Hardware Products Expo SF

By Daniel Drew Turner  |  Posted 2004-01-09 Print this article Print

  • The new Squeezebox from Mountain View, Calif.-based Slim Devices is a $299 hardware system that allows streaming of MP3s and Internet radio to stereo systems. The device offers an LED readout showing track info. It receives data over any 802.11 standard network and supports MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, FLAC, and uncompressed WAV and AIFF audio formats.
  • Huge Systems Inc. of Agoura Hills, Calif., announced the aptly named Huge MediaVault U320-R Max Disk Array, a small-footprint storage solution with capacities up to 1,25TB of data and providing 600GB of removable disk cartridges. Four models range from $3,359 to $5,949.
  • The Bluetooth USB Printer Adapter from Compton, Calif.-based Belkin Corp. will allow any USB-equipped printer to connect wirelessly with any Bluetooth 1.1-enabled device. The adapter will ship on Jan. 23 for $99.99.
    Belkin also announced its 802.11g Wireless Print Server for $129.95, which connects up to two USB-equipped printers to a wireless network, and the 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Hub for the same price, which allows wireless communication with any Ethernet-equipped computer.
  • Yorba Linda, Calif.-based EZQuest Inc. introduced its Boa Slim dual-format DVD-RW/+RW external drive and Boa 8x dual-format DVD-RW/+RW external drives. Both drives support most DVD recordable as well as CD recordable formats and work on Mac OS X. The FireWire-compatible version of the former, more-portable model costs $319; the latter runs $249 to $299 depending on bundled software.
  • Roku LLC of Palo Alto, Calif., brought out the SoundBridge Network Music Player for streaming music from your Mac via AirPort or Ethernet. The M2000 model is $449.99 and the M1000 model is $224.00. These introductory prices will rise $50 and $25, respectively, at the end of February.
  • Ogdensburg, N.Y.-based Parliant Corp. announced PhoneValet Message Center, a voice-mail solution. Costing $199.95 for a single-line system, the telephony suite tracks and records calls, and gains multiline answering capabilities and voice-mail boxes. SANcube800 from MicroNet Technology of Torrance, Calif., is a FireWire 800-based storage area network (SAN) product that is expected to ship by the end of the quarter. No pricing was announced. Editors Note: This story was updated to include correct pricing information for Portland, Ore.-based NetXposure revealed its Image Portal X Web-based asset management application.


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