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FUJIFILM sees sizeable increase in LTO storage tape usage since introduction of LTO-7 Type M

FUJIFILM sees sizeable increase in LTO storage tape usage since introduction of LTO-7 Type M

SYDNEY, 13 November 2018 – FUJIFILM has reported a sizeable increase in the use of LTO tape storage media since the development and introduction of LTO-7 Type M, the native 9TB LTO tape created by converting a standard native
6TB LTO-7 tape.

FUJIFILM Australia sales manager for recording media Jeff Brown explained, “You can now convert a standard 6TB LTO-7 tape and make it act like a 9TB LTO-8 in one easy step. To do this you simply take a FUJIFILM LTO-7 Ultrium and initialise it in an LTO-8 drive within an automation environment that supports the LTO Type M standard. The tape then immediately becomes native 9TB.”

The new cartridge that’s been created is called an LTO-7 Type M cartridge and uses an automation bar code label ending with “M8”.

According to Brown there are a couple of technicalities that potential LTO-7 converters need to be aware of too as he explained, “LTO-7 Type M cartridges can only be created from new, unused FUJIFILM LTO-7 media and once a cartridge is initialised as 9TB Type M it may not be changed back to a 6TB LTO-7 cartridge.”

He also mentioned that LTO-7 Type M cartridges are only initialised to Type M in an LTO-8 drive within a tape library that has been configured to initialise cartridges with a M8 bar code to Type M, in other words LTO-7 drives are not capable of reading LTO-7 Type M cartridges.

With this in mind Brown’s customers and users of FUJIFILM LTO tapes have taken to LTO-7 Type M in significant numbers.

He concluded, “We have seen a major spike in sales and usage of LTO-7 tapes as more and more users now convert them to LTO-7 Type M. In short, LTO-7 Type M provides cost effective, trouble free and reliable native 9TB storage. It’s another excellent LTO storage option and it’s available now.”

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FUJIFILM LTO-7 Ultrium tape


Epson Congratulates the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team on fifth successive FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Championship

Epson Congratulates the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team on fifth successive FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Championship

SYDNEY, 13 November 2018 – Epson has extended its hearty congratulations to long-term partner Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team after the team secured its fifth successive FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Championship*. The momentous victory was achieved on November 11 after drivers Lewis Hamilton, who won the race, and Valtteri Bottas combined to outpoint their nearest rivals at the Brazil Grand Prix in Sao Paolo.

“Everyone at Epson is delighted to see the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team win this year’s championship,” said Munenori Ando, executive officer and general administrative manager of Epson’s Sales & Marketing Division. “The team’s passionate commitment to teamwork, minimising environmental impact and the constant pursuit of technological advance for the highest level of performance represent values shared with Epson. We are extremely proud that the team used a number of Epson products to support this well-deserved victory.”

Großer Preis von Spanien 2018, Samstag – Steve Etherington

Epson has supported Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team since the 2015 season. As an Official Team Partner, Epson provides its expertise in products including inkjet printers, scanners, 3LCD projectors and smart glasses, with the Epson logo visible on the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team race cars, along with branding on the helmet visors and race suits of the team’s drivers Lewis Hamilton, winner of this year’s drivers’ championship, and Valtteri Bottas.

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Epson Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team Formula 1 car

*Subject to official confirmation by the FIA of the results of the 2018 FIA Formula One™ World Championship.


D-Link strikes with new VIPER 2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Modem Router

D-Link strikes with new VIPER 2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Modem Router
Provides ultimate HD streaming and gaming experience

SYDNEY, 13 November 2018 – D-Link ANZ has launched the new VIPER 2600 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Modem Router. Designed for maximum performance, the new VIPER 2600 (DSL-3900) combines next generation MU-MIMO AC2600 Wi-Fi with Gigabit Ethernet and a dual-core processor for enhanced HD streaming and gaming, whilst being fully NBN / UFB ready.

D-Link ANZ MD Graeme Reardon said, “The VIPER 2600 has been designed to provide the ultimate HD streaming and gaming experience. To that end the VIPER 2600 uses advanced beamforming technology to track your connected devices with superior Wi-Fi speed and range, and D-Link SmartConnect technology automatically and intelligently distributes these devices across both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for optimal Wi-Fi performance. This next generation VIPER 2600 takes a bite out of the competition with great specifications, at a great price point in the market.”

With a powerful Dual-Core processor, four simultaneous data streams and intelligent QoS technology, VIPER 2600 users can enjoy ultra-fast Wi-Fi speed for uninterrupted gaming and high-quality video and audio experiences.

The new VIPER 2600 also benefits from in-built MU-MIMO technology that allows multiple devices to get a high-bandwidth Wi-Fi signal simultaneously, distributing data more efficiently and thus giving users the fastest Wi-Fi speeds in the home.

Reardon added, “You can stream HD media faster, transfer large files in seconds and play lag-free gaming. There’s also four high-performance external antennas and high-power amplifiers providing you stronger Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home and to enable more of your devices to connect faster to your network with no more dead zones.”

By automatically assigning devices to the less crowded 5GHz network to increase bandwidth efficiency and availability, VIPER 2600 is simply more effective and more efficient. Its Dual-Core processor boosts multitasking computing power and improves throughput speeds for all common household networking applications.

The new VIPER 2600 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Modem Router (DSL-3900) is available now in Australia at and at all authorised D-Link resellers and retailers (RRP$399.95), and will be available in New Zealand from December 2018 at and at all authorised NZ D-Link resellers and retailers (RRP NZ$449.99).

VIPER 2600 key features

Traffic Prioritisation – Advanced QoS engine guarantees the best performance for high priority programs, games and video streaming.
Dual-Band Technology – Decreases wireless interference and congestion, allowing you to connect more devices.
Band Steering –Automatically assigns devices to the less crowded 5GHz network to increase bandwidth efficiency and availability.

DLNA Compatible – Play and share your media on any DLNA devices, such as TVs, gaming consoles, smartphones and more.
USB 3.0 Port – One USB 3.0 port with speeds up to 10x faster than 2.0.

L2TP Over IPSec VPN Server Support – Transmit data securely when connected remotely.
Parental Controls – Create online access schedules and block/allow specific websites and/or devices.
Guest Wi-Fi Network – Enable a public or encrypted wireless guest network to secure and control access to local network devices.
Secure Wi-Fi Encryption – WPA/WPA2 provides highest level of wireless security.

Easy To Install – Installation wizard manually walks you through setup in minutes.
WPS Push Button Setup – Quickest method of connecting devices with the push of a button.

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The new VIPER AC2600 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Modem Router (DSL-3900)
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Foxtel signs multi-year deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution

Media Release: Monday November 12, 2018

Foxtel signs multi-year deal with
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution

In a brand-new, multi-year deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, Foxtel today announced it will be the home of an exciting line-up of exclusive Warner Bros. titles, including four new series premiering on FOX8 and FOX SHOWCASE over the next twelve months: Castle Rock; Legacies; Roswell, New Mexico and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, said: “Warner Bros. Television is one of the entertainment industry’s most respected producers of original and award-winning drama and comedy, and this new deal will further enrich Foxtel’s incredible slate of exclusive international content.”

Jeffrey Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, said: “We are pleased to have concluded this deal with Foxtel to bring these distinctive and entertaining series to audiences in Australia.”

Premiering tonight on FOX SHOWCASE is the highly-anticipated psychological horror series Castle Rock, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and executive producers/writers Sam Saw & Dustin Thomason. Set in the Stephen King multiverse and featuring a stellar cast including André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård, with Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek, the chilling new 10-part series combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved worlds, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

While the fictional town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career – Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things as well as the novella The Body and short story Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain reference to Castle Rock – Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller, a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most beloved stories.

Legacies, the new occult drama series from Julie Plec that represents the third chapter in The Vampire Diaries/The Originals trilogy, will premiere on FOX8 this Thursday, November 15 at 9.30pm and follows the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves, in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Coming to FOX8 in 2019 is new drama series Roswell, New Mexico, based on the Roswell High book series as imagined by The Originals’ Carina Adly MacKenzie and Julie Plec.

After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown, Roswell native Liz Ortecho discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Also launching on FOX8 next year is Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, the 10-episode spinoff of the international hit series Pretty Little Liars from executive producer/writer I. Marlene King, based on the Alloy Entertainment book series.

Set in Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, the series revolves around a group of three college friends who struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi. Sasha Pieterse returns as Alison DiLaurentis and Janel Parrish as Mona Vanderwaal, joined by Sofia Carson, Sydney Park, Eli Brown, Graeme Thomas King, Hayley Erin, Chris Mason and Kelly Rutherford.

All four series will also be available at launch to stream through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming services Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now.

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