SEH Unveils Print Appliance With Long-Lasting SSD Technology (US release)
ISD300 Intelligent Spooling Device by SEH Now With Solid State Disk (SSD) Phoenixville, PA (February 2nd, 2009) SEH, a worldwide leader in networked USB technologies, today announced it has expanded its print appliance product series ISD300 to include a model with a solid state disk (SSD). In contrast to conventional hard disks, solid state disks do not use rotating components and thus do not wear out mechanically. As ISD300 print appliances can be operated anywhere, even outside of server racks, the new model provides for greater system stability and maximum performance in less protected environments.
The advantages of SSD technology include the ability to endure extreme shock and vibration, very fast access times, silent operation, and very low power consumption. ISD300-SSD provides for the greatest possible system stability and performance for all printing services even outside of the server room. While flash-memory based technology used to be exorbitantly priced, recent advancements have lowered market prices to levels competitive with conventional hard disks.
More Robust and Cost-Efficient Than General Print Servers
Dedicated print appliances such as the new ISD300-SSD relieve server resources and network traffic significantly. They efficiently spool print jobs, manage network printers as print queues, provide for the high availability of all printing services and are equipped with many more useful features. Users can easily configure and manage ISD300-SSD, requiring almost no maintenance. This compact appliance consumes considerably less power than general servers functioning as print servers. The solid state disk operates silently and endures vibrations and shock.
Like all models of the ISD300 product line, ISD300-SSD supports up to 50 network printers and 250 users and comes with the latest ThinPrint .print client for bandwidth optimization and print job compression. The device can be operated as ThinPrint Gateway. A comprehensive security package, regular software and firmware updates, and a three year guarantee are also included.
ISD300-SSD is equipped with a 16 GByte SSD and is available for MSRP 2,298 Euro excluding VAT.
SEH Technology, Inc., is a leading supplier of professional network printing solutions. The company, based in Phoenixville, PA, was founded in 2002 as the U.S. sales office of SEH Computertechnik, GmbH, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of network printing solutions since the early nineties, and became a full subsidiary in 2005. Since then, the company's revenue growth has been in excess of 20 per cent year over year. SEH Technology's product portfolio includes internal and external print servers for all common network and cabling types: Ethernet/Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, fiber optics, and Wireless LAN. Moreover, it comprises enhanced network printing solutions for efficient spooling management and bandwidth-optimized solutions for ThinPrint® environments (e.g. server-based computing, virtual desktop infrastructures). In 2008 SEH introduced the USB device server product line myUTN, broadening the company's solution portfolio to include intelligent solutions for network access of USB devices. SEH Technology also has a strong focus on security for network printing. Target groups are public, government, and military institutions with highest security demands. Among its customers are the US Departments of State, Defense, Army, Navy, and Air Force. All products are developed and produced at the company’s headquarters in Bielefeld, Germany. Worldwide distribution is via SEH’s US and UK subsidiaries and an extensive network of partners, distributors, and resellers. The installed base of SEH products exceeds 700,000 units worldwide. In development and sales, SEH closely co-operates with many leading printer manufacturers, including CITIZEN, ENCAD, EPSON, HP, KONICA MINOLTA, KYOCERA, MUTOH, OCÉ, OKI, PSi, ROLAND, SAMSUNG, TOSHIBA TEC, and UTAX.