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New@BETT 2012 sponsored & higher educationTaking Learning Further and HigherQSR International (stand SW34) will demonstrate its NVivo software, designed to help students, researchers and others with dissertation writing, grant submissions and paper publication. The software helps to manage, explore and analyze Word documents, PDFs, video, audio and photos and is used in academic fields like health, social sciences, and communications. Tripleplay Services (stand F133) provides an integrated solution for live television, video, and digital signage presented through a specifically designed education portal for universities, colleges and students residencies. Current installations include Sheffield Hallam, Southampton Solent and Portsmouth Universities, London School of Economics, Hull College and New College Durham. Panopto (stand R30 ) will launch new products Panopto Focus 4.0 and Panopto Unison, providing tools for searching, editing and viewing lecture recordings on any desktop or mobile device. Created by education experts at Carnegie Mellon University, Panopto's technology lets academic staff capture, edit, stream, archive and share lecture and lesson content quickly and easily. Enhancements include irmproved remixing, social media integration, full support for HD in recording, broadcasting and archiving, as well as making it easier to share content.NComputing (stand J50) will showcase the latest version of its 'Classroom in a Box' solution which slashes desktop economics for education by enabling up to 100 students to run virtual desktops from a single operating system instance.  Supporting both Windows and Linux platforms, the system reduces up-front PC acquisition costs by 75 percent, and cuts power and cooling requirements by 90 percent.High-performance wireless is the focus at Xirrus (stand P6). The company offers array-based solutions to provide wired-like reliability and security but with lower infrastructure requirements.Automation Studio from Famic Technologies (stand N49) is a circuit design and simulation software solution for teaching tomorrow's technicians and engineers. It offers tools, simulation, and system analysis functions to improve students' ability in understanding and analyzing Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Electrical systems, PLCs, SFC controls, and Power Grid Diagrams.Almost live: Panopto captures, streams and archives lectures, lessons and more.The National STEM Centre (stand W42) will be demonstrating new, freely available resources and tools on the Centre's eLibrary and online community for the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The eLibrary currently features more than 2,600 teaching resources for the STEM subjects, spanning both contemporary - print, video, multi­media - and archive resources from recent decades. SHORTS

48New@BETT 2012 sponsored Needs, Special SolutionsTexthelp (stand SN70) will showcase a new range of Web apps for iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, as well as PC and Mac, that will provide users with access to the company's assistive technology while on the move. For example, the Read&Write Web app installs a toolbar inside popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on mobile devices and computers. The toolbar interacts with content on a web page to provide users with text-to-speech, Translator, Dictionary and Picture Dictionary, Fact Finder and Study Skill features to help with research and completion of assignments. AbleNet (stand SN82) will launch Bookworm, which lets teachers, parents and others turn any book into a switch-adapted audio book. The device includes a digital audio recorder and built-in SD memory card, allowing up to eight minutes' of speech to be recorded. Playback is triggered by pressing appropriate spots in the book, marked by reusable stickers supplied with the Bookworm. SensoryPod from Osborne Technologies (stand E106) may be the biggest product launched at BETT 2012. The room-sized pod is designed to support education and care providers in meeting a range of special needs and challenging behaviour. Within the brightly coloured walls is a self-contained, multisensory environment packed with interactive technologies that can be tailored for specific needs, whether calming, stimulating, passive, or interactive. Audio Notetaker is a new application from Sonocent (stand SW8), allowing students to work with recorded speech in the same way as word processors work with written text. The software lets users visualise recordings, displaying spoken phrases as coloured blocks, which can be arranged, edited and annotated. The audio can also be used with PowerPoint slides, PDF Open the pod bay doors: the SensoryPod from Osborne Technologies