Laundry Made Easy
WaveVision, a web-based laundry services portal from Heartland Payment Systems, aims to take the stress out of dorm laundry. The online portal allows students to view the status of washers and dryers before making the trip to the laundry facility, eliminating unnecessary trips and wasted time. They can also register to receive text messages, alerting them when their laundry cycles are complete. There is a $2,000 annual fee for WaveVision, which includes site hosting and a one-time per laundry room connection fee, which varies depending on the number of laundry machines. Visit www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com.
One-Button Lecture Capture
Crestron's CAPTURE-HD, a high-definition lecture capture device for college and corporate use, makes classroom presentations available from anywhere on any device, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The device provides faculty and presenters with a one-button tool to schedule, record, publish online, and view lectures, presentations, medical procedures, seminars, and training sessions. CAPTURE-HD is priced at $3,800, with separate accessory and installation fees, and is designed to be easy to use and budget-friendly for wide-scale deployment across any size campus. Learn more at www.crestron.com.
Administration in the Cloud
Workday has announced a unified higher education administrative solution that runs in the cloud. Workday Human Capital Management for Higher Education, Workday Payroll for Higher Education, and Workday Cloud Connect allow college and university human resources departments to securely manage employee data from anywhere. The applications are customized for the higher ed market, addressing unique academic payroll, budgeting and planning, endowment accounting, and grants management needs. Workday offers subscription-based pricing based on number of workers and modules subscribed to. Learn more at www.workday.com/solutions/higher_education.php.
HD Progressive 1.1 Perf, an acoustically-transparent front projection fabric from Da-Lite, allows speakers to be placed directly behind a projection screen with virtually no sound loss and the fabric does not detract from image quality. Specially-designed perforations allow speakers to transmit the full range and brilliance of sound while providing maximum clarity. The addition of the HD Progressive 1.1 Perf to the Da-Lite HD Progressive screen line gives both end users and integrators a wide range of solutions to fit their needs. The screen surface for a typical-sized electric screen with a 106-inch diagonal retails for $3,822. Pricing varies with size. Visit www.da-lite.com.