CT Solutions

CT Solutions

CT Solutions
Generate Those Reports

Computer Systems Odessa has released LeadingReporter 1.0, a professional business photo-reporting tool for project managers in higher ed. LeadingReporter allows users to lay out and generate professional-looking meeting, trip, conference, or seminar reports from a set of related digital photos and images, off of a Mac or PC. LeadingReporter is priced at $149. A free 30-day trial version is available from www.leadingproject.com/reporter.

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Record, Play, Rewind

Tegrity Campus from Tegrity offers a campuswide class capture and digital student note-taking system for students, easy for any user to install. Institutions can automatically record each professor’s lectures and deliver them online, fully insync with students’ notes. Students can replay entire classes online—or click on any word in their digital notes to hear the professor explain a specific point all over again. Campus reinforces learning by giving students time-saving, flexible ways to learn and study—boosting study efficiency, enrollment, student satisfaction, and graduation rates. Pricing varies based on number of FTE students. www.tegrity.com.

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Manage Multiple PowerPoint Presentations

Grass Roots Software has announced the availability of Powertool, a new playback application for PowerPoint users. The product features dual-screen support and a simple drag-and-drop interface. Powertool makes it easy for educational presenters to access multiple PowerPoint presentations simultaneously and project a slideshow onto a second monitor or data projector. The application also allows presenters to manage sidetracks, unexpected questions, and time shortages during presentations—adding a whole new level of interactivity to PowerPoint. Powertool starts at $89. www.grassroots-sw.com.

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Take It on the Road

Toshiba’s digital products division has introduced the TDP-SW25U wireless projector, a high-performance, portable presentation tool for mobile professionals and educators. The TDP-SW25U features a lightweight design and is ideal for use in almost any room size, say company spokespeople. Its digital light processing (DLP) technology enables bright, high-quality images with 1,800 ANSI lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and native SVGA 800x600 resolution. Because it weighs only 6.8 pounds, users can easily transport the projector from classroom to office, or when traveling. Priced at $1,299. www.toshiba.com.

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Take Control of the Network

The Network Physics NP-500 appliance with NetSensory OS provides insight into network application performance, without adding server or client agents to the network. The NP-500 can be installed in under an hour, and can automatically discover all licit and illicit network applications, bandwidth consumption, and IP addresses of users and servers on the LAN and on the Internet. This capability gives educational IT managers the ability to easily detect and control malware and improper use of Internet connectivity, and identify the users responsible. Price starts at $25,000. www.networkphysics.com.

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Low-Cost Spyware Protection

With Packet Hawk from Tangent, campus departments can provide hands-free, network-wide protection against spyware, all from a central management console. Packet Hawk automatically finds, removes, and blocks spyware, adware, pop-ups, malware, games, instant messaging clients, P2P tools, and a host of other security threats. With the hands-free solution, administrators never have to touch a single PC or download updates. Definition updates are provided as part of the automated process, and realtime monitoring prevents future infections from occurring. Desktops across the entire network are automatically updated, saving institutions tens of thousands of dollars annually. Prices start at $1,495 for the appliance and software. (Once installed, say company spokespeople, the cost per user is less than $1 per desktop per year, dependent on the number of desktops.) www.tangent.com.

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