WhiteSmoke Writing Software

NEWARK, DEL. – WhiteSmoke announced the release of their grammar engine for WhiteSmoke Writing Software.
One of the key areas in the research and development of this release was that of missing words within a sentence. WhiteSmoke can accurately detect many unique cases of missing words, even in complex sentence constructions, and can suggest the appropriate solution.Another area of research for this release was agreement-related problems within a sentence. The second generation grammar engine features enhanced detection algorithms for subject-verb agreement, number (determiner-noun) agreement and auxiliary-verb agreement. On analyzing a sentence, the extensive database of written English examples is cross-referenced for related entries.

Then, by situating the appropriate parts of speech in the context of the sentence or phrase, agreement problems are corrected.

FirstClass Collaboration Suite 9.0

WATERLOO, ONT. – Open Text Corp. has announced the release of FirstClass Collaboration Suite 9.0. This release provides customers with features including support for archiving services to address compliance risks, extended mobility support and feature enhancements in key applications including Mail, Contacts and Calendars.

Highlights of the features for FirstClass 9.0 include: FirstClass Archive Services, Unicode Support, Application Enhancements, and Navigation Enhancements.

Numbermate 2.0

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. – Solutionwright Software has released NumberMate v. 2.0, an arithmetic and scientific calculator for Windows. NumberMate features a simplified desktop tape calculator, plus the ability to record complex sets of interrelated calculations that can be edited, saved and reused.

The program performs time calculations, expression evaluations, and unit conversions. All of the work is stored on multiple tapes which can be edited and annotated. You can also reload it later, make revisions, and recalculate earlier results.

You can insert, delete and change numbers and operators anywhere on a tape. The program lets you use up to 20 tapes at a time, allowing you to organize and work simultaneously with separate calculations. It takes a lot of the work out of performing financial projections and “what if” calculations.

The program includes a rich set of scientific functions. You have a complete set of trigonometric, logarithmic, and hyperbolic functions. There is a mod operator and a div operator. Choose between rounding and truncation. Unit conversions are built in, along with descriptive statistical functions. The product costs US$25 for a single-user licence.

Barracuda 7200.11

SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIF. – Seagate has announced one terabyte (TB) hard drives that deliver a combination of capacity, performance and reliability for a wide range of enterprise and desktop PC applications.

The Barracuda 7200.11 and Barracuda ES.2 deliver 1TB of capacity, 7,200-rpm spin speeds, average seek times of 8.5ms, caches of up to 32MB and Seagate’s five-year limited warranty. Seagate’s hard drives pack 1TB of data on four discs to provide cool operating temperatures.

The Barracuda ES.2 includes networked and tiered storage solutions, reference/compliance storage, disc-to-disc backup and restore, archiving solutions, media content storage and collaboration. Barracuda ES.2 also provides customers with a SAS interface option in addition to SATA.

The Barracuda 7200.11 provides 105MBps sustained transfer rate and a power rating of eight watts at idle. Barracuda 7200.11 also delivers acoustics as low as 2.7 Bels.

The Barracuda ES.2 and 7200.11 will begin shipping in volume during the third quarter. The 1TB Barracuda 7200.11 will be offered at an MSRP of US$399.99.

Dynamic Capacity Management

PALO ALTO, CALIF. – Using hardware and software technologies such as EVA Dynamic Capacity Management (DCM), Vsnap and FATA disk drives, the EVAs optimizes hard drive utilization, eliminate unnecessary HDD storage disk purchases, shrink their carbon footprint and manage IT resources and storage provisioning tasks.

DCM software enables customers to double capacity utilization rates and delay the purchase of additional hard drives.

Leveraging the new virtual disk service (VDS) volume shrink feature in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, DCM continuously monitors storage utilization rates and automatically grows or shrinks host volumes to match application data needs.

The LTO-4 technology and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit data encryption protects user data from unauthorized access if cartridges are lost or stolen while being stored or transported offsite.

The LTO-4 Ultrium1840 includes HP Data Protector Express Single Server edition software with hardware encryption support at no added cost. LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 tape drives also will be integrated and available in HP StorageWorks MSL, EML and ESL E-Series Tape Libraries.

HP ProLiant 100 and 300 series servers are available with either a SCSI or USB interface, the DAT 160 delivers backup speeds of up to 50 GB per hour and offers up to 160 GB of capacity on a single cartridge.

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