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President's Corner

LiveNote Features Real-time Messaging

LiveNote Features Real-time Messaging
Graham Smith, chief executive of
LiveNote Technologies.
LIVENOTE Technologies, based in London, has released the latest upgrade of its namesake transcript and evidence management software. LiveNote 8.0 now features integrated real-time messaging, allowing clients, expert witnesses and paralegals to provide support to lawyers during depositions or trials (without being physically present), explains Graham Smith, the company's chief executive.

The upgrade also improves security features, adding five levels of control. It allows users to automatically copy a case to a laptop before traveling, and then replicate all new work product back to the network copy of the case upon their return. A new "Portable Case File" format helps usters batch export/import LiveNote transcripts, both text and annotations, says Smith.

Reader Response no. 300.

Handheld Computers

Hewlett-Packard Ships Two New Jornada PDAs

Jornada 565

Hewlett-Packard Ships Two New Jornada PDAs PALO ALTO's Hewlett-Packard has released two new color personal digital assistants, both featuring Microsoft Corp.'s new Pocket PC 2002 Premium Edition software.

The HP Jornada 565 and 568 devices both have Compact-Flash Type 1 extended slot, allowing users to add memory cards and optional accessories, such as wireless modems and the HP Pocket Camera. They also feature a removable/rechargeable 14-hour, lithium-polymer battery, as well as HP Safe Store, which offers an additional 8 MB of FlashROM for backing up vital data and applications. They offer a 16-bit front-lit reflective color screen, and Intel's StrongARM 206 MHz processor.

The new Microsoft OS includes versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Terminal Servicers Client, MSN Messenger, Windows Media Player 8 and Reader 2.0.

Reader Response no. 302.

Document Management

Virtual Partner Web 2.0 Debuts

DATICON Inc. has announced the release of Virtual Partner on the Web 2.0, the latest edition of the Internet module that complements the company's document management and litigation support software. It allows users to access the Virtual Partner database via the Internet connection, reports the Connecticut company.

Users can drag and drop documents into folders and enjoy full searching functionality, it says. "Right click" technology enables users to easily perform key tasks. The upgrade will ship in December, Daticon says.

Reader Response no. 303.

Time & Billing

PCLaw TE Targets Palm

ALUMNI Computer Group has introduced the latest version of its PCLaw TE (Travel Edition) Palm operating system module. It provides calendaring, time capturing and expense tracking integration for handheld devices that use Palm Inc.'s O.S. The upgrade is compatible with devices running Palm OS 3.1 and higher.

The new software allows users to manage schedules and track time from either PCLaw software or Palm device, and then synchronize between the two products, reports Alumni, based in Buffalo, N.Y. and Toronto, Canada.

Reader Response no. 301.

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