Lab Reviews


One click and help is on the way

Although HelpSTAR2012 is not cheap, cutting downtime and streamlining help desk calls can be worth the money over time.

What OS X Mountain Lion can do for the enterprise

As more agencies adopt Apple's mobile devices, the new OS' security, messaging and synch-ability could make the workplace more efficient and enjoyable.

Chip encrypts Android calls, without the lag time

TrustCall system can turn almost any Android phone into a secure communication device.

App breaks through the mobile compatibility wall

The Citrix Receiver app can keep agencies' mobile devices securely connected regardless of platforms.

Free app brings the database to iPhones, iPads

FileMaker Go 12 will display your database optimally for mobile devices, though only for those running iOS.

Snoop-proof switch takes security to the max

The ServSwitch Black Box Secure keyboard, video and mouse switch exceeds required levels to keep government data secure.

Big-screen punch, small-screen power consumption

The ViewSonic VA2451m LED has all the advantages of a 24-inch monitor but with the power consumption of a smaller display.

An eco-friendly LCD that doesn't cheat on performance

NEC's 22-inch EA223WM-BK LCD combines good performance with the lowest power use of any monitor the lab has tested.

Big desktop performance in a, literally, Tiny package

The ThinkCentre M92p Tiny packs the performance of a full-size desktop on a modest physical and electrical footprints.

This UPS will scare off phantom power loads

The Tripp Lite UPS System cuts down on wasted electricity by combining a smart power strip and UPS in one device.

ColorQube proves you can't judge green by power use alone

The Xerox ColorQube 8900X printer has great graphical capabilities, is an environmentally friendly office companion, and can anticipate your print times.

Government's serious pursuits sometimes call for a game

The Genesis Pro workstation from Origin PC, our July Product of the Month, can fit the bill where the need for high-end computing is greatest.

BoxLight can make any projector interactive

If you are considering an interactive projector, the OutWrite 1.4 will save you some money by working with the one you already have.

Got old hard drives? Turn them into cloud servers.

The $99 Cloud Hybrid from Akitio lets you repurpose any SATA hard drive for service over the Internet.

The 10 best federal mobile apps

Agencies are building digital government one app at a time. Here's a look at the best of the current crop.