LG Electronics’ N4BI Network Attached Storage device uses Blu-ray components to aid in data storage and automatic disc backup. When data is saved to its Blu-ray disc, a catalog of the disc’s contents is created for archiving. A web-based interface offers users remote support for fixing problems. The device’s Blu-ray drive provides a backup with each disc being able to hold between 25 and 50 gigabytes for users who manage large amounts of data. Priced at $649, it is compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems and can download data from sources such as digital cameras, memory cards, and flash drives. Visit www.lgcommercial.com.
Extron Electronics’ TouchLink Control Systems offer the tools for handling the control needs for single and dual display rooms, videoconferencing suites, divisible rooms, and multi-image systems. Extron GUI Configurator software helps users start the touchscreen’s layout by employing a choice of ready-to-use templates or designing an original layout. The line includes three touchpanel models and an Ethernet control processor. Pricing starts at $3,200. Learn more at www.extron.com/touchlinkpr.
Differing from the common telemarketing approach, Vontoo V2 (Voice + Video) is a marketing tool that combines video with a recorded phone message to create a personalized way to reach out to contacts such as prospective students and donors. Recipients are asked to provide a name and phone number before they view an online video. They also receive a recorded message specifically targeted to them in real time. The tool provides an option for call recipients to continue receiving calls and can measure the return on investment for its use in each campaign or on an overall basis. The price point for higher ed institutions is under $20,000. Go to www.vontoo.com.
Weighing just under six pounds, Vivitek Corporation’s D835 and D837 projectors offer many features at budget-friendly pricing. They possess Texas Instruments DLP chipset and BrilliantColor technologies, for projecting images with sharp colors, and come with a 12V trigger. Both projectors include color- and display-related features that enable them to match images to various surfaces and adjust them for presentations where screens are not present. Both projectors have native XGA (1024x768) resolution, 3,200 lumens, and a 2,500:1 contrast ratio. They also support 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios and have onboard 3:2 and 2:2 pull-down technologies. Only the D837 comes with HDMI, RJ45 and RS-232c for full networking control, easy integration, and system administration. The D835 is priced at $899, the D837, $999. Visit www.vivitekcorp.com.