April 14, 2008
Upcoming Meeting Notice

The Association of Service and Computer Dealers International (ASCDI) is a 30 year old, worldwide non-profit organization made up of companies who provide technology solutions, technical support or value added services to the business community.

Members and non-members are invited to learn how to grow your business, find new business opportunities, hear from industry representatives and enjoy some fabulous networking events at our conferences:




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re.Source Partners opens new marketing offices
re.Source Partners has opened a local marketing office dedicated to help Texas enterprises manage de-commissioned IT equipment and other high-tech assets at end-of-life. Paul K. Haubrich, Texas Director-Asset Recovery Services brings over 20 years experience with IBM, Compaq/HP/DEC and other IT equipment to local Texas enterprises.  Formerly as SW Regional Manager for Dataserv Equipment, a BellSouth Company and recently as President of DiCom Financial Corp., Paul developed solid equipment expertise and customer relationship skills. His focus on customer satisfaction delivered with utmost integrity earned his strong reputation in the industry.

re.Source Partners now has a local marketing office dedicated to help California and other west coast enterprises manage de-commissioned IT equipment and other high-tech assets at end-of-life. Gary F. Smith, California Director-Asset Recovery Services brings over 30 years experience in IT hardware and software sales and marketing.  Previously with CMI Corporation and The Newman Group in Michigan, and Computech Systems near Seattle, Gary possesses a broad experience in professional IT asset management and remarketing services.
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HP introduces servers, customer management portfolio to reduce costs for midsize businesses
HP announced two affordable, power-efficient HP ProLiant servers as well as the markets first Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based x86 platforms. In addition, the company is offering an expanded customer relationship management (CRM) portfolio, Linux-based management tools and remote access technology. All of the products and solutions are designed to help small to midsize businesses reduce costs, improve security and better manage customer relationships. The new HP ProLiant BL260c G5 offers customers the most power-efficient and affordable server blade in the industry. The BL260c costs 20 percent less and is 64 percent more power-efficient than any other blade on the market. HP also introduced the HP ProLiant DL120 G5, the most affordable rack-optimized HP ProLiant server available. In addition, HP is first to market with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based x86 servers for customers of all sizes. The energy-efficient servers deliver improved processor performance as well as large memory footprints and storage capacities.
Visit www.hp.com.
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RFID Journal names Intermec IP30 ''Best in Show'' finalist
The Intermec IP30 has been selected as a finalist for the coveted RFID Journal Best in Show award by RFID Journal, the worlds leading media and events company covering radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. The award recognizes the RFID technology provider exhibiting the best new RFID product of the year. The Intermec IP30 add-on RFID reader is a cost-effective, compact, FCC and ETSI certified solution for adding mobile RFID read/write capability to the latest generation of Intermec mobile computers including the CN3 and the CK61. The IP30 is now shipping in both FCC and ETSI configurations.
Visit www.intermec.com or www.rfidjournal.com.
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NGS announces new business performance analytics solution
New Generation Software, Inc. (NGS) announces Decision Assist - Business Performance, featuring ready-to-run customer, sales and inventory reports and a DB2 data mart for IBM System i customers and ISVs. The solution enhances DB2 data presentation via NGS business intelligence tools, plus Adobe Flash and Microsoft Office. It includes a Web portal, business performance dashboards, multidimensional models, Excel spreadsheets and reports - all built over a System i DB2 for i5/OS data mart - and supports i5/OS V5R1 and above. Training is available for integrating this solution with other System i-based enterprise software applications. NGS also offers a fully-integrated version to Vormittag Associates, Inc.'s (VAI) S2K enterprise management software users.
Visit www.ngsi.com.

Zend deepens interoperability of PHP with IBM i5/OS operating system
Zend announced enhancements across its line of PHP development and deployment products, strengthening interoperability between the popular web language and IBMs i5/OS operating system. The Zend i5/OS products are a result of the companys multi-year collaboration with IBM to provide i5/OS customers with solutions to support them throughout the application development lifecycle. To date, more than 10,000 clients have downloaded one or more products in the Zend i5/OS suite. Zend products have been enhanced to deliver tighter integration with IBM products. Zend development and deployment products for i5/OS allow customers to consolidate PHP applications running on multiple platforms onto the i5/OS, create new applications that leverage i5/OS data, and deploy any of the thousands of open source applications available.
Visit www.zend.com.

CodeGear helps developers rapidly modernize System i and AS/400 applications  
CodeGear, a leader in developer tools, announced it is offering a Delphi/400 family of products for IBM System i applications development. The move extends to System i developers the latest features and proven visual, Rapid Application Development (RAD) framework of CodeGears Delphi for Windows and PHP products. Using Delphi/400 and Delphi/400 for PHP, developers with IBM iSeries and AS/400 systems can rapidly create easy-to-use rich Windows and Web 2.0-based clients for legacy AS/400 and System i applications. In addition, development teams can build new applications and extend existing systems with modern Windows and Web development languages such as Delphi and PHP instead of RPG and COBOL.
Visit www.codegear.com.
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ADC introduces enhanced TrueNet Fiber Panels
ADC announced enhancements to the company’s rack-mount TrueNet Fiber Panel (TFP) series. An integral part of the TrueNet Fiber product portfolio, the new TFP series offers more efficient deployment, user-friendly design and superior functionality. The new features of the enhanced TFPs include: a modified hinge design that allows easy removal of the panel’s door; windows that allow clear viewing of the designation cards while the door is closed; an extra latch to facilitate plugging and unplugging patch cords; three locking points on the sliding tray; extra depth in the new chassis for improved slack storage (15+ inches); and user-friendly latches on the rear cover. The panels are best suited for rack or cabinet mounting in horizontal and equipment distribution areas. In addition modularity, functionality and density make TFPs ideal for mounting in close proximity to servers, switches, routers and storage area networks (SANs).
Visit www.adc.com.
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Panasonic upgrades Toughbook 19 convertible tablet PC
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company introduced upgrades to its Panasonic Toughbook 19 rugged convertible tablet computer.  The next generation Toughbook 19F convertible tablet PC joins Panasonic’s flagship Toughbook 30F clamshell notebook with its incorporation of the Core 2 Duo processor and expanded memory capabilities. The 5.1 lb Toughbook 19 also offers an optional integrated camera for use in inspection and incident documentation applications for which the convertible tablet has become widely deployed in military, government and commercial applications. These MIL-SPEC-certified notebooks incorporate the rugged features—such as magnesium alloy cases, sealed keyboards and ports, hard drive heaters, flexible internal connectors and shock-mounting—that combine to deliver the highest levels of reliability in the industry. Both the Toughbook 19 convertible tablet and the Toughbook 30 notebook include an anti-glare, anti-reflective sunlight viewable display, WiFi 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth, a mobile broadband-ready (WWAN) design, along with backlit keyboard, GPS wireless and many more options.
Visit www.panasonic.com/toughbook.
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Monochrome printer from OKI Printing Solutions keeps small workgroups productive
Oki Data Americas, Inc., which markets its products under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, launched the industry-leading B6250 Series, giving small workgroups advanced monochrome printing that consistently and reliably handles their heavy printing loads and demanding work environments. The B6250 offers the fastest processor and highest maximum memory storage in its class, allowing businesses to expand software use and increase print volume. Ideal for manufacturing and transportation, finance and insurance, retail, and education applications, the B6250 Series printers are designed to support the daily monochrome printing needs of growing workgroups.
Visit www.okidata.com.
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Sun Microsystems awarded Department of Defense contract
Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Sun $44.29 million funding for a five and a half-year research project focused on microchip interconnectivity via on-chip optical networks enabled by Silicon photonics and proximity communication. Part of DARPA's Ultraperformance Nanophotonic Intrachip Communication program, the project commences with an incremental delivery of $8.1 million to Sun Microsystems' Microelectronics and Laboratories divisions. Building on research done under DARPA's High Productivity Computing Systems program, Sun's new project will accelerate the development of lower cost, high performance and high productivity systems. The project presents a unique opportunity to develop supercomputers through interconnecting an array of low-cost chips, with the potential to overcome the fundamental cost and performance limits of scaling up today's large computer systems.
Visit www.sun.com.
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New wireless USB products expand marketplace offerings
The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announces the expanded availability of Wireless USB with the latest additions to a growing Wireless USB product environment, the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 and NEC LaVie J notebook PCs. These notebooks achieved certification from the USB-IF and join an increasing lineup of Wireless USB equipped notebooks, legacy adapters and component silicon which serve as a foundation that will support next generation Wireless USB peripherals. The expanding portfolio of Wireless USB enabled notebooks and growing hub and adapter support can be attributed to the widespread availability of certified Wireless USB silicon solutions from a variety of manufacturers. The recently announced CMOS single-chip solutions from Intel and Wisair join a lineup of silicon building blocks, facilitating the easier integration of Wireless USB in devices. Wireless USB momentum continues to build with products shipping in the U.S., Japan and the European Union.
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DecisionOne announces ASCDI program launch
DecisionOne provides cost effective, local, reliable technology support services including remote, onsite and logistics services. We offer break/fix services nationwide for Sun, IBM, and HP used and refurbished equipment. Call now for pricing and check out our new website at www.decisionone.com.
Contact: Susan Warnke
Phone: 612-253-4218
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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:  Steve Studley
Phone:  202-558-5527
[email protected]



Bulletproof your support and expand your maintenance budget. Independent Multi-vendor Enterprise Support from Olympic Support offers big discounts on manufacturers listed support costs and provides better coverage and fix times compared to vendor & OEM packages. Find out how you can profit from our success.
Contact: Roger Taylor
[email protected]


Reduce Your Data Center Support Costs 25% – 40%
Akibia is a 20-year old global provider of multivendor systems maintenance services, including support for Sun, HP and Dell systems. Our customized SLAs and unique approach results in 25-40 percent cost savings compared to other maintenance providers.
Call 1-866-4-AKIBIA x 4907 for more information.

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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