SmartClassroom :: Wednesday, November 1, 2006

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Good news for schools in need of high-end projection capability. Campus Technology magazine will be following the campus use of four Canon REALiS SX6 multimedia projectors – equipment that boasts new levels of razor-sharp projection for intricately detailed applications (including small text) – to see how advances in “smart classroom” technology (such as Canon’s brand-new “AISYS Enhanced” LCOS technology) are actually impacting classroom work...

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U of Maine Equips Visitors with Device for Informed Wandering

The University of Maine at Orono is equipping campus tour groups with a personal digital assistant/cell phone device with global positioning system technology. It will act as an electronic tour guide as they wander the campus.

The iPointer system, developed by Intelligent Spatial Technologies, Inc., will deliver information about nearby campus points of interest to visitors during their tour. When visitors point an iPointer-enabled cell phone at campus buildings and landmarks, they will receive on-demand information, including text, audio, and pictures, about selected classroom buildings, residence halls, and libraries...

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Carnegie Mellon and Portugal Launch Research and Education Collaboration

Carnegie Mellon University and the Portuguese government, through its Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, today announced plans to enter into a long-term collaboration to significantly expand research and education in the area of information and communication technologies. This collaboration will include an emphasis on information processing and networking, including applications to critical infrastructures and risk assessment, as well as complementary areas of applied mathematics, technology, innovation, and policy.

The collaboration will result in the creation of a joint Information and Communication Technologies Institute (ICTI), an international “virtual” institution with poles in Portugal and at Carnegie Mellon. The program will involve professors, researchers and students from six colleges, eight departments, and six research centers and institutes at Carnegie Mellon and a large consortia of Portuguese research and education institutions, including 12 higher education institutions, four associate laboratories, one applied research institute, and two governmental agencies...

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