Generate Those Reports
Computer Systems Odessa has released LeadingReporter
1.0, a professional business
photo-reporting tool for project managers in higher ed. LeadingReporter
allows users to lay
out and generate professional-looking meeting, trip, conference,
or seminar reports from a
set of related digital photos and images, off of a Mac or PC.
LeadingReporter is priced at
$149. A free 30-day trial version is available from www.leadingproject.com/reporter.
Record, Play, Rewind
Tegrity Campus from Tegrity offers a campuswide class capture
and digital student
note-taking system for students, easy for any user to install.
automatically record each professor’s lectures and deliver
them online, fully insync
with students’ notes. Students can replay entire classes
online—or click on
any word in their digital notes to hear the professor explain
a specific point all over
again. Campus reinforces learning by giving students time-saving,
flexible ways to
learn and study—boosting study efficiency, enrollment, student
graduation rates. Pricing varies based on number of FTE students.
Grass Roots Software has announced the availability of Powertool, a
playback application for PowerPoint users. The product features
support and a simple drag-and-drop interface. Powertool makes it
educational presenters to access multiple PowerPoint presentations
and project a slideshow onto a second monitor or data projector.
application also allows presenters to manage sidetracks, unexpected
and time shortages during presentations—adding a whole new level
interactivity to PowerPoint. Powertool starts at $89. www.grassroots-sw.com.
Take It on the Road
Toshiba’s digital products division has introduced the TDP-SW25U
a high-performance, portable presentation tool for mobile professionals
The TDP-SW25U features a lightweight design and is ideal for use
in almost any room
size, say company spokespeople. Its digital light processing (DLP)
technology enables bright, high-quality images with
1,800 ANSI lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and native SVGA 800x600
resolution. Because it weighs only 6.8 pounds,
users can easily transport the projector from classroom to office,
or when traveling. Priced at $1,299. www.toshiba.com.
Take Control of the Network
The Network Physics NP-500 appliance with NetSensory OS
provides insight into network application performance, without
adding server or client agents to the network. The NP-500 can be
installed in under an hour, and can automatically discover all
licit and illicit
network applications, bandwidth consumption, and IP addresses of
users and servers on the LAN and on the Internet.
This capability gives educational IT managers the ability to easily
detect and control malware and improper use of Internet
connectivity, and identify the users responsible. Price starts
at $25,000. www.networkphysics.com.
Low-Cost Spyware Protection
With Packet Hawk from Tangent, campus departments can provide
hands-free, network-wide protection against spyware, all from a
central management console.
Packet Hawk automatically finds, removes, and blocks spyware, adware,
pop-ups, malware, games, instant messaging
clients, P2P tools, and a host of other security threats. With
the hands-free solution, administrators never have to
touch a single PC or download updates. Definition updates are provided
as part of the automated process, and realtime
monitoring prevents future infections from occurring. Desktops
across the entire network are automatically updated,
saving institutions tens of thousands of dollars annually. Prices
start at $1,495 for the appliance and software.
(Once installed, say company spokespeople, the cost per user is
less than $1 per desktop per year, dependent on the
number of desktops.) www.tangent.com.