eTritionWare publicized its eTrition Point of Service product for streamlining school food service. The system has a central database, allows for family balance-sharing across a district so siblings can share a balance, is browser-based, and has online controls for parents.

PlascoTrac is an automated student-tracking program that follows student tardiness and other violations, prints late slips, keeps an accurate log of discipline problems, and offers a mobile device for hall monitoring. The system now includes a mobile, handheld solution that allows for operation of the system independently of where a school’s network or computers might be.

ScholarChip displayed the ScholarChip Hall Monitoring Application, which enables school leaders to monitor hall traffic using handheld computers. When a student presents his or her ScholarChip Smart ID card, on-card data can be accessed using a personal digital assistant (PDA), and the cardholder’s digital identity can be confirmed.

SchoolDude featured its web-based IT operations software for K-12 schools, including ITAMDirect, an on-demand technology asset management tool that helps streamline all aspects of IT asset administration — from monitoring and reporting to planning and life-cycle costing.

Skyward presented its PaC Student Management System. The system’s Student Core Package contains functions for attendance, grading, transportation records, bus scheduling, teacher and advisor access, data mining, report cards, academic eligibility, and more. Student Integrated Modules, purchased individually, include information for graduation requirements, health records, and textbook management.

Stoneware Inc. promoted webOS, a web-based virtual desktop that is remotely accessible, runs within a web browser, and is independent of underlying operating systems. webOS can integrate an organization’s applications, services, network files, documents, databases, and directory services, Stoneware says.