CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • Magicolor 5570 Makes Its Mark
    At around 31 pages per minute (ppm) of color printing and topping at 37 ppm for black and white, Konica Minolta's Magicolor 5570 printer is one of the fastest color printers in the company's 5500 color laser line. Its 866-MegaHertz process puts it at the head of the class.
  • The Perfect Fit
    Midsize contractors often have roots as regional integrators: companies that have established a stronghold in a particular geographical area and grown as they added next-generation technologies to their portfolios. They're typically integrators in the $100 million to $1.5 billion range—no longer small businesses and not large enough to be considered "mega systems integrators." Some may have just surpassed the $500 million mark—the point at which many of the benefits of being a small business start to fade away.
  • Calling All VARs
    When a young adult in Ripon, Calif., beat up another person at a park and stole a skateboard, he probably thought he got away with it. No one else was around—including any cops—and he took off before the victim even picked up his cellphone. Besides, this was a petty crime; the police have more important things to do than track down an unidentified guy with a skateboard. He had gotten away with it.
  • Distribution Walks A Fine Line
    Many provide integration services at an extra charge. Some hold GSA contracts on behalf of vendors. One even launched a program where it bids on state and local government contracts as a prime, and another is promoting itself as a subcontractor for government opportunities.
  • 14 Hot Products From XChange '07
    A variety of vendors were on hand at the CMP XChange '07 conference in Orlando to showcase their latest and greatest wares. Here are a few of the standouts.
  • Intel Takes Steps To Slow Gray Market
    Intel's new logistics and distribution strategy in India spells doom for the CPU grey market and paves the way for a level-playing field for its distributors.
  • Review: Wide-Screen Wonder
    ViewSonic's new VX2835wm wide-screen display arrives with some of the best high-definition features the vendor has to offer.
  • Review: Beefed up KVM
    Channel Test Center recently took a look at two KVM products. The first unit, an 8-port KH98 switch from ATEN, comes with a remote network troubleshooting interface. The second unit, the SecureLinx Spider from Lantronix, is a KVM device that works over IP.