Manchester, N.H.-based NTP Software this month announced its newest release of NTP Software Quota & File Sentinel (QFS), what the company calls Storage Resource Management (SRM) technology. According to a press release, the new offering provides a self-managing, end-to-end SRM architecture, and offers a quota and file-screening environment with messaging. A new feature added to this release is the ability to push QFS across a network using the embedded technology in Enterprise Application Services Extension (EASE) without the need to reboot servers or workstations. Available now, pricing for QFS begins at US$995 per server. Free trial software can also be downloaded from the company’s Web site at

Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd.

this month announced the release of three new colour graphics printers. The HP Designjet 10ps, 20ps and 50ps printers are geared towards Graphics professionals, including marketing professionals, graphic designers, printers and pre-press houses. The new printers allow users to share files over the Internet, according to the company. The 10ps is ideal for a person requiring a personal printer, while the 20ps is more ideal for workgroup printing as it offers extra paper handling and server-based processing. The 50ps builds on the features in the 20ps, according to HP, but also features special software licensed from Heidelberg Druckmaschinen AG to provide a complete pre-press proofing offering. The HP Designjet 10ps and 20ps printers should be available this fall at approximately $1,663 and $3,000 respectively. The Designjet 50ps printer is expected to be available in spring 2002, and estimated pricing will be $5,841. For more information, visit