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Big names and small alike shared in the honours for Best of Comdex, but the overall award went to the biggest of them all ….

Finalists and winners in PC Magazine’s Best of Comdex Las Vegas 2003 awards were:

Desktop Computing

Finalists: The HP Media Center PC m390n The Tatung Media Center PC Zalman Tech TNN500A Totally No Noise computer case Winner: The HP Media Center PC m390n

Enterprise Hardware

Finalists: Qualstar’s RLS-5244 rackmount SAIT tape library Nexsan’s ATABeast storage array Tatung’s TUD-3114 ultra-dense blade server Winner: Nexsan’s ATABeast storage array

Enterprise Software

Finalists: Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Cloudmark Authority 2.0 gateway anti-spam solution Qarbon’s ViewletFarm2 enterprise demo creation tool Winner: Microsoft Small Business Server 2003

Gadgets

Finalists: The MacSense HomePod MP-100 wireless music receiver and player The Zalman Theater 6 surround-sound headphones The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology’s Therapeutic Robot Visart Technologies’ Visart Wireless Mobile TFT LCD TV Winner: Visart Technologies’ Visart Wireless Mobile TFT LCD TV

Mobile Devices

Finalists: HP’s IPAQ Pocket PC h4350 The PalmOne Treo 600 PDA/phone combo Microsoft’s MSN Direct service Nextlink.to’s Bluespoon Digital wireless Bluetooth headset Winner: Microsoft’s MSN Direct service

Peripherals

Finalists: The CMS Velocity Series high-speed serial ATA external backup drive The NEC MultiSync LCD2180UX 21-inch display Dell’s W1700 17-inch LCD TV/monitor combo Winner: The CMS Velocity Series high-speed serial ATA external backup drive

Security Infrastructure

Finalists: Titanium Technology’s ProAccess FaceOK face-recognition system Compucage’s PC Security Devices Aruba Wireless Networks’ Aruba 2400 scalable WiFi switching system Winner: Aruba 2400 scalable WiFi switching system

Software

Finalists: Infommersion’s Xcelsius Professional Edition Excel analysis and presentation tool Microsoft Office 2003 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 Anystream Apreso 2003 for PowerPoint Winner: Infommersion’s Xcelsius Professional Edition Excel analysis and presentation tool

Wireless Infrastructure

Finalists: Netgear’s WG302 ProSafe 802.11g wireless access point SonicWall’s TZW secure wireless gateway Canon’s CanoBeam DT100 Series free-space optics transceiver system Winner: SonicWall’s TZW secure wireless gateway

Best of Show

Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 An integrated solution that includes server-based solutions for e-mail, fax, database, and security, with unified setup and centralized management.

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