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National Instruments offers a free 12-page brochure describing how scientists, engineers and others can increase productivity and lower costs by using virtual instrumentation systems. Automated Test and Measurement Solutions covers system architecture, hardware and third-party integrators who can provide specific expertise. The brochure also contains success stories from industries such as telecommunications, electronics and aerospace. For your copy, call (800) 433-3488 or e-mail [email protected].

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For a limited time, educators who purchase selected videodiscs from Disney Educational Productions will receive a free Pioneer Laserdisc Player. The promotion, valid through Sept. 30, 1997, applies to four Disney videodisc bundles aimed at grade levels (Elementary and Secondary) or focused on curriculum areas (Language Arts and Science). Those who already own a videodisc player may buy any Disney videodisc and get a second one of equal or lesser value for half-price. Call (800) 295-5010 to order.

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As part of the A+America Free Technology for Schools Program, 80 corporate sponsors have agreed to donate a percentage of consumers' total purchases to their school of choice. First, pre-paid certificates allow schools to earn "A+ points" on everyday purchases such as groceries, gas, movie tickets and flowers. In addition, receipts from over two dozen sponsors can be redeemed for as much as 10% of the total. Finally, several service companies offer automatic monthly credits to schools; Sprint, for example, will give points based on the amount of long distance calls placed by customers. As a result, educators can acquire software, computers, printers, TVs, VCRs and more without stretching their budgets. To enroll in the program, call (800) 256-9469.

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This article originally appeared in the 08/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.