New Technologies

March 1, 2008
Peter Myers

LCGC Europe

LCGC Europe, LCGC Europe-03-01-2008, Volume 21, Issue 3
Page Number: 178

The home user can now have 1 TB of storage at the touch of a button.

Incredible storage capacity at the touch of a button

The home user can now have 1 TB of storage at the touch of a button.

Buffalo Technology has announced a latest addition to its portfolio of Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. The LinkStation Pro Duo [LS-W1.0TGL/R1] is designed for small office and home users (SoHo) wanting a cost-effective storage solution. The device offers a substantial 1 TB storage capacity, with RAID 0 and RAID 1 functionality options for additional security and resilience. The two 500 GB drives can also be accessed remotely via any web browser when users are out of the office. The large storage size and compact design of the LinkStation Pro Duo make it ideal as a main storage device. Back-ups can be made via a LAN connection to other Buffalo LinkStation devices and to external USB drives. For the SMB market, the LinkStation Pro Duo provides an additional storage or backup option, with easy integration into an existing network via Active Directory. Buffalo's web access feature allows users to instantly and securely access all digital files stored on the LinkStation Pro Duo, via an internet connection anywhere in the world. The free on-line service also allows remote workers across different departments in a networked office environment, or users in different geographic regions, to retrieve data from the device, quickly and easily.

The LinkStation Pro Duo is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and supports Mac OS X and Apple Bonjour.

For more information visit http://www.buffalotech.com/

Update your music collection with sounds from the past

Enjoy the best bands of the 70s, 80s and 90s with TAPE2PC from ION Audio. This revolutionary dual cassette deck allows you to convert tape cassette to MP3 on your computer, which you can then easily copy to CD, iPOD or other MP3 players.

If left alone your tapes will deteriorate — eventually becoming unplayable. To avoid losing your music collection copy "tapes-to-PC" for safe, permanent storage. Simply plug TAPE2PC into your computers USB port (lead supplied), load the free software and begin converting tape to digital (no drivers needed). It's so simple to use it took under five minutes from opening the box to start copying tapes to the computer!?

http://www.technologyinthehome.com/

The smart way to put video on your TV

There is now an easy way to enjoy downloaded video on a television instead of your computer screen. The new Sansa TakeTV video player is a breakthrough device that gives you a smart, convenient and affordable way to take video from the PC to the TV, which is where it belongs. It's as simple as using a USB flash drive: just drag compatible video files to your TakeTV player, slip it into the TV cradle and press play on the included remote. No confusing Wi-Fi set-ups and no waiting to burn DVDs.

For more information visit http://www.sandisk.com/

Sharing photographs made even easier

To share photos quickly and easily a wireless camera is a must.

And, for those who do not want to invest in a new device then help is at hand.

A company called Eye-Fi has developed a series of memory cards with built in wi-fi that automatically convert your camera into a wireless device.

The 2GB cards automatically connect to a wi-fi network and can download photos to a folder on a PC or upload them to social networks or photo-sharing sites.

The associated software takes care of log-ins and passwords and can even automatically resize photographs if the site requires it.

For more information please visit http://www.eye-fi