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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 Projectors Guard Against Dust Build-Up uild-Up Panasonic Projector Systems Company’s PT-F200U and PT-F200NTU projectors are designed for fixed installation. Both models have wide vertical and horizontal lens-shift ranges and a 2x powered-zoom lens, allowing them to be easily placed on a ceiling or shelf and near existing AC power and/or wired network connections. An Auto Rolling Filter detects and fixes any reduced airflow caused by dust buildup and contamination. Both projectors have closed captioning and contain a direct power off, rear-access for easy lamp replacement, and an easy-to-use remote control with a built-in laser pointer. Their lamp drive system provides up to 5,000 hours of lamp life. The PT-F200NTU is WLAN equipped, so it can be connected to multiple PCs without any cables. The use of a router or a wide area network is not necessary, and up to 128 different PCs can be connected simultaneously. The PT-F200NTU costs $4,499, the PT-F200U, $3,999. Go to Hi h T h L t High-Tech Lecterns Tecom Electronics has released two new lecterns. The TechPod Presenter ($6,450) is designed to pack about every audiovisual device a lecturer could want into one lectern. Its height can be raised or lowered just by pressing a single button, thanks to electronically controlled hydraulic lifts. Its interactive screen enables speakers to add text to their notes directly on the screen—over any image or presentation—and save those notes for later use. Shown above, the TechPod Workstation ($3,995) is a compact cabinet structure that can be mounted beneath a desk or table or even placed within a podium. Its door can be locked to safeguard AV equipment, while its control panel allows for switching between different sources with ease. Both presenters meet ADA requirements. Check out the new lecterns at Portable Presentations The Lumens DC260 portable visual presenter contains a high-performance application processor for delivering top-notch multimedia displays. Users can record full-frame audio and video presentations and store them to an external SD memory card, then transfer them to a computer via a USB 2.0 connection. The presenter can hold up to 240 JPEG images internally. Images and video clips can be viewed as a slideshow on a connected HDTV, PC monitor, or projection screen. Other features include 1080p HDMI output, an audio/video processor for full-frame video recording, a built-in microphone, 3x optical zoom, SXGA output with extended gooseneck, and a double lamp design. The presenter is available for $999. Visit Easy Monitoring The Conettix D6100i Communications Receiver/Gateway from Bosch Security Systems uses existing internet or intranet structures to deliver messages between control panels and security monitoring stations at a higher speed, eliminating the need for dedicated phone lines for primary communications. With IP support, the D6100i can handle up to 3,200 accounts for receiving simultaneous LAN or WAN communications, enabling public switch telephone networks to be used as a backup. Monitoring signals can be programmed for sending at a rate ranging from five seconds to 21 minutes. A central station operator can be alerted if there is cause s for alarm due to messages being replayed or f substituted. Able to be installed in limited s spaces, the receiver is available for $3,120. s Visit V September 2008 | 49

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

University Business - September 2008
College Index
Company Index
Advisory Board
Editor's Note
Behind the News
Sense of Place
Human Resources
A Virtual Visit Welcome
Development Directors Speak Out
NACUBO in the Windy City
Facilities Focus
Money Matters
Financial Aid
Endowment Management
What's New
End Note

University Business - September 2008