2007 Tech Innovators Finalists7:05 PM EST Fri. Oct. 05, 2007
VARBusiness has named the finalists in its 5th annual Tech Innovators competition.
Vendors competed in a variety of categories such as Connectivity, Security and Virtualization.
The winners will be announced Monday at the XChange Tech Innovators event in Miami.
-- Oracle SOA Suite: Oracle SOA Suite is a complete set of service infrastructure components.
-- Foglight: Foglight is the only adaptive application and services management solution unifying IT and business.
-- Zimbra Collaboration Suite 4.5 (pictured): Zimbra Desktop allows users to access email and documents while offline.
-- RHUB 200: 4-in-1 on premise appliance - remote support, web conferencing, access to this PC and webinar in one unit
-- trixbox 2.0: trixbox is the fastest, and easiest implementation of Asterisk, the popular open source IP-PBX.
-- PASS Commerce Center: This is a free comprehensive program for small business to manage all of their financial needs.
-- NetVanta 1335: First device to combine the functionality of up to six devices in a single platform (Wi-Fi, router, PoE switch, firewall, VPN, CSU/DSU).
-- Planar Systems PX2611W: Widescreen display allows for viewing two full pages of text and graphics. side by side
-- Samsung SyncMaster 225UW (pictured): Has a built in communication platform and Vista certification.
-- ViewSonic WPG-150: Lets users share one projector without swapping cables.
-- OptiView Series III Integrated Network Analyzer: Totally integrated, single user interface that replaces the need for mulitple monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
-- Motorola MC35 Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA): Combines phone, computer, GPS, camera, and bar code reader in one device.
-- Digisense System: Turn-key onsite backup and offsite archiving at a low monthly fee.
-- Managed Workplace(r) version 6.0 (pictured): Provides a platform that allows vendors to easily plug their products and services manageable in a managed service environment.
-- N-central 6.5 (Velocity System & Momentum System): Cost-effective desktop management at all levels of managed services.
-- HP Compaq dc5750 Business Desktop PC: Configurations include the power-efficient technologies for an environmentally friendly PC
-- ThinkCentre A61e: 85 percent efficient power supply.
-- Shuttle XPC SG33G5 Pro: Only fingerprint recognition in market.
-- Motion C5 (pictured): First slate tablet PC designed with and for healthcare professionals.
-- Toughbook 52: Engineered for durability with magnesium alloy construction.
-- Q1 Ultra: Replaces 6+ LB notebook with 1.5lb device without the loss of functionality.
-- HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFPs with Edgeline Technology: Handles high-volume workloads with the combined benefits of ink and laser in a single device.
-- C8800 Series digital color printers: Business printer compact enough to fit on a desktop.
-- Xerox WorkCentre 7300 Series (7335 pictured): Fastest warm-up time in its class.
-- RSA enVision Platform: Collects and protects data from any IP device without filtering and without the need to deploy agents.
-- TZ 190 Wireless: Enables organizations to establish secure wireless broadband network access without a wired Internet connection.
-- Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0: Antivirus, advanced firewall, antispam and data encryption technologies for PDAs and smartphones.
-- Aberdeen "Blade Killer" Stirling 122: Effectively 2 individual servers housed in a standard sized 1U chassis.
-- HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure or "Shorty" (pictured): Rack-based, compact 10.5-inch-high design that fits up to eight blades and plugs into a standard 110- or 220-volt wall outlet.
-- SGI Altix ICE 8200: Bladed server purpose-built to handle true HPC applications and large scale-out deployments.
-- Celerra NS20: All-in-one connectivity -- combines NAS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel in one convenient, flexible storage solution.
-- FalconStor CDP Virtual Appliance for VMware Virtual Infrastructure: Features include application aware snapshots, database agent, serverless backup acceleration, and remote replication.
-- Vembu StoreGrid - Service Provider Edition: cross-platform solution for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD & Mac OSX
-- Catbird V-Agent: Architecture is 100 percent plug-and-play for virtualized environments.
-- Virtual Iron 4.0: Users can install and deploy without touching any of the physical servers to be virtualized.
-- VMware Workstation: Industry-first support for multiple display monitors and USB 2.0 devices.
-- ZXTM VA (ZXTM Virtual Appliance): The only traffic management product available as a virtual appliance.
-- ShoreTel 7 (pictured top): Higher-density switch chassis presented in a smaller physical footprint.
-- Cisco Smart Business Communications System (pictured bottom): Integration of functions - includes call processing, integrated voicemail, auto attendant, firewall, security, switching, routing and wireless LANs
-- DiVitas Mobile-to-Mobile Convergence Solution: PBX agnostic, WLAN agnostic, handset agnostic, and carrier agnostic (it works with both GSM and CDMA).
-- Extricom WLAN, featuring the EXRP-40 Four-Radio AP: Quad-radio APs provide a four-blanket multi-layer WLAN, so four channels, in any mix of band and mode can simultaneously carry wireless traffic over the same wireless infrastructure.
-- Ruckus ZoneFlex System (pictured): Has a high-gain smart antenna array and automatic wireless encryption.