compatibility of ScanMark Series Optical Mark Readers

New KODAK Digital Camera Lets Snapshooters Review Pictures Instantly - Kodak DC25 Digital Camera features LCD display, CompactFlash memory

HP Press Release - HP Receives Industry's First Windows 95 Flatbed-scanner Certification

Visioneer Announces First Truly Mobile Scanning Solution

Xerox, Visioneer Announce Joint Development Agreement

Xerox Flat-Panel Technology Enables Medical Diagnostics And Testing Without X-Ray Film

Fujitsu is World's First to Mass Produce 42-inch Color Plasma Display Panels

Modems

TDK Systems INTRODUCES INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED COMBINATION 33.6 Kbps V.34 FAX/MODEM AND ETHERNET LAN PC CARD

  • The Global Networker is the first 33.6 Kbps Global modem/LAN combination card developed that does not require an external dongle for international connections. The Global Networker achieves the highest modem transmission speeds available in the category, along with industry-leading LAN performance in one dual-function PC Card. TDK Systems will ship the 33.6 Kbps international modem/LAN combination PC Card adapter with registered international certifications in eight countries.
Multi-Tech Systems Granted Eighth Patent for DSVD Modem Technology

Revolutionary V.34 Host-Based Modem Announced (Motorola)

U.S. ROBOTICS LAUNCHES BIGPICTURE PC VIDEO PRODUCT LINE

U.S. ROBOTICS UNVEILS FIRST LIVE, PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF x2TM (56 KBPS) TECHNOLOGY AT COMDEX

Zoom/MultiLine FaxModem Certified for Cheyenne FAXserve

Output Devices

Lexmark Announces the New Heavy-Duty Forms Printer 4227

  • Lexmark International, Inc. has introduced the Lexmark Forms Printer 4227, an enhanced heavy-duty dot matrix printer for rugged, reliable printing of continuous-form or cut-sheet papers and multipart forms up to 6 parts.
New QMS ColorScript 460 and ColorScript 480

GENICOM's ESSC Introduces ProtoCALLSM, the Monitoring Service with the "5-minute Advantage"

Lexmark to Enhance Photographic Printing Capabilities by Including LivePix Software With Color Inkjet Printers

Tektronix Stakes Claim in Growing Wide-Format Color Printer Market Phaser® 600 Extends Award-Winning Solid-Ink Performance to Wide Format

Lexmark Demonstrates Core Technology To Be Available In Future Internet-Based MarkVision Releases

Lexmark International Introduces "Two-Headed" Color Inkjet Printer For Under $200

HP Unveils Strategy for Future of Printer Management

Computers (Servers, Workstations, PCs and Notebooks)

SUN BRINGS THE POWER AND RELIABILITY OF ENTERPRISE COMPUTING TO NEW DESKSIDE WORKSTATIONS

  • Sun Microsystems, Inc. has unveiled two new members of the UltraTM workstation family. The UltraTM 3000 and 4000 Creator 3D workstations will allow for heavy multi-processing, large amounts of memory and high computing performance while simultaneously providing the high-end graphics performance that Ultra workstation customers expect from Sun.
Fujitsu Launches New Desktop PCs, all-in one Color Printer/Scanner & New Service System - New FMV DESKPOWER lineup includes First DVD, video phone scan/print/fax models -PrintiaJET MULTI XJS-400 is a simple to use all-in-one color printer & scanner

DELL INTRODUCES A NEW LINE OF CORPORATE PENTIUM PCS

HP and Spacetec IMC Announce Availability of Spaceball 3003 on HP Graphics Workstations

HP Extends HP 3000 Server Family with Latest Processor Technology

ATI Technologies unleashes 3D RAGE on the Notebook World

New Fujitsu HALstation 375/385 Brings Supercomputer Performance to the Desktop

Apple Enhances Macintosh Application Environment For HP and Sun Workstations

DELL SHIPS POWERFUL MIDRANGE PENTIUM PRO SERVER

Compaq Introduces PC Companion to Provide Seamless PC Connectivity

Texas Instruments Enhances Livegear Accessory Line With Removable High-Capacity Diskette Drive

Standards, Power Management and Sundry

APC introduces the PowerView UPS Management Module: Palm-sized UPS monitoring and control for LAN administrators

  • American Power Conversion has announced the PowerView(TM) UPS Management Module. This hand held electronic display pad allows the customer to monitor and configure their Smart-UPS, or Matrix series UPSes without the use of a computer.
NEC Makes Major Push Into High-Bandwidth Serial Interface Market

APC brings power to the World Wide Web with it's MasterSwitch E515 network manageable power distribution unit

Intel Extends Universal Serial Bus Technology With Industrys First Single-Chip PC Peripheral Hub Controller

CardBus for Portable PCs Matches PCI-Based Desktop Performance

Phoenix Technologies' PICO Group Announces the Phoenix PicoRay Family of High Speed Infrared Software Products

Toshiba to Support Proposed PCMCIA Zoomed Video Port (ZV Port) Standard

HP Demonstrates Performance Benefits Of Intelligent Input/Output (I20) On Web Application

Radius, Texas Instruments Demonstrate IEEE 1394 Technologies

Kodak Will Support USB Interface

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