T.H.E. News Update :: September 5, 2007

News & Issues

Round Rock ISD Expands NAC Deployment

Round Rock Independent School District in Texas is expanding its deployment of network access control devices. The 39-campus, 110-square-mile district has added 10 new NAC appliances from Mirage Networks, as well as a Mirage Management Server, to its network, integrating with the existing Cisco architecture....

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On-Net Adds Audio Event Alerts to Surveillance System

On-Net Surveillance Systems is adding a new audio feature to its IP-based video surveillance suite: audio monitoring coupled with the ability to send alerts and automate activities based on certain types of detected audio, such as gunshots or screams....

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Lego Robotics System Updated for Intel Macs, Vista

The Lego Group and education technology developer National Instruments have released an update to the Lego Mindstorms NXT robotics invention system. The new 1.1 release adds support for Intel-based Mac systems and Windows Vista....

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Toshiba Launches Science and Math Grant

The Toshiba America Foundation this week announced new grant opportunities for K-12 schools in the area of science and math, part of $500,000 in grants the foundation awards to schools each year. The latest program, Science and Math Improvement Grant, will award up to $5,000 per applicant....

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TRLD Conference Tackles 21st Century Skills

A new forum has been added to the upcoming Technology Reading & Learning Diversity (TRLD) Conference. Focusing on 21st century skills, the special Administrator Forum will also cover the use of technology to support instruction....

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GE Security Works with Districts To Plan School Safety

GE Security has released a new strategic planning model to increase school safety and security. The firm is also collaborating with the school district in Lynn, MA, as well as the School District of Manatee County, FL and Scottsdale Unified School District, AZ to maximize ROI on school security solutions....

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