Latest Releases, Services, and New Product Versions
Sanyo has released the PLC-XF1000, a two-lamp large-venue projector featuring
the company's QuaDrive optical engine, 12,000 lumens of brightness, and a
4,000:1 contrast ratio. Unlike conventional 3LCD systems, the QuaDrive includes
an additional color-control device that allows the projector to automatically control
the amount of yellow light in an image, producing higher luminosity with improved color
accuracy and clarity. The device's proprietary Active Maintenance Filter system enables filter cartridge replacement intervals
of approximately 11,000 hours; a single cartridge contains a filter roll equivalent to 10 individual filters. Ten optional
lenses range from short- to long-focus choices. MSRP: $24,995.
Affordable HD Telepresence
The new LifeSize 220 Series of telepresence products from LifeSize Communications
supports 1080p30 high-resolution video, as well as 720p60 video for motion
handling. Standard features include dual-display support, integrated content sharing,
and LifeSize Adaptive Motion Control (which dynamically adapts to changing network
conditions to deliver high-quality visual motion control and clarity), enabling distributed teams
to collaborate in real time as if they're physically in the same room. Pricing starts at $6,999 for the LifeSize Express 220 with Camera 200 and MicPod. The LifeSize Team 220 can connect up to four sites simultaneously (MSRP: $11,999), while
the LifeSize Room 220 features an eight-way embedded multipoint control unit (MSRP: $16,999).
Jenzabar has launched e-Racer, a course management system designed to support
active participation, collaboration, and information exchange, and to serve as a
platform for students and faculty to post, share, and showcase information. The
system permits faculty to easily create, customize, and manage their courses, and handles administrative tasks such as submitting
grades directly from a course gradebook to the Jenzabar student information system. e-Racer is built on the framework
of Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution portal, providing a single point of access to self-service learning for students,
faculty, and administration. Contact vendor for pricing.