Lab Reviews


RHUB TurboMeeting (TM 200)

TurboMeeting has everything you need for remote gatherings, in a small box

Price, ease of setup and its perfect niche features make the RHUB TurboMeeting 200 a device that could find a home in any organization that hosts meetings and should pay for itself in less than a year.

Steelhead appliance can cut latency out of the cloud

The Steelhead appliance from Riverbed Technology uses wide-area network optimization techniques to reduce or eliminate the nagging problem of latency in the cloud.

Lifesize Passport

A videoconferencing tool that gets it right

Passport from LifeSize Communications, a division of Logitech, attempts to find a happy medium between large and expensive, and small and cheap.

NEC NP M260X projector

NEC projector moves to the head of the class

Almost perfect for an educational setting, the NEC NP-M260X is inexpensive, can complete almost all display tasks adequately, and is absolutely perfect for showing movies or other moving pictures.

TuneUp Utilities tool

An essential tool for teleworkers

TuneUp Utilities 2011 explains exactly what actions it recommends and how to configure your system to optimal performance.

Panasonic KXmB2061

Print, copy, fax -- and chat

The Panasonic KX-mB2061 adds a cordless phone to the standard mix of components in a multi-function printer, although this model could use better printing.

Google Apps for Government

Google Apps for gov a boon for teleworkers

Suite designed for government use takes the 'labor' out of 'collaboration.'

Personal hot spots are handy, if not always mobile

When it was working, the Clear Spot 4G+ was pretty cool, letting us connect four people with laptops at the same time from a single hot spot. However, the Clear network still seems to have a lot of holes.

Xerox ColorQube

Xerox takes a leap forward in solid-ink printing

The ColorQube 8870DN produces terrific text and images, and Xerox has eliminated many of the traditional flaws of solid-ink printers.

Aegis Padlock

Padlock secures data without slowing down collaboration

The Aegis Padlock, a 750G, solid-state hard drive with fast transfer rates, is a secure way to store data.

Acer LCD

Acer LCD monitor is built for office work

The Acer S243HL LCD monitor is thin and light, but that doesn't stop it from delivering heavy image quality.

Trimble Nomad

Rugged Trimble phone conquers battery of Mil-Std tests

The GCN Lab takes the Trimble Nomad 900XW into the field.

IVDS projector

Remote tents can morph into war rooms with this rugged display system

The lab takes a rugged interactive whiteboard system out for a field test.

Stealth ZONE key

Be sneaky – and secure – with MXI's portable Windows OS

The Lab reviews the MXI Stealth Zone, a secure version of Windows running from a flash drive.

Can PlayBook thaw government's icy tablet reception?

The product of the month for February is Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook, which might bring tablet computing into government.