SEH unveils print appliance with SSD Technology

The German network specialist, SEH is expanding 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 don't use rotating components and don't 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. ISD300-SSD is equipped with a 16 gigabyte SSD and is available now for 2,298 Euro excluding VAT.

Flash-memory based SSD technology was, in the past, exorbitantly priced. As reasonably priced models now exist on the market, the technology can seriously compete with conventional hard disks. The advantages of SSD technology include its ability to endure extreme shock and vibration, very fast access times, silent operation and extremely low power consumption. ISD300-SSD provides the greatest possible system stability and performance for all printing services - even outside the server room.

Furthermore, 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, enable high availability of all printing services and are equipped with many more useful features. Users can easily configure and manage ISD300-SSD and it requires almost no maintenance. This compact appliance consumes considerably less power than general servers functioning as print servers.

As with all models in the ISD300 product line, the ISD300-SSD supports up to 50 network printers and 250 users and comes with the latest 'ThinPrint' print client for bandwidth optimisation and print job compression, and can be operated as ThinPrint Gateway. A comprehensive security package, regular software and firmware updates, and a three year guarantee are also included.

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