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PolyVision's Thunder is really a combination of AV products, which, put together, could add up to the ultimate brainstorming technology. Thunder collaborators use a plasma display as an interactive whiteboard to sketch out their ideas, which are then projected on the wall like a series of electronic flip charts. Thunder-equipped facilities around the globe can be linked together via a Thunder server for multipoint collaboration, and participants can also dial in from their desktop or notebook computers, enabling teams to work on ideas in real time, while they're still fresh. Price: depends on configuration. Contact: PolyVision Corp., 800.620.7659, www.polyvision.com.