Training Today: Products and Services (Jan/Feb 2012)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.

>> Whiteboard Products launched a suite of its environmentally friendly products that will help improve the way businesses in the U.S. and Canada train, present, learn, teach, and brainstorm. The supercharged whiteboard on a roll sticks with static to any flat surface. Users simply unroll the whiteboard, tear off a sheet along the perforation (or roll it out to make a 65-foot-long whiteboard), and place it on the wall. Additional products now available include the Magic Blackboard for colored displays and a Clearboard that can be written on with dry erase markers.

>>Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC, released a new version of its flagship learning management system, Meridian Global LMS 2011.2.2, with features that let employers mold the product to the way their training department and employees conduct business. The new features include a mobile capability that tailors the pages of the LMS for a user’s smartphone browser, as well as on-the-fly reporting that taps into and delivers whatever data an employer needs for analyzing learning. Meridian also is offering versioning of content, digital signatures, audit trails, and password configurability that comply with Title 21 CFR Part 11, making the Meridian LMS an option for medical device manufacturers, drug makers, and biotech companies.

>> Lectora e-Learning software unveiled a new tool that instantly translates all text on its global Website,, into more than 50 languages in one click. This translation tool enables anyone from around the world to easily access e-learning products, information, resources, and tips to increase professional and development skills.

Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training Top 100 and Emerging Training Leaders.