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University Business, June 2011

CourseSmart, a provider of eTextbooks and digital course materials, is making cutting back on paper easy with the launch of CourseSmart for Android 1.0, a mobile app designed for the Android Operating System. The app's mobile privacy policy has been certified by TRUSTe, so students and faculty can access 90 percent of the core higher ed textbooks used today safely from a cellphone, netbook, or tablet. Available for free from the Android Market, CourseSmart for Android 1.0 allows users to search for a topic within a single book or across their entire eTextbook stack, zoom in on text and graphs, scroll through or jump to individual pages, read in landscape or portrait mode, and view, add, and edit text notes. Visit


The GREEN SLIM XJ-A250 projector from Casio doesn't make users compromise between brightness and environmental impact. Utilizing Casio's LASER & LED HYBRID light engine, a combination of blue laser light and a fluorescent element that generate a high output of green light -- the projector achieves 3,000-lumen brightness while eliminating the need for mercury lamps. The green light achieves an increase in color spectrum for vivid digital signage applications, and allows institutions to avoid dealing with mercury disposal. The projector measures 11.69 inches long, 8.26 inches wide, and 1.69 inches tall, features an 1,800:1 contrast ratio, and is priced at $1,399.99. Learn more at

Thomson Reuters and Blue Sky Broadcast have partnered to provide a solution to aid organizations in scheduling and broadcasting meetings and conferences. Scholarly societies and associations will be able to review and select the best meeting content using Thomson Reuters ScholarOne Abstracts, then automatically transfer it to a presentation portal hosted by Blue Sky Broadcast for live capture and hosting. The partnership will allow individuals to access important information and not miss a beat, even from afar, all while cutting down on fuel consumption. Learn more at


With the help of FirstCarbon Solutions ghgTrack Carbon Management Software and the company's university licensing program, officials can track and manage their carbon footprint. The web-based software includes a suite of graphical user interface dashboards and customizable metrics -- including energy, water, waste, incidents, health and safety, and corporate social responsibility -- for accessing granular data. Accredited universities can receive a 20 percent discount on the software to manage greenhouse gas emissions and other sustainability data across multiple facilities and campuses. Learn more at

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