Workgroup to display new Sun equipment.
The event -- a trade show and conference for K-12 educators responsible for technology, both in the classroom and throughout the campus -- is scheduled for Nov. 27-29 at the Sherator Nashua Hotel.
Workgroup will be displaying Sun's new line of Sun Ray and Sun Blade equipment, a technology that the firm says is ideal for educational purposes because it offers tremendous power and flexibility, but at a price lower than traditional technology from Sun.
"Most education budgets haven't been flexible enough to afford powerful, leading-edge technology. But the new Sun Blade line of workstations' from Sun Microsystems offers tremendous power at PC prices," says Dennis Maneikis of Workgroup. "We're also able to extend Sun's generous education discounts, which makes the systems even more affordable."
Starting at $995, the Sun Blade is a new 64-bit workstation that offers even better graphics performance than Sun's best-selling Ultra 5 2D graphics workstations at half the price. With the SunPCi II coprocessor card, educators can have a complete Windows PC. Workgroup's specialists are available to evaluate educators' systems needs, as well as to provide integration, installation and ongoing support services.
In addition to exhibiting at the Christa McAuliffe show, Workgroup also will present a session in the conference program on using the new Sun technology in today's classroom environment.
Workgroup is a systems integrator headquartered in Westbrook, Maine, that specializes in helping companies use advanced information technology systems to grow and improve their businesses. Workgroup is certified to sell, install and support computer hardware, software and networking equipment from virtually every major manufacturer, including Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard arid Citrix. Its professional services group is experienced in complex software projects, including developing and assessing Oracle, Microsoft and other database applications. It also offers comprehensive project management expertise.