I.T. Times
Volume 3. No 1 Information Technology News of the University of California, Davis Fall 1994

CAIT'S Corner

Digital Camera Is on View

CAIT 's Corner will keep you informed of new hardware and software available for evaluation at the Center for Advanced Information Technology. A joint project of the General Library and the Division of Information Technology, the CAIT is located on the first floor of Shields Library. Hours are 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have comments or suggestions or would like to make an appointment, call 752-5711 or send e-mail to advancedit@ucdavis.edu.

New Hardware Arrivals

Apple Quick Take 100 Digital Camera

When teamed with the appropriate software, this camera allows you to take photographs and store them directly on your hard disk. You then can convert the photos into the desired digital format (e.g. tiff, pict) and import them into printed and electronic publications.

Indy Workstation

If you are looking for a graphics machine, you may be interested in testing the Indy Workstation. Technology found in the Indy Workstation created special effects for such movies as Jurassic Park and Terminator 2. With 64 megabytes of memory and 24 bit graphics, this is a machine for those interested in all sorts of multimedia applications.

IBM Thinkpad

This is your traveling multimedia machine. This 486 computer is equipped with a CD-ROM, built-in speaker and color monitor. What's more, it's as easy to carry as a briefcase.

New Software Under Review

Statistical Software

Programs that allow you to do everything from analyze data to plot 3-D visualization charts are available for evaluation. Packages include Transform, Dicer, SPSS, Sigma Suite, JMP, and Statistica to name a few.

Remote Communications

Anyone who has been in a meeting and wanted to pull information from an office computer can appreciate the value of remote communication software programs. Remote communication software can turn your laptop computer into a portable extension of your office workstation. Programs available for review include PCAnywhere, Close-Up, and Reach Out Remote Control.

Internet Tools

Many new programs designed specifically for accessing information on the Internet are entering the marketplace. In addition to many shareware programs, titles for review in the CAIT include Netscape, Spyglass, and TCP Connect2.

Looking Ahead

In the months to come, you can look forward to testing the Power PC. Both Apple and IBM will be releasing new machines built upon this new computer architecture. We also expect to see Apple's new cross-platform machine that features a built-in 66 megahertz DX/2.

What else is coming? Windows NTAS, Windows 95, Warp (OS2.3) and software....software....software!