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Windows Holographic Coming to Various Devices for 'Mixed Reality'

Windows Holographic, a Microsoft platform that allows the combination of virtual reality, holographic computing and real-world elements, is coming to various devices in the coming months, according to Microsoft. The expansion of this “mixed reality” platform, accessible through Windows 10, was announced last week by Microsoft Vice President Terry Myerson.

InFocus Adds 4K Model to its Jupiter Catalyst Line of Wall Processors

InFocus is launching a new model in its line of display wall processors at the InfoComm 2016 conference taking place this week in Las Vegas. The Jupiter Catalyst 4K supports up to 12 ultra-high-definition 4K outputs (non-HDCP) on a single 3U CPU chassis supporting resolutions of of 3,840 x 2,160 per output via mini DisplayPort with four destination windows per card. Up to four expansion chassis can be added for additional outputs.

Arizona Districts Complete 10 Gigabit Fiber Optic WAN

Two school districts in Yuma, AZ are now connected to a city-wide fiber optic wide area network, providing 25 schools and administrative buildings with 10 gigabit per second internet access.

Maine Adopts State-Level Data Platform

The Maine Department of Education has selected a partner to provide a state level student information and reporting system.

McGraw-Hill Debuts Access Manager Rostering Tool

McGraw-Hill Education has introduced Access Manager, a rostering tool designed to simplify the process of moving student rosters into McGraw-Hill Education digital tools.

K-12 IT Leaders See Broadband and Network Capacity as Top Priorities

A new national survey of school information technology pros also found that leaders are planning for some major changes to the types of learning materials that will be used in their classrooms in the very near future.

Tough Tech Choices: Laptops, Tablets, Chromebooks, BYOD?

Jeff Mao, who helped lead the nation's first statewide 1-to-1 learning program — the Maine Learning Technology Initiative — offers up practical advice to help you find your school's solution.

School Districts Protect Networks with New Appliances

Two school systems have gone public with their use of firewall appliances to implement content filtering software and wireless access points.

CENIC Network Adds City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles has joined the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), a 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) research and education network, providing California schools, colleges and universities with high-speed access to the city's data and services.

Dremel 3D Printer Adds Mobile Printing from iOS and Android Devices

Dremel has rolled out two new mobile apps for its latest 3D printer that allow users to print 3D models and monitor printers remotely. The company will also launch a program to give free 3D printers to education "ambassadors."

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