New Releases...Maxspeed’s PGX 2000
Maxspeed’s PGX 2000 is perfect for schools that have a central server. With the PGX, it is possible to run the same operations as a desktop, but without a bulky, noisy, expensive PC. Extremely reliable, neither the host server nor the product can crash, which makes it the perfect tool for old PC desktops. In addition, the ultra-thin client upgrades quite easily. The software for the entire system is entered on the main server, making it a single point of entry and thus eliminating the need to go around to each individual unit to add or upgrade programs. The PGX, operating at 132 Mbs, is available at a fraction of the cost of PC desktops, yet it is able to perform all of the same tasks.
The PGX is designed to support a cluster of high performance, low cost stations that share a single PC. It delivers color, realtime graphics and responsiveness equivalent to a standalone computer. It also handles streaming audio and video for multimedia applications, such as interactive educational training. The model includes two USB ports so that users can connect a variety of USB-based peripherals, including Zip drives, to customize their local station. Keyboard and mouse users may attach serial and parallel peripherals to each station. Devices that can be attached to the ports include touch screens, magnetic stripe readers and modems, as well as many different kinds of special purpose printers, keyboards and mouse devices. Maxspeed Corporation, Palo Alto, CA, (800) 877-7998, www.maxspeed.com.
This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.