Archive for September 2007

AMD and Microsoft to Launch ‘Power Together Tour 2007’

AMD will hit the road again this fall with their latest tech tour and this time Microsoft will be along for the ride. AMD and Microsoft will launch Power Together Tour 2007 for a twelve city road show from October 29 to December 12, 2007.

AMD will promote the new Phenom FX Quad-Core processors, Radeon HD Crossfire graphics and their new 700 series chipsets at the show.  Microsoft plans to promote Windows Vista Acceleration and the launch of Windows Live OneCare 2.0.

 Cities on the list include Minnetonka MN, Itasca IL, Philadelphia, East Rutherford NJ, Burlington MA, Thornhill ON, Seattle, SunnyvaleCA, Irvine CA, Frisco TX and Duluth GA.

Apple releases update to brick iPhone

Apple, Inc. released a firmware update for their popular iPhone yesterday to disable or "brick" unlocked units. The update, a response to recent hacks which allow the iPhone to be used by cell phone service carriers other than AT&T, apparently not only circumvents the hacks but disables some third party applications as well.

The  iPhone initially  was locked into service only through AT&T but users soon discovered ways to unlock the phone and allow it to function with other cell carriers. The hack helped spur sales of the phone as consumers who were reluctant to purchase the device were able to choose their carrier.

Apple told customers unlocking the device would risk damage and void their warranty. Earlier this week they informed users a firmware update would be released to patch the hacks. Yesterday they made good on the threat.

According to iphonesimfree.com, which provides software and service to unlock the iPhone to resellers the deployment of firmware update 1.1.1 does relock some iPhones but the IPSF hack still functions if the user has an original AT&T Sim card. In addition the block disables third party applications and tools to enhance funtionality of the iPhone, mostly written by open source developers.

 "The thousands of open source developers who have put a cumulative 10s of thousands of man hours into various apps and tools now have no way to get them onto the phone as well." iphonesimfree.com posted in their blog Thursday.  They added, "We are all looking into the jailbreak issue as it affects us all, and we will keep updating our site as well as the open source community at large with any information we can about this."

The latest move by Apple to relock the phone angered users, many of which view it as both arrogant and ironic, especially given Steve Jobs' recent stand against another unpopular locking mechanism, DRM.

 

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New WinRAR 3.71 is Released

win.rar GmbH announces the release of final version of the new WinRAR 3.71.

Berlin, Germany (PRWEB) September 27, 2007 — win.rar GmbH, publisher for RARLAB software, is proud to announce the release of final version of the new WinRAR 3.71. win.rar GmbH is dedicated to offering the highest level of quality support to its customers, and to constantly improving its software according to their needs and feedback. With the release of this latest version, they have once again ensured that WinRAR continues to be the most complete and technologically up-to-date compression tool. The new WinRAR 3.71 fixes some vulnerabilities that were just recently discovered.

Some of the features which are improved with the release of version 3.71 are:

  • compatibility of high DPI display modes with WinRAR tray icon and inclusion of full path of Archive names in rar.log error log file.
  • WinRAR could crash when decompressing some of corrupt RAR archives; this has been corrected.
  • WinRAR is now able to unpack an individual file from subfolder of ACE archive using the drag and drop without fail.
  • high ASCII names in ISO files using ISO 9660 format without Joliet format extension would now be displayed correctly.

These are just some of the features that were improved. More information on all the improved items can be found here: http://www.win-rar.com/whatsnew.html

Of course, as always, the upgrade to 3.71 is absolutely free for all registered users. Upgrading is quick and easy. Users only need to download and install the newest version of WinRAR to continue using the best compression tool around. No complicated uninstalling of the previous version is necessary.

About WinRAR
WinRAR is a 32-bit Windows version of RAR Archiver, the powerful archiver and archive manager. RAR files can usually compress content up to 30 percent better than ZIP files. WinRAR's main features are very strong general and multimedia compression, processing of non-RARarchives, long filename support, programmable self-extracting archives(SFX), damaged archive repair, authenticity verification, embedded file comments, and encryption. WinRAR is available in over 45 different languages and runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP/Vista. The command line version RAR is available for Linux, DOS, OS/2, FreeBSD and MAC OS X. Pocket RAR, the free WinRAR version for Pocket PCs and the new WinRAR for U3 complete the compression product range. So WinRAR simply is "The Size Solution".

About win.rar GmbH
win.rar GmbH is the official publisher for WinRAR and RARLAB products since February 2002 and handles all support, marketing and sales related to WinRAR & rarlab.com. win.rar GmbH is located in Germany and is represented globally through its local partners on 6 continents and in more than 80 countries. For more information about WinRAR and
win.rar GmbH please visit www.win-rar.com.

 

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Encouraging a Simpler Path to Green IT

As green IT products appear on the horizon, IT organizations can first rely on the basics of managing capacity and optimizing their infrastructure to reduce energy costs

Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 27, 2007 — As pressure continues to mount for organizations and their data centers to go green, HyPerformix, the leader in predictive IT management, is encouraging CIOs and IT organizations to remember that environmentally friendly computing doesn't always require additional costs.

Before spending budget on new solutions, IT organizations need to first address the capacity levels of the current server solutions because surprisingly, most companies use only 15 to 20 percent of their current server capacity, according to Gartner research. And the electricity to run these servers accounts for nearly half of an organization's overall energy costs.

  According to Forrester Research, burgeoning data centers and corporate PC populations have driven up IT's power consumption two fold over the last six years, accounting for roughly 3 percent of total U.S. electricity consumption. And nearly half the companies in the S&P 500 are actively reviewing their Corporate Social Responsibility policies.

Taking a proactive approach of managing capacity and optimizing the infrastructure already in place will save an organization millions of dollars, not only from energy and IT resource savings but also in capital expenditures, allowing the budget to be redirected back into innovation.

In response, technology vendors are scrambling to add a touch of green to as many products as possible, from server cooling systems, new processors that emphasize energy management over performance to environmental control devices that affect building heating and cooling conditions.

"The idea behind this approach is so obvious, yet we continue to see IT organizations add more hardware as the business side of the house demands more support for new initiatives," said Bruce Milne, HyPerformix vice president of products and marketing. "It's ironic, actually, that it's the business that generates demand on IT resources, yet complains the most about higher energy costs."

Demand on IT for server support comes from many growth initiatives within the company from mergers, acquisitions, new product releases and major software deployments. In most cases, IT organizations will over-compensate to meet these demands with additional hardware purchases, which only exacerbate the problem of under-utilization and drive up additional energy costs.

More than half of U.S. companies deploy virtualization technologies in the data center to help reduce cost and manage the demand generated by the business. Virtualization is instinctively the right thing to do, but it's too risky to virtualize business critical applications without having some insight into how they will perform under demanding conditions. To have insight that reduces risk, IT needs tools that enable them to predict performance before they make changes to their infrastructure and applications.

By accurately predicting server utilization, IT organizations can effectively cut their carbon footprint by reducing the number of servers in their data centers. This will also increase available space and make data centers more effective, without having to install special cooling features or environmental controls. More importantly, it will save money that can be reallocated for other more strategic initiatives, including environmental products and services, when the time is right. In this case, "green" is good for the environment and the bottom line.

About HyPerformix
The integrated suite of solutions for Predictive IT Management™ enables IT organizations to make informed business decisions to predictably, efficiently, and dependably deliver good business outcomes, productivity and growth.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HyPerformix has offices throughout the United States, Europe & Asia. For more information, contact HyPerformix in the US at 1.800.759.6333 and in Europe at 44 870 351 0206 or visit us online at www.hyperformix.com.

HyPerformix and Predictive IT Management are registered trademarks of HyPerformix, Inc. All other trade names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Website Hosting Provider Flux Services, Inc. Introduces New Ultra UX Plan

Flux Services, Inc. (http://www.ultrawebsitehosting.com), a website hosting company, has introduced its new Ultra Ux hosting plan.

(PRWEB) September 27, 2007 — Flux Services, Inc. http://www.ultrawebsitehosting.com, a website hosting company, has introduced its' new Ultra Ux hosting plan. The Ultra Ux allows for the hosting of unlimited websites under a single hosting account for a monthly cost of only $9.95 a month. No setup fees or necessary annual contracts are required to receive this offered price.

Features include live support, site builder, website template package, Dual-Core Intel Xeon Servers, a monstrous 150 GBs of disk space and 5TBs of monthly transfer. Other features included are a script installer, daily backups, advanced SPAM protection, automatic web stats, PHP 4.4.x and 5.x support, GD, Imagemagick, Zend Optimizer, Ioncube Loader, hotlink protection, password protect directories, custom error pages, log file accessibility, sub-domains, parking domains, an IP deny manager, Directory Virus Scan, Dreamweaver and FrontPage compatible, website marketing tools and much more. Another offered plan, the Ultra 1x, allows for the hosting of a single website with the above features at a reduced price.

The new plans provide the capability for web designers and developers easier administration with an increased feature set while reducing cost. With the new Ultra Ux plan web designers and developers can add multiple domains and content within seconds. Individual web pages can also receive their own ftp account information used to upload content which allows for micromanagement of accounts as well if required.

With one consolidated interface and one low monthly cost the Ultra Ux hosting plan is an extremely convenient and attractive option for many web designers and developers.

"The Ultra Ux and 1x web hosting plans are the most competitive hosting plans on the market. Without the requisite of an entire year in advance for payment as with most website hosting providers, new clients may sign up for monthly hosting at the same offered price and start using services immediately," explained Mr. David Turner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flux.

Flux Services also offers to price match competitor hosting plan prices. If a client's existing hosting provider supports the cPanel interface which is a popular control panel for websites provided by many hosting providers, Flux Services also offers to transfer the entire hosting account to their service free of charge. For more information on the Ultra Ux plan visit the following link: http://www.ultrawebsitehosting.com/hosting-plans.php

Flux Services was established in 2002 and provides value website hosting and domain registration services. The company maintains its operations in Seattle, Washington.

 

Visa Unveils New Contactless Payment Device – Visa Micro Tag

Visa unveils the Visa Micro Tag, a new key fob that allows cardholders to pay by simply waving the device in front of a contactless payment terminal. To celebrate the debut of the new smart card device, Visa Micro Tags loaded with $15 will be distributed to the first 1,000 San Francisco Giants fans entering AT&T Park's Field Club level September 26, 2007.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2007 — Visa announced today the availability of the Visa Micro Tag, a new key fob payment device embedded with Visa payWave, Visa's contactless technology feature. The Visa Micro Tag is designed to easily attach to a key ring, and it allows cardholders to pay by simply waving their Visa Micro Tag in front of a contactless smart card reader without the need to physically swipe or insert the device into a point-of-sale terminal.

The Visa Micro Tag allows financial institutions to offer cardholders a companion smart card device to an existing Visa credit, debit or prepaid account. Designed to be small and durable, the Visa Micro Tag makes paying for purchases faster and more convenient.

Visa Micro Tags display the Visa Brand Mark and contactless indicator. A Visa account number is not required to be embossed or printed on the device, providing an additional layer of security for consumers carrying a Visa Micro Tag in visible ways, such as on a keychain.

"Visa cardholders consistently say they would like to use their Visa accounts at more merchant locations and are looking for faster and more convenient transactions," said Pam Zuercher, vice president, product innovation and coordination, Visa USA. "As one of the smallest payment devices, the Visa Micro Tag offers the experience cardholders demand with the added layers of security they expect from Visa."

Visa Micro Tags can be easily manufactured and personalized as part of an automated manufacturing process similar to that of standard cards. This helps issuers control costs while more readily providing an exciting new payment choice to Visa cardholders. The Visa Micro Tag can also be made into a variety of shapes and sizes, from flat to three-dimensional, delivering innovative payment product design options.

Visa Micro Tag Promotion at AT&T Park
To celebrate the debut of the new payment form factor, Visa Micro Tags loaded with $15 will be distributed to the first 1,000 San Francisco Giants fans entering AT&T Park's Field Club level September 26, 2007. In addition to distributing the Visa Micro Tags, Visa ambassadors will educate baseball fans on how the device works and encourage trial at concession stands located throughout the stadium.

Added Zuercher, "After using the Visa Micro Tag, consumers will understand how this innovative device can quickly make their lives easier by speeding them through checkout lines. We believe the Visa Micro Tag will help shape the future of payments."

About Visa PayWave:
Since its introduction in 2005, Visa's contactless technology has grown rapidly in popularity. Customers in the U.S. with Visa payWave cards enjoy the convenience of not having to sign for payments under $25, a feature that also benefits merchant locations where speed is important and where cash has been the traditional means of payment. The technology is already in use at convenience stores, sporting venues, gas stations and fast food restaurants nationwide.

Cardholders with Visa payWave-enabled products receive all the same security protections the industry has come to expect from Visa, including zero liability for fraudulent charges and Visa's industry-leading anti-fraud technology. Cardholders making purchases with Visa PayWave-enabled products enjoy additional layers of security because the payment device never leaves the customer's hand, can only be read at extremely close proximity to a reader, and submits dynamic authorization data to the Visa payment network that is unique to each transaction.

About Visa USA:
Visa USA is a leading payments brand and the nation's largest payments system, enabling banks to provide their consumer and business customers with a wide variety of payment alternatives tailored to meet their evolving needs. Visa USA is committed to increasing the choice, convenience, acceptance and security of Visa payments for all stakeholders — financial institutions, cardholders and merchants. As of March 31, 2007, in the United States, more than 521 million Visa-branded cards have been issued by more than 13,000 financial institution customers.

Visa products generated $1.8 trillion in total volume in the United States during the four quarters ended March 31, 2007. Visa enjoys unsurpassed acceptance around the globe. For more information, visit www.visa.com.

TechHotline Announces Low-Cost Technical Support Service

The TechHotline, an industry innovator in corporate technical support, announced a $24.95 flat-fee, "fixed or free" service for all consumers nationwide.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 26, 2007 — The TechHotline, an industry innovator in corporate technical support, announced a $24.95 flat-fee, "fixed or free" service for all consumers nationwide. From its headquarters in Massachusetts, the TechHotline launched its new number, 1-866-76-FixPC, with radio ads and new website, www.techhotline.us. Opening its support system to the public is part of a bold new strategy to provide home consumers with the same professional level of service that corporate users enjoy at big companies.

"Traditional technical support options for home users are terrible," says Matthew Ferrara, CEO of the TechHotline. "Most manufacturers overcharge for service or provide low quality support. The whole industry charges too much for poor quality support. We think the consumer deserves much better and we can do it at a much lower cost."

  The TechHotline's new public line, 1-866-76-FixPC, supports a wide variety of computer problems, such as operating systems, office productivity software and email, plus accessories like digital cameras, printers, scanners and wireless routers. Special services such as virus removal and spyware elimination offer consumers options rather than doing it on their own.

"Consumers deserve fast, friendly support. We have a proven record of answering the phone quickly and fixing problems by logging on to the customer's computer. They sit back and let us do the repairs. And we charge less than half of most other companies," Ferrara adds.

The TechHotline has been providing support to corporate customers since 1999. Adding the public line was the logical next step in transforming the support industry. "The consumer usually has nowhere to turn. Vendors make them wait on hold forever. Downloading programs from the internet is risky." With home computers in the sub-$500 range, many repair bills end up almost as much as the computer. "That's why we charge $24.95 for almost all of our calls," says Ferrara, "and we fix it, or it's free." Some specialty services do cost more, Ferrara acknowledges, such as networking or a system cleanup, "but we're still cheaper, faster, better all around."

About The TechHotline
The TechHotline, owned and operated by Matthew Ferrara & Company, is located in Massachusetts, serving more than 600,000 business users nationwide. The service was founded because its owners were frustrated with their experiences with outsourced support that didn't care about the customer. The company's core principles are: answer the phone fast, employ friendly technicians and fix the problem. The TechHotline answers 10,000 calls a month, with an average wait time under two minutes, employing the latest support tools at its state-of-the-art call center to deliver a totally different technical support experience to consumers. For more information about the TechHotline, visit www.techhotline.us

 

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Next Wave of 100 ITIL Service Level Management and SLA Management Articles Released

The next wave of Service Level Management and SLA management with ITIL is here. Don't miss this range of articles which cover how ITIL Service Level Management is helping organizations reduce the costs, risks, and time Managing their IT environments.

Brisbane, Australia (PRWEB) September 26, 2007 — The Art of Service, the leading provider IT Management Education solutions today announced a range of articles to explain the ins and outs of SLA management, the next wave of best practices for managing IT planning, deployment, and operations. The over 100 articles are freely available from today, and provide an in-depth look at ITIL Service Level Management. The full range of freely accessible articles can be found here:

http://theartofservice.com/Service-Level-Management/Service-Level-Management/

The range of articles is the result of over 20 years of industry expertise, research, and innovation. It will give a complete insight in all the burning questions surrounding SLA's and Service Level Management.

The Articles cover:

  • Service level agreement
  • Service level agreement sample
  • Co location service level agreement
  • What is an internal service level agreement
  • Service level agreement for applications
  • Example of a service level agreements
  • Service level agreement templates
  • Consultancy service level agreement
  • Service level agreement recruiting sample
  • IT service level agreement
  • What is a service level agreement
  • Database administration service level agreement
  • Service level agreement for applications internal it

and over 100 more subjects

About The Art of Service
The Art of Service's products and services help companies achieve IT Service Management Excellence by being their (ITIL) Framework Educator of choice.

The company's deep understanding of educational and service management best practices has made it the solution provider of choice for government and commercial clients. We serve over 3000 active International clients with a growing team of A-playing professionals. Our 2007 revenues will exceed a 50%+ annual growth rate. For more information, visit http://theartofservice.com

 

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Upcoming Webinar Examines How to “Unleash the Power of Grid Computing”

Grid enablement experts from IBM and Objectivity, Inc. build the business case for Grid technology.

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2007 — A new webinar hosted by Objectivity, Inc., the leading provider of object-oriented real-time data management platforms for software applications with complex data management challenges, will examine how businesses can use the power of Grid computing to drive competitive advantage.

The webinar, "Unleashing the Power of Grid," will focus on the challenges faced by organizations using constrained technology to manage ever-increasing amounts of complex information. Presenters will discuss how Grid's distributed architecture and scalability can resolve these challenges. They will also discuss:

  • The business case for adopting Grid technology
  • The technical aspects of migrating an application to Grid technology
  • The use of data management technologies in a Grid environment

Leon Guzenda, CTO of Objectivity, Inc., and Clifford Spinac, a senior enablement architect at IBM, are the featured presenters.

Guzenda, who co-founded Objectivity in 1988, has helped the company achieve IBM certification for all Six Grid Strategies, ensuring that Objectivity/DB can run in a grid-enabled, service-oriented architecture environment. Objectivity/DB is a high-performance, distributed object database solution that stores and manages very large volumes of complex data for event and relationship processing within mission-critical applications.

"Most grid initiatives focus on the virtualization of processing or storage resources," Guzenda said. "In this webinar, we want to show system architects fresh, new ways to look at accessing complex datasets and existing data sources via a single, logical, object-oriented view."

Spinac helps developers and IBM's business partners understand technologies such as Linux, Virtualization, Grid computing, and System p exploitation. He has 98 patent filings, 31 U.S. patents issued, 14 published articles, and is an IBM Master Inventor.

The webinar will take place Thursday, September 27 at 9 a.m. PST. Participants can register at www.objectivity.com/gridwebinar .

For questions about webinar content or registration, please visit the registration page.

A note on Objectivity/DB
Objectivity/DB is a fully scalable, distributed processing architecture that manages localized, centralized or distributed databases by synthesizing large, complicated streams of data into a single logical view.

About Objectivity, Inc.
Objectivity, Inc. is the leading provider of complex data management solutions for sophisticated software applications. The company's flagship product, Objectivity/DB, is the leading object-oriented database management system (OODBMS) for the real-time management of complex interrelated data. It is used by government, security, complex manufacturing, commercial services, science, and engineering organizations to increase speed, precision and productivity. Objectivity remains on the leading edge of innovation by working directly with clients to build customized programs, find solutions to complicated challenges and seamlessly integrate technology across multiple platforms and languages.

Objectivity, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. Please contact us by visiting www.objectivity.com or calling (408) 992-7100. A 60-day free trial of Objectivity/DB is available at download.objectivity.com.

Note to editors: Objectivity/DB is a registered trademark of Objectivity, Inc. All other company, organization, product or alliance names mentioned herein remain the property of their respective owners.

 

Toshiba Announces Widescreen Projector with

Features 2,600 ANSI Lumens, Windows Vista®, Wireless Network Capabilities and PC-Free Presentations for $1,899

 

IRVINE, Calif. (BusinessWire EON) September 25, 2007 — Toshibas Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the TDP-EW25U projector. This new DLP® BrilliantColor widescreen projector is one of the industrys first wireless1 network projectors compatible with Microsoft Vista® Ultimates Meeting Space2 functionality for remote sharing of presentation files.

  Designed for education, mobile professionals, corporate customers, small-to-medium sized businesses, consumers for home digital entertainment and Pro AV installations, the TDP-EW25U projectors extreme short projection technology can produce a 60-inch image from just 2.4 feet away and allows the projector to be placed or mounted closer to the screen so that the amount of ambient light that can degrade the image quality is reduced, resulting in a more luminous image.

The projector also features Windows Vista® networking capabilities integrated wireless1 functionality for remarkably quick and easy presentation set up, as well as remote network management and extensive multimedia connectivity, all for $1,8993 (ESUP).

The TDP-EW25U projector is simply the best-equipped widescreen presentation solution on the market today, said Sam Malik, director of projector sales and marketing, Toshiba Digital Products Division. Attractively priced, this incredibly flexible next-generation presentation device gives professionals and consumers everything they need and want in a projector, wider viewing space, easy set up, wireless networking, unbelievable brightness and accurate, lifelike color reproduction.

Notebook computers are shifting to a wider format meaning conference room, sales and presentation applications will require a wider format to avoid compression and resizing, said Sanju Khatri, principal analyst, projection & large screen displays at iSuppli Corporation, a global leader in electronics industry intelligence. Business and education sectors will choose wide format projectors to future proof their purchase but they are not ready to pay the premium price of up to 50-percent as some projector manufacturers are thinking of charging.

When ceiling mounted, the TDP-EW25U projectors extreme short projection technology eliminates eye glare and screen shadowing when the presenter is close to the screen. When used as a portable projector, the extreme short projection and 100-percent optical offset lens projects the image up and out, allowing for placement of the unit at various table heights, such as on a credenza, at the end of a desk, conference table or even a low coffee table. The TDP-EW25U projector can also be used with an interactive whiteboard.

The TDP-EW25U projects fine text and images with an impressive 2,600 ANSI lumens and a rich, vibrant DLP® BrilliantColor display. The DLP® BrilliantColor technology utilizes up to six separate colors: red, blue, green, cyan, yellow and magenta for a wider variety of accurate, vibrant colors that wont fade over time. BrilliantColor technology enables up to a 50 percent increase in the brightness of colors. The projector also features a WXGA 1280 x 800 native resolution, razor sharp contrast ratio of 2000:1 and offers on-the-go professionals the option to deliver PC-free presentations with a USB thumb drive by simply storing the presentation in JPEG format and connecting to the USB port.

Users can also expect seamless presentations with remote network management from this projector. The TDP-EW25U can be networked and controlled remotely via a wired LAN connection, which is password protected for increased security. The Toshiba TDP-EW25U projectors network capability also allows IT administrators to remotely control the projector over a network and receive e-mail notification via SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) for issues related to temperature, fan and lamp status.

HDTV/DTV compatible, Toshibas TDP-EW25U integrates data, video and audio features necessary for todays high-end multimedia presentations. The projector comes packaged in a sleek, high-tech casing with multiple computer inputs (two RGB 15-pin), two video inputs for composite and S-video, two components (shared with computer inputs), one-watt stereo speaker, type A USB port and both wired and wireless connectivity options. Other features unique to the TDP-EW25U include variable audio out, digital zoom and auto set, which allows users to automatically synchronize the settings between their PCs and the projector.

The Toshiba TDP-EW25U projector also includes the following leading-edge features:

  • Windows Vista® network capabilities allows presenters to wirelessly transfer JPEG files from a notebook with ease, for slide show presentations or images embedded in documents;
  • Built-in IEEE 802.11g wireless1 functionality delivers fast set-up time and enables presenters to easily connect their wireless notebooks to the projector from anywhere in the room, and deliver sequential presentations without the need for cables;
  • Toshibas unique Natural Color Enhancer4 color correction circuitry, delivering exceptionally sharp and vivid images that more closely match original presentation colors;
  • Blackboard function with wall color adjustment. Simply select a wall color, such as green, black, brown, blue or beige, for a clearer display on non-screen surfaces;
  • One-touch auto setup on a fully-loaded presentation remote to ensure worry-free, professional presentations even in the most unforgiving environments;
  • Digital zoom function on the remote control allows the presenter to zoom in on a specific image or presentation element, such as spreadsheet numbers or other important details;
  • Password protection and key-lock function to help prevent unauthorized use;
  • Instant power shut down capability that enables the projector to power off instantly once disconnected from the power outlet with no cool-down time required;
  • Automatic digital keystone correction system, allowing presenters to adjust errors quickly and easily for a proportional, squared display;
  • Whisper-quiet operation of only 28 decibels (dB) (in low mode) quieter than a soft conversation;
  • In addition, the projector features convenient lamp access on the top panel for easy lamp replacement, even when the projector is ceiling mounted.

The Toshiba TDP-EW25U is currently available through Toshibas authorized distributors, VARs, mail-order outlets and www.toshibadirect.com.

Toshiba TDP-EW25U projector specifications:

Model

 

TDP-EW25U

Display Technology

Shape

0.65" DMD DLP®

No. of Pixels

1280 x 800

Projection Lens Standard Lens Fixed Zoom / Manual Focus
F/f (mm) F = 2.6, f = 8.37
Throw Ratio   0.59
Aspect Ratio   16:10 (4:3 switchable)
Light Source   275W (220W in low mode)
Brightness   2600 ANSI lumens
Native Resolution   WXGA 1280 x 800
Built-in Wireless Technology   IEEE 802.11b/g
Color Reproduction   Full 16.7 Million Colors
Contrast Ratio   2000:1
Projection Screen Size (Diagonal)   41 120 inches
Projection Distance   1.6 ft – 5.0 ft
Optical Offset   100 percent
Compatible Scanning Frequency Horizontal (kHZ) 15 – 120kHz
Vertical (Hz) 50 – 150Hz
Input Terminal RGB 2 x D-sub 15 (dual use for Computer 1/2 input and Component Video)
Video 1x S-video; 1x RCA for Composite Video
RGB Audio 1 x stereo mini-jack
Video Audio 2x RCA (L/R)
Input Signal Format Video NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Color Difference HDTV/DTV (480p/480i/576i/576p/720p/1080i), DVD
RGB VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA (native), SXGA/UXGA (compressed)
Output Terminal Audio 1x stereo mini-jack (variable output level)
RGB 1x D-sub 15 terminal
Other Terminal RS-232 1x D-sub 9-pin
RJ-45 1x RJ-45 networking terminal (Windows® Vista network capable)
USB 1x USB port
Picture Color Enhancer  

DLP® Brilliant Color and Toshiba Natural Color Enhancer4

Keystone Correction   Auto Vertical +/- 18˚
Auto Set   Yes
Noise Level   33dB (28dB in low mode)
Internal Speaker   1-Watt Monaural
External Dimensions (W x H x D)   13.3 x 5.2 x 10.5
Weight   9.2 lbs.
Power Consumption   385W
Power Source   100-240V, 50/60Hz
Replacement Lamp   TLP-LW15
Limited Warranty   Two years parts and labor, 90-days on lamp
Box Contents   Mouse remote control with laser pointer
    Mouse IR receiver
    Power cord
    RGB cable
    CD-ROM
    User's Manual
    Soft Carrying Bag

Green Statement

Toshiba strongly believes in corporate social responsibility and is committed to taking certain actions to help protect the environment. Toshiba has set an environmental goal to double its ecological efficiency by 2010, while currently manufacturing its products to meet the Restriction on Hazardous Substances4 standard (RoHS). All Toshiba projectors are RoHS-compatible, reducing harmful environmental effects by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba has more than 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US $60 billion (FY2006). For more information on Toshibas leading innovations, visit the companys Web site at www.toshiba.com.

1 Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware, or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See Wireless Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

2 Microsoft Vista Ultimate®Meeting Space. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware, or services.

3 Reseller prices may vary. ESUP means Estimated Single Unit Price.

4 RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC, Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE. Toshiba requires its projector component suppliers to meet RoHS requirements and verifies its suppliers' commitment to meeting RoHS requirements by conducting component sampling inspections during the product design approval process.

© 2007 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. DLP® the DLP logo and BrilliantColorare trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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