GCN lauds hottest new stuff

GCN lauds hottest new stuff

BY VANESSA JO ROBERS | GCN STAFF

GCN honored 11 companies for new products introduced at or shortly before FOSE 2001.
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.


NEC product manager Bob Guentner, left, receives a best-of-show award from GCN editorial director Thomas R. Temin.


'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 number of entries to 39 finalists, from which the winners were chosen.

In addition to the best-of-show winners, 11 products won Best New Technology at FOSE awards 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.

Go to foselive.com to view archived webcasts about all the finalists.

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