The 55-250mm f3.5-5.6 STM fills a big hole for the dual-lens kit devotees of the company's latest Rebel models.
The company adds this consumer-grade staple to its handful of lenses optimized for its latest Rebels and dSLRs with Dual-Pixel CMOS sensors.
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STM's extra-small version of its Scout Laptop Shoulder Bag is meant for Netbooks, but also works great as an iPad case.
A fine camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i's more expensive 18-135mm STM kit (or body with another STM lens) is the only version that merits an unqualified recommendation. You can probably find better alternatives if you just want a sub-$1,000 dSLR for still photography.
The Canon EOS Rebel T4i is slated to hit stores later in June in several configurations: $849 (body only), $949 (with 18-55mm lens), and $1,199 (with the new 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens).
Tuxia, a Germany-based developer of Linux software for embedded devices such as Internet appliances, announced that chipmaker STMicroelectronics will use Tuxia's TASTE software for its STPC family system-on-chip processors aimed at Web terminals and stripped-down "thin-client" PCs. TASTE includes an operating systems based on the Linux 2.4 kernel and an embedded version of the Mozilla Web browser.
Torrent Networking Technologies has announced a new router for the ISP market that has 3,136 T1 ports and 14,336 "fractional" T1 ports, aimed for users that use speeds less than T1. The IP9520 router, built as a seven-foot rack with 15 slots for DS3, OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, and LAN interfaces, will be available in the first quarter of 1999. Pricing starts at $33,995.
Xylan announced it has expanded the ATM capabilities of its OmniSwitch product family with the CSM-622, an OC-12c/STM-4 ATM switching module. The addition of the new module gives OmniSwitch customers new options for creating high-speed ATM backbone networks. The CSM-622 solves the key issue of congestion on ATM links. The module can determine whether output ports are congested or available, and, if necessary, store incoming data until those ports are free, according to the company. The CSM-622 is now available in both one-port and two-port models, each available with a choice of single mode and multimode fiber optic interfaces. List prices for the products range from $15,500 to $20,550 depending on the options installed.