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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 Taking a Portable Stand Entering In with Multiple Features The AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand is designed to be ergonomically friendly and portable. It positions a laptop at a 12-degree angle to support the keyboard and better dissipate heat from the laptop by allowing airflow underneath it. The stand is crafted from four lightweight aluminum plates, which are made of Hylite for flexibility and can be folded flat for easy storage and traveling. The thin, lightweight stand can accommodate nearly any netbook or laptop—even 17-inch wide models. It costs $79.95. Visit InFocus has released five new entrylevel-priced projectors in the IN2100 and IN3100 series that provide high brightness and rich features. The models in each series offer either 3,000 or 3,500 lumens, carry widescreen models, and have more zoom lens capabilities. They share an eco-mode setting and various resolutions, including WUXGA (1900 x 1200) and possess DLP technology and BrilliantColor implementation for vivid colors. Starting at $599, the IN2100 series contains two computer and assignable audio inputs for multiple presenters, security features, and a networking option for easier projector management. Also, the IN3100 projectors support wireless options and allow for conducting presentations without a PC. The line starts at $1,499. Check the projectors out at Facility Self-Assessment VFA has released an updated version of its web-based survey that enables facility managers to better collect facility-centric data that identifies which areas require urgent attention and to jumpstart capital planning/budget estimates. Enhancements in VFA.auditor 2.0 include assessment surveys that can be tailored to target specific building systems for more accurate data and maintenance reporting and capital planning, as well as more information for designing a building system lifecycle. The web-based surveys capture building lifecycle and deficiency and corrective action data, as well as calculating maintenance estimates. Pricing is based on the square footage and particulars of each project. Learn more at Wall Vault System Extron has released WallVault Systems, a family of A/V switching and control systems , designed strictly for use with wall mounted short-throw projectors and flat panel displays. The systems use twisted-pair technology (cable that uses small twisted pairs of wires in a common jacket) to transmit signals and provide network connectivity for web-based asset management, monitoring, and control. The units provide the materials needed for proper setup and operation, ranging from speakers and mounting hardware and cabling to switches and system control. Users provide the rest: video projector, screen or flat panel display, etc. Pricing starts at $3,590. Learn more at 54 | March 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of University Business - March 2010

University Business - March 2010
Editor’s Note
College Index
Company Index
Advisory Board
Behind the News
Sense of Place
Financial Aid
Human Resources
Money Matters
Community Colleges as Economic Saviors
Web Content Needs - Solved
Paths to the Presidency
What’s New
End Note

University Business - March 2010