After the 2009 Victorian bushfires, a company running a small-scale pilot project to monitor bushfire hotspots suddenly found itself propelled onto centre stage. Victorian company EYEfi had installed four monitoring cameras on fire towers in and around Victoria’s Yarra Valley.
A local company and an international company are working together to deliver an innovative solution for data centres.
D-Link has released a family of internet-based surveillance products - network video recorders (NVRs) - designed with advanced features and compact size to meet the camera monitoring needs of small-to-medium businesses.
Agilent has introduced an interference analyser option for its FieldFox RF analyser, an integrated RF handheld for wireless installation and maintenance (I&M). The company has also introduced claimed industry-first spectrum analyser features.
Queensland internet solutions provider ECN Internet had experienced rapid growth over the past 12 months and needed to build a new data centre to make sure it could deliver its services.
TechRentals has introduced the JDSU Smart Class E1/Datacoms into its rental fleet.
Kontron has released the 1U mini-format industrial server range Kontron KISS 1U Short that features a 25% reduced installation depth. The compact format offers the latest multicore processor performance, two SATA hard disks with optional RAID functionality and two PCI expansion slots for customer-specific expansion options.
Hewlett-Packard has released StorageWorks X1000 and X3000 network storage systems that unify file and application storage to simplify storage infrastructures. With a single, unified system, businesses do not need to invest in separate storage systems for file and database data. The new network-attached storage solutions provide up to 35% more usable capacity through file deduplication while also increasing file serving performance by up to 30%.
Fluke Networks has introduced the LinkRunner Duo CE carrier pocket ethernet test set, which it says reduces costs by offering a simpler go/no-go test set that permits fast, efficient and affordable testing of both fibre and copper links, while eliminating costly callbacks and the resulting troubleshooting sessions.
TechRentals has introduced the Fujikura FSM 60-S Fusion Splicer and CT30 Fibre Cleaver into its rental fleet. The FSM-60S core alignment fusion splicer incorporates a user-friendly interface with enhanced features to provide the most rugged and reliable fusion splicer.
3Com has launched an extensible data centre switching platform and a next-generation management platform. The H3C S12500 data centre aggregation and high-end enterprise core switch is built on a modern system architecture that delivers 2.2 billion packets per second (Bpps) of forwarding through a 6.6 Tbps non-blocking fabric, with up to 128 non-blocking 10 Gb or 864 non-blocking gigabit ethernet ports and 50% less power consumption than competing products; a combination that delivers lower total cost of ownership (TCO) in both capex and opex.
Addressing the number one challenge for data centre managers, AMD has released five low-power 45 nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE processors. At 55 W ACP, these efficient processors help meet the industry’s demand for low-power, cost-saving data centre technology. Also available in eight server systems from Hewlett-Packard, the processors can help customers immediately recognise power savings and increased virtualisation performance. Rackable Systems will also have Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE processor-based servers available immediately, and additional systems from global OEMs including Dell, Sun and other providers are expected.
The Powerware 9395 825 kVA UPS builds on the core capabilities provided by the 275 and 550 kVA models and allows users to make upgrades in the field by adding additional modules for system redundancy or capacity.
The PM2000 and PM3000 intelligent power distribution unit (IPDU) series support per outlet level metering and switching capabilities to provide IT infrastructure professionals the tools they need to understand their available power capacity, allowing them to reduce and manage their growing power consumption costs.
The EVOLPACK online double conversion uninterruptible power systems (UPS) are available in sizes 1 to 3 KVA.