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California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 36, No. 5
August-September, 1996

Exhibitor Preview

Products and Services: Vendors prepare to show you their best and newest.

Warren Williams, Grossmont Union High School District

The 36th Annual CEDPA Conference will be held at the Palm Springs Marquis Crowne Plaza Resort & Suites in Palm Springs. The conference will be held on October 16-18, 1996 (Wednesday through Friday), with approximately fifty vendors on hand to show you their latest products and services. The vendor exhibition will continue after lunch, concluding in the door-prize drawings that afternoon. Vendor-hosted hospitality suites will cap off Thursday's activities.

Vendors this year represent a comprehensive range of the products and services commonly used in educational settings. Included are:

AMP, Inc will feature centralized network administration and UTP video distribution system. Featuring AMP's wireless products.

AmeriData Technologies, Inc. offers comprehensive services including systems integration, product distribution, support and maintenance, networking, rental, and consulting services.

Anixter Inc., is a value-added provider of integrated networking and cabling solutions that support business information network infrastructure requirements.

Bay Networks offers market-leading LAN and ATM switches, frame relay switches, hubs, routers, remote and Internet access solutions, and network management applications, all unified by the Baysis™ architecture.

Bi-Tech Software, Inc. IFAS is a fully integrated fund accounting package which meets the accounting/management needs of school districts, departments of education, and a host of educational related organizations.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the leading supplier of internetworking solutions, including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up access servers and network management software.

Data Impressions Inc. a vendor for computers and computer accessories, all Novell tested and approved

Digitronics School District Administrative Software. Many systems available. Student, Business, Library, and Adult Education

Featherstone Communications offers a wide range of technology services including; data communications, video distribution, LAN site preparation, and project management. DataChannel(tm) CATV-Ethernet system utilizes existing local cable TV channels to transmit data between District-wide school sites. Fully bridged 10Mbps Ethernet speeds can be maintained over a 200 mile service area.

Gateway Software Corporation develops and markets AS/400 administrative software for schools. The products include: Library Management System, Media Booking System, Textbook Management System, Warehouse Management System, Work/Order/Facilities Maintenance System, and Vehicle Maintenance System. A GUI interface will soon be available for all products.

Internet Products, Inc. will be demonstrating the new InterGate v2.5 Internet Server which combines a comprehensive set of Internet services with an intuitive web-based management interface to provide a powerful, easy to manage gateway to the Internet. InterGate includes Email, WWW, DNS, Web site filtering, Caching, Proxy, News, BOOTP, DHCP, firewall security and much more.

Macro Educational Systems, one of the leading vendors of student administration and financial management software for K-12 schools.

Madge Networks, Inc Focus on switching (Ethernet, Token Ring and/or ATM) that can provide bandwidth relief to busy networks and still protect current investments and allow a growth path as network demands increase. At the conference, Madge will show "End to End" product offering.For Adult Education and Food Services.

McGraw-Hill School Systems. District-wide solutions for student information management. Featuring: "McGraw-Hill School System" Windows Administration Software The McGraw-Hill School System features the world-renowned scheduling module that will handle any type of scheduling scheme, from block schedules to modular schedules.

Microsoft will be showcasing its latest release of WindowsNT 4.0! Also demonstrations of Windows 95, Office 95, and Microsoft's powerful Internet/Intranet tools.

National Computer Systems OMR and image scanning. Survey software. Instructional management software. District financial and student administration software.

New Technologies Intel Alder system running Windows NT. Acer Open Systems. Video conferencing.

Novell, Inc. The company's software products provide the distributed infrastructure, network services, advanced network access and network applications required to make networked information and pervasive computing an integral part of everyone's daily life.

Panduit Corp. a leading manufacturer of high quality wiring and communication products. These products provide solutions for containing, terminating, identifying, insulating, protecting, and fastening wire and cable, as well as many electrical, electronic and mechanical components.

Quest Media & Supplies, Inc. Category 5 fiber optic cabling for schools. CMAS contractor. Full computer product line and services, all major manufacturers.

Quintessential School Systems sells, supports and enhances SCHOOL/3000 and STUDENT/3000 software. These systems are designed to meet all administrative needs of a school district or county office. Finance, Personnel/Payroll, and Student Records.

Schoolhouse Software Integrated hardware and software solutions.For Adult Education and Food Services.

Scanning Systems markets a wide range of data entry products including OMR scanners for student information and testing. Bar code readers for library, textbook tracking and asset tracking, and intelligent data entry systems.Scanning Systems also prints OMR and Output Forms and Bar Code Labels.

Sehi Computer Products will feature Hewlett-Packard Computers and Peripherals

U.S. Telecom will feature Phone Master voice technology systems providing automatic dialing, voice mail and information/homework hotlines.

Webster Computer Corp. will feature cost effective networking and Internet connectivity

Additional exhibitors are signing up on a regular basis. For the latest information about exhibiting vendors, please see CEDPA's Conference Central on the Web at http://cedpa-k12.org/96conference.html.

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