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The following stories appeared on the Potomac KnowledgeWay's "Regional News" page during June 1998.

All links within stories are verified at the time of publication, but some may have changed or no longer be available.

Telogy Networks Wins Information Technology Product of the Year

June 30, 1998 - Telogy Networks' "Golden Gateway" software was recently awarded "Technology Product of the Year" by the High Technology Council of Maryland, a non-profit consortium that develops linkages among the technology industry, government and higher education institutions. Golden Gateway enables customers to send integrated voice, real-time fax, and data over Internet, Frame Relay and ATM networks. Telogy Networks, is based in Germantown, Maryland and develops solutions to integrate voice, fax and data into broadband networking products.


Communication Products Unlimited Launches New Web Site

June 29, 1998 - Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Communication Products Unlimited (CPU), a supplier of network cable products, recently launched its new Web site, "The Direct Connection." The site allows customers to purchase products online such as bulk cable, installation tools and network electronics. CPU's site also offers next-day delivery, searchable catalogs and product specifications. The site uses "NetConveyor" software designed for Web-based order management and e-commerce. NetConveyor was developed in part by Electric Press, a provider of Internet-based enterprise software solutions headquartered in Reston, Virginia.


Locally Based n-Vision Wins Industrial Design Excellence Award

June 26, 1998 - n-Vision, a developer of 3D immersive visual simulation products based in McLean, Virginia, was recently honored by the Industrial Designers Society of America. n-Vision's Virtual Binoculars received a Bronze 1998 Industrial Design Excellence Award in the Medical and Scientific Equipment category. The binoculars, designed by ION Design, a product development firm, can be used to simulate binocular or monocular optical sighting systems. n-Vision's Web site provides pictures and information on the Virtual Binoculars and other products.


Federal Contract Information Available Online

June 26, 1998 - InterFed provides access to a large repository of contract, marketing and business development resources on the Internet. Users can search Federal contracts and contractors, procurement information, government acquisition regulations, international codes and legal documentation. The site also provides access to many business and government related links and visitors can sign up for a subscription to their publication. InterFed was designed by SystemSoft Corporation, a software development and consulting company based in Vienna, Virginia.


Lockheed Martin Unveils "Digital Photo Collection" on the Web

June 24, 1998 - Lockheed Martin Corporation, a developer of aerospace technology headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, recently launched their online "Digital Photo Collection" at (http://www.photos.external.lmco.com). The free archive allows users to search through over 1000 photographs of historic aviation pioneers, high technology subjects, aircrafts, space vehicles, artwork and more.


Buy Pharmaceutical Products Over the Internet

June 23, 1998 - HomePharmacy, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, recently created a Web service where visitors can buy over-the-counter home health care products and have them shipped to their homes. The site also provides a product search, product information and links to other healthcare resources. Users can also e-mail health questions and concerns to a medical doctor. HomePharmacy's Web site was developed by Web Data Solutions Inc., a Web site and database system development and consulting company in Arlington, Virginia.


Learn About Refugee Crises Around the World

June 22, 1998 - Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Committee for Refugees recently opened a Web site that provides news on refugee crises throughout the world. Information on wars, political climates, statistics and reports are accessible on a country-by-country basis. There also is a searchable network of experts on worldwide refugee information, refugee interviews and a photo gallery. Site visitors can get involved by listening to clips about volunteering, joining the "e-mail alert network," donating money, submitting testimonials and volunteering. USCR's Web site was created by NMP, Inc., an Internet solutions company based in Falls Church, Virginia.


Lifetime Learning Survey Results Are Online

June 22, 1998George Mason University, in partnership with the Potomac KnowledgeWay, recently released the Lifetime Learning Survey, which set out to measure how life experiences had effected college graduates' attitudes about education. In nationwide phone interviews, 400 currently employed college graduates who were at least 10 years out of college and under the age of 55 were contacted. Almost half of the participants indicated that they would have majored in something different if they had to do it over, and nearly all thought that lifetime learning will be an essential part of everyone's careers. The survey and its findings are available on the George Mason University Web site at http://www.gmu.edu/ pubs/survey/summary.html.


Site Helps Travelers Plan Road Trips

June 19, 1998 - MapSys, Inc. provides a Web site for travelers to plan road trips. Users can obtain travel time and distance along with other information by entering an origination and a destination. Users can also book reservations for hotels, find travel books, coupons, books on tape and more. MapSys, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia, develops and markets computer software products and consulting services for the travel industry. The Web site was developed by Metamorphosis Studios, Inc., based in Columbia, Maryland.


Search for Homes in Maryland on the Internet

June 19, 1998 - HomeLook, based in Columbia, Maryland, recently created a Web site for home seekers to search for apartments, town homes, houses, or condominiums by location. Users can also customize a search by number of bedrooms, bathrooms and price range. HomeLook's services are free and searchers will soon be able to search other cities in the U.S.


The Small Business Advisor Web Site

June 17, 1998 - Great Falls, Virginia-based Information International maintains a Web site for assisting small businesses. The Small Business Advisor site lets users browse a glossary of business terms and read about taxes, marketing, financing and more topics relevant to small business. The site also posts links to business-related information, including all states in the U.S. In addition, the site provides book lists and reviews, stock quotes, news groups, and a free e-mail subscription to their newsletter.


Local Company To Webcast the 1998 World Congress on Information Technology

June 15, 1998 - Medical Consumer Media will broadcast the 1998 World Congress on Information Technology over the Internet. All presentations from the congress, which begins June 21, will be archived at http://conferencecast.worldcongress1998.org using MCM's Conference.CAST service. Visitors to the Web site will be able to listen to speaker presentations synchronized with slides from the conference. Visit the World Congress Conference.CAST Web site for details. MCM, based in Reston, Virginia, develops hardware/software solutions to enhance distance learning and education.


George Washington University's Virginia Campus Launches Web Site

June 11, 1998 - George Washington University's Virginia Campus recently launched its new Web site. The site contains information on GW and Virginia Campus-based degree certificate programs, research initiatives, industry partnerships, community outreach and government relations efforts. Users can also browse the site to see what programs and classes are available and to find information on local seminars and events.


NewsReal's "Business Channel for the Web"

June 11, 1998 - Alexandria, VA-based NewsReal, Inc., a spin-off of Infoseek Corp., provides users with industry-related daily news and information from hundreds of news sources and "Executive Summaries," which help users screen information important to them. NewsReal's "multi-linking" software links users to specific information about companies in the news, such as company overview, stock quote and performance, press releases and more.


1998 World Congress on Information Technology Starts June 21

June 9, 1998 - The 1998 World Congress on Information Technology will focus on the customer's perspective and will include presentations by some of the world's most notable industry, business and government leaders. The theme involves emerging markets and how legal, political and economic trends affect business opportunities in each market. The event will take place at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, June 21-24.


Test Drive Online Image Machines' Internet Imaging Software

June 8, 1998 - Herndon, VA-based Image Machines Corporation, a developer of imaging software, recently redesigned their Web site. A major, new feature on the Web site is the interactive demonstration of IMageSite 2.0, a product that allows browsing, viewing and marking up of large format, high resolution drawings with a standard Web browser. Site visitors can also submit questions to technical support, download free product demos and subscribe to IMC's e-mail newsletter.


Rolling Stone Network Features Video-On-Demand

June 8, 1998 - Rolling Stone Network now offers music videos online. The site applies streaming technology to provide users with video-on-demand viewing access to more than 400 music videos by a variety of bands. In addition, users can receive artist information, rate the videos, purchase CDs online, get e-mail addresses and more. On-demand footage includes concert Webcasts, band interviews and other music and entertainment industry-related events.


New Service for Online Credit Card Payments

June 8, 1998 - Cambist Merchant Solutions, based in Gaithersburg, MD, has developed a service that allows businesses to accept credit card payments via their own Web sites without additional software or equipment. Customers complete an order form on the merchant's Web site, and the contents of the order form are sent to a Cambist secure server for processing of the credit card. The service can also be used by businesses with Web access for traditional in-store and phone order transactions. Visit Cambist's Web site for more information and to demo the service.


PropertyChannel Site Helps Home Buyers

June 4, 1998 - Proxicom has designed the first interactive home search site for Vienna, Virginia-based Interealty, a provider of real estate information technology. The Web site, called PropertyChannel, offers searchable listings of properties for sale or rent across the U.S. as well as information about the community where a home is located. The site also provides information about buying, selling, and maintaining a home. Proxicom, based in Reston, Virginia, develops Internet-based business solutions.


Petsville Web Site Helps Place Homeless Animals

June 1, 1998 - Global Communities, Inc. based in Centerville, VA, announced the launch of Petsville, an interactive Web site that is focused on providing free assistance for the rescue community and other organizations and individuals interested in the welfare of animals. On the Web site visitors can locate homeless animals that are available for adoption, post pet Lost & Found listings, share knowledge and experiences through discussion rooms, read publications and articles relating to pets, and post classified ad listings. Visit the Petsville Web site for more information.


Software Productivity Consortium

June 1, 1998 - The Software Productivity Consortium recently added Xerox Corporation and JP Morgan to its membership roster. Based in Herndon, Virginia, the consortium provides members with a collaborative mechanism for forging solutions to problems in systems and software engineering. In addition, the consortium provides members education and training in project-ready technologies. Visit their Web site for more information.


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