Looking for higher-education and technology products and services? Start here.

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SpinSite, a new Web site building and hosting service, has hit the market. With unlimited point-and-click layout options, the ability to create threaded newsgroups in seconds, and browser-based architecture with instant update capabilities, SpinSite is ideal for faculty and staff who want to custom-make Web pages. Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, SpinSite Express ($49) allows users to create sites with up to five pages with 25MB of document/image storing space. SpinSite Platinum ($99) provides up to 50 Web site pages and 50MB of document/storage space. For more information, visit www.spinsite.com.

UniPress Software has enhanced its FootPrints product line, which provides Web-based help desk and customer support automation solutions. Designed for mid- and small-sized institutions, the new FootPrints 6.5 manages incoming service and support requests from multiple channels, automates business processes, and streamlines workflow and operations. A three-agent Starter Pack for FootPrints 6.5 retails for $3,995. For more information, visit www.unipress.com.

"Phishing" attacks use phony e-mail messages to trick recipients into divulging personal info such as passwords and credit card numbers. MailFrontier's Enterprise Gateway 3.0, e-mail security software protects against phishing, as well as spam and malicious viruses. To combat spam, Enterprise Gateway 3.0 offers Lexigraphical Distancing to identity and filter out spammer tricks. It also instantly captures new virus outbreaks. Current users of the software include Sacred Heart University (CT) and Northcentral University (AZ), among others. Pricing starts at $9,900 for up to 1,000 mailboxes. For more information, visit www.mailfrontier.com.

Hitachi has introduced its new CP-X345, CP-X340, and CP-S335 series of projectors, all of which are ideal for classrooms and other presentation-oriented applications. Weighing 5.5 pounds and featuring a low noise level of 36 dB, the CP series boasts a 400:1 contrast ratio and a lamp power of 165 watts, with inputs for RGB, Composite Video, S-Video, and Component Video formats. Both the CP-X340 ($1,499) and CP-X345 ($1,999) models feature 1,500 ANSI lumens, while the CP-S335 ($1,495) delivers 2,000 ANSI lumens. For more information, visit www.hitachi.us.

Enhance your presentation with Samsung's new UF-80 high-resolution digital document camera. With a 42X zoom and sleek, compact design, the Samsung UF-80 features an internal memory capable of storing up to eight images. It also offers 360-degree digital image rotations, split-screen functions, and the ability to display many objects in 3-D detail. The UF-80's redesigned interface allows users to quickly transfer images to a PC for processing. The UF-80 digital document camera carries a suggested retail price of $3,600. For more information, visit www.samsungpresenter.com.

Metafile Information Systems has introduced resultsplus!, fundraising software that maintains detailed information on donors and automates the process of producing lists and mailings. The resultsplus! database can hold a nearly unlimited volume of information on each donor, including their personal preferences which makes it possible to target their interests more effectively. Other features include fully integrated e-mail, customized entry forms, advanced gift processing, and more. Pricing is based on number of users and size of database. A single-user system for one licensed user is $ 2,995. For more information, visit rp.metafile.com.

From TippingPoint comes UnityOne, an intrusion prevention system designed to protect college and university networks from internal and external cyberthreats. UnityOne protects routers, switches, DNS and other infrastructure from targeted attacks by inspecting packets as they pass through the ISP. Malicious packets are stopped at the gate, preventing attacks from reaching their target. Clients include Stony Brook University (NY) and Bergen Community College (NJ), among others. Pricing for UnityOne ranges from $9,995 to $99,995. For more information, visit www.tippingpoint.com.

Catch the attention of staff and students with an enhanced version of Vox Proxy Version 2, the 3-D talking animated character software from Right Seat Software. Designed for Windows platforms, Vox Proxy Version 2 brings PowerPoint presentations to life. Features include a variety of new natural-sounding character voices, an enhanced Vox Proxy Player that automatically starts PowerPoint and plays a slide show when the presentation file is opened, and a Power Scripting Menu, which provides quick access to all script writing functions. Vox Proxy Version 2 retails for $199. For more information, visit www.voxproxy.com.

At 1,800 lumens, Plus Vision Corp. of America says its new U4-232 XGA projector is the brightest in the under 3.5-pound category. The U4-232 offers digital zoom, digital keystone correction, a presentation timer, and an "EcoMode" feature that allows users to extend lamp life by more than 30 percent. The U4-232 retails for $2,095. For more information, visit www.plus-america.com.

Liquid Matrix boasts a new addition to its ActiveCampus product suite: Active Apply, an online application solution. Featuring an automated e-mail generator, drop-down data fields, secure e-commerce functionality and management of application and reports, ActiveApply can integrate directly with an institution's enterprise resource planning solution. Pricing for ActiveApply is based on a school's current full-time enrollment and not the number of applications processed. For more information, visit www.liquidmatrix.com.


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