Celebrates its 17th Anniversary
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This month, Diskovery Educational Systems enjoys its 17th year of assisting the
academic community with implementing technology.
Established in 1986, Diskovery became one of the first companies to have the
foresight to recognize the important relationship between technology and education.
Diskovery has helped shape the foundation for some of the current academic volume
licensing and pricing structures today. “When we started, the first publisher
we worked with was Microsoft”, said Daniel Wechsler, Diskovery President, “In
1986, Microsoft had one person handling all education inquiries and were selling
directly at full retail. We had presented a business plan addressing the importance
of recognizing the academic community, which included special price considerations.
Our plan was accepted, and we become the only company for approximately one year
to exclusively help the education market in satisfying Microsoft computing objectives
at what then was considered unheard of discounts.” “Later on, we
had influence in the beginning development of licensing plans.”
Aside, from Microsoft, some of the other vendors
that we represented were Ashton-Tate (remember dBase),
Aldus (original PageMaker publisher), WordPerfect,
Borland, Broderbund, and Davidson & Associates.
We were the second company authorized as an academic
reseller by Symantec and were one of a very limited
number of companies permitted to sell Adobe licensing
It has been great to witness the procession from Apple II and DOS, 5.25” floppies
and monochrome green displays to today’s current technology of DVD’s,
pen drives, and graphic rich applications. One of high demand products in 1986
was a Hayes 9600Baud Modem for approximately $600. Now you can obtain a pretty
powerful system for the same cost.
Although it’s not something we promote on our
web site,” Wechsler said, “ we would
like you to know that Diskovery is always working
on your behalf, behind the scenes, in bringing the
issues and concerns that are important to you, and
important to the academic community as a whole, to
the attention of our software vendors.
Most software companies sell into several different markets and would have a
very difficult time understanding and dealing with all of the issues that are
voiced by the academic community on a regular basis concerning software. Diskovery
has been a passionate and respected voice that has forced the software companies
to face these issues head on and to find acceptable solutions.
It has been extremely gratifying," he said, "to know that Diskovery
has in some small way been able to influence these leading technology vendors
to providing price and content considerations that are unique and beneficial
to the academic community."
Diskovery Educational Systems - 800.331.5489. 1860, Old Okeechobee Road, #106,
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New Technologies – New
This is a great time of year for institutions, faculty and students to kick off
the school year. There are a number of new software releases. There are some
great upgrade and back-to-school opportunities.
Adobe has released the new Encore DVD and Audition packages while releasing new
versions such as Acrobat 6.0, Premiere Pro 7.0 and After Effects 6.0.
Macromedia will be shipping in late September the MX 2004 release for Studio
MX, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash and the new Flash Pro MX 2004.
Discreet will be shipping combustion 3.0 for Windows. Nikon is offering a CoolPix
2500 Digital Camera in a specially priced Student Bundle which also includes
Corel provides great licensing opportunities as of September 1st with Education
Solution Packs. Corel Education Solution Packs are designed to meet the needs
of educators today. Corel Photo Enhancement Pack, Creative Pack and Graphics
Pack. For example, the Photo Enhancement Pack includes licensing for: CorelDRAW
Graphics Suite 11, Corel Painter 8, Corel KPT Collection, Corel Bryce 5 and Corel
KnockOut2. Also the recently released Corel WordPerfect Office 11 has provided
many schools and users with a very productive and economical solution.
Symantec is releasing 2004 editions on a number of their products while also
launching some new applications such as Norton AntiSpam, Password Manager and
Norton AntiVirus for Handhelds.
Microsoft is scheduled to ship the Office 2003 products in October. Available
now is the Office X 10.0 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition.
Contact Diskovery for assistance on product information, upgrading, competitive
upgrades or obtaining new editions. Diskovery Educational Systems - 800.331.5489.
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obtains Wacom Cintiq Authorization
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Wacom Technology has granted education dealer authorization to Diskovery Educational
Systems for the Cintiq Interactive Pen Display product line.
Wacom's Cintiq 18SX and 15X interactive pen displays combine the advantages
of an LCD monitor with the control, comfort, and productivity of Wacom's patented
cordless, battery-free tablet technology. By working directly on the screen,
you navigate much more quickly and naturally. Both products enable you to adjust
the incline to your liking, and the 18SX stand allows you to rotate your work
surface as you would a pad of paper for a completely natural work approach.
The Cintiq allows you to optimize your work style. The Cintiq is used as a
productive tool in numerous educational technology environments relating to:
visual arts, film, video, presentation, education, paperless office, computer
music systems, architecture and screen activated control.
Whether you’re presenting to a group or collaborating with others remotely,
the Cintiq provides you with the ability to intuitively use the pen directly
on the screen to communicate in the most effective manner possible.
Using readily available software like PowerPoint, Acrobat, NetMeeting and Office
XP, the Cintiq allows you to draw, annotate and mark-up directly on the screen.
The Cintiq easily integrates into your existing infrastructure and can be used
on your podium, conference table or command-control station just like a standard
Adobe Photoshop® and Cintiq are a great complement to each other. Photoshop
has tablet support built-in and offers more than 400 tablet-supported brushes.
Diskovery Educational Systems has been a Wacom authorized dealer for a number
of years representing the Wacom Graphire and Intuos tablets. Diskovery may
be contacted for related additional information at 800.331.5489.