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LinkPro debuts IPReplicator

Newport Beach-based LinkPro Technologies Inc., a provider of data replication software, announced IPReplicator for Windows. The new release supports international language character sets. IPReplicator’s replication technology can perform incremental backups to files and folders either in real-time, scheduled or manual modes of operation. Secure global communication is accomplished using secure connections over TCP/IP based networks including the Internet. IPReplicator’s distributed replication agents combined with intuitive central management operate automatically over LANs, WANs or the Internet. It provides file replication and backup of a whole range of enterprise data. It does this while conserving network resources and replicating over secure TCP/IP connections, even from behind firewalls.

Vivendi to distribute NovaLogic games

Vivendi Universal Games, the gaming unit of Paris-based Vivendi Universal SA, will become the sole distributor in North America of video games produced by Calabasas-based NovaLogic Inc. NovaLogic develops and publishes video games for computers and game consoles.

Acoustic Magic microphone certified by Trio

Pasadena-based Trio Systems, a developer of Windows recording software, certified the Voice Tracker Array Microphone for use with their SoniClear MeetingPro product line. SoniClear MeetingPro software digitally records board meetings, government meetings, lectures, and other meetings on any Windows computer. When recording in noisy environments, background noise from video projectors, air conditioning, and traffic can obscure softer voices and people speaking far from the microphone. This can make it difficult to hear exactly what was said. Using the Voice Tracker with SoniClear MeetingPro solves this problem, resulting in improved recordings and easy transcription of detailed minutes. The Voice Tracker locates a talker and electronically steers a “listening beam,” like an acoustic searchlight, in that direction. This creates spatial filtering; sounds from other parts of the room are not picked up. In addition, digital noise reduction processing removes background noise.

CSC, US Dataworks team up

El Segundo-based Computer Sciences Corp. and Houston-based payment processing software company US Dataworks are joining to develop payment processing software to address future electronic check processing regulations. The Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act, or Check 21, will allow banks to exchange checks electronically through digital images rather than paper. The change is scheduled to take effect Oct. 28. Computer Sciences Corp., a information technology services company, and US Dataworks will combine CSC’s payment, check and fraud software with US Dataworks’ Clearingworks processing technology.

Kingston releases MultiMediaCard

Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a maker of memory products, released its MultiMediaCard 4.0. MultiMediaCards are small, removable non-volatile memory cards that store photo images, digital music, games, and various other types of data. Initially, Kingston will be manufacturing MMC 4.0 cards in 256 MB and 512 MB capacities, soon to be followed by capacities up to 2 GB.

Naturally Open updates Infowalker

Los Angeles-based Naturally Open released version 2.0 of its browser companion Infowalker. Infowalker 2.0 works with Internet Explorer. The user browses exactly as he or she always has, but with Infowalker’s features available at the click of the mouse. Infowalker is downloadable from www.naturallyopen.com/infowalker. In addition, Naturally Open will provide customized OEM versions to Web publishers and content providers.

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