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UPS Units from APC
American Power Conversion (APC of West Kingston, RI) has released the Symmetra LX line of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. Delivering redundant power protection with scalable power and run time, the Symmetra LX family is available in five models, ranging in size from 4 kVA to 16 kVA. The UPS systems can provide 30 minutes of run time at a full 16 kVA in a single frame. The tower and rack-mountable models are ideal for space-constrained environments, such as wiring closets and computer rooms with IT and telecommunications equipment.
Motion-Tracking Device from Ascension Technology
Ascension Technology Corp (Burlington, Vt) offers the microBIRD motion tracker, designed for minimally invasive medical procedures like computer-assisted and robotic surgeries. Applications include 3-D measurement of instruments, such as biopsy needles, catheters, probes, and scopes, all of which need 6? of freedom tracking when inserted into the human body. The microBIRD employs a pulsed DC magnetic field sensing technology to minimize metallic distortion.
AC Surge Protection from Atlantic Scientific
Now available from Atlantic Scientific Corp (West Melbourne, Fla) is the ZoneMaster MS line of AC surge protectors, offering 180 kA or 300 kA peak amps per phase protection. The product can be used with Kelvin or parallel connection with #8-2/0 AWG/200 A-compatible lugs. The ZoneMaster MS features a surge counter, audible alarm, EMI/RFI filter standard, and an external rotary disconnect, the latter of which deenergizes power between main system lugs and modules for easy replacement. The company offers a 10-year warranty.
Digital X-Ray Timer from ECC
New from Electronic Control Concepts (ECC of Saugerties, NY) is the Model 8200D digital X-ray timer, enabling a cost-efficient upgrade to compatibility with modern digital systems without purchasing a new X-ray generator. The precise digital electronic timing upgrades an X-ray to meet state and federal regulations and conform to DHHS federal performance standards. ECC offers a 2-year warranty.
Heavy Duty Robot from EPSON Robots
EPSON Robots (Carson, Calif) now offers the E2H853 heavy duty SCARA robot with a 20 kg maximum payload and a 0.45 kgm2 moment of inertia. The E2H853 comes standard with EPSON’s RC+ software and RC420 controller.
50mL Polymer Bottles from GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences (formerly Amersham Health of Princeton, NJ) now offers its Omnipaque and Visipaque nonionic contrast media in 50 mL polymer bottles, called the +PlusPak. Made of polypropylene, the new bottle is virtually unbreakable and is more compact and lightweight than its glass counterpart. Designed with a twist-off cap and pull ring, the +PlusPak provides easy access to the contrast media and helps to eliminate the cuts that can occur from the metal crimp on glass packages.
Self-Contained Imaging Platform from Matrox Imaging
Matrox Imaging (Montreal) recently introduced Matrox 4Sight M, the third generation of the company’s self-contained imaging platform. Offering the same level of integration as its predecessor, the 4Sight is equipped with either an embedded Intel Celeron M or Pentium M processor and features an ATA-100 hard drive, faster memory, and support of USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet. Windows XP Embedded and the Matrox Imaging Library are preinstalled on the unit, and optional frame grabbers are available for image acquisition from a variety of sources.
Thin-Frame LCD Monitors from NEC-Mitsubishi
As part of the NEC MultiSync 35 LCD Series, NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc (Itasca, Ill) has released 17- and 19-inch LCD monitors with a two-tone silver cabinet design. The displays feature digital and analog connectivity and integrated sound bars to enhance multimedia applications. The displays offer a brightness of 250 cd/m, recommended resolutions of 1,280 x 1,024, and contrast ratios of 450:1 for both models.
Imaging CCD Cameras from Princeton Instruments
The new PIXIS line of ultracompact, deep-cooled spectroscopy and imaging CCD cameras from Princeton Instruments (Trenton, NJ) read low noise levels and deliver -100?C cooling. Operated at 100 kHz and 2 MHz, each camera delivers greater than 16-bit true dynamic range. A USB 2.0 interface allows the camera to be run from portable laptop computers. Full-triggering and shutter-control capabilities are provided.
3-D LCD Monitor from Sharp Systems
Sharp Systems of America (Huntington Beach, Calif) has introduced the LL-151-3D display featuring the company’s 3-D LCD technology. The monitor provides true 3-D images to the naked eye and can be switched easily between 2-D and 3-D viewing, depending on application demand. The 15-inch XGA (1,024 x 768) LCD is equipped with built-in stereo speakers, offers a 370-nit brightness, and has a 500:1 contrast ratio.
Backup Monitoring Software from StorageTek
With its new Backup Resource Monitor (BRM) software, StorageTek (Louisville, Colo) now provides end-to-end backup operations for customers using the StorageTek L and StreamLine series tape libraries. BRM provides users with a centralized, comprehensive view into their entire backup infrastructure-from backup application to networking and tape automation components. The software enables users to monitor, analyze, and tune backup infrastructure as well as identify reasons for failure.