GCN names winners of the Best New Technology at FOSE Awards

GCN names winners of the Best New Technology at FOSE Awards

By Vanessa Jo Roberts

GCN Staff

MARCH 21'Last night during at an awards party at the Washington Convention Center, GCN honored 11 companies for new products introduced at or shortly before the FOSE 2001 trade show.

Two products shared the best-of-show honors: the LT85 Microportable Projector from NEC Technologies Inc. of Itasca, Ill., and the Snap Server 4100 from Snap Appliances Inc. of San Jose, Calif.

'Although these are very different types of products, our judges found both NEC's lightweight projector and Snap Appliances' quick-to-install server so useful that they decided the pair should share the top awards spotlight,' GCN editorial director Thomas R. Temin said.

A panel of 12 GCN editors judged the entries, evaluating each product for its innovation, value and importance to the federal market. The double-blind judging narrowed the multitude of entries to a group of finalists, from which the overall winners were chosen.

In addition to the best-of-show winners, 11 products won in their particular categories:

'Application development tool: InstallManager 2.0 from Wise Solutions Inc. of Canton, Mich.
'Desktop computer: Dell Precision Workstation 330
'Enterprise software: SpeechWorks 6.5 from SpeechWorks International Inc. of Boston
'Information technology service: Custom Grant Management System from Crunchy Technologies of Arlington, Va.
'Network peripheral: Mammoth-2 from Exabyte Corp. of Boulder, Colo.
'Networking hardware: Hewlett-Packard Document Router
'Portable computer: IBM ThinkPad TransNote
'Presentation hardware: NEC LT85 Microportable Projector
'Security product: CMDS from Tiny Software Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.
'Server product: Snap Appliances' Snap Server 4100
'Wireless device: GoBook from Itronix Corp. of Spokane, Wash.

The GCN Lab staff tested the finalist products and produced videos about them for the FOSELive webcast that is airing during the trade show. To find out about each of the categories' finalists, go to foselive.tvworldwide.com to catch the show.

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