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What's New

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Toshiba has launched its new Qosmio brand of AV notebook PCs. Fully equipped with TV, audio, DVD recorder, and PC functionality, these notebooks are ideal for dorm room settings or where space is limited. The E15-AV101, the first notebook in the Qosmio line of products to be introduced, delivers images that are brighter than standard LCD displays while offering video in/out connectivity options that allow users to share photo and video content easily. Users can also benefit from the notebooks' large hard drive and wireless connectivity. The E15-AV101 retails for $2,699. For more information, visit www.Qosmio.com.

With Epson EasyPrint from Epson, users can print from software applications directly to Epson printers. Because the print settings of the software are embedded right into the application's Print screen, users can print photos without having to select print settings from the printer driver. In addition, Epson EasyPrint ensures that the software application and printer software settings match at all times, even if a user changes them. Applications that currently support Epson EasyPrint are: Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0, Epson Smart Panel 3.2. and Epson Copy Utility 3.0. For more information visit support.epson.com/easyprint.

Canon's new Realis SX50 multimedia projector has solved the dual challenge of making a high brightness, high contrast LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) projector in a compact size. The Realis SX50 is based on Canon's AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical technology, which virtually eliminates the grid-like effect often produced by other technologies that diminishes fine detail. The projector weighs just over 8 pounds, and features a 1.7X optical zoom lens that can project a 100-inch image on a screen from 9.8 feet away. The Realis SX50 features multiple image modes (Standard, Presentation, sRGB, and Cinema) that provide a wide range of options depending on user needs. Available this month, the Realis SX50 multimedia projector has a suggested selling price of $3,999. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

Looking for a better way to manage the receipt of goods and services and speed up the receiving and invoicing process? Settlement Manager, a web-based solution from SciQuest, can help. Not only does it accelerate the process of receipts and invoices, but it also reduces the risk of duplicates, penalties, and overpayments. Pricing for Settlement Manager depends on the size of one's institution, among other factors. For more information, visit www.sciquest.com.

eCopy has introduced a better way to manage paper records and reduce paper distribution costs. Integrating seamlessly and securely with existing network and e-mail systems, eCopy Desktop Software distributes PDF, TIFF, and .CPY files. Walla Walla College (Wash.) is using eCopy's ShareScan and eCopy ShareScan OP to scan student records to the web and eliminate the physical transportation of files among different departments. Pricing starts at $4,000. For more information, visit www.ecopy.com.

Axis Communications is now offering the Axis 213, a network camera with advanced pan/tilt/zoom capabilities. Designed for remote monitoring and surveillance, the Axis 213 PTZ can operate under all lighting conditions, with day and night functionality. It offers a built-in web server compression chip and operating system, which enables it to connect to the computer network in minutes and transmit images over an intranet or the Internet. The Axis 213 PTZ retails for $1,699. For more information, visit www.axis.com.

From Mitsubishi comes the six-pound SE2U projector, offering 1500 lumens and a 200:1 contrast ratio. In addition to delivering brighter whites and better details in darker shades, the SE2U also displays video signals from VCRs or DVD players, which allows for effective multi-media presentations. The SE2U retails for $995. For more information, visit www.mitsubishi-presentations.com.

Outblaze has announced the launch of Outblaze-EDU, an e-mail platform designed for the education market. It provides students and faculty with anytime-anywhere access to e-mail, online calendars, file sharing, and message board services. Outblaze-EDU also protects its users with virus scanning, spam content-filtering, and anti-piracy/pornography features. Built on an open-source platform, Outblaze-EDU can communicate and integrate with existing on-campus portals. Pricing varies. For more information, visit www.outblaze.com.

Promax has introduced the improved and self-programmable DP550 visual presenter, which features a new central control function allowing users to control the projector without incurring permanent hardware changes. Compatible with all projectors, the DP550 allows users to control any projector by typing an access code into the visual presenter. The DP550 is also known for its sharp image, thanks to a built-in digital processing card that converts any image captured from its analog camera to digital output. The DP550 retails for $1,745. For more information, visit www.promax-tech.com.

From Extron comes the VTG 400, a programmable and upgradeable video and audio test generator designed as a reference tool for set-up, performance evaluation, system calibration, and troubleshooting of video and audio systems. With the new feature Scope-Trigger, users can speed up the analysis of a specific area within the video image. The VTG 400 offers 34 video test patterns with adjustable levels, and can be permanently installed in integrated A/V systems. The VTG 400 lists for $1,995. For more information, visit www.extron.com.

From Opera Software comes the Opera Higher Education Program, offering a full-featured and customizable internet browser. The program features a multiple document interface, e-mail client supporting IMAP, and news reader while supporting multiple users setup and providing accessibility for those with physical disabilities. Opera provides browsers for many platforms including Windows, Linux/Solaris, and Mac. Kent State University (OH), Rutgers University (NJ), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are current users of the software. Pricing varies. For more information, visit www.opera.com/education.


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