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Another Upgrade

Just when you thought you had the latest version of Adobe Acrobat… Adobe Systems, the desktop application provider, has upgraded to Acrobat 7.0. This new version allows users, for the first time, to include anyone in an electronic review of a PDF; users can also provide feedback on a PDF created from scanned paper, spreadsheets, presentations, and CAD content (3D computer-aided design). When integrated with Adobe’s LiveCycle software, users can create XML and PDF forms and integrate into back-end systems. Adobe professional price is $449; upgrade price is $159. As usual, users can download a free Adobe Reader 7.0 at

Look Ma, No Cables

The new Toshiba TLP-T720/T721 series of projectors boasts integrated Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b) functionality and networking capabilities, offering users the freedom of cable-free presentations. More good news: Multiple presenters can also connect to the projector wirelessly, and the on-the-go professional can deliver a PC-free presentation by simply adding a flash memory card. Price: $3,199 to $3,399.

Silence is Golden

Disruptive and loud computer labs in libraries and classrooms are now a thing of the past. Gateway, the PC maker, is introducing three new models in its E-Series desktop line. The new PCs are designed to keep cool quietly using Balanced Transfer Extended (BTX) technology, a chassis that uses larger, quieter cooling fans. The cooling fans complement today’s new higher-functioning processors and internal components, keeping them from overheating by channeling air more effectively and reducing noise at the same time. The three new Gateway models include: E-2300, E4300, and E6300. Prices start at $749.

Get Content-Savvy!

Ektron’s CMS300 is a content management system that allows users to take an active role in managing Web content and optimizing online strategies, but it’s also user-friendly for those who aren’t as technically savvy: The system allows any content author to create, edit, and manage HTML and XML Web content, and syndicate it to multiple locations and devices. What’s more, the software is easy to integrate, which frees Webmasters and IT staff to focus on more critical projects. CMS300 includes eWebEditPro+XML, Ektron’s editing tool that allows organizations to create HTML and XML content via controlled “Smart Web form” interfaces. CMS300 is priced at $6,600 for a 10-user standard license.

A Smart Podium

The latest addition to the Smart Technologies (best known for its “smart” boards) product line, Sympodium MP250 adds flair to the traditional presentation podium. The MP250 combines a multimedia lectern with an interactive pen display that creates an all-in-one presentation unit. Utilizing the pen tool on the 15-inch display enables users to write with “digital ink” and save their work. List price is $6,499; grant price is $5,199.

CRM de la CRM

edGenuiti, the Web-based application service provider, now offers CRM For Higher Education student recruitment and enrollment management software built specifically for Mac OS X running on Apple’s XServe hardware. edGenuiti uses clusters of XServe G5 servers together with XServe RAID devices in its data center, to offer large storage capacity, data protection, and high-speed throughput to host enrollment management and student data. The software also allows institutions to market to prospective students and fundraise with alumni. Prices are based on institution size.
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