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FUJIFILM and iRODS partner to provide an archive solution that can easily scale to handle exponential data growth
SYDNEY, 12 November 2021 – FUJIFILM and the iRODS Consortium have announced a collaboration and integration creating a joint solution built upon FUJIFILM Object Archive software. This joint solution leverages the benefits of a tape storage tier, providing an automated archiving workflow for research, commercial and governmental organisations that require storing large – and in most cases rapidly growing – amounts of data.
With this solution, FUJIFILM Object Archive becomes a deep tier archive storage target while iRODS provides a data management platform for users who produce massive amounts of research and analytics data.
FUJIFILM Object Archive software has been tested with the iRODS S3* plugin and now fully supports the AMAZON S3 abstraction that iRODS provides. In addition to regular S3 compatibility, FUJIFILM and the iRODS Consortium worked together to add functionality to the iRODS S3 Resource Plugin.
This new functionality will be available as part of the upcoming iRODS 4.2.11 release.
Moving appropriate data to the tape tier provides the benefits of air-gap security and scalability while being very cost-effective and energy-efficient when compared to other storage media. Additionally, FUJIFILM Object Archive software supports the new, higher-capacity LTO-9** tape technology, making the solution potentially even more efficient, economical and scalable.
We are very excited to be working with FUJIFILM,” said Terrell Russell, interim executive director of the iRODS Consortium. “Together, we are building a long-term relationship that will be good for our users and both organisations.”
“The new interoperability between Object Archive and iRODS will greatly benefit organisations who use both products and potentially create new use cases as well,” said Tom Nakatani, vice president of sales & marketing at FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. “We are pleased to successfully implement this joint solution to better support our collaborators and users.”
FUJIFILM LTO-9 data cartridge
FUJIFILM is the world’s leading data storage tape manufacturer.1 Its FUJIFILM Object Archive software allows object storage to be seamlessly written to and read from data tape media with FUJIFILM’s OTFormat. Using the industry-standard Amazon S3-compatible API, the software offers the same operability as cloud storage and easy long-term retention of data. By using FUJIFILM Object Archive software to optimise existing storage, organisations can eliminate egress fees, offload colder data to tape, maintain chain of custody, utilise a cost-effective tier of storage, and minimise cyber threats by providing a physical airgap to data.
* “Amazon”, and “Amazon S3” are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.
**Linear Tape-Open LTO, the LTO logo, Ultrium and the Ultrium logo are registered trademarks of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Quantum in the US and other countries.
1 – Based on market share
Object Archive logo
FUJIFILM’s new LTO-9 data cartridge (front)
D-Link launches two new Nuclias Connect-compatible Wi-Fi 6 Access Points
SYDNEY, 11 November 2021 – D-Link has launched two new Wi-Fi 6 Access Points, the DAP-X2850 and DAP-X2810, which integrate seamlessly with their DNH-100 Nuclias Connect Hub, the Managed Wireless Controller that comes pre-loaded with Nuclias Connect software and can support up to 100 Wi-Fi Access Points at each site it’s installed at.
Graeme Reardon, Managing Director, D-Link ANZ, said, “For small business owners, you simply want your Wi-Fi to work reliably, all the time, whether just for your staff, or for your customers as well, and Nuclias Connect has provided this capability for some time. Small business owners also want to focus on their business, not their network, and these two new fast and reliable Nuclias Connect-compatible Access Points help them to do just that with the very latest Wi-Fi 6 technology.”
Nuclias Connect is D-Link’s intuitive network management solution built for SMBs, retail chains, hospitality and education facilities seeking a flexible, cost-effective way to manage their networking infrastructure. It offers different levels of flexibility that suits the needs of any business as you can install Nuclias Connect software on a Windows or Linux computer or host it on a virtual server in the cloud which then allows support for up to 1,000 Access Points. You can also buy the optional DNH-100 Nuclias Connect Hub appliance which comes pre-loaded with this software built-in, for a simple, turnkey network management solution.
D-Link’s DAP Series of Nuclias Connect-enabled Wireless Access Points are used in conjunction with all the above management methods to provide the Nuclias Connect experience.
DAP-X2850 Wireless AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 4×4 Dual Band PoE Access Point
The new DAP-X2850 Wireless AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 4×4 Dual Band PoE Access Point is easy to manage with D-Link’s free Nuclias Connect software, or seamlessly via the DNH-100 Nuclias Connect appliance. It uses the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology and comes in a 4 x 4 MU-MIMO design with 3600Mbps combined throughput. The DAP-X2850 supports the latest WPA3™ Wi-Fi encryption standard, has two LAN ports (2.5Gbps and 1Gbps), Airtime Fairness and Band Steering technologies, a high power 28dBm design and is powered by IEEE 802.3at PoE.
The new DAP-X2810 Nuclias Connect AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Access Point is also Wi-Fi 6 enabled, providing fast speeds up to 1800Mbps, increased capacity and interference-free coverage throughout businesses. You can mount the DAP-X2810 indoors on a wall or ceiling and again, and it’s also easy to manage with D-Link’s Nuclias Connect software or DNH-100 appliance. Wi-Fi 6 means the DAP-X2810 delivers greater network efficiency and lower latency, with nearly four times the capacity of previous Wi-Fi standards. It uses MU-MIMO to slice through congestion, reducing wait time for all users and also enjoys superior throughput with its dual-band Wi-Fi radio configuration.
The DAP-X2810 also utilises the latest WPA3 personal and enterprise wireless encryption and again its coverage is shared more efficiently over more users with Airtime Fairness, whilst Band Steering intelligently manages users, pushing them onto the higher radio frequency when possible. The DAP-X2810 also supports 802.3at PoE which means less wires for a cleaner and easier deployment.
DNH-100 Nuclias Connect Hub
The DNH-100 with Nuclias Connect is a compact yet powerful hardware controller for local and remote management of up to 100 Access Points. There are no subscription fees associated with Nuclias Connect and the interface is available in 11 international languages. Users can easily deploy the DNH-100 across single or multiple sites to experience the power and convenience of Nuclias Connect.
D-Link’s new Access Points can be managed through the Nuclias Connect App which gives you remote access so you can manage multiple local and remote DNH-100 devices as well as a dashboard where you can get detailed information about those devices and the network as a whole.
The Nuclias Connect App allows for multiple user authentications and also makes it possible to configure access controls for each SSID, giving admins the option of configuring separate internal networks for different subnets. Nuclias Connect also supports advanced value-added services such as a fully customisable Captive Portal and Wi-Fi Hotspot, which could be used to offer additional methods for your customers to join your network, such as at a café or carwash.
The Nuclias Connect App and Interface shows clear and concise reports for your Network
Availability and pricing
The new DAP-X2850 and DAP-X2810 access points, as well as the DNH-100 are available now from www.dlink.com.au, www.dlink.co.nz and from all authorised D-Link Partners and Resellers in both countries for the following RRP:
Key Benefits of Nuclias Connect
Easily deploy and manage Wi-Fi for your staff or customers, as well as easily offer Wi-Fi Hotspots for guests using customisable login pages.
Growing your network is a breeze – need 1 or 2 Wi-Fi Access Points for a small shop or need to scale up to 100 Access Points for a larger business, you can easily add them as required. Automatic discovery allows them to be quickly deployed and managed.
Multi-Site Management – if you have branches across cities or even countries, you can pre-set different configurations and authorisation levels for each branch or head office. Access Points can be pre-configured before being dispatched, so they are literally plugged in and start working.
Automatically optimise your Wi-Fi – as you grow, Nuclias Connect optimises the number of available wireless channels and coverage, reducing channel interference and providing faster total throughput and connection reliability.
Provides detailed reporting and analytics – quickly and easily see what’s happening across your network at a glance, or drill down to the detail at an individual device level.
Save power and improve security – use the wireless scheduling feature to switch off wireless connectivity when it’s not needed.
Enables Service Providers – if you outsource your Network Management, Nuclias Connect allows your Service Provider to remotely manage your wireless network, including Access and Security controls.
The new DAP-X2850 Wireless AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 4×4 Dual Band PoE Access Point
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The DNH-100 Nuclias Connect Hub
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PNY strengthens presence in A/NZ with new and exclusive DSTech distribution partnership
DSTech now represents PNY and HP USB and memory card ranges in A/NZ
SYDNEY, 10 November 2020 – PNY are strengthening their presence in and commitment to the Australian and New Zealand markets having established a new and exclusive distribution partnership with DSTech for their PNY and HP USB and memory card ranges.
New PNY Attache 4 USB 2.0 (Colour edition)
PNY’s sales specialist for APAC, Nicole Liu, explained, “DSTech has been distributing in Australia and New Zealand for over 27 years. They distribute a comprehensive range of print hardware, consumables, IT and consumer electronics from some of the world’s leading manufacturers and critically, have state-of-the-art distribution facilities and offices across Australia and NZ. DSTech are renowned for being able to fill customer orders with rapid turnaround and unfailing accuracy. With such strong resources and a continually growing customer portfolio, it was a natural fit for PNY to choose DSTech as the distributor for our PNY and HP USB and memory card ranges in Australia and New Zealand.”
PNY had comprehensive requirements for the new partnership with DSTech including the ability for DSTech to service not only major national retailers such as Australia Post and JB HiFi, but also more regionally focused specialists.
HP USB drives
DSTech major accounts manager for A/NZ, Richard Clarke, added, “DSTech’s close relationships with existing partners as well as the onboarding of experienced business development managers has allowed our business to flourish. Our focus on national retail continues to grow and we actively engage with new customers. This makes our new partnership with PNY an ideal fit.”
As the exclusive distribution partner for PNY and HP USB and memory card ranges in Australia and New Zealand, DSTech will hold suitable inventory levels and promote the products to all of their customers. Ongoing, DSTech will also ensure they present PNY in the best possible position to all channels where they believe the brand can provide significant value.
Nicole Liu concluded, “DSTech’s strength rest in their reach and logistical resources. With warehouses and sales offices across A/NZ they can offer incredibly efficient delivery services and direct B2C shipments via their data feeds. PNY sees great value in the depth and breadth of DSTech’s customer set and the fact that they service everyone from national retailers through to regionally based small businesses better than many other established distributors.”
PNY and HP USB and memory card ranges are available now at all authorised resellers and retailers across Australia and New Zealand.
For more product information on PNY and HP USB and memory card ranges:
HP USB and memory cards – https://www.pny.com.tw/en/productclass-detail/hp-authorized-products/
PNY USB drives – https://www.pny.com.tw/en/products/usb-flash-drives/
PNY memory cards: https://www.pny.com.tw/en/products/flash-memory-cards/
For more sales information on PNY and HP USB and memory card ranges in Australia and New Zealand please contact Jess Faulkner at DSTech at Jess@dstech.net.au or on +61 438 876 231.
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The new PNY Attache 4 USB 2.0 (Colour edition)
HP USB drives
D-Link launches World’s First Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter and new Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router
SYDNEY, 9 November 2021 – It’s fair to say that D-Link is one of the leading forces ushering in a new digital home transformation with its slew of Wi-Fi 6 devices including today’s launch of the DWA-X1850, the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) Adapter and a new Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router – the EXO AX AX3200 DIR-X3260.
DWA-X1850 world’s first Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter
The new DWA-X1850 AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter along with the DIR-X3260 AX3200 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router are engineered to power the increasing number of high-bandwidth devices and support high-intensity data traffic for remote workers, students and families.
D-Link A/NZ MD Graeme Reardon said, “We live in a world where more is now the norm for home and business networks. More devices, more bandwidth, more speed and more range. These new Wi-Fi 6 devices enable streamlined and seamless mesh connectivity with efficient AX performance that, put simply, give you more.”
The DWA-X1850 is a slim and compact wireless Adapter that plugs into any USB port and provides instant connectivity to your laptop or PC.
Delivering a simple, affordable upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 performance for existing desktop and notebook computers, the DWA-X1850 is the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter in the market. Featuring the latest 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 technology, it delivers smooth, reliable combined speeds up to AX1800 (574Mbps + 1200Mbps), ideal for large file transfers, online learning lessons and gaming. The Adapter also features 128-bit WPA3 encryption giving customers added peace of mind over network and device protection.
This clever Adapter has others smarts too with its Multi-User or MU-MIMO technology for better efficiency of upstream and downstream transmission and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology (where small data packets destined for multiple devices are transmitted together and never have to queue up again). Combined, these advancements ensure that multiple devices receive high-bandwidth Wi-Fi at the same time to distribute data more efficiently over a wider area, and providing you with faster Wi-Fi 6 speeds.
With software already preloaded on the Adapter, installation is simple and your older, slower devices can immediately enjoy the speed and range benefits that Wi-Fi 6 provides. The slim and compact design means the dongle can also easily be carried around when out and about.
The DIR-X3260 EXO AX AX3200 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router is D-Link’s newest Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router. Providing stellar performance (2400Mbps on the 5GHz and 800Mbps on the 2.4GHz) essential for applications such as high-quality video conferencing, VR, 8K video streaming and more, the AX3200 Router’s durable 1024-QAM boosts throughput to devices by up to 25% and its 160MHz contiguous channel width gives even more bandwidth to support a greater number of devices.
D-Link Wi-Fi Mesh technology provides simple syncing with compatible D-Link Mesh Extenders. As a result, users can roam seamlessly around their home on a mobile device without fearing signal degradation or a dropped connection. The new model also showcases an attractive design in addition to greater c
The D-Link DIR-X3260 EXO AX AX3200 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router
So, it’s fast. Very fast. However, if you still want more and should you require them, it also has 4 Gigabit LAN ports and 1 Gigabit WAN port which give you faster wired connectivity whenever you wish.
If you’re a techie then you’ll appreciate the high-gain antennas, built-in power amplifiers and beamforming technology which allow the DIR-X3260 to extend the reach of your Wi-Fi
and focus a stronger signal in the direction of your devices to ensure a stronger, faster and more reliable Wi-Fi experience. Meanwhile a long OFDM symbol ensures even greater Wi-Fi range, maximising coverage throughout the home.
Firmware upgrades with the DIR-X3260 are completely automated and so smooth, you won’t even notice them. On top of that, the DIR-X3260’s Dual Image functionality saves a recovery image as a backup before an upgrade. So, in the unlikely event an upgrade fails, the system has your pre-existing configuration to fall back on.
Finally, there’s an integrated Internet Speed Test powered by Ookla® that lets you measure the true speed of your Router-to-ISP connection with the D-Link Wi-Fi app and the DIR-X3260 works with the Google Assistant and Alexa, so you literally don’t have to lift a finger.
As always with D-Link Routers, it’s simple and easy to setup and manage the DIR-X3260. Just download the free D-Link Wi-Fi app, where you can, amongst other things, set parental controls based on your family’s online needs, access your Wi-Fi settings and more, directly from your smartphone or tablet.
DWA-X1850 AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB Adapter Key Features
• Next-generation Wi-Fi 6 USB dongle for an instant PC or Laptop upgrade
• AX1800 Speeds up to 1200Mbps (5GHz) and 600Mbps (2.4GHz)
• OFDMA and MU-MIMO technologies ensure a fast and efficient Wi-Fi connection
• The latest WPA3™ Wi-Fi security helps protect your network
• Auto installation driver for Windows 10
• USB 3.2 Gen 1 dongle delivers maximum performance and reliability
DIR-X3260 EXO AX AX3200 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router Key Features
• Wi-Fi 6 technology provides faster speeds, greater capacity and less network congestion
• Next-gen speeds up to AX3200 (2400Mbps on the 5GHz and 800Mbps on the 2.4GHz)
• Dual-band Wi-Fi with up to 6 simultaneous streams makes 4K streaming a breeze
• Create a seamless D-Link Wi-Fi Mesh network by adding DAP-X1860 Wi-Fi Extenders
• 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port provide optional wired connectivity
• Built in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports to create shared storage
• Intelligent Quality of Service prioritises network traffic to minimise the impact of busy bandwidth
• Backwards compatibility ensures support for previous Wi-Fi standards and all Wi-Fi devices
• Supports WPA3™ — the latest Wi-Fi security for more protection
• Voice Control for an even easier home Wi-Fi networking experience
• Works with the D-Link Wi-Fi App for easy setup and enhanced parental controls
The DWA-X1850 and the DIR-X3260 are available now from www.dlink.com.au (RRP AUD$149.95 and AUD$349.95), www.dlink.co.nz (RRP NZ$179.99 and NZ$349.99) and from all authorised D-Link partners and retailers in both countries.
D-Link’s new DWA-X1850 AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB Adapter
For more images go to: http://files.dlink.com.au/Products/DWA-X1850/Images/
D-Link’s new DIR-X3260 EXO AX AX3200 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router
For more images go to: http://files.dlink.com.au/Products/DIR-X3260/Images/
1• Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11ax/ac/n/g/b specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range.
2• Using a USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port will affect device performance. USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) port or higher recommended.