August 01, 1999
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Just like PCs, pagers and handheld computers, projectors are getting smaller and smaller. New from the Allendale, N.J.-based Plus Corporation of America come sleek digital projectors that weigh less than six pounds and feature technology from Texas Instruments called Digital Light Processing. The U2-1080 XGA and U2-870 SVGA are slim and elegant but powerful enough to deliver 800 and 700 ANSI lumens of brightness, respectively. The U2-1080 costs $8,995 and the U2-870, $5,995. For more information, contact the Plus Corporation at (800) 289-7587 or visit its Web site

PC/Nametag, Madison, Wis.-based makers of the low-cost meetings-management software called MeetingPower, now offers an economical registration program. Priced at $179, the Microsoft Access-based PC/Nametag 8 was created with the help of Coleman, CMM, a former president of Meeting Professionals International and developer of his own software called Sentient. (800-233-9767;


Work habits. Now that practically everyone in the world spends part of their business day in front of a computer, Compaq has come up with a terrific guide to geek comfort( The site hits all the important points; pages are arranged under such categories as "Finding Your Comfort Zone," "Arranging Your Work Area" and "Important Electrical and Mechanical Safety Information."

Blast off. Got an important message that absolutely, positively has to be delivered right away? MessageBlaster ( the information instantly to everyone in your address book, using their preferred medium: by phone, fax, e-mail, pager or snail-mail. You can even track the message to make sure it was delivered.

Travel jobs. Yours in Travel Personnel Agency ( a site specializing in marrying job-hunters and job-seekers in the travel industry.


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