By Lisa Johnston
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Accelerating its plans to deliver broadband data services via satellite, EchoStar said it would offer this month a new DISHLink system that will help businesses transmit large data files and multiple channels of streaming video to office desktops.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Samsung refreshed its laser-printer line earlier this month with the introduction of its first color capable model, the CLP-500.
The CLP-500 is aimed at the small business market, but will sell through office superstore chains starting in November, said Rey Roque, Samsung's VP/marketing, digital information technology division. The expected street price is in the $699 range.
Samsonic is introducing the Isonic Snapbox DV747, a 10-in-one multifunctional camera that performs as a digital still camera, digital video camera, MP3 player, MPEG-4 player, A/V recorder, voice recorder, PC cam, USB mass storage, TV-out, E-book, motion detector and photo in movie device. It is designed with a leather-like retro styling.
Netgear has taken advantage of Airgo Networks latest pre-11n chipset to introduce a line of wireless products capable of streaming data at faster then Ethernet speeds.
The Rangemax 240 line includes routers, adapter cards and USB adapters. The router, now shipping, carries a $169 suggested retail price. The company did not release shipping and pricing information on the remaining products in the line.
Stealth Ideas reported its StealthSurfer II portable Web security device will start shipping this month.
The StealthSurfer is an application that resides on a flash drive and creates a secure connection between a consumer's computer and a public wireless network, the company said. The device has a $99 suggested retail price.
Sony Electronics has introduced its Vaio NR series, a line of entry-level notebook PCs with suggested retails starting at about $750. According to the company, this is the lowest-priced laptop it has ever introduced.
This news follows the company's introduction last week of a limited-edition series of Vaio notebooks with covers designed by artist Maya Hayuk.
Consumer Electronics Association has realigned its management naming Karen Chupka events and conferences VP, taking on the responsibilities of CES VP Robbi Lycett, who is leaving the organization.
In a prepared statement, CEA said Chupka will continue with her responsibilities as business and industry development VP. Lycett will continue to work with CEA on CES 2001 by serving as a consultant. She will focus on key strategic issues, particularly those involving the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
San Diego - Sony debuted the Vaio W series of mini notebooks today.
The W models feature 1,366 by 768, LED, 10.1-inch backlit displays. They are said to be Energy Star 5.0 compliant, as well as EPEAT Gold registered, with mercury-free LCDs.
Other features include Vaio Media plus Multimedia Streaming software, two USB ports, integrated Bluetooth technology, built-in Web cam and microphone, and a 160GB hard drive. Three colors are offered: Berry Pink, Sugar White and Cocoa Brown.