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W H AT ' S N E W Looking for higher-education technology products and services? Start here. Edited by Michele Herrmann Providing Wi-Fi Indoors and Out The BelAir20 Access Point from BelAir Networks is designed to centrally manage and provide seamless broadband wireless internet access inside major building locations as well as outdoors. As part of a Wi-Fi infrastructure, the ultracompact device is powered by dual-radio, dual-band 802.11n, providing the newest standard for faster wireless connectivity. Available in both single and dual radio options, the device can be powered over Ethernet and can be positioned in a number of ways, ranging from desk to wall to ceiling. It integrates with the service provider’s back office for service and maintenance and also offers cost-saving benefits, including an estimated 40 percent reduction in the time needed for installation. The list price is $1,195. Learn more at www.belairnetworks.com. Brilliant Projection in Many Formats Sharp’s new PG-F255W WXGA projector ($1,495) uses DLP BrilliantColor technology to deliver accurate and vibrant color reproduction for more realistic-looking images. This technology enables up to a 50 percent increase in mid-tones and offers an expanded color palette. Weighing just over 6 pounds, the projector can be set up for ceiling, table, or cart mounting or used in rear-projection mode. A built-in network connection with an RJ-45 LAN Connector allows for remote control and access by a web browser for diagnostics and e-mail status updates. The projector can display full 720p from HD sources for a 1280x800 (16:10 aspect ratio) WXGA resolution. It has a number of input and output options and features for easy setup and operation and recalling preferred picture settings. Sharp Display Manager software is available by download at no cost and aids in managing multiple projectors remotely. Visit www.sharpusa.com. Simulation Aids in At-Risk Training Kognito Interactive and the Mental Health Association of New York City have developed At-Risk, a web-based training simulation in which faculty and staff can actively learn how to recognize students who might be suffering from mental distress. A user assumes the role of a fictional faculty member as he evaluates six students in his classroom, analyzing their profiles and engaging in simulated conversations with them. The user then decides whether and how to refer them to the campus counseling center. At-Risk is sold on a per-user basis, with yearly licenses starting at $19.95 per user and discounts offered for large purchases. Learn more at www.kognito.com/atrisk. Universal Scanning The Canon imageFORMULA DR-7090C Universal Production Scanner sports a two-way design that offers both flatbed and sheetfed scanning. The scanner can handle high-volume batch jobs with up to 70 pages per minute in color, grayscale, or black and white. It also is capable of one-pass duplex document scanning, estimated at up to 88 images per minute. Through the use of the flatbed, the device can scan everything from bound books to thick or fragile documents. It offers color correction and an advanced text enhancement mode and has a separating mechanism to eliminate the possibility of jams during feedings. Up to 99 customizable scan-to-job settings can be programmed. Priced at $6,995, the scanner has a 600 dpi optical resolution and comes with CapturePerfect 3.0 software, dual USB 2.0 ports, and an SCSI-III interface. Visit www.usa.canon.com. 41 | February 2009 universitybusiness.com http://www.sharpusa.com http://www.kognito.com/atrisk http://www.belairnetworks.com http://www.usa.canon.com http://www.universitybusiness.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of University Business - February 2009

University Business - February 2009
Contents
Editor's Note
College Index
Company Index
Advisory Board
Behind the News
Viewpoint
Sense of Place
Independent Outlook
Wireless Windfall
Share and Share Alike
Achieving the Turnaround
Internet Technology
What's New
End Note

University Business - February 2009

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