Buffalo Technology unveils mobile storage device
Buffalo Technology expanded its storage line with a USB 2.0 External Portable Hard Drive with Bus Power Booster, available in capacities of 40GB and 80GB. The compact storage device allows mobile PC and Mac users to store data while traveling. The product supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 and offers a 5,400 rpm High Speed Drive. The Bus Power Booster feature provides power delivery to the drive on older laptops that lack reliable power via USB. Pricing is $149 for the 40GB and $199 for the 80GB versions.
USB 2.0 External Portable Hard Drive, Buffalo Technology
Apache offers XMLBeans 2.0
The Apache Software Foundation, a community of developers and users that provides support for Apache open source projects, has rolled out XMLBeans 2.0. XMLBeans uses XML Schema to generate Java interfaces and classes that can then be used to access and modify XML instance data. Version 2.0 of the tool offers improved XQuery/XPath integration; DOM Level II support, which improves performance and reduces the memory footprint; extensions for adding custom functionality to generated XMLBeans; and improved error handling.
XMLBeans 2.0, Apache Software Foundation
Cast Iron Systems uncorks integration appliances
Cast Iron Systems has released two new data-integration appliances designed to provide an alternative to EAI software. The Application Router 3000 includes design tools that map connections among applications. The router handles protocol and data-format conversion using XML and C++ to optimize performance and workflow. The Application Router 3000 High-Availability version is two routers combined into a single unit that provides fail-over protection. The Application Router 3000 starts at $100,000; the High-Availability version is $175,000.
The Application Router 3000, Cast Iron Systems
LiteScape unites desktops and IP devices
LiteScape Technologies introduced software designed to integrate business applications with IP and VoIP infrastructure. OnCast configures and delivers interactive voice, text, and images to IP phones and other devices. OnCast can be deployed on VoIP phones, Web browsers, Microsoft Outlook, and Lotus Notes and through a stand-alone OnCast client. OnCast Desktop allows users to perform real-time communications from their desktops to IP phones, and OnCast Enterprise enables telephone-initiated broadcasts, secure remote access, and call authentication and tracking.
OnCast, LiteScape Technologies