Industry Briefs

AXIS Auto-Go software automates the process of connecting printers to a network by configuring the network connection and installing the correct printer driver, according to Axis Communications Inc. When new printers or digital copiers are added to the network via an Axis print server, Auto-GO automatically discovers them. Also, Javascript Web pages provide detailed information and control over the print server and attached printers. The software is available for free download for existing AXIS 5400 and 5600 users, or comes with purchase of the servers. Axis in Chelmsford, Mass., is at (978) 614-2000 or on-line at

Compaq Computer Corp.

has announced three new enterprise printers: the LNC02 colour laser printer and two dot matrix printers, the LA36N and LA36W. The LNC02 prints at four to eight pages per minute with colour rendering up to 2,400x600dpi. It has a built-in Ethernet interface that supports multiple platforms and protocols simultaneously including UNIX, Windows and Macintosh. The narrow-carriage LA36N and wide-carriage LA36W dot matrix printers print up to 360 characters per second and also support multiple protocols. The LNC02 is list priced at US$2,995, the LA36N at US$679 and the LA36W at US$859. Compaq Canada in Richmond Hill, Ont., is at 1-800-567-1616 or on the Internet at

Effnet Router On a Card (ROC) will have firewall capabilities early next year, according to Effnet. ROC-equipped servers can function as network edge devices that manage traffic and optimize security. Using proprietary algorithms, the Effnet ROC architecture will be combined with a new technique called “selective inspection” that the company said will allow simultaneous routing and filtering of IP traffic at gigabit speeds. Effnet in Boston can be reached at (508) 650-3412. The company Web site is at