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CMC Compass 3800

Find Yourself, Wherever You Are

Here's help for all you lost souls. The CMC Compass 3800 personal navigation system combines Precision Mapping 2.0 software with the Garmin GPS 38 Global Positioning System receiver to help you track where you are and where you're going.

When connected to your notebook computer, the GPS receiver generates real-time positions that show up on a moving map on your screen, along with location and map updates. You can also search for travel information such as street addresses, cities and latitude/longitude coordinates from Precision Mapping's database, and create customized maps with its drawing tools. Destination and travel coordinates can be stored in the GPS receiver for use while traveling.The Garmin GPS 3800 navigation system measures 6.15 by 2 by 1.23 inches and weighs 9 ounces with batteries.

Chicago Map Corp.
800-257-9244, 630-257-7616

In Focus LitePro 620 and LitePro 610

A Sound Idea for Presentations

Don't just shed light on your subject during a presentation; use sound to make your point even more effectively. The In Focus LitePro 620 projector features a built-in JBL audio system from Harman Intl. with 20 watts of power, two woofers and two tweeters. The projector has 800x600-pixel SVGA resolution and a 270-watt metal halide lamp that produces brightness of more than 450 ANSI lumens. The LitePro 620 relies on Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology for bright images and film-like video quality. DLP uses mirrors to reflect light into or away from an imaging lens.

A second model, the In Focus LitePro 610, is a VGA projector with 640x480-pixel VGA resolution and 350 ANSI lumens. Each projector measures 7.9 by 12.9 by 15.8 inches and weighs 21 pounds.

LitePro 620, $10,999; LitePro 610, $8,699
In Focus Systems
800-294-6400, 503-685-8888

Encryption Plus

Throw Away The Keys

Need to encrypt data on the fly? With Encryption Plus, all you have to do is remember a password. Type the password in when you boot your PC; it activates the encryption/decryption engine without any encryption keys. Encryption Plus automatically decrypts data as it is read from the hard disk and before it is loaded into memory. The 32-bit program automatically re-encrypts the data when it is written back to the hard disk. You can change your password at any time.

PC Guardian
800-288-8126, 415-459-0190

Compose, arrange and produce original music-or jam with a virtual band-with the Yamaha PC Music Studio. The keyboard training and entertainment system consists of the Yamaha PSR220 portable keyboard, Voyetra Technologies' Discovering Keyboards CD-ROM, a PC MIDI interface and an AC power adapter. Discovering Keyboards provides basic piano lessons as well as a history of the keyboard and electronic music technology. The keyboard features 61 full-size, touch-sensitive keys and Yamaha Advanced Wave Technology tone generation.

Yamaha Corp. of America
800-823-6414 x799, 714-522-9011

You can save time transferring images from your digital camera to your PC with the ActionTec CameraCard. The PCMCIAATA Flash Card transfers digital images at up to 20MB per second. The card uses an ATA interface and appears as a hard disk drive to your computer. The card works with most of the major digital cameras and comes in capacities from 4MB to 20MB. The 20MB card can capture up to 125 high-quality images.

$199 to $589
ActionTec Electronics
800-797-7001, 408-739-7000

Do you have a system or peripheral you want to test? AMIDiag 5.0 includes diagnostics for the Pentium Pro processor, CD-ROM drives, SCSI devices, and PCI bus and Plug-and-Play devices. The utility also tests motherboards with up to 16 processors on-board and a maximum of 4GB of RAM and 16MB of cache memory.

$149; upgrade, $59.60
American Megatrends
800-828-9264, 770-246-8600

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