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GTCO CalComp's new SchoolPad 400 gives educators the ability to present projected computer lessons from up to 300 feet away from the computer, has a 40-hour battery life and comes with optional inking pen inserts to help teachers visualize the lesson on the SchoolPad. The SchoolPad, which began shipping in April, provides teachers with greater functionality and ease-of-use. Features include: A smaller footprint while maintaining the same 6 x 8-inch active area, wireless range up to 300 feet, rechargeable pen, interactive pen that can be used with the InterWrite SchoolBoard and MeetingBoard, extended 40-hour battery life, optional inking pen inserts, and 19 programmable softkeys. For more information, visit www.gtcocalcomp.com.

Zebra Technologies introduced several new counterfeit-resistant cards and protective laminates, along with specialty cards in its expanded line of TrueColours card printer supplies. Genuine Zebra supplies optimize printer performance and offer maximum reliability on Zebra card printers. The Premier Security Card supply line includes embedded hologram cards, opacity mark cards, color-shifting ink cards, protective laminates, and hand-applied peel-and-stick laminates. The Specialty Card supply line includes10-millimeter-thick blank business cards with writable backs, and 30-millimeter-thick blank 3-Up Key Tag cards, designed for retail, membership, and loyalty programs. After printing, each card can break apart into three smaller cards that are typically carried on a user's key chain. This provides a unique, low-cost membership card option for retail and membership club operators. Go to www.zebra.com to learn more.

ABBYY's PDF Transformer unlocks and repruposes information from PDF files, allowing users to view and edit in Word, Excel, HTML and TXT, while retaining all layout and formatting. PDF Transformer has a suggested retail price of $49.99. ABBYY also has a trial version of PDF Transformer at its website: www.abbyyusa.com.

Admin.701's Capture collects, processes, manages, manipulates, tracks, stores and secures every aspect of the application process from the time a student is a prospect or applicant to graduation and beyond. It combines a variety of data and document workflow processes with managed hosting, permanent record storage and cyber security--techniques never before compressed into a single admissions process technology, according to Admin.701. Using a variety of Capture components that can be stand-alone or add-ons, IHEs are able to customize streamlined systems that not only reduce the application process, but also increase the institution's revenues. Capture's electronic tools transform paper-based information or images into a compact, efficient, cost-effective electronic system. This includes transcript, GPA and SAT calculations, integrating essays, credit evaluation, and online payments. Capture benefits students because it shortens the time from applying to hearing if they were accepted or rejected. Capture uses the latest encryption technology to ensure the security of its systems and files. For more information, visit www.Admin701.com.

eStudentInsurance.com offers health coverage for American and international citizens inside the U.S., short-term and long-term plans, mental health and maternity coverage with no waiting periods, and more. Current plans offered include: Global Citizen Plan--major medical coverage for six months or more; Global Student Plan--student health insurance for international study; and Travel Gap Plan--single- or multi-trip health and travel insurance. For further details, visit www.eStudentInsurance.com.

Canon's new LV-7230 and LV-S4 multimedia projectors feature Genuine Canon Optics. For classroom applications, both projectors are equipped with a Greenboard mode, which allows projection directly onto a green chalkboard when a proper screen is unavailable. The projector automatically adjusts the color balance to offer more natural results. Both projectors are also equipped with a wireless remote control, and a user-friendly on-screen display menu. The LV-7230 even includes a USB mouse control that enhances operation function and ease. A pin code and key lock function, available on both models, prevents unauthorized users from accessing the projector. Both projectors include a remote control with USB Remote Receiver that can be used as a wireless mouse, and can control key projector functions commonly used during a presentation. The Canon LV-7230 projector, has a suggested list price of $2,299; the LV-S4 projector, available in May, has a suggested list price of $1,399. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

ANGEL Learning, developer of ANGEL|LMS, the open, flexible enterprise learning management system (LMS), has allied with Respondus Inc., developer of assessment, survey, and game authoring tools for eLearning. As a benefit of the alliance, a campus-wide version of the Respondus 3.0 beta software is available free to ANGEL licensees through July 31, 2005. For more information, visit www.respondus.com/products/beta-angel.shtml.

Neopost introduced PrintMachine, print stream management software that simplifies mailings of every size and allows users of Neopost folder/inserters to electronically create documents like invoices, statements and other mailings. The Windows-based PrintMachine software, working in conjunction with a Neopost folder/inserter, provides a complete document management solution, from file creation through envelope insertion. For more information, visit www.neopostinc.com.


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