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ATI Launches and Ships New Radeon X1900-Based Cards

OKI Launches Anoto Qualified Printer

Agilent Technologies Introduces WireScope Pro Cable Tester

PowerColor X1900 CrossFire Edition, X1900XTX, X1900XT Hit the Market

ATI Launches and Ships New Radeon X1900-Based Cards

You might have already seen the related article on our website as well as this news, but here's the dedicated news for you anyway. ATI Technologies launched and began shipping its new PCI Express graphics cards based on the Radeon X1900 GPU.

The Radeon X1900 XT and Radeon X1900 XTX are naturally meant for gamers. They feature three times shader processors than the previous generation - 48. The series also features Avivo technologies and CrossFire support - there's a dedicated card for multi-GPU systems named Radeon X1900 CrossFire. It can be combined with other two cards of this series - Radeon X1900 XT or Radeon X1900 XTX.

The Radeon X1900 XT, Radeon X1900 XTX and Radeon X1900 CrossFire are shipping immediately from ATI and its board partners around the world. The Radeon X1900 XT has a suggested retail price of USD$549 and the Radeon X1900 XTX has a suggested retail price of USD$649. The Radeon X1900 CrossFire has a suggested retail price of USD$599.

Also launching today is the All-In-Wonder X1900 solution, which joins ATI's multimedia product family. It comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 Plus Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software, and its package also includes Multimedia Center, Remote Wonder Plus (for wireless computer control), Gemstar GuidePlus+ program scheduling in North America, European program guide for DVB-T broadcasts, input and output cables, support for Windows XP Media Center and more.

All-In-Wonder X1900 has a manufacturers suggested retail price of USD$499 and is available now from ATI.com in North America and by mid-February in Europe from major online stores.

All of the Radeon X1900 products are supported by ATI's Catalyst suite of software. The Radeon X1900 products will also help customers prepare for the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

Source: ATI Technologies

OKI Launches Anoto Qualified Printer

OKI Printing Solutions (the brand name for Oki Data Corporation) today announced a partnership with Anoto, the provider of solutions for the transmission of handwritten text from paper to digital media. The first integration project is already underway with the C5400, the first color printer to complete the Anoto Print Qualification Program.

The Anoto solution is similar to using a digital pen and paper as an interface to the digital world, as the pen stores everything you write in ink onto its digital memory. The paper is printed with the Anoto dot pattern (it is not visible to the eye, but gives the paper a slightly off-white color) and the pen takes a digital snapshot of anything written on the page. Anoto is the only company that licenses the dot pattern technology.

The Anoto solution is currently being used by more than 100 partners worldwide to help meet the challenge of speeding up communications in industries such as government, healthcare and logistics. For example, doctors issuing drug prescriptions on pre-printed forms produced on the C5400, only need to place the pen in the docking station at the end of his/her rounds for the prescriptions to be automatically sent to the pharmacy. This not only hastens the dispensing of medication, but also reduces the manual flow of paper.

In addition to valuable time savings, the Anoto solution provides resource and cost savings as users have the flexibility to print forms on demand rather than purchasing pre-printed forms.

The C5400 printer is available through OKI Printing Solutions regional sales offices and authorized solution providers.

Source: Oki Data Corporation

Agilent Technologies Introduces WireScope Pro Cable Tester

Agilent Technologies introduced its new handheld cable and fiber tester for Cat 3 to Cat 6a/7 cable certification. It is said to be the first to provide Alien Crosstalk (AXT) measurements for testing LAN cabling's suitability for running 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE).

An expandable platform, the WireScope Pro is available at Cat 3 to Cat 6 test capability and can be upgraded to Cat 6a/7 capability at a later stage, making it a safe investment.

According to the press release, WireScope Pro boosts the test throughput by a factor of three, compared with previous models. New Fiber SmartProbes cut test times of optical links by eliminating the need to swap fibers for bidirectional testing and calibration. Furthermore, Agilent's newly developed AXT test solution, based on WireScope Pro, employs a new, fast and cost-efficient methodology, based on real-life crosstalk stimulation. Today's network analyzer-based, one-hour measurements now run in five minutes.

WireScope Pro exceeds TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) Level IV accuracy specifications, with compliance independently certified by ETL SEMKO (formerly Edison Testing Laboratory).

The Agilent N2640A WireScope Pro handheld cable and fiber tester is available in April 2006 at a list price of $7,700.

Source: Agilent Technologies

PowerColor X1900 CrossFire Edition, X1900XTX, X1900XT Hit the Market

Tul, provider of PowerColor graphic cards, today introduces PowerColor X1900 CrossFire Edition, X1900XTX and X1900XT, the latest series of graphic cards.

The PowerColor X1900 Series utilizes the latest ATI Radeon R580 core. The X1900XTX clocks at 650MHz, has 1.55GHz memory clock and 512MB of DDR3. It also features 48 pixel shader processors, three times of the previous X1800 models. And CrossFire enables an additional card for even more power.

The PowerColor X1900 series supports Open GL 2.0, DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0; enabling anti-aliasing with HDR. AVIVO engine is also included for accelerated video decode and encode of the latest video formats and support for High-Definition videos.

PowerColor X1900 CrossFire Edition, X1900XTX and X1900XT are available immediately.

Specification Summary

Product Name X1900 CrossFire X1900XTX 512MB X1900XT 512MB
Core Speed 625MHz 650MHz 625MHz
Memory Speed 1.45GHz 1.55GHz 1.45GHz
Memory Size 512MB DDR3
Memory interface 256bit
Pixel Shaders 48
VGA Output - By DVI to VGA converter
TV Output - S-Video
HDTV Support YES
DirectX Compliance 9.0c
OpenGL 2.0
Shader Model 3.0
Crossfire Support Crossfire Ready
H.264 Support YES
Software Bundle Cyberlink DVD Solution 8-in-1

Source: Tul

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