Make Your Presentation STANDOUT
Electric Rain announces desktop presentations solution software for Windows Vista
Boulder, Colo.-based software company Electric Rain released its new STANDOUT Presentation Solution. STANDOUT is an innovative presentation software comprised of two software applications—STANDOUT Designer Edition and STANDOUT Presenter Edition. It is one of the first full-featured desktop applications built for the Windows Vista operating system.
The software allows designers to build custom presentation templates and features enhanced motion graphics for improved visual impact and slideshow quality. Business professionals can edit and personalize broadcast-quality customized presentation templates within STANDOUT's easy-to-use interface to eliminate the need for outsourcing to designers. An online demo of STANDOUT is available at:
Electric Rain's STANDOUT Presentation Solution will be available for purchase by June. STANDOUT will be sold directly through Electric Rain at www.erain.com; no purchase price has been released.
Capture a Fresh Look
AVerMedia's portable document cameras get a new design
AVerMedia Technologies recently released its new AVerVision SPC300 Portable Visual Presenter, which features a new design and top visual presentation features. This new document camera has a 3.2 megapixel sensor that produces high quality video and effects such as picture-in-picture and split-screen capabilities; 48X total zoom capabilities; and exclusive classroom presentation features such as 3-D imaging. The line also features new software for enhanced annotation, video and audio recording, image capture, and a full 8" x 11" page viewing area.
Two models of this doc cam are now available. The SPC300 retails for $1,299.99; the SPC300 Premium lists at $1,499.99. For more information, visit www.avermedia-usa.com.
Digitize Your Conference
Sennheiser's new digital conference and interpretation systems released
Last month, Old Lyme, Conn.-based microphone technology company Sennheiser launched the SDC 8200 digital conference and interpretation system series. The product series is designed to replace the discontinued SDC 3000 and SDC 8000 conference series and serves as an expansion for the current SDC 8000 systems in use. The SDC 8200 boasts a central unit for smaller systems of 50 participants or less while incorporating features such as console voting, rotary volume control, camera and media control interfaces, headset capabilities and a new 3.5mm microphone jack.
The SDC 8200 offers two central unit options—SDC 8200 CU-M for small- to medium-sized conferences of up to 50 participants and the SDC 8200 CU for larger conferences up to 120 participants. The SDC 8200 CU-M is available for $3,750 and the SDC 8200 CU is priced at $4,275. Microphone Units are sold separately for $510-$1,500.
For more information, visit www.sennheiserusa.com.
Behold the Power of Internet Video
Free video Webcasting and podcasting application now available
Los Angeles-based Interactive Video Technologies (IVT) announced earlier this year the general availability of its free, do-it-yourself video Webcasting application, IVT Studio. The desktop application allows users to quickly create and distribute professional quality video podcasts and Webcasts by combining and synchronizing video, audio, PowerPoint and screen captures. IVT Studio features one-click publishing, extensive viewer statistics tracking and a user-friendly interface.
IVT Studio is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000/XP and requires a standard microphone for audio and a USB Webcam for video inclusion. Slides can be created in and extracted from PowerPoint.
Visit www.ivtstudio.com to download a free version of IVT Studio—it includes 10 minutes of Webcasting and 60 minutes of viewing per month. Pricing packages are available for additional usage and storage requirements. Pricing starts at $20 per month, and group packages are available for organizations purchasing 20 seats or more.