WHAT'S NEW

WHAT'S NEW

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Toshiba's TDP-EX20U ($1,599) projector is capable of projecting a 60-inch image from just three feet away. It eliminates eye glare and screen shadowing (when the presenter is close to the screen). The wireless projector can be used on a table or mounted from the ceiling. It can be networked and controlled remotely through a password-protected LAN connection. It also features 2300 ANSI lumens and Windows Vista capabilities. The widescreen TLPWX2200U 3LCD mobile projector ($999) offers an automatic vertical keystone correction and "blackboard" function with wall color adjustment. With 2200 ANSI lumens, the widescreen WXGA 1280 x 800 native resolution and sharp 600:1 contrast ratio outputs a sharp image. A removable palm-sized control panel acts as a theft deterrent. Weighing 2.9 pounds, the HDTV/DTV compatible TDP-PX10U ($999) is heavy on features. It has 2200 ANSI lumens, XGA 1024 x 768 native resolution, a contrast ratio of 2000:1, and a USB port for "PC-free" presentations. It includes a two-watt speaker and remote control. It can be hooked up to a cable or satellite set-top box. Visit www.toshiba.com.

Jenzabar has released Jenzabar NTS 2.0 to manage nontraditional student educational programs. It streamlines the basic business process required for creating and maintaining a set of these programs and reduces overhead cost and administrative time. It offers the ability and flexibility to set up new sections of course offerings in real time; accommodate flexible course dates; audit financial, enrollment, or academic transactions; and register blocks of students. NTS 2.0 also contains e-commerce capabilities and advanced multiple payment plan and financial analysis tools. It is compatible with any Enterprise Resource Planning system and may be integrated with Jenzabar's Learning Management System. Depending on the size of the institution, pricing can start at under $10,000 for a subscription version and under $50,000 for an enterprise version. Check out www.jenzabar.net.

Get your message to the right people at the right price. The Digital Signage Server, by C-nario, runs eight high-definition channels from a single PC. It was designed to offer users a cost-effective and approachable way to pinpoint their respective audiences. Each channel includes several content layers composed by the server in real time, allowing integration of HD video with online feeds from websites, databases, live TV, and even interactivity with mobile phones. The Digital Signage Server starts at $8,000. Visit www.c-nario.com.

For a limited time, Tegrity is offering free single-class trials of Tegrity Campus 2.0, a Web 2.0 solution that can capture and deliver class content to every student on or off campus, anywhere at anytime. The free trial is for the entire spring 2008 semester. IHEs can capture, store, and index every class on campus, enabling students to replay key sections or view a lecture in its entirety by using a web browser or an iPod, or by streaming to a cell phone. The solution requires no installation; users can log in directly or through any secure webpage, portal, CMS, or SIS used by the school. Students can use the solution as a personalized study system that includes searchable recordings of every class. Try it out at www.tegrity.com.

After recent postal increases, institutions need to know which shipping options are most cost-effective. Through an agreement with United Parcel Service and the United States Postal Service, Neopost has unveiled Neopost Online Shipping, a multicarrier web-based shipping application. It compares shipping options and provides a convenient way to manage multicarrier shipments. Features include an easy-to-use "Find Best Service" panel and built-in CASS-certified address verification software. Additionally, it sends automatic e-mail confirmation and tracking details to specified recipients and lets users view shipment histories and receive one combined activity report for all shipments made during a specified ate range. It is available in CSV, HTML, and PDF formats. There are two versions, each sold as a monthly subscription: Standard at $39.95 and Professional at $49.95. A new line of Address Printers leverages postal automation discounts through automatic address validation and correction and eliminates duplicates sent to the same address. It includes the shuttle-head technology-based AS-700 and AS-710 models for mailings that require a high level of personalization and the fixedhead technology-based AS-830 and AS- 930 models for high-volume repetitive address printing. Pricing ranges from $7,000 to $13,000 or starts at $165 per month for a five-year lease. Log on to www.neopostinc.com.


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