April 16, 2002 By Government Technology
Caveo Technology introduced Caveo Anti-Theft, an integrated security solution for laptops that offers both theft deterrence and data protection. Available in the form of a PC Card, Caveo Anti-Theft deters theft by detecting motion and issuing audible warning signals. If an armed computer is moved beyond a distance specified by the owner, the system assumes theft and implements strong security responses, including shutting down the computer, preventing access to the operating system and sounding an audible alarm (optional).
The product also features an encryption option to protect confidential information. The system is independent of the computer, and Caveo's proprietary Motion Password provides an easy method of arming and disarming the system whether the computer is on or off.
Mapping for Mobiles
IntelliWhere announced IntelliWhere OnDemand, a new vector-based mapping software product for personal digital assistants. IntelliWhere OnDemand was designed for organizations that employ mobile workforces in government, transportation and utilities, who require wireless field access to data such as maps, diagrams and asset information from GIS databases.
IntelliWhere OnDemand used highly compact file formats to ensure optimal speed. Its interface is simple to use, requiring no prior GIS knowledge and minimal training. With a few simple clicks, a field worker can zoom in and out, run basic searches and queries, redline, call up details of an asset, capture GPS positions, capture other critical data and edit attributes for uploading.
For more information, visit the IntelliWhere Web site.
Health on Video
Motion Media Technology introduced CareStation 125, a new videophone system designed for remote healthcare. CareStation 125 is a compact, all-in-one system that allows patients and healthcare providers to communicate quickly and easily using standard phone lines. The videophone supports real-time audio and video communications, and directly connects to hundreds of home monitoring devices, automatically sending patient data to telehealth providers.
CareStation 124 includes a five-inch square video screen and integrated camera.
The CareStation is priced starting at $1495.
For more information call 910/395-6100 or visit the Web site.
Rugged Flat Panel
Broadax Systems Inc. announced the RMS-4000, a new rugged panel PC. The RMS-4000 features a 14.1-inch TFT 120 nits color resistive touch screen and a water and dust-proof ruggedized front panel designed for extreme environments. The RMS-4000 is mounted on an angle-adjusted pedestal and is adaptable for desk, bench top or wall applications.
The RMS-4000 is well suited for POS, POI, banking, medical, factory floor and telecom industries where space is at a premium.
The RMS-4000 starts at $2,385.
For more information contact Broadax Systems at 800/872-4547 or visit the Web site.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.