Archive for August 21, 2007

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced three new Office All-in-One (AIO) products, further expanding its current line to cover a larger variety of market segments and price points. The Canon PIXMA MX700, MX310 and MX300 Office All-in-One Printers offer printing, scanning, copying and faxing capabilities, while the PIXMA MX700 Office All-in-One Printer will also offer users Ethernet connectivity for networked capability.

These new models provide an ideal solution for users looking to combine outstanding office functionality with the cutting edge of home photo printing. Exclusive Canon printing, copying and scanning technologies deliver the highest quality output for business, as well as photo projects. All three AIO printers feature sleek and stylish designs to match modern office decors while saving space at the same time.

Epson introduces the Stylus D120, a high-speed, high-quality printer for the home and the office. As well as printing laser-like text, vibrant, colour-graphics and photos, this four colour printer is the fastest in its class. With speeds up to 37ppm in black and white and 20ppm in colour it is an ideal printer for the home office or small office.

It uses Epson’s individual ink cartridge system, only the colour that is used needs to be replaced. Certified by the ENERGY STAR international standard, the Stylus D120’s low power printing technology saves energy especially compared to laser printers, further helping to keep costs down.

HP introduces Print Anywhere Concept

Posted: August 21, 2007 in Tech

Hewlett-Packard introduced a free service designed to make it possible to print documents on any printer almost anywhere in the world. Called Cloudprint, the technology allows users to save a file on HP service/site, and then retrieve it from anywhere to print it.

The service requires users to first “print” their documents to H.P. servers connected to the Internet. The system then assigns them a document code, and transmits that code to a mobile phone, making it possible to retrieve and print the documents from any location.

Then, using the SMS message the service has sent to the user’s mobile phone, it is possible to retrieve the documents by entering the user’s phone number and a document code on the Cloudprint Web site. The documents can then be retrieved as a PDF, ready to be printed at a nearby printer.

Tilera unveils 64-core processor

Posted: August 21, 2007 in Tech

Tilera Corporation launched the TILE64 that can scale to hundreds and even thousands of cores. The TILE64 processor contains 64 full-featured, programmable cores — each capable of running Linux — and delivers 10X the performance and 30X the performance-per-watt of the Intel dual-core Xeon, and 40X the performance of the leading Texas Instruments DSP. Initial target markets for the TILE64 processor include the embedded networking and digital multimedia markets.

Tilera’s technology eliminates the bus by placing a communications switch on each processor core and arranging them in a grid fashion on the chip. This creates an efficient two-dimensional traffic system for packets, much like the layout of a modern city’s streets. Tilera’s implementation of this grid architecture is called iMesh (intelligent Mesh), and it incorporates a number of patented innovations that enhance the performance and flexibility of the mesh.