Panels Lead Comdex Product Parade
Flat panel desktop displays led the pack on the first day of Comdex but also emphasized was mobility and security.LAS VEGASIt may not be as crowded as years past, but that didnt slow hardware vendors and software developers here at Comdex 2002 from pumping out new products. One technology that garnered a lot of attention this first day of the annual tech fest was flat panel desktop displays. BenQ Inc., CTX International Inc. and ViewSonic Corp. were all on hand with new big and bold products. But panel technology was just one of the themes resonating here. Also emphasized was mobility and security. Adding to the product feeding frenzy in these areas was Iomega Corp., which announced its new Mini USB Drive; and Security Software Systems Inc., which upgraded its popular Policy Central software with added features for creating in-depth profiling and released a network version of its Cyber Sentinel online and e-mail monitoring software.
BenQ, formerly Acer Peripherals and the second largest supplier of LCDs in the world, released the FP591 15-inch flat panel desktop display. The FP591 supports 500-nits super brightness, allowing for exceptional video support of TV and DVD/VCD movies, officials from the Taipei, Taiwan, company said. The company also released the SL705X digital projector that supports digital compression and dithering up to 1,280 by 1,024 resolution. The 3.8-pound device can display onto screens of up to 60-inches and up to 6.6 feet away. The company also shipped the Blue Jay optical storage unit for added, mobile storage. Check out more at www.benq.com.