Desktop Video Tools and Resources, Desktop and Portable Projectors, Electronic Whiteboards, Desktop Presentation Tools, Presentation Recorders and Projectors


Desktop Video Tools and Resources

Adobe GoLive 5.0

Adobe GoLive 5.0 simplifies web production. Unlike with traditional web authoring tools, users visually lay out web pages using a grid and rulers for precise positioning of images, tables, and text. A QuickTime movie editor helps users create movies, import sound and video, add special effects, and link to external files. Using the QuickTime timeline editor, users can combine video and audio, create transitions, and perform every action needed to bring movies into a web site. Go Live 5.0 features new code enhancements such as 360Code, which allows users to make changes to the file without reformatting code. Other new features include seamless integration with Photoshop. LiveMotion, and Illustrator. Contact: Adobe Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA; (408) 536-6000; http://www.adobe.com

Analog Way

Analog Way offers a complete range of image converters, including scan converters, scalers, line multipliers, up/down converters, switchers, interfaces, boosters, and cables. The seamless Graphic Switcher fades and mixes instantaneously between 6 high-resolution sources from 29KHz to 130 KHz with no synchronization dropouts. Studio Scan XTD 820R is a converter compatible with incoming computer images up to 1600 x 1280. The Trans-Scaler line multiplier improves image quality by increasing the standard TV/Video resolution and allows video sources to be displayed full screen on multi-sync monitors, LCD/plasma flat screens, and data projectors. Contact: Analog Way, New York, NY; (212) 269-1902; http://www.analogway.com.

Applied Magic

Applied Magic's ScreenPlay is an editing tool for videography, education, corporate/industrial, and government applications. ScreenPlay offers broadcast quality video, DV IEEE-1394, a PC-Card interface, and total envelope control of audio, transitions, and graphics. With ScreenPlay's real-time features users can cut and edit video; add titles, including outline, drop shadow, and character extrusion; add transitions and special effects, including slow motion; add color effects, including solarize, posterize, and sepia tone; and edit four stereo channels, including full audio envelope control. ScreenPlay is compatible with all major systems and offers over 50 transitions and effects. The software can handle multiple projects simultaneously, and files can be organized in a variety of ways. Contact: Applied Magic, Carlsbad, CA; (760) 931-6417; http://www.applied-magic.com/.

ATI All-In-Wonder 128

ALL-IN-WONDER 128 PRO features RAGE 128 PRO graphics technology and 32 MB of memory. This all-in-one AGP 4X/2X upgrade provides powerful 128-bit 3D graphics, 125-channel TV-tuner with Digital VCR, still image and MPEG-2 motion video capture & editing, hardware DVD video playback, video output to TV or VCR, and more. TV-ON-DEMAND lets you watch TV on your PC when you want it and the GUIDE Plus+ Interactive Program Guide searches for programs at the click of a mouse. The product is appropriate for educators looking for multimedia application tools, graphics and digital video solutions in one package. Contact: ATI Technologies Inc., Thornhill, Ontario, Canada; (905) 882-2600; http://www.atitech.com.

Communications Specialties' Scan Do Select

Scan Do Select video scan converter converts computer video signals at resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 to NTSC and PAL video signal in composite and S-video outputs. Features include RS-232 remote control, image freeze, advanced three-line flicker reduction, adaptive computer sync processing, input zoom processing, and a built-in color bar generator. Contact: Communications Specialties, Hauppauge, NY; (631) 273-0404; http://www.commspecial.com.

Dynamics Graphics Stock Footage

Dynamic Graphics Inc. offers The Professional Series, broadcast-quality, royalty-free, digital stock footage. The new 32-title collection gives producers and directors shots for attention-grabbing openers, suspense-filled cutaways, and more, without the hassle and expense of licensing fees. It is available in formats for every video purpose. Catalog and a browser CD are available free by calling (800) 255-8800. Contact: Dynamic Graphics, Peoria, IL; (800) 255-8800; http://www.dgusa.com.

Fiber Options

Fiber Options 601B series of digital video fiber optic links transmit digital video one way over one fiber optic cable. They are available as multimode units with LED emitters or single-mode laser emitting versions with ST or FC/PC connectors. Contact: Fiber Options, Bohemia, NY; (800) 342-3748; http://www.fiberoptions.com.

Focus TV View Pro AV

TV View Pro AV video scan converter enables users to easily and economically record high-resolution computer-generated images on videotape recorders, project them on large screen projectors, and transmit them across a videoconference link. The Pro AV 1600 extends the capability of the Pro AV Professional scan converter product line to include resolution inputs up to 1600x1280. The Pro AV 1600 family also adds FOCUS Enhancements' proprietary 2D Auto Filter technology which reads the video pixels horizontally and vertically and automatically sharpens the video image for fine font point content. Users can set the flicker filter to toggle through seven application specific settings. What's more, users can program 16 presets for all aspects of the video image. Control over independent horizontal and vertical scaling, image pan, image zoom, flicker filter, and picture positioning is easily accessible from the front panel backlit keypad controls, a supplied IR remote control, or the on-board RS232/422 interface. Contact: Focus Enhancements, Wilmington, MA; (978) 988-5888; http://www.focusinfo.com.

Gentner AP800

The AP800 performs the combined functions of several audio devices in one box, including an eight-channel automatic microphone mixer, a 12 x 12 matrix mixer, Distributed Echo Cancellation, audio processing, equalization, and audio control. When connected to the AP10 digital telephone hybrid, the system can be used for a variety of teleconferencing applications and is expandable to eight units for a total of 96 inputs and 96 outputs. Contact: Gentner Communications Corp., Salt Lake City, UT; (801) 975-7200; http://www.gentner.com.

Inscriber CG/FX

Inscriber's CG/FX character generator was built with Inscriber's popular user interface, and then powered with a comprehensive character generator, which gives users complete control over text styles. CG/FX offers real time stills, rolls, and crawls. With the text import functions users can move information quickly into their CG module for editing and design manipulation. This decreases production time and increases productivity by restricting the amount of typing the operator has to do. CG/FX comes with numerous fully-editable text styles. Multiple layers offer endless design potential for graphic artists. CG/FX allows users to add an unlimited number of objects and create layers to organize those text and graphics. Contact: Inscriber Technology Corp., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; (519) 570-9111; http://www.inscriber.com.

Interlink Electronics Freedom Writer Pro

Freedom Writer Pro hardware and software allow users to annotate projected slides to underscore a point, handwrite notations over documents, or draw freehand. The user's mouse pad converts to a graphics pad at the touch of a button. An on-screen keyboard allows users to type Web addresses, enter messages, and edit documents. Alternatively, the user can write characters on the pen pad and let Freedom Writer Pro convert the printing to text. Contact: Interlink Electronics, Camarillo, CA; (800) 340-1331; http://www.interlinkelectronics.com

Numonics Podium Pro

Podium Pro is a small-format multifunctional computer interface controller that connects to a PC and a LCD projector to allow the creation and execution of multimedia presentations. The Presentations Tools software permits live color animation and features various emphasis tools for delivering a point. All program functions are transferred to an electronic pen, enabling the instructor to operate a computer while standing at a podium. Touching definable Softkeys, located across the top of the board, with the electronic pen, allows the user to launch video, graphics, text, animation, and audio. At 12.5" X 14" and weighing 2.5 pounds, Podium Pro is very portable. Contact: Numonics Corporation, Montgomeryville, PA; (800) 523-6716; http://www.numonics.com.

Pointmaker PVI-X100

The Pointmaker PVI-X100 notebook marker allows users to annotate images with brightly colored highlights. The PVI-X100 scales low-resolution, interlaced video into high-resolution computer video, selects any of up to 4 inputs at a touch, feeds up to 6 high-resolution display devices, reduces component and cable clutter, and saves rack space. Users can mark video several ways, including a touch screen or touch panel, digitizing tablet, or light pen. Contact: B'eckeler Instruments, Tucson, AZ; (520) 745-0001; http://www.b'eckeler.com.

TV One Corioscan Pro

This computer-to-video tool designed for workstations, PCs or Macs, enables the user to project an image from a computer screen onto other displays, such as video projectors or TV screens. Simultaneous display makes conversion from computer to video seamless. Features include flicker elimination, 2X zoom, pan, freeze, dual composite, and brightness control. The Auto set feature automatically sizes and positions the computer image to fit the video screen. Contact: TV One Multimedia Solutions, Erlanger, KY; (800) 721-4044; http://www.tvone.com.

Desktop and Portable Projectors

3M 9700 Model Projector

3M's model 9700 projectors provides 4300 ANSI lumens of brightness, allowing users to switch from LCD projection panels to colored transparencies. A flip-in magnifier enlarges images up to 30%. The unit, which weighs less than 20 lbs., can be ceiling mounted but is designed for easy portability. Legs flip up and the model folds down for travel; a hard shell case protects the unit. Contact: 3M Corp., Austin, TX; (800) 328-1371; http://www.3m.com/ohp.

Canon LV-7525 Projector

The LV-7525 delivers 2750 ANSI lumens. Users can combine traditional presentation formats with video (HDTV or digital), digital photography, or any other format they can mount on a PC. The LV-7525 can also take direct input from camcorders, VCRs, and digital cameras. Offering true XGA output (1024 x 768 pixels), SVGA, VGA, and compressed SXGA output, the LV-7525 delivers maximum image quality with plug-and-play convenience. When connected to a PC or any audio-visual device, the LV-7510 automatically determines the proper horizontal and vertical scanning frequency, type of video signal and tracking settings. Digital keystone correction compensates for projection at angles up to 40 degrees. Contact: Canon, U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, NY; (516) 328-5960; http://www.canondv.com/.

Christie Digital Vista X3 Projector

The Vista X3 from Christie Digital offers 300 ANSI lumens of brightness, fast and easy lamp accessibility, auto setup, greater lens offset capabilities, lower sound level, increased controller remote control options, and upgradable resolution and brightness, which allows users to go from XGA to SXGA and/or higher brightness without buying a whole new projector. Contact Christie Digital, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; (800) 265-2171; http://www.christiedigital.com.

Digital Projection HIGHlite 6000sx

At 5000 ANSI lumens, the HIGHlite 6000sx offers ultra-bright ANSI light output, SXGA resolution, and simple functionality. It also operates on 110v main power, eliminating the need for a 220v power source. Contact: Digital Projection, Inc., Kennesaw, GA; (770) 420-1350; http://www.digitalprojection.com.

Dukane Image Pro 8750 Projector

The ImagePro 8750 Data/Video LCD projector delivers 1300 lumens of light output, features a contrast ratio of 400:1, and weighs only 6.7 lbs. It features true 1024 X 768 XGA resolution (compressed XGA resolution) and digital keystone correction up to an angle of 12 degrees. The 8750 includes a high performance zoom lens with unique wide-angle capabilities and produces a large image at a short throw distance. In addition, the 8750 has a super quiet fan that permits meetings to occur close to and around the projector. Contact: Dukane Corp., St. Charles, IL; (630) 584-2370; http://www.dukane.com.

EIKI LC-SX1U Projector

EIKI's LC-SX1U liquid crystal data/video projector delivers 2,300 ANSI Lumens brightness with 85% uniformity and a 400:1 contrast ratio, at 1280x1024 pixel resolution. The 39-lb. LC-SX1U is built around 1.8" diagonal polysilicon panels and a 400 Watt Metal Halide lamp, and capitalizes on the latest developments in microlens technology to transmit more light, more evenly from a transportable liquid crystal projector. The LC-SX1U's native resolution is 1280x1024 pixels, for true SXGA/MAC21 display. It projects lower resolutions, down to 640x480, either normal or expanded to full screen. Higher resolutions, up to 1600x1200, are projected panned or compressed to full screen. With a dot clock of 200 MHz, the LC-SX1U is compatible with most workstations. It comes configured with both VGA & DFP ports and a 5 BNC input, and a 13W3 adapter is optionally available. Equipped with a 1:1.29 power zoom and focus lens as original equipment, the LC-SX1U projects images up to 40' / 12.2m wide over distances up to 101' (30.9m). Optional telephoto, midrange, and wide-angle accessory lenses permit longer and shorter throws. Power lens shift minimizes keystoning in both directions, permitting offset ratios as high as 10:0~0:10, and eliminating the need for projector inversion in ceiling installations. Contact: EIKI International, Lake Forest, CA; (800) 322-3454; http://www.eiki.com.

ELMO EDP 6100 Projector

The EDP-6100 multimedia LCD projector offers true XGA, along with SVGA and compressed SXGA/UXGA resolution, at 1900 lumens. It is compatible with NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video formats and incorporates the latest UHP 150W lamp. Additional features of the EDP-6100 include power zoom and focus, step-in motion display, electronic magnification with image scroll, and a wireless remote control with laser pointer. An optional tele-conversion lens is available. Contact: ELMO Corp., New Hyde Park, NY; (516) 775-3200; http://www.elmo-corp.com.

Epson PowerLite 5600 Projector

Epson's portable projector model 5600 weighs only 14.9 pounds and offers 2200 ANSI lumens for projection in full daylight. It features a manual zoom, keystone correction up to a 30-degree angle, and a contrast ratio of 300:1. Contact: Epson America, Inc., Torrance, CA; (800) 463-7766; http://www.epson.com.

Fujitsu LPF-4800

The Fujitsu LPF-4800 offers high quality images with high brightness of 1500 ANSI lumens. The compact LPF4800 has dimensions of 9.2"(W) x 3.5"(H) x 10.8"(D) and weighs only 7.9 lbs. The unit is compatible to next-generation digital transmission standards (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i) such as DTV and HDTV. The LPF-4800 offers digital keystone correction up to an angle of 40 degrees, an optional keypad with remote mouse function, Kensington Lock system, and digital zoom (20x). Contact: Fujitsu, Fairfield, NJ; (888) 888-3424; http://www.plasmavision.com.

Hitachi CP-X960 Projector

Hitachi's new LDC projector offers 2000 ANSI lumens and produces a picture bright and clear enough for comfortable viewing even in well-lit rooms or conference halls where larger screen size is required. The 13-lb. 960 comes with power zoom, picture-in-picture feature, digital keystone correction, and a remote control with laser pointer. The contrast ratio is 200:1. Contact: Hitachi, Inc., Brisbane, CA; (800) 225-1741; http://www.hitachi.com.

Megapower Projector

The Megapower SVGA Poly-Silicon ML-228 projector is a lightweight projector with 700 ANSI lumens and resolution of 800 x 600. The unit weighs less than 17 pounds. The ML-228 features over 80% uniformity from center to corner. Other features include a 2000-hour lamp, color-coded cables, power zoom lens, auto-synching, and handheld infrared remote control with integrated wireless compatible mouse and built-in laser pointer. Contact: Megapower Technologies, Carlsbad, CA; (760) 929-7750; http://www.mega-power.com.

Mitsubishi Ultra-Portable SVGA Projector

Mitsubishi's S120 LCD projector weighs ten pounds and offers multiple features, including a built-in PCMCIA card slot for computer-free presentations, true plug-and-play capability, 800 ANSI lumens, a 2000-hour bulb, laser pointer remote, and digital magnification and manual zoom. Contrast ratio with this model is 200:1. With its polysilicon three-panel system, the unit features 800 x 600 SVGA resolution, compressed resolution of 1280 x 1024, and 1024 x 768 providing workstation compatibility. Contact: Mitsubishi, Cypress, CA; (714) 220-2500; http://www.mitsubishi-display.com.

Navitar Hi-Lite

The Navitar Hi-Lite videoconferencing light fixture sharpens and clears on-screen video images. The light plugs into a standard 110-volt outlet and attaches to existing acoustic drop-ceiling t-bars, making it simple to remove for portability. Variable light intensity allows users to adjust the amount of illumination for optimal resolution. The flicker-free lighting has a Class A sound rating and produces little or no audio noise, reducing movement of the codec and making the entire video system seem sharper. Contact: Navitar, Inc., Rochester, NY; (800) 828-6778; http://www.navitar.com.

Panasonic PT-LC50U Portable Projector

This new ultra-portable projector from Panasonic has a very small footprint and weight of only 5.5 lbs. The unit features bright 700 ANSI lumens, SVGA (SXGA max.) resolution, a detachable swivel stand and keystone correction, DTV-ready design and picture mode selection. Also includes are a 5X digital zoom, advanced shutter function, freeze function, full-function remote with laser pointer, and optimal picture model selectable for either PC or video input. Contact: Panasonic, Inc., Los Angeles, CA; (800) 528-8601; http://www.panasonic.com/presentations.

Philips Hopper SV20

The Philips Hopper SV20 is an ultra-portable projector weighing 4.9 kg. A special feature of the SV20 is its silent operation. This ceiling-mountable projector offers 1500 ANSI lumens and includes zoom and focus. Contact: Philips Consumer Electronics, Atlanta, GA; (800) 504-9978; http://www.pcstuff.philips.com/projectors.

PLUS U2 Series Projectors

The PLUS U2 Series ultra-compact digital projectors weigh less than six pounds. U2 series models feature Digital Light Processing technology by Texas Instruments, the enhanced PLUS Optical Engine, and deliver, up to 1300 ANSI lumens of brightness. They also feature a 800:1 contrast ratio, digital keystone correction, automatic adjustment set-up, manual and digital image zooming, new advanced compression technology, direct mouse control, freeze function, pick-mute function, quick-release adjustable feet, on-screen pointer, and full function remote control with laser pointer. Contact: PLUS Corporation of America, Allendale, NJ; (201) 818-2700; http://www.plus-america.com.

Polaroid Polaview 270 Projector
Weighing only 5.3 pounds, the Polaview micro-portable 270 offers an SVGA 800 x 600 resolution, with a brightness of 800 ANSI lumens. The Polaview 270 features digital/manual zoom, credit card sized-remote control, plug & play RGB input with AutoSync. Contact: Polaroid Corp., Cambridge, MA; (800) 343-5000; http://www.polaroid.com.

Proxima Desktop Projector 6860

At 2400 ANSI lumens, the Proxima 6860 desktop projector is bright enough to use in most lighted environments. It supports all major HDTV signals and full screen images from PC and Mac computers. The unit features native XGA (1024x768) resolution, and Fit-to-View display of VGA (640x480) through SXGA (1280 x1024). Digital keystone correction makes it easy to project a square image regardless of where the projector is placed. The model comes with ports for up to two data sources, audio sources, video sources and USB mouse, picture-in-picture feature, and high-quality video performance. The motorized zoom and focus offer flexibility in projector placement. Contact: Proxima Corp., San Diego, CA; (800) 447-7692; http://www.proxima.com.

Sanyo PLC-SU22N

With a footprint less than one square foot and weighing only 9 lbs., the Sanyo PLC-SU22N is the smallest projector in its class. Digital keystone correction compensates for angled projector placement. The model provides up to 1200 ANSI lumens of brightness. Other features include a power zoom, built-in PC-card slot, 8MB SmartMedia card and PC-card adapter for computerless presentations, one-button Auto Imaging setup function, and an Image Pause function that removes the image from the screen without loss of place in the presentation. Contact: Sanyo, Inc., Chatsworth, CA; (818) 998-7322; http://www.sanyolcd.com.

Sony VPL-XC50U

At just over 8 lbs, the Sony Ultra Personal Projector is extremely compact and portable making it easy to carry and convenient to stow in overhead bins. This model features true XGA (1024x768) resolution LCD panels, multiple inputs (including composite video, S-video, component video and RGB), and 600 ANSI lumens of brightness. The product was constructed with a strong, lightweight magnesium alloy body and a built-in lens shutter keeps the 1.2X zoom lens protected during road trips. Contact: Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ; (201) 930-7436; http://www.sony.com.

Sharp Notevision PG-M15X

The Notevision PG-M15X weighs only 3.5 lbs and has a very small footprint, making it appropriate for portable as well as stationary use. Delivering 1100 ANSI lumens, the model includes native XGA resolution, and is compatible with PCs and Macs. Included with the product are a manual zoom and wireless mouse control. Contact: Sharp Electronics Corp., Mahwah, NJ; (201) 529-8731; http://www.sharp-usa.com.

ViewSonic PJ350 Projector

The ViewSonic PJ350 is ideal for larger, well-lit presentation rooms. The micro-portable product is compact and weighs 3.3 pounds. The PJ350 features XGA resolution, high brightness and contrast as well as digital keystone correction, wireless remote, and zoom. It provides 1100 ANSI lumens of brightness and true XGA resolution, and is capable of displaying DV-I and HDTV signals as well as other video and data sources. A soft carrying case is provided, but users can order a hard case as an accessory. Contact: ViewSonic Corp., Walnut, CA; (800) 888-8583; http://www.viewsonic.com.

Electronic Whiteboards

Hitachi StarBoard

Hitachi's StarBoard is an electromagnetic, interactive, whiteboard surface compatible with both conventional dry-erase pens and projection interaction. A full handwriting recognition function turns printed words into useable ASCII text characters, and an ultrafast pen tracking speed of 200 inches per second and superior resolution (1,000 lines per inch) provide an accurate, high-resolution interface for any software application. The dry-erase surface itself is replaceable in case of any damage that might occur to the actual board. The software package included with the board has annotation and drawing tools, multiple-image file formats, thumbnail image browser, video annotation, and a multimedia notepad that acts as a flipchart. Contact: Hitachi Software Engineering America, San Francisco, CA; (800) 624-6176; http://www.hitachi-soft.com.

Merlin Whiteboard

The Merlin series of electronic whiteboards gives you the ability to teleconference with remote participants and save written text or ideas in real-time on your PC. Merlin can also send any printed, e-mailed, or faxed material onto any Web site with your choice of browser. The Merlin Whiteboard runs on Windows 95/98/NT/4.0 or higher. Coupled with a Polaview LCD projector, Merlin also transforms into a touch-sensitive projection screen that projects many forms of PC presentation applications software. Contact: Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA; (800) 343-5000; http://www.polaroid.com.

Mimio Electronic Whiteboard

Mimio attaches to any standard whiteboard, connects to a computer, and uses infrared and ultrasound technology to track the position of the marker stylus and eraser on the board. Mimio is lightweight, quickly attaches to different sized whiteboards, and is small enough to fit in a briefcase. It is both PC- and Macintosh-compatible, and whiteboard notes can be directly sent to the printer. Contact: Virtual Ink Corporation, Boston, MA; (877) MY-MIMIO; http://www.mimio.com.

Panasonic Panaboard KX-BP735

The Panaboard KX-BP735 electronic whiteboard features four separate writing screens. The design allows instructors to continue to convey information without interruption, improving the ability of presenters to describe complex concepts. The writing surface is 2'9" x 4'4", and a printing system is attached to the board allowing users to print while they lecture. The unit uses plain paper and dry erase markers. Contact: Panasonic Communications and Systems Co., Secaucus, NJ (800) 742-8086; http://www.panasonic.com.

PolyVision CopyCam

CopyCam, an active note-taking system, transforms any whiteboard or chalkboard, measuring up to four feet by eight feet, into a color copyboard. The product gives users three options: print the materials to a wireless color printer, save it to a floppy diskette, or save it to the system's built-in Web-hosting device. The Web-hosting device allows for the sharing of images over a local area network or Internet. With its single-lens technology, CopyCam captures anything written or drawn on any whiteboard or chalkboard within a few seconds. Due to the combination of unique image processing software and lens hardware, even the smallest text in the corners of the board comes out clearly. The interactive system consists of a stationary imaging arm that can be easily mounted over any standard board, and a wall-mounted control pad with a three- button interface used to print, save to floppy diskette, and save to the Web. In addition to its ease of use, CopyCam is simple to install and d'es not require a computer. The system's voice prompt alerts the user when all of the notes have been copied. It also reports various system conditions, such as paper out or disk full. CopyCam has the ability to store approximately 10 images on a floppy disk, or up to 40 images on its built-in Web-hosting device. PolyVision's system includes a color ink-jet printer, which receives its data through a Bluetooth wireless connection. Contact: PolyVision, (770) 447-5043; http://www.polyvision.com.

SMART Board

The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that turns computers and projectors into powerful tools for teaching, collaborating and presenting. With a computer image projected onto the Board, users can simply press on its large, touch-sensitive surface to access and control any application. Using a pen from the SMART Pen Tray, users can work naturally at the Board to take notes and highlight important information. Notes can be saved, printed, or emailed. SMARTBoard also comes in a rear-projection model with an integrated projector. Contact: SMART Technologies, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada; (888) 42-SMART; http://www.smarttech.com.

WWWhiteboard

The WWWhiteboard from Link-Systems International Inc. is an interactive graphical tool for real-time communication of technical concepts. Instructors can import and annotate GIF and JPG images. Text can be typed on the board or in an attached chat window. The Internet-enabled, cross-platform whiteboard can be embedded in different applications. It supports scientific and mathematical notation, special symbols, geometric primitives, graphing, and freehand drawing. Contact: Link-Systems International Inc., Tampa, FL (813) 674-0660; http://www.link-systems.com.

Desktop Presentation Tools

Digital Lava

Digital Lava synchronizes streaming video and audio with supporting digital assets such as text, graphics, animations, PowerPoint slides, and Web links. The end-result is a fully synchronized and searchable desktop presentation that can be viewed on-demand via the Internet, over company intranets and extranets, or on CD-ROMs or DVDs. Digital Lava enables companies to capture, integrate, and archive interactive experiences in a packaged presentation that can be viewed on-demand. Digital Lava supports any media that can be viewed in a Web browser, including slides, animations, Web pages, Web applications, and even software demonstrations. Full text transcripts accompany all video-based content and a collapsible table of contents enables users to easily reference where they are in a presentation. The format also supports testing and assessment, as well as online survey and feedback mechanisms. End users are provided with a host of new user control features. In addition to traditional features such as pause, rewind, and fast-forward, users can now bookmark specific areas in the presentation, as well as enter and save personal comments or notes. By enlarging or minimizing the video window and showing or hiding the transcript text, end-users can tailor the delivery of the presentation to a format that best suits their individual learning preferences and styles. Contact: Digital Lava, Marina del Rey, CA; (888) 222-LAVA.

NEC ConnectED

NEC's ConnectED program is designed to deliver benefits such as special pricing, extended warranty coverage, service training, and Web support to NEC's educational customers. Products that qualify for the ConnectEd program include MultiSync XV and XM/XP Plus Series presentation monitors, MultiSync portable projectors (MT Series), and Ultra-Portable projectors (LT Series) Contact: NEC, Irving, TX; (800) 832-6632; http://www.nec.com.

Presenters University

Presenters University is giving away free CDs that include four PowerPoint presentation templates, content development and presentation advice for teachers, and links to further resources. Presenters University is a free, online resource that provides easy-to-use information and tools for developing and delivering effective multimedia presentations. The award-winning website offers presentation courses, instructional articles featuring technology tips and advice, online "Ask The Professor" discussion forums and free, downloadable templates to create exciting, dynamic presentations. Designed for both novice and experienced presenters, Presenters University addresses all components for a successful presentation including content, delivery and visuals. Presenters University is sponsored by InFocus Corporation. Contact: InFocus; (503) 685-8474; http://www.presentersuniversity.com.

Presentation Recorders and Projectors

Canon Video Visualizer RE-350

Canon Video Visualizer RE-350 is designed to offer high-quality images for distance learning, presentations, remote diagnostics and 3D imaging, desktop publishing, and videoconferencing applications. The RE-350 can view and capture 3D objects, flat art, documents, photos, slides, and X-rays. All of the controls are located on the front panel for easy access and use. An IR Remote Control Box and Controller are available as accessories. Contact: Canon Visual Communications, Irvine, CA; 1-800-OK-CANON; http://www.canon.com.

EV-6000AF Visual Presenter

ELMO offers the EV-6000AF visual presenter for multimedia presentations. Designed for educators and distance learning applications, this presenter features a second camera for 3D realism and Digital Signal Processing camera technology for sharp imagery. Users can store JPEG images and transfer them to and from a PC for presentations or for Web page development. Contact: ELMO Corp., Plainview, NY; (800) 947-ELMO; www.elmo-corp.com.

Hitachi DVD Camera

Hitachi DZ-MV100ADO is a tapeless, optical disc-based full-motion video and mega-pixel still camera. This digital camcorder is a single chip camera that can record up to 2 hours of full motion MPEG2 video at 352 x 480 resolution or up to 1 hour of full motion MPEG2 video at 704 x 480 resolution or nearly 2000 mega-pixel still images at 1280 x 960 resolution using both sides of the disc. The DVDCAM uses Maxell's 8 cm DVD-RAM disc, which is compatible with the new generation of Hitachi's DVD-ROM (GD-7500). The camera's random access capability enables easy editing and viewing. Included is a Hitachi GD-7500 DVD-ROM drive for instant uploading of still images and videos to your PC and PowerDVD-VR software for viewing recordings on a PC. Contact: Hitachi America Ltd., Brisbane, CA; (800) 816-2364; www.hitachi.com.

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