Software & Systems

Xavier U Controls Arena Signage on the Run

A year after implementing an extensive high-definition video system in its arena, Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH has begun using a remote access application on mobile devices to show off the signage to potential sponsors and event producers. The result: more sponsorship sales and events.

Flash Builder Adds iOS, BlackBerry Support

Adobe has released updates to its Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 development tools, adding support for Apple iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad) and BlackBerry PlayBook.

Kaplan Takes Education to the iPad

Kaplan University has released a native iPad app that allows students to attend class through the mobile device.

Panasonic To Launch Toughbook Android Tablet

Panasonic will release a ruggedized Toughbook Android tablet for enterprise customers later this year.

iPad as a replacement for printed textbooks

Is the iPad Ready To Replace the Printed Textbook?

Students would be ready to buy their own iPads for use on campus if more of the electronic textbooks they needed were available, according to surveys out of Abilene Christian University.

Tegrity Campus Gets Android App, Accessibility Enhancements

Tegrity has released an updated version of its lecture capture system, Tegrity Campus 2.0.

U Ottawa Tests Put High Concentration of iPads Through Paces

A Canadian university recently performed a simulation to see how well its network would hold up under the collective congestion of 100 Apple iPads running a multitude of common, bandwidth-hungry institutional applications.

Fedora 15 Adds Cloud Deployment Builder, GNOME 3 Desktop, Robotics Suite

The Fedora Project has released an update to its flagship Linux-based operating system, Fedora 15.

HP Expands Thin Client Lineup, Launches Reference Architecture

HP has announced several new additions to its client virtualization product line: the HP t5335z and t5565z Smart Clients, the HP 6360t Mobile Thin Client, and the HP Client Virtualization Enterprise Reference Architecture.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Gains Improved Performance, Reliability, and Hardware Support

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1.

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