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From MPC Computers comes the TransPort T1200 notebook computer featuring the latest mobile processor technology and wireless networking. Not only does the computer incorporate Intel Extreme Graphics 2 technology with up to 64MB of video memory, but it also features longer battery life and an integrated optical drive, while offering users the choice of an Intel Premium M or Celeron M processor and support for high-speed wireless connectivity. The TransPort T1200 is priced under $1,000. For more information, visit www.mpccorp.com.
Tired of playing telephone tag or trading endless e-mails just to schedule a meeting? Meeting Maker has launched Meeting Maker Millennium Version 8.5, an improved calendaring and scheduling tool offering two new features: add-on modules for connectivity with Microsoft Outlook and enhanced LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) integration. The LDAP module offers central user authentication capabilities for simplified user account management and security. Meeting Maker 8.5 runs on the Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris platforms, and starts at $95 per user. For more information, visit www.meetingmaker.com.
Maplesoft has debuted two new software tools for engineering, science, and math: Maple T.A 2.0 and MapleNet Academic 2.5. The upgraded products offer web-based systems for creating tests and assignments, and automatically assess student responses and performance. Maple T.A 2.0 allows faculty to create more sophisticated questions in less time and distribute richer content to students. MapleNet Academic 2.5 is now fully compatible with Maple 9.5, its flagship interactive mathematical software. This enables users to take full advantage of all of Maple's offerings when authoring MapleNet academic content. Pricing is available for single classes, departments, and entire institutions and begins at less than $1,000. For more information, visit www.maplesoft.com.
From Apple comes Xsan, a Storage Area Network field system for users who require high-speed access to centralized shared data in broadcast and high performance computing environments. Xsan enables users to consolidate storage resources and provide multiple computers with concurrent file-level read/write access to shared volumes over Fibre Channel. Pricing for Xsan is $999 per client and per server. Apple also introduced its upgraded Xserve G5, which is ideal for everything from file and print serving to computational clusters. It offers advanced storage capabilities, low power consumption, and lower heat dissipation. It retails for $2,999. For more information, visit www.apple.com.
The Tungsten T5 handheld from palmOne features flash memory to protect important files and information even if the power runs down and you can't recharge or synchronize. With 256 MB of storage, the T5 can also be used as a USB removable drive to transfer files and folders from desktop to handheld. The Tungsten T5 can carry Word documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, photos, MP3s, and more. Its 320- x 480-pixel color screen is viewable in both landscape and portrait modes, and built-in Bluetooth wireless technology lets you access e-mail and the internet from anywhere. For more information, visit www.palmone.com.
Blackbaud has introduced the newest version of its online community solution, NetCommunity. Empowering users to effectively use donor information to improve online communication and fundraising, NetCommunity provides e-mail marketing and online giving tools as well as seamless integration with The Raiser's Edge, Blackbaud's fundraising solution. By integrating the two solutions, users can leverage a single donor database. Blackbaud NetCommunity starts at $18,500. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
Looking for an efficient way to organize and recall your electronic documents and information? Ultra Recall, the personal information management software from Kinook Software, provides a central location to manage and save that information. Offering an integrated web browser, rich text editor, image viewer, e-mail message viewer, and contact editor, users can easily capture information from a variety of applications, including online files. Ultra Recall runs on all versions of Windows and retails for $295 per user license. For more information, visit www.ultrarecall.com.