You’ve heard of workgroup printers; now Canon (800/652-2606,
) wants to sell you a workgroup multifunction peripheral. The Class 3170 Facsimile Series offers a maximum print speed of 17 ppm, up to 1200-dpi resolution, and an optional dual-line feature for simultaneous fax receipt and transmission. Prices range from $3,195 to $4,000, depending on selected options.
InDesign for Editors
Taking advantage of the extensible architecture of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Systems (800/833-6687,
) has announced InCopy 1.0, a stripped-down version of InDesign that allows writers and editors to track editorial changes, fit copy, and collaborate with designers. The program, using a word processing interface, lets you work on documents in galley or layout mode. In the latter, you can see text as it will appear in print, complete with column breaks, hyphenation, and justification. Adobe won’t sell the software directly; instead, it will be offered by Adobe InDesign system integrators, who will determine pricing on a site-by-site basis.
Looking for a cheap, simple way to edit digital movies? Par Technologies (480/922-0044,
) is shipping Reel-Eyes, a $35 video-editing program that lets you play feature-length movies, export video to DV streams, crop videos to fixed frame sizes, and save video clips as self-contained AVI movies. The $99 Digital Photo Maker from Dazzle Multimedia (888/436-4348,
) is a small device that lets you capture and export video on a USB-equipped Mac. The package includes two simple editing applications, Dazzle PhotoStudio for still photos and Dazzle VideoImpression for video.
Two for One
Now you can have USB and FireWire and still keep a PCI slot free. The $159 OrangeLink FireWire/USB Board from Orange Micro (714/779-2772,
) is a PCI card that includes two USB and two FireWire ports. Each FireWire port runs at 400 Mbps and provides 15 watts of power. The package includes Adobe Premiere LE.
) is shipping PhotoJazz 2.0, a new version of its lossless image-compression software that adds QuickTime support. The company says you can compress an image to less than half its original size with no loss of quality. The upgrade, which adds support for 16-bit image channels, includes an Adobe Photoshop plug-in, a QuarkXTension, and QuickTime components that let you embed PhotoJazz images in QuickTime movies. Three versions are available: the $99 PhotoJazz Expert, which offers the full set of PhotoJazz features; the $79 PhotoJazz Pro, which supports 8-bit channels only; and the $29 PhotoJazz Lite, which supports RGB only.