Teradata: Teradata, Dayton, Ohio, introduced the Teradata 5500 Server. The unit, which can scale up to 4 petabytes, uses 75% less energy but upholds the same server performance of previous generations of Teradata servers. The new configuration also reduces associated data cooling and power-delivery infrastructure costs. Since it seamlessly coexists with multiple generations of Tera-data servers, retailers can protect and leverage existing technology investments.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP): The HP rp5700 Business Desktop PC, from Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif., achieved “gold” status from the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), a solution that ranks computer desktops, laptops and monitors based on their environmental attributes. Built with 95% recyclable components and a tool-less chassis design that can be quickly disassembled by hand, the system and packaging is easier to recycle. The system’s components are made with at least 10% post-consumer recycled plastics, and the outer packaging contains approximately 25% post-consumer recycled cardboard. The rp5700 also uses an 80% efficient power supply that is up to 15% more efficient than standard power supplies. This reduces overall energy usage and the amount of waste heat released into the environment, according to HP.
Datalogic Scanning Inc.: Eugene, Ore.-based Datalogic Scanning Inc., formerly PSC Inc., introduced the Magellan 8400 scanner. The newest addition to the Magellan family of point-of-sale barcode scanners features fewer components and reduced power consumption, and better protection from dust and debris. Consuming only 7 watts of power, the unit provides 77% lower energy costs and contributes to a cleaner environment. Like all units in the Magellan line, the new scanner also features OmegaTek Productivity technology based on Data-logic’s signal-processing chip which is designed to accurately read barcodes.