Stories by Reseller News Staff

National Library seeks suppliers for Digital New Zealand project

The National Library of New Zealand wants to find a group of preferred IT professional services suppliers for the Digital New Zealand Wave I Implementation Project. Digital New Zealand is one of two initiatives the National Library is implementing as part of the New Zealand Digital Content Strategy, launched in September 2007. It aims make digital content collections more accessible to New Zealand communities. Digital New Zealand will take place over a number of years, and in 2008 the Wave I implementation project is focused on setting up an operational foundation and the development of exemplars (example solutions) to showcase the value of improved access to, and sharing of New Zealand digital content. The suppliers will provide technology for project areas including the DigitalNZ repository, search engine infrastructure, application programming interface (API), the DigitalNZ website (with developer lab) and showcases (remixing, mashups, tagging and searching). The Request for Proposals (RFP) closes 25 June and the Library plans to select preferred suppliers on 1 July.

Reserve Bank seeks currency management system

The Reserve Bank is hunting potential software system suppliers to manage currency (note and coin) movements to trading banks, receipt of issue to trading banks, receipt of deposits from trading banks and internal transfers within the Reserve Bank.

Quick Poll: Which ultraportable PC gets your vote?

There’s been a slew of ultraportable PCs released here in the last few months, as competition in the category really heats up. Whether they’re at cheaper end of the price scale like Asus’ Eee PC or the higher end like the MacBook Air, they’re ideal travel and business companions.

Vodafone follows Orcon with new unbundled broadband network

Vodafone has launched its new ADSL2+, unbundled broadband network called Red. The telco says it has already unbundled half of Auckland’s 41 phone exchanges and plans to have the other half unbundled by the end of October. The company says it will look to expand this to other regions after October. “Based on the market today we’d look at Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Rotorua and Taupo and of course Wellington,” chief executive Russell Stanners says in a statement, adding it would then look at Christchurch and Dunedin. Orcon launched its ADSL2+ broadband services in March through five Auckland exchanges in Glenfield, Browns Bay, Ellerslie, Mt Albert and Ponsonby. Back then Orcon announced plans to have its equipment installed in 10 Auckland exchanges by mid-year, with expansion into Wellington near the end of this year and Christchurch next year. Provincial centres were on the company's agenda after Christchurch.

Western Digital My Passport

Carry your music, video, and photos in style with WD's My Passport Essential Portable Drive. These elegant portable drives are simple to use, light and easy to carry and require no power adapter as they are powered directly through the USB cable. They are compatible with Windows and Mac.

Acer X1160z SVGA projector

Indulge in cinematic entertainment and high-intensity gaming in the comfort of your own home. Whether for SME use, family entertainment or education, the Acer X1160Z digital projector is designed to bring colours to life with its 2000 ANSI Lumens brightness and 2000:1 contrast ratio.

AOC 24" LCD monitor 416Va

The AOC 416Va offers premium picture quality for graphics-intensive applications. It comes with 3000:1(DCR) contrast ratio that delivers exceptional image clarity, with a 160-degree viewing angle to provide increased visibility from side viewpoints. Its response time is 5ms, a key feature that prevents fast moving objects from becoming blurred.

Dunbar exits Cellnet

Cellnet New Zealand general manager John Dunbar has left the company, and will not be replaced with the local management team now reporting directly to Australian managing director Stephen Harrison.