SunGard SCT has released SCT PocketRecruiter
2.0 (built on the Microsoft .Net platform), now compatible with
a broader range of PDAs. The new software allows offcampus admissions
professionals mobile access to the most current information about
prospective students—including demographic, educational,
and test-score data from the school’s administrative databases.
Pricing varies, depending on institution size. Download a trial
version of SCT PocketRecruiter 2.0 at www.sungardsct.com.
Requirements & Traceability Management
With requirements management a critical component of providing
integrated, end-to-end application lifecycle management,
Serena Software, provider of application lifecycle solutions,
has released Requirements & Traceability Management
(RTM) 5.5. The newly redesigned interface makes it easy for users
to specify, analyze, and manage requirements
across a broad range of projects throughout the application lifecycle.
The price is $2,000 per named user and $6,000
for an unlimited number of concurrent users (with a limitation
of one user at a time). www.serena.com.
High-Performance Mesh Network
On the heels of VoIP, Firetide, a wireless mesh network
provider has broadened its
applications by releasing HotPort, a high-performance mesh network.
HotPort is a
mesh backbone that supports multiple simultaneous applications
designed specifically for high-bandwidth/low latency applications,
such as video surveillance
networks and Voice-over-IP services. HotPort is priced at $895
(indoor) and $1,995 (outdoor). www.firetide.com.
Productive Research Tool
Designed for professional and academic research, Onfolio’s Professional
Edition is a complete solution for reading RSS
newsfeeds, collecting and organizing online content, and publishing
to e-mail, Weblogs, and Web sites. The PC productivity
tool enables the user to build sources of information, organize
that data, and share it quickly—all without leaving the browser.
Onfolio Professional Edition is a recommended application for individuals,
workgroups, or research teams, and is available
for $99.95. (A promotional upgrade rate will be available for Onfolio
1.0 users and beta testers.) www.onfolio.com.
Now shipping, Crestron’s UPX2
Universal Presentation system integrates touch panel control with
annotator, video switcher, multi-window digital video processor,
multimedia PC. To present multiple video and computer sources,
media, explore Web sites, annotate over any image, and control
the complete presentation,
the UPX2 assembles a host of popular presentation features into
rack-mount processor. Separate touch panel and audience display
put the presenter in complete control of what the audience sees.
Price is $9,000
(not including installation). www.crestron.com.
Protect Your Network
Top Layer’s Attack Mitigator IPS 5500 is
designed to protect network infrastructure from malicious
attacks. It mitigates network and application-level threats by
against known vulnerabilities. Mitigator also offers a multi-gigabit
via its ASIC-based architecture. In addition, its Application Specific
Processor (ASP) allows for expansion to include future protection
Priced from $25,000 to $80,000 (depending on required bandwidth
Capturing Quality Photos
Epson’s L-500 digital camera has a large 2.5-inch highquality
LCD for sharing and previewing photos with brilliant
color and detail. The new digital camera is ideal for capturing
images easily and quickly. L-500V is a 5-megapixel, compact, point-andshoot
digital camera that incorporates high-speed continuous shooting,
records video clips. Price: $299. www.epson.com
Unifying the Digital Campus
The release of SunGard’s SCT Banner 7 marks a milestone in the
support of open standards and interoperable systems. Announced
at the SunGard Summit User Conference this spring, Banner is a
administrative software suite for managing student information,
finance, financial aid, human resources, advising, and faculty
Pricing varies depending on institution size. www.sungardsct.com.
Web-Based Asset Access
NetSupport DNA Helpdesk 2.0 is a fully web-based solution providing
detailed recording and tracking of user help requests. DNA Helpdesk
as a component of NetSupport’s DNA asset management software, or
a standalone product. Because Helpdesk is web-based, help desk
have access to issues from any browser, anywhere, any time. And
it's on the Web, deployment costs are minimized—there is nothing
to install on
client machines. Price: $1,699 (for three operators). Each additional
is $400. www.netsupport-inc.com.
A Real Lightweight
In case you haven’t seen it yet, the IBM
M400 projector weighs in at
mere 2.4 lbs and is microportable,
with a footprint about half the
size of a sheet of letterhead paper. M400 features
DLP (digital light processing) technology, intuitive keypads, on-screen
display menus, and color-coded connectors to help users get set
and be ready to present on time. Price: $1,849 (M400) and $1,049