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Keith McCord ReportingMore than 100 high tech companies are in town showing off some of their newest products. KSL’s Keith McCord went over to the convention today, to have a look around.

For instance is the brand new "Panther 4HR"! It's the world fastest notebook computer. For $2,000 it has everything.

Tayne Hunsaker, PC Notebook Inc.: "Over here, you have multiple drive bays. This machine will support four hard drives. It's the only notebook that will do that."

A couple of exhibit booths down we saw a machine that gives you a secure wireless broadband internet connection, with emphasis on "secure".

Tom Gruba, Motorola: “AES Encryption is the government’s most sophisticated encryption technology. It would take 146 trillion years to break this technology.”

And for those of you who like to play Solitaire on your computer, now you can play GIANT solitaire and still touch the screen. Actually, the interactive touch screen makes it easy to do a presentation without having to click and drag your computer mouse.

This is the 8th annual Salt Lake Computer and Technology Showcase bringing together more than 100 local and national exhibitors to show off their latest products. The University of Phoenix showed how students can access information from the school's on-line library; 600-thousand articles are downloaded every month. Ken Sardoni teaches classes on-line...sometimes he never sees his students!

Ken Sardoni, University of Phoenix: "I've have some students who have military obligations in the Middle East or Europe to support what's going on in the world. They can still go ahead connect from class."

Besides the new products, the big issue at all tech conventions is how to keep systems going in the event of a disaster. Mike Hager runs the Business Risk Management Group out of Denver. He says all companies should have a game plan dealing with employees, technology and facilities.

Mike Hager, CEO, Business Risk Management Group: "Every 350 years we know there's a major earthquake along the Wasatch Front. That's something you should think about, and what would I do if something happens?"

Hagar said since 9/11, many companies have implemented disaster plans.

The technology show continues through tomorrow at the Salt Palace.

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