New Products: Axentis, EMC, Royal Philips, Sony
Axentis, announced enhancements to its Axentis Enterprise (Ae) system.  The release introduces more sophisticated business rules for configuring and automating enterprise distribution and tracking of compliance requirements such as policies, procedures and training to thousands of employees, contractors and vendors.  Through Axentis’s SaaS delivery model, the enhancements immediately give all customers the opportunity to extend their existing integration capabilities with SAP HR, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management, JD Edwards Human Capital Management, and, as well as other enterprise applications.  Axentis is the only GRC company leveraging the SaaS model to deliver consistent workflow, reporting, security, and content and learning management.  Through its SaaS-based foundation, Axentis is also capable of offering customers new product enhancements in real-time, throughout the calendar year, thereby eliminating any traditional interruption associated with the upgrade process.

EMC Corporation unveiled the EMC Energy Efficiency Services, a set of assessment and planning services designed to help customers maximize energy efficiency in the data center. The company also introduced the EMC Power Calculator, a tool that enables EMC to provide customers with accurate energy consumption data and cooling requirements for EMC Symmetrix DMX-3, EMC CLARiiON CX3 UltraScale and EMC Celerra networked storage systems based on their specific configuration and workload requirements.  With the EMC Energy Efficiency Services, EMC Global Services professionals provide a comprehensive assessment of a customer's data center environment and their IT assets and are able to plan, design and implement changes to better manage and forecast power consumption in the data center.  The EMC Power Calculator for EMC Symmetrix DMX-3, CLARiiON CX3 and Celerra networked storage systems is an EMC-developed tool designed to estimate actual energy consumption and cooling requirements based on customer-tailored configuration specifications and workload forecasts. The EMC Energy Efficiency Services are available immediately as a standalone offering or as part of a full EMC Data Center Consolidation Services engagement. The assessment using the EMC Power Calculator tool is available immediately through EMC and its partners.

Royal Philips Electronics announced the commercial availability of a new Linux software development kit (SDK) for its SpeechMike products. Systemwide integration of the new SDK enables users at large healthcare organizations to control SpeechMike functions – such as the 4-position slide switch, function buttons, trackball, LED, power mode, scroll wheel and barcode information – within the Linux operating system. The SDK also allows the Philips Foot Control 210 to operate with the Linux system.

Sony Electronics has launched its latest dye sublimation 8- by 10-inch digital photo printer, which is designed to produce high-resolution images for surgical and radiology applications that do not require a DICOM interface. The new UP-D75MD printer model produces 8- by 10-inch, 300 dpi photos in about 80 seconds, and can print high-definition video images from digital sources, such as a computer or digital capture device, which is used to record footage to removable media. The printer uses a lamination process to create long-lasting prints that are both water-resistant and fingerprint- and smudge-proof, unlike most digital photo or inkjet printers on the market. Other features include a high-speed USB 2.0 interface and integrated gray balance adjustment capability. The new model has a cubic design so multiple units can be stacked upon each other for operational efficiency.  It also features front-end operation for ease of use.