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University Business, Nov 2008

At just four pounds and about the size of a hardcover novel, Toshiba’s TLP-X100U slim mobile projector is easily transportable. However, it is hefty on high-tech features such as closed-captioning and 3LCD technology. A key component is a built-in “blackboard” function, which allows presentations to be made on surfaces such as a painted wall or blackboard. Users choose a wall color (blue or beige, for example), and the projector automatically fixes the color for a clearer display. The projector also has 2200 ANSI lumens and can be powered off once it’s disconnected from an outlet without having to wait for it to cool down. It comes with a carrying case and is available for $839. Learn more at

It’s a CRM for college athletics. Intelliworks Bluechip is a web-based recruitment management software application designed to aid athletic departments in managing all correspondence with prospects, players, and alumni, complying with NCAA regulations, and handling recruitment and fundraising efforts from one central online location. The software can generate reports on contacts that can be shared with colleagues and can create and track campaigns involving marketing and outreach. Plus, the system is set up in a manner that allows a coach or a department staff member to individually access it. Pricing starts at $500 per user, per calendar year. Visit


Hewlett-Packard’s two new HP EliteBooks weigh just over 3 pounds and contain an energy-efficient 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen LED display. They have mobile broadband, WLAN, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity and can withstand bang-ups, high temperatures, and dust. Designed for on-the-go users, the HP EliteBook 2530p (priced at $1,499) contains two memory card slots for quicker booting up and running multiple programs at once. Users can choose to include a 2MP webcam with Business Card Reader software as well as decide between a 1.8-inch hard drive with a built-in optical drive or a 2.5-inch hard drive. The HP EliteBook 2730p ($1,670) is an ultrathin tablet that can transform from an ultralight notebook PC into a pen-based tablet by a simple rotation of the screen. It features an integrated touchpad, tablet buttons, a jog dial, and an ultraslim docking solution with an integrated DVD+/-RW drive. An optional slim battery accessory can offer up to 12 combined hours of battery life. Visit


The Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family enables users to design materials for all types of media—rich media, print, video, or web—by allowing them to switch between mediums without having to leave a project. All products integrate with Adobe Flash Player 10 and Flash technology and offer 3D capabilities for images such as compositing and animating images when used in conjunction with Photoshop. The product family consists of six suites or full version upgrades of 13 stand-alone applications, 14 integrated technologies, and seven web-based services. They can be purchased as a group or individually. For a single license, education pricing is $599 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, $549 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium, $599 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, and $999 for Adobe Master Collection. Licensing programs are available. Visit

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