Sabio Storage (www.sabiostorage.com) unveiled its Sabio CM-4 Network Attached Storage System. Marketed by Backdrop Outlet, the system provides high-capacity recoverable data storage in an easy-to-use package. The system can be set in RAID configuration for increased security and comes with four high-performance SATA hard drives for a total of 2.0TB, 1.6TB, or 1.0TB of data.
Nikon (www.nikonusa.com) announced the D2XS professional digital SLR camera, which shares many performance and design innovations with the company’s popular D2X camera, including the 12.4-million pixel DX format CMOS image sensor that renders images with high resolution and sharp detail. The D2XS also has a range of upgraded features that make operation significantly more responsive, including refined viewfinder performance, exclusive High-Speed Crop mode, and a new 2.5-inch LCD with a 170-degree wide-viewing angle.
Epson (www.epson.com) unveiled its PowerLite S4, a 5.7-pound, multi-purpose, feature-rich 3LCD projector designed for showcasing presentations, photography, and video on the go. In addition to offering rich color and sharp detail, the projector delivers up to 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness and SVGA (800 x 600) native resolution. It also helps reduce presentation jitters and stress on end users with unique, time-saving setup and shutdown features.
Tenba’s (www.macgroupus.com) Air Case line of lightweight, shippable equipment transport cases has been enhanced to include an exclusive Datapanel identification system. The new durable, rubberized Datapanel features a large, clear vinyl shipping window that securely holds, protects, and clearly presents a standard FedEx or UPS-type waybill that eliminates the need to tape or otherwise fasten documents to the case.
Pelican (www.pelican.com) rolled out its 1440 Case. Boasting more than 2,000 cubic inches of potential storage space, the case features a top-loading design that gives immediate, easy access to its contents. Standard features include stainless steel, ball-bearing, polyurethane wheels; an extra-long telescoping, metal handle for easy transport; and rubberized top and side grips for comfort. Reinforced padlock protectors defend against cutting and theft.
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Ink Press Paper (www.inkpresspaper.com) announced Waterproof Canvas Gloss, a single-die, gloss-coated canvas for high-quality graphic art applications on inkjet large-format devices. The gloss is especially suitable for picture presentations as full-color graphics, reproduction of art and photos, where the structure of the fabric is very pronounced and decorative. Sizes (rolls): 17”x40; 24”x40; 36”x40; 44”x40. Sizes (sheets): 8.5”x11; 11”x17; 13”x19; 17”x22.
Tiffen (www.tiffen.com) introduced several new filter lines. Among them, the Nude/FX are a series of skin-tone enhancing filters that offer five different skin-tone colors, which can be used to create a wide variety of tones. Additionally, the new Digital Diffusion/FX filters perform the same function as the Tiffen Black Diffusion FX filters without the internal dot pattern, while the company’s HDTV/FX filters take the edge off undesired “tack sharpness” associated with HD and reduces contrast to create more of a “film look.”
Epic Software (www.epicsoftware.com) debuted one of those photo accessories you never realized you really needed, the Epic Tripod Butler. Perfect for holding lenses, strobes, batteries, or anything else you need to keep handy, the tripod is designed to withstand the rigors of studio and field use. Each side measures 13.5” and the Tripod Butler attaches quickly to the legs of your tripod using Velcro fasteners. Other features include three separate compartments—lined for additional protection—and a 100-percent money back guarantee.
Nazdar (www.nazdar.com) introduced Lyson Series 1000 Ink for the Mimaki JV-3. The inkset, ideal for billboards, posters, exhibition graphics, and other indoor/outdoor applications, is distinguished by significant advantages, such as a wider color gamut than any JV-3 inkset in the industry, improved fade and scratch resistance, fast-drying adhesive, 100-percent compatibility with printer components, and up to two years of outdoor display life.
StarTech.com (www.startech.com) launched InfoSafe, a high-performance line of mobile drive enclosures that provide an easy-to-use solution for making hard drives and CD/DVD drives portable. The enclosures feature high data-transfer rates and an active cooling function to protect hard drives from damage due to excessive heat. Additionally, they provide the flexibility to choose the capacity required. Users can add or remove drives as needed without using any tools, thanks to easy-to-open drive cases and adjustable power connections.
Ridata (www.ritekusa.com) is offering a 4X Dual-Layer DVD-R with the ability to record up to 8.5GB of audio, video, or data files at fast 4X rates. The dual-layer disc has enough storage space for up to four hours of DVD-quality video, 16 hours of VHS-quality video, or over 120 hours of MP3 audio. New technology allows material to be either read or recorded on one layer without affecting the other layer, so when data is being recorded or read, it does so continuously from the first layer to the second without interruption.
Hardigg Cases (www.hardigg.com) unveiled the Storm Case iM2306. Built from Hardigg’s patented and nearly indestructible HPX resin, the case is designed to protect sensitive, precision optics from the hazards of worldwide travel. Its roomy interior dimensions—17” L x 6.3” H x 6.2” D ensure that all of its contents arrive on the scene in one piece, ready to go. Multiple layers of cubed foam hold case contents firmly in place and can be easily customized to fit specific pieces.