Logitech’s Wave Pro wireless keyboard is easy to use, with a gentle touch and a powerful wireless signal.
The Anoto pen system would be useful if you need to collect a lot of signatures in both ink and digital formats, such as in a government office that processes forms.
It was a joy to type on the Ultimate. As a touch typist since high school, I didn’t have a problem with the unmarked keys, but one of my co-workers found it intimidating.
It’s an interactive frame that fits over any 42-inch to 65-inch display monitor. You can write on it using a finger, keyboard or electronic pencil — with eraser.
The GCN Lab looks at the spectrum of input devices, from the not-so-lowly mouse to some high-end touch-screens.
Although the Avatar was designed with gamers in mind, government users who require precision handling on their mice will find it extremely useful.
The Universal Imaging Utility can resolve problems before you copy image files from a master system to new clients.
The SmartPro Shallow-Depth Rackmount UPS System performs as well as you would expect from a 2200VA UPS, but has a slightly different form factor to help it fit better into some shallow server racks.
GCN LAB REVIEW: The Proteus 5000 gives administrators a clear look at all of a network's IP addresses, and a lot of flexibility in managing them.
Maptitude 5.0 is surprisingly easy-to-use GIS mapping software for the non-GIS user.
Although not the best in some categories, the ThinkCentre M58p would do well at almost any office task, and its extra security is a plus.
The Dell Optiplex 960 high-performance PC would be good for any use, provided that upgrades are a long way down the road.
The Ace Vision 6Gt PC would do well for an administrator who doesn’t want to pay a lot for performance and has a good deal of components to add.
Quad technology waits in the wings, but dual-core systems still have a lot to offer. The GCN Lab tested six dual-core desktop PCs whose power and price can make them attractive to government offices.
The HP Compaq dc7900 is a small PC that would be a good choice for an office where desktop space is a consideration — and, really, who couldn’t use a bit more room?