Apple Inc. comes to NIU

By Jake Miller

Students and faculty can learn more about communication technologies available through the Mac OS X operating system, including iChat, Bonjour and Bluetooth, today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at the Holmes Student Center.

The presentation will show how the programs are cost effective and more efficient than similar programs.

Information Technology Services will sponsor the presentation, which will be presented by James Helms, who developed the presentation as part of a capstone project.

The presentation will include live use of each of the technologies where students can see what they would see on computer screens if they used the actual programs.

“There will be a demonstration of iChat and an expert from Apple, Inc. will talk about this technology from his desk in California,” said Elizabeth Leake, Associate Director of ITS.

Other special guests might be available to provide information and to answer questions about the products.

Guests will have the opportunity to interact via iChat, while asking questions regarding the program.

The technologies are simple, but are effective and powerful communication tools, Leake said.