Sneak previews: A sampler of FOSE product displays

As always, FOSE is the place to see and be seen, to experience firsthand the latest generation of technology and services. Among the products and services being promoted before the curtain opens on the show floor:

  • Avocent Digital Desktops will offer an early look at ShadowIT, a remote computing product that will be formally announced in May. The company, formerly 2C Computing, will also present the latest in server- and desktop-blade technology and open architecture solutions.

  • Zebra Technologies, recently awarded a GSA schedule, will review its bar coding and plastic-card solutions, including those being used in homeland defense and the war in Iraq and will discuss implications of the Food and Drug Administration bar-code rules.

  • Wireless and wired records-management and surveillance system will be shown by Sequent Technologies, including Ranger 350i, a wide-area digital wireless video transmitter and digital video recorder. The system, billed as the smallest of its kind, delivers video, audio and data files using satellite, wireless or wired networks.

  • North American Access Technologies will show off its Mobile Emergency Datacenter, a small truck that can be packed with secure 3-DES encrypted wireless and 2-way satellite communications capabilities, power generators, UPS, high-density servers and storage, satellite Internet Links and wireless Ethernet.

  • Altusen is to demonstrate its KVM on the NET. The secure network access tool allows IT managers to reduce costs by managing multiple servers with one keyboard, video monitor and mouse. Also look for its LCD KVM Console, which includes a 16-port KVM switch, keyboard, touchpad and a 15-inch LCD display.

  • Ulead's newest versions of its consumer-level digital image and video editing software, PhotoImpact 8 and VideoStudio 7. PhotoImpact 8 has tools in digital photography, 2D/3D graphics and Web design. VideoStudio 7 allowes users to improve videos with titles, transitions, text, narration and music. It includes a tutorial.

  • UsableNet will show its LIFT Machine, an enterprise tool for Section 508 compliance strategies.

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