February 12, 2007
Upcoming Meeting Notice

Annual Spring
Click below to get registered for the Annual ASCDI Meeting in Las Vegas. Members and non-members are invited! Vendor? You are invited too! Our event will be in fabulous Las Vegas, and the conference will feature events and presentations designed to grow your business. Come on! Make a safe bet! Come to the ASCDI (Click here for more information).

New products



ADC introduces size-reduced Augmented Category 6 UTP cable
ADC announced that it has reduced the size of its CopperTen Augmented Category 6 UTP cable. ADC’s new cable has an average outside diameter of .275” compared to the industry average of .310”, which translates into a 22 percent reduction in cross-sectional area compared to typical Augmented Category 6 cable. The benefits of implementing a smaller cable include enhanced airflow for improved data center cooling, reliability and uptime; reduced installation costs due to its lighter weight and smaller volume; and improved fill rates in cable trays, conduits and raceways. Designed to run 10-Gigabit Ethernet over 100 meters of copper cabling, ADC was able to reduce the size of CopperTen by further enhancing the company’s patented AirES technology. ADC also is introducing its new suite of TrueNet Fiber Plug-and-Play Solutions for data center applications, designed to improve reliability, scalability and cooling needs of modern data centers. The new product suite includes plug-and-play, Multi-Fiber Push-On (MPO) solutions for ADC’s line of TrueNet Fiber products within the main distribution area (MDA), backbone and horizontal and equipment distribution areas (HDA and EDA). Together, these solutions promote reliability in the data center through properly-managed cable density, which encourages proper airflow and reduces maintenance.
Visit www.adc.com.
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Perspectives of a first-time conference attendee
BICSI is a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies. BICSI provides attendees at each conference with a First Timer’s Orientation to present a basic understanding of what to expect and how to get the most value out of their conference experience. Attendees learn about earning important continuing education credits, conference sessions and events, the BICSI Cares charity and the benefits of BICSI membership. Educational presentations are the core of every BICSI conference. This year’s Winter Conference featured presenters covering topics including AV, standards, HD TV and video, convergence, cabling and outside plant. Aside from the presentations, the Exhibit Hall is the hotspot at a conference. There were 209 exhibitors displaying products and solutions, ready to answer questions and present what their company has to offer. BICSI serves more than 24,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians.
Visit www.bicsi.org.
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Intermec partners with NASA
Intermec Inc. announced a cooperative research effort with the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center to investigate new Automatic Identification Tracking (AIT) System technologies. New technologies to be developed will qualify machine-readable symbol markings and RFID devices for use on space-borne vehicles.  To aid in developing the new technologies, Intermec will evaluate markings that have been exposed to low earth orbit environments during the third and fourth Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) missions. Intermec also will prepare additional marked samples and soft and rigid RFID tags to be included in MISSE 6, scheduled for July 2007. The part identification markings and tags -- which remain readable after exposure to the extreme levels of ultraviolet radiation, atomic oxygen, hard vacuum, and contamination in low earth orbit -- will be evaluated and then certified for use on future space vehicles and added to NASA's part identification requirements.

Newly upgraded Intermec IF5 RFID Reader named a top performer
Intermec Inc. announced that its newly upgraded IF5 Fixed RFID Reader was ranked the top performer in adjacent dock door use by U.S. RFID testing lab ODIN technologies. Upgraded to read more tags per second and deliver increased radio frequency sensitivity and reliability, the IF5 was rated comparable or superior to top performing competitive readers, matched the read rate -- number of tags read per unit time -- of the fastest competitor and scored in the "highly sensitive" reader category.  The Intermec IF5 is a fixed "smart" reader that can run business intelligence and decision making processes at the point of activity, filter information from tags, monitor external sensors and control audible/visual indicators. Users implementing the reader avoid the expense and potential point of failure of a separate server "box" required by other RFID scanning solutions. As with all Intermec reader products, the IF5 both reads and writes to ISO and Gen 2 RFID tags.
Visit www.intermec.com or www.ODINtechnologies.com.
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Ex-CitiCapital sales exec joins Clune & Company
Clune & Company has named Marla J. Rasmussen as director of business development. In her new role, Rasmussen will work with original equipment manufacturers and their sales offices to provide competitive lease and financing products offered by Clune & Co., a family owned business celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2007. Rasmussen comes to Clune & Co. with more than 22 years of leasing and finance industry experience. She had most recently been vice president of sales with CitiCapital, where she had been employed for nearly 10 years in various positions. Her prior experience includes both sales and management responsibilities in the Leasing Division of GE Capital.  Clune & Company is a general equipment lessor specializing in office equipment, medical & dental equipment, telecommunications, restaurant equipment, manufacturing and industrial equipment, computer hardware & software, construction equipment, material handling equipment, and surveying equipment.
Visit www.clune.net.
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TMW Systems reports consistent growth and profitability throughout 2006
TMW Systems, the largest provider of enterprise management software designed specifically for the trucking industry, announces 2006 as a record year for revenues, product releases, new customers and consecutive quarterly growth. Fourth quarter revenues increased 32.6% percent compared to the same quarter last year. Forty-three new customers were signed in the fourth quarter, bringing TMWs customer additions to a record 139 for the year. TMWs fourth quarter performance contributed to a record set of full year results including a 24.4% percent increase in total revenue over 2005. Equally impressive are the operational results achieved in 2006. TMWs professional services team brought a record number of new customers live, and its customer satisfaction survey results again ranked the highest in the industry. TMW also released a record number of new products that address key industry demands such as business intelligence tools, mobile communications, driver management solutions, and more efficient and intelligent dispatch products.
Visit www.tmwsystems.com.
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New products

Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions offers new XP-9E
Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions announces its XP-9E PCI expansion system to support applications requiring PCI cards.  The XP-9E is a 4U rackmount enclosure that accommodates eight full-length, full-height PCI cards and integrates seamlessly into the PCI Express bus of new application servers that do not provide support for full-size or low profile PCI cards.  The XP-9E expansion system allows end users deploying PCI-based applications to adopt advanced application servers based on their needs, rather than on the number of available PCI slots.  This expansion solution dramatically reduces the cost of replacing an entire server for slot incompatibility while also protecting users’ server choice.  
Visit www.gavazzi-computing.com.
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PowerTech looks to OpenService for cross-platform security
To help iSeries shops get a handle on cross-platform security problems, PowerTech is teaming up with OpenService to bring greater OS/400 depth to OpenService's security event correlation and reporting tools. OpenService sells a collection of security tools, which it classifies as Security Information Event Management (SIEM). Under this SIEM umbrella lays the company's flagship Security Management Center (SMC), which provides a framework that brings together various aspects of security--including threat management, log management, security policy compliance, and regulatory compliance--that's accessed in real-time from a dashboard interface. The SMC offering is split into two components. The Security Threat Manager is a real-time security event correlation engine that gathers data from the various supported devices, and compares it to information from vulnerability assessment scans to determine the areas of an IT infrastructure that are at risk. The second component of SMC, called the Security Log Manager, is composed of a large database that stores data gathered by the Security Threat Manager for the sake of creating reports over time. The Log Manager is often used forensically, to answer questions about security events, and also for regulatory compliance reporting.
Visit www.openservice.com.
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Arc-Intel partners with Q4bis
Q4bis, Inc., an innovative producer of a leading feature-packed business intelligence (BI) software solution, has formed a strategic partnership with Arc-Intel to provide the Q4bis BI Suite to the US market, allowing users of any platform to gain improved access and insight into their critical operational information, and enabling better management of a wide variety of corporate functions. The founders of Arc-Intel, Dan Hicks and Stan Montague, both have extensive knowledge of the Q4bis Suite of products, having worked as Executives within the Q4bis organization over the past several years. Arc-Intel is able to provide their clients with a highly functional BI solution that improves access to corporate information and ad-hoc reporting and can be up and running quickly with a minimum of cost and training. Q4bis runs on any hardware platform, including Wintel PC and IBM iSeries midrange platforms.
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IBM buys Softek
IBM is scooping up Softek Storage Solutions, the US data archiving software firm, for an undisclosed sum. The company is particularly keen to get its hands on Softek's data mobility technology to complement its storage and data services business.
Visit www.ibm.com or www.softek.com.
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TERiX announces free Daylight Saving Time Solaris solution
TERiX announced it will offer on its website a “free-of-charge” Daylight Saving Time (DST) public domain solution to the SUN Microsystems Solaris user community running versions 2.5.1, 2.6 and 2.7 legacy operating systems.  With the advent of new DST dates beginning March 11 this year, Solaris users require a software patch in order for the operating system to correctly calculate the time change.  While Sun provides a public patch for Solaris 8, 9 and 10, no free public patch was available for legacy versions of Solaris until now.  TERiX created the DST patch for its clients running versions of Solaris no longer supported by the manufacturer, then decided to release the free patch into public domain as a service to the Solaris user community. 
Visit www.TERiX.com.
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DecisionOne provides cost effective, local break/fix services nationwide for Sun, IBM, and HP used and refurbished equipment. Call now for pricing, and stay tuned for the launch of DecisionOne's ASCDI website.
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Trident is a third party cross platform hardware maintenance provider for Sun, HP and Dell.  Trident services new and used equipment and can help equipment resellers and vendors increase their footprint with customers.  “End of Life” is a specialty.  Contact us for our new ASCDI 07 reseller remuneration packages.
Contact:  Steve Studley
Phone:  202-558-5527
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Contact: Roger Taylor
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Micro Memory Bank launches new on-line division
MemoryStore, a leading provider of computer memory upgrades for virtually every computer model and brand, old or new, announced the launch of its new online store at www.memorystore.com . MemoryStore.com now offers consumers even more choices. This is the only online store on the web where customers can instantly view side-by-side comparisons between brand-name, factory original and 100% guaranteed compatible computer memory upgrades, allowing them to decide what memory solution is best for them. Memory upgrades for Dell, IBM, Apple, DEC, HP, Sun and hundreds of others are all available for purchase online at MemoryStore.com or by calling 877-ADD-RAM9.

For the first time, customers do not need to know their exact model number. The Memory Wizard tells the customer exactly what computer memory they have and exactly what memory is needed. What separates MemoryStore.com from the competition is the Memory Wizard tool; a proprietary feature that enables the site visitor to find their exact memory type with the click of a button.
Contact: Bob Kanoff
Phone: 877-ADD-RAM9
Phone: 877-233-7269
Phone: 215-643-6020



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