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Toshiba Releases Video Communications Solution

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Digital Solutions Division has released the Video Communications Solution (VCS) for its Strata CIX family of IP business communication systems.

The new systems features include full integration with Strata CIX systems and pre-installation when shipped with the Media Application Server; an easy-to-use video interface; and various communications tools such as voice, sharing and collaboration. For example, using voice extensions, video can be added to telephone conversations. A number of default settings (on, off, communication rate and window size for video) can be configured to meet an individual users needs.

Future releases of VCS will include presence, file transfer, instant messaging and three-party video.

Toshiba Corp.



1251 Ave. of the Americas, Suite 4110
New York, NY 10020
+1 212 596 0600
www.telecom.toshiba.com


SMC Adds Storage Service to EZ Connect Family

SMC Networks Inc. has added the EZ Connect g 2.4GHz 54mbps Wireless AP Storage product to its EZ Connect g family of 802.11g wireless networking products.

The storage server is meant to serve as the primary wireless network access point or as a wireless network extension. It enables file storage and sharing, as well as shared Internet access. It also includes security and comes with two USB 2.0 connectors so users can connect USB hard disk drives and memory sticks for easy network backup or data access.

SMC says the device is ideal for travelers and home users who want an easy and secure means for backup and file access.The servers security features include 64/128-bit wired equivalent privacy encryption, disable SSID broadcast and MAC address filtering. The product also supports the latest version of WPA, WPA2.

The new EZ Connect g 2.4GHz 54mbps Wireless AP Storage is available through SMC Networks resellers.

SMC Networks Inc.


38 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618
+1 800 762 4968
www.smc.com


TalkSwitch Unveils Analog Phone

TalkSwitch Inc., which makes phone systems for small and multilocation businesses, has unveiled the TS-200 single-line, analog desktop phone, available through its resellers.

The phone features a speakerphone, caller ID display, message waiting count and indicator, hands-free paging, 99-name telephone directory and multiple ringtones. The TS-200 telephone is priced at $139.

TalkSwitch Inc.


1545 Carling Ave., Suite 150
Ottawa, ON K1Z 8P9
Canada
+1 613 725 2980
www.talkswitch.com


NETGEAR Extends Wireless Networking Line

NETGEAR Inc. has added the five-in-one gateway to its RangeMax line of extended range, high-speed wireless networking products.

The RangeMax ADSL Modem Wireless Router (DG834PN) combines five functions ADSL2+ modem, router, 10/100 LAN switch, SPI Double Firewall, and the 108mbps RangeMax wireless access point in one box. This gives users untethered, continuous connectivity to network resources and the Internet.

NETGEAR says its new wireless router is easy to set up and configure, thanks to the companys SmartWizard Installation Assistant. The unit connects directly to an ADSL line, eliminating the need for an extra modem. It also features built-in port forwarding settings, a universal plug-andplay mechanism, and VPN pass-through for Internet gaming, sending instant messages and hosting Internet services.

The RangeMax gateway also supports WPA-PSK, 64- and 128-bit wired equivalent privacy data encryption and MAC address authentication.

NETGEARs RangeMax ADSL Modem Wireless Router (DG834PN) comes with a twoyear warranty and around-the-clock technical support. It is available through VARs, direct marketers and online.

NETGEAR Inc.


4500 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
+1 408 987 8000
www.netgear.com


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