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Workgroup to display new Sun equipment.

Workgroup Technology Partners plans to display new technology from Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA[3]) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982.  at the upcoming Christa McAuliffe Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe (September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire who was selected from among more than 11,000 applicants to be the first teacher in space. She died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.  Technology Conference.

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 The Sun Blade series was a computer workstation line developed and sold by Sun Microsystems from 2000 to 2006. The Sun Blade architecture was based on the UltraSPARC microprocessor family. The range replaced the earlier Sun Ultra workstation series.  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 coprocessor

Additional processor used in some personal computers to perform specialized tasks such as extensive arithmetic calculations or processing of graphical displays.
 card, educators can have a complete Windows PC An x86-based computer that runs some version of Windows. See x86 and Windows. . Workgroup's specialists are available to evaluate educators' systems needs, as well as to provide integration, installation and ongoing support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other 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 Westbrook is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. The population was 16,142 at the 2000 census. Originally part of Falmouth, the settlement once known as Saccarappa was incorporated as Stroudwater in 1814, but soon changed its name to Westbrook, after an early , 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.
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Title Annotation:Workgroup Technology Partners
Publication:New Hampshire Business Review
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 5, 2001
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