by January 11, 1999 0 comments

Canon launches new printer

Canon has launched BJC-5100 printer for
A3-size printing. The printer has printing speeds of 10-ppm for monochrome
and 4-ppm for color printing, and prints at a resolution of 140×720 dpi.
The BJC-5100 has a dual-cartridge system and allows bi-directional
printing. The printer uses Canon’s PhotoRealism technology. Price: Rs
13,995 Vendor: Canon India 

Iomega launches 250 MB
drives and disks

Iomega has launched the Zip 250 MB drive
and disks. The latest zip-drive is two-and-a-half times larger in capacity
than the original 100 MB zip-drive. Zip-250 drives can also read and write
to 100 MB zip disks. The Zip-250 drive includes: one Zip 250 MB disk,
IomegaWare software, and Norton Zip Rescue software. Recordit software is
also included for recording and playing voice and music on the computer
from the Zip disk. Price: Rs 9,490 Vendor: Electronic
Resources India/Neoteric Informatique. 

Technocom launches new

Delhi-based Technocom has launched its new
high-speed data communication modems, with in-built speakers and
microphones. The 56 k CV PCI model has a Lucent dual-hard chipset with a
built-in data-processing unit. Price: Rs 5,750 Vendor: Technocom

New AIR BUS motherboard

Jorjy International has launched PT 810DT,
a new AIR BUS interface-based twin processor AT form motherboard. The
mainboard has an Intel 810 chipset, 100-MHz bus speed, three DIMM sockets
that can store up to 512 MB RAM, an Award BIOS, four PCI slots, and two
USB ports, among other features. Price: Rs 5,700 Vendor: Jorjy

Digital Data extends HITA
UPS range

Digital Data Systems has announced a Power
Hub UPS–a 500 VA line-interactive model with a wide input voltage range
of 165V-270V and an in-built AVR. The company also announced an IGBT-based
3 kVA model with in-built LCD display and input voltage range from
160V-310V. Vendor: Digital Data Systems 


McAfee launches

McAfee launched ActiveShield, an anti-virus
protection technology. The technology offers real-time virus scanning.
ActiveShield continuously searches the Internet for virus updates and
warns you. It checks all file inputs/outputs, downloads, programs, e-mail,
etc, for viruses. The facility is available online to members only. Price:

Symantec launches TalkWorks

Symantec has launched TalkWorks PRO version
3, a voice and fax messaging solution. The software works with a
compatible voice/fax modem. It allows users to create multiple mailboxes,
workgroup voicemail for up to 15 users, and a caller ID-based Screen Pop,
that pulls up caller information from the user’s phone book. Price: Rs
4, 250 Vendor: Godrej Pacific Technology 


Novell launches
directory-enabled NT firewall

Novell has launched a directory-enabled
firewall for NT. FireWall has Internet security features and network
bandwidth management tools to provide priority to mission-critical
traffic. It runs on Win NT and works with the NDS. Price: Rs 95,000
(including license for 25 users) Vendor: Onward Novell 

Digital photography

Deltra Software of Belgaum has announced a
new software for printing digital photographs. The software lets you print
photos from a digital camera or a scanner with the help of a color-inkjet
printer. It allows options such as, printing in various sizes, multiple
copies, adding borders, etc. The trial version of the software is
available for free download at Price: Rs
2,500 Vendor: Deltra Software 


Avnet Max 5
Siri Fort Road, New Delhi 110049. Tel: 11-6250250 Fax: 6258804

BBS Electronics G-32
Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash-II, New Delhi 110048.
Tel: 11-6433612

Canon India Neela
Gagan, Mandi Road Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030.
Tel: 11-6806572 Fax: 6807180

Deltra Software 3rd
Floor, Dalvi Building, Kirloskar Raod, Belgaum 590002.
Tel: 831-427724

Digital Data Systems 502
C Kamalalaya Centre, 56 A Lenin Sarani, Calcutta 700013. Tel: 33-2219821
Fax: 2251275

Electronic Resources #40
Ulsoor Road, Bangalore 560042.
Tel: 80-5550605 Fax: 5586872

Godrej Pacific Technology Plant
19a Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (W), Mumbai 400079. Tel: 22-517166 Fax:

HCL Infosystems A-10-11
Sector 3, Noida 201301. Tel: 577-520977
Fax: 544527

Hewlett-Packard Chandiwala
Estate, Maa Anandmai Marg, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019. Tel: 11-6826000 Fax:

Onward Novell 62
MIDC, 13th Street, Andheri (East) Mumbai 400093.
Tel: 22-8342244 Fax: 8342223

Neotoric Informatique B-20
Shri Ram Industrial Estate, 13 G D Ambedkar Road, Wadala, Mumbai 400031.
Tel: 22-4172600 Fax: 4163679

207 DSIDC Complex, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase I, New Delhi 110020. Tel:
11-6818489, 6817025

Jorjy International L-5
Near Central Market, Lajpat Nagar-II, New Delhi 110024. Tel: 11-6917928,
6917930 Fax: 6912975

HCL launches Dragon
Naturally Speaking 4

HCL and Dragon have launched version 4 of
Dragon Naturally Speaking–a voice recognition software. This will enable
you to browse the Net by voice. You can activate IE through voice
commands, jump to links, surf book-marked sites, use e-mail, chat, etc. It
has a training time of about three-to-five minutes to learn your voice.
Customized according to Indian accent, the software has a vocabulary of
230,000 words and allows you to dictate up to 160 words per minute. Price:
Rs 5,995 (Essential edition); Rs 17,995 (Preferred edition); Rs 39,995
(Professional edition) Vendor: HCL Infosystems 


Launches new Deskjet

HP has launched DJ
970 Cxi, a new photo-quality Deskjet printer. The printer has a resolution
of 2400×1200 dpi and HP’s enhanced Photo REt color-layering technology.
The printer has speeds of 12-ppm for black and 10-ppm for color printing.
Its advanced features include duplex attachment to provide automatic
two-sided printing, and an ink indicator for showing low-ink levels.

Rs 24,900 Vendor: Hewlett-Packard 

Launches new scanners

The company has also
launched three new flatbed color scanners–ScanJet 3300C for the SOHO
market, and ScanJet 6300C and 6350C professional series scanners. HP will
shortly launch a new photo Website,, which will let
customers upload, store, and share photos over the Internet.
Rs 8,500 (ScanJet 3300C); Rs 25,000 (ScanJet 6300C); Rs 32,000 (ScanJet
6350C) Vendor: Hewlett-Packard

AMD launches…

650 MHz Athlon

AMD has
launched the Athlon processor with a speed of 650 MHz. The processor has a
bus speed of 200 MHz, with a 128 kB L1 cache, a programmable backside L2
cache, and the new 3DNow! technology with 24-new instructions. The latter
is also found in the 600-MHz variant.
Price: $849 Vendor:
Avnet Max/BBS Electronics 

New notebook processors

AMD has also
launched two new processors–K6-2-P/475, K6-3-P/450–for notebooks. The
two processors support 100-MHz front-side bus and 3DNow! technology. The
K6-3-P has a TriLevel cache design, with a 64 kB L1 cache, an internal 256
kB L2 cache, and external L3 cache of up to 1 MB.
Price: $320
(K6-3-P/450); $209 (K6-2-P/475) Vendor: Avnet Max/BBS Electronics

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