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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 Small but Socia Responsible Socially Lenovo’s ThinkCentre M57 and M57P “Eco” ultra small desktop PCs are quite environmentally a friendly. They possess GreenGuard T certification, meaning they have certifica chemical emissions, and are low che both EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 4.0 rated. Plus, they’re made with recycled material. They come with power-on and perform system Intel vPro technology, which lets IT staff remotely pow maintenance. Th T The Trusted Pl f Module i d Platform M d l security chip uses hardware to encrypt i hi keys, passwords, and digital certificates. Users can care for their own PCs, performing tasks such as recovery from viruses, system updates, and cleaning up the hard drive. They can also disable or enable USB ports. The M57 starts at $699, the M57P, which is smaller than a typical phone book, at $684. Monitors are sold separately. Also new, the ThinkCentre Vertical PC and Monitor Stand ($69.95) can lift the PCs off the desk to free up more workspace. Learn more at www.lenovo.com. Green in the Hood Erlab’s GreenFumeHood is designed to operate like a traditional fume hood, but by using less energy and releasing fewer toxins. Its filter stack system allows for a particular filter to be added for use with powders and to be configured for a clean room environment. At the system’s core, a proprietary filtration system known as Neutrodine can handle acids, solvents, and bases with one filter type. gGuard technology sends out real-time alerts on sash height and high-heat conditions, monitors the filter’s condition, and can manage 250 hoods on one program, which can be linked to a PDA. The system is operated through RFID cards. With systems ranging in size from 3 to 8 feet, pricing can go from $15,000 to $20,000. Visit www .greenfumehood.com. This Is on the Record SmeadSoft Records Management System for Human Resources from Smead Manufacturing Company is designed to aid HR administrators in securely managing and maintaining the lifecycle of personnel records, whether they are physical, paper, or electronic versions, into a single end-to-end system. The solution’s bar-code tracking technology can locate any physical record and provide a complete audit trail of the record’s usage. The system also assists with common HR recordkeeping tasks such as performance reviews, training, and benefits. Imaging is also included, as well as electronic record tracking. The system can be scaled to meet a department’s needs, and its interface complies with Windows XP. Base pricing starts at $15,000. Learn more at www.smeadsoft.com. Healthier by the Mile Virgin HealthMiles is a health rewards program designed to encourage participants to increase the level of physical activity in their everyday lives. Users participate in their favorite activities and earn rewards for being active, tracking results, and improving key body metrics. The program offers tools for users to track their activity and measure their progress on their own personalized and password-protected website. Depending on the size of the member base and the reward level offered, the cost can range from nothing to about $5 a month per member. Log on to www.virginhealthmiles.com. To link to any of these companies, visit www.universitybusiness.com/ProductInfo. universitybusiness.com July 2008 | 59 http://www.lenovo.com http://www.smeadsoft.com http://www.greenfumehood.com http://www.greenfumehood.com http://www.virginhealthmiles.com http://www.universitybusiness.com/ProductInfo http://universitybusiness.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of University Business - July 2008

University Business - July 2008
Contents
College Index
Company Index
Advisory Board
Editor's Note
Behind the News
Viewpoint
Money Matters
Financial Aid
Human Resources
Students in Need, Schools at the Ready
Security Officers Speak Out
Advancement Goes Digital
A New Day for NASFAA
Sustainable Admissions
What's New
End Note

University Business - July 2008

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