Monarch Computer announced the availability of the Monarch Furia featuring the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor. The new Furia workstations and desktops handle both 32-bit and 64-bit applications. With an on-die dual-core x86 PC processor, Monarch's new workstations offer inter-core communication at CPU speeds, as well as direct access to memory controller and HyperTransport technology.
Monarch Computer Systems, 5242 Royal Woods Parkway, Suite 160, Tucker, Georgia 30084, 800-611-0875, www.monarchcomputer.com.
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a dedicated device for Internet browsing and e-mail communications in a pocket-size format. The Nokia 770 features a high-resolution 800 x 480 widescreen display with zoom and on-screen keyboard, making it well suited for viewing on-line content over Wi-Fi. Aside from Wi-Fi, the device also can connect to the Internet utilizing Bluetooth wireless technology via a compatible mobile phone. The 770 runs on the Linux-based Nokia Internet Tablet 2005 Software Edition, which includes many popular open-source technologies. In conjunction with the release of the Nokia 770, the maemo development platform (www.maemo.org) now is available to provide open-source developers with tools and opportunities to collaborate with Nokia on future devices and OS releases in the Internet Tablet category.
Nokia, Keilalahdentie 2-4, FIN-00045 Nokia Group Finland, +358 (0) 7180 08000, www.nokia.com.
WIN Enterprises, Inc., introduced the PL-01025, a high-performance, rack-mountable 1U embedded development platform designed for Internet/network appliance OEMs. Featuring the supplemental processing power of the SafeXcel 184x co-processor, the PL-01025 supports a Pentium M processor and up to 8GB of DDR RAM. It also offers a CompactFlash socket, Gigabit Ethernet and a PCI-X slot. Other features include 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) and four 10/100 Ethernet ports, as well as digital I/O (four in, four out), serial interface and an IDE connector for a 2.5\200\235 HDD.
WIN Enterprises, 300 Willow Street South, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845, 978-688-2000, www.win-ent.com.
The newest addition to SBE's HighWire series of communications, the HW400c/2 is an intelligent PICMG 2.16 CompactPCI I/O processor. It features a 1GHz PowerPC processor, up to 1GB of SDRAM, two PCI Telecom Mezzanine Card (PTMC) sites and Gigabit Ethernet and H.110. Designed to be a blade platform for telecom infrastructure applications, such as media gateways, softswitches and remote node controllers, the two expansion sites are designed to support PTMC Configuration 2 and Configuration 5 modules in addition to standard PMC boards. The core processing architecture on the HW400c/2 is based on the 1GHz Freescale MPC7447A PowerPC processor and Marvell Discovery III system controller. Up to 1GB of ECC DDR memory is supported in addition to on-board Disk-on-Chip Flash filesystem storage.
SBE Corporate Headquarters, 2305 Camino Ramon, Suite 200, San Ramon, California 94583, 925-355-2000, sbei.net.
Heroix's Longitude is an agentless, multiplatform OS and application monitoring and reporting system. Event displays, graphical dashboard views and performance reports and graphs supply information about the overall system so IT personnel can manage performance and capacity issues before IT service levels are affected. Based on industry standards, Longitude is 100% Web-enabled and is equipped with more than 250 prepackaged operational metrics for monitoring the performance of Windows, Linux and UNIX systems, as well as application, Web, database and messaging servers. More than 125 prepackaged reports and the intuitive dashboard allow users to assess an overview of historical performance problems and then drill down to view problem details. Longitude requires little to no configuration and can be up and running in the production environment within 15 minutes.
Heroix, 57 Wells Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02459, 800-229-6500, www.heroix.com.
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