In Brief

Projection Express offers the most advanced portable DLP and polysilicon projection products from the world's leading manufacturers, including nVIEW, Mitsubishi and Data Pro. With more than 10 years experience in the industry, the firm specializes in express shipping data/video projectors and panels at competitive prices. For free product literature, call (888) 241-1119.

Telex Communications' DidacNET Computer Training System allows students to view what appears on the instructor's monitor right from their desks. In addition, teachers can view one or more student screens to monitor progress, and take control of a student's keyboard to call attention to certain information. An audio interface with headsets lets the teacher talk a student through difficult assignments. The system works with standard Windows and Macintosh computers and monitors. To learn more about DidacNET, call (612) 884-4051.

Eastman Kodak has lowered the SRPs of two digital cameras, placing them within reach of even more educators. The DC120 now sells for $799, and the DC50 sells for $499, a $200 drop. The DC50 (see T.H.E. Journal, 9-97, p. 24 for a hands-on review) includes Phot'Enhancer software, a tripod mount and all necessary cables. For a Kodak dealer near you, call (800) 23-KODAK.

Computer Integrated Modular Systems (CiMs) manufactures a variety of workstations and accessories for classrooms, libraries, media centers, labs and offices. Designed by a team of architects, CiMs desks integrate the monitor under laminated safety glass with a waterproof seal. Over the past four years, the Wilson Elementary School District in Ph'enix, Ariz., has installed 1,300 of these desks for K-8 students. For details on pricing, call (602) 943-2300.

Compaq Computer Corp. has collaborated with other vendors to create a DVD solution for its Presario 4840 and Presario 4850 minitower PCs. The solution combines a 2X DVD-ROM drive with MPEG2 and AC-3 decoding software from Zoran/CompCore; Intel's Pentium II processor with AGP technology; and ATI's 3D Rage Pro graphics chip with motion compression. To locate a Compaq retailer, call (800) 345-1518.

SoftSpot pads from Envirogen International help protect hands and wrists from the effects of prolonged computer use. The pads, available for both keyboards and pointing devices, employ a patented new material called Therasoft, developed specifically to cushion the wrists and distribute weight to prevent fatigue. An illustrated guidebook demonstrates a variety of exercises that can be performed with the pads to strengthen wrist and hand muscles. For more information, call (800) 228-8839.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.