Through the generosity of a variety of companies and individuals,
TDI is equipped with state-of-the-art personal computers and related
technology. These contributions have made an enormous impact on
our ability to perform research, research analysis, data collection
and storage, administration, demonstrations, lectures, and other
activities. Please visit our sponsors.
Our major technology sponsors
please click on the logos to visit our sponsors.
Through the prestigious Apple Masters Program, Apple Computer
has developed a long-term relationship with The Dolphin Institute.
They organized the development and hosting of our original website,
and have over the years donated literally dozens of Apple Macintosh
OS computers, from the days of 5300s, through G3s, iBooks, iMacs,
and now G4s. These donations include state of the art peripherals,
such as cinema flatscreen Apple Studio displays, laser printers,
and networking: hardwire installation in our facility as well as
Airport 802.11 wireless networking. Apple has also helped us establish
relationships with a great many other technology companies. We utilize
the computing technology for the myriad of tasks which confront
researchers. These range from data collection, data processing,
video and sound editing, technical acoustic analysis, and management
of our humpback whale program during the winter whale season on
Maui. The computers are invaluable for internal office demands such
as databases, internal & external correspondence, and of course
our use of the Internet. It is no exaggeration to say it is difficult
to imagine how drastically different TDI would be without Apple
Computer. Thank you.
Along with its partner ISP Pixinet, PDC Hawaii has long provided us with
unlimited bandwidth internet connectivity service. Initially
Pixinet provided us with unlimited ISP dial-in connections from our multiple
locations of Oahu and Maui, along with a mailserver account for
our web correspondence. Currently PDC Hawaii and Pixinet provide
us with a high speed ADSL connection to the Internet. Such a fast
connection is invaluable for our connectivity needs, for example
for contact with fellow researchers, for updating our web and FTP
sites, and providing a way to perform real-time educational outreach
from the dolphins here at KBMML to children in classrooms far away.
They have also hosted our website from the beginning, initially
on a dedicated server, and currently on a state-of-the-art CobaltRaq
system. PDC Hawaii's long-term relationship with TDI has also been
an extremely valuable one, which we cannot imagine doing without.
Adobe also has maintained a long-term relationship with The Dolphin
Institute, donating to our laboratory multiple licenses of their
key software products: Photoshop, ImageReady, Illustrator, InDesign,
GoLive, AfterEffects, LiveMotion, Pagemaker, and Premiere, through
every version update. These software packages represent the core
of our computing tasks at TDI. Such an enormous contribution has
made an equally enormous impact on our creativity and productivity.
Open Door Communications has been instrumental in "opening doors"
for TDI to many technology sponsors, including Apple Computer, Palm
Inc., PDC Hawaii, and Filemaker. Their efforts on our behalf, over
many years, have been essential to the development and growth of
our technological capabilities in research. We greatly appreciate
our long-term relationship with Open Door Communications.
Filemaker has long provided us with multiple licenses of their
powerful Filemaker database products, which have proven essential
in tracking our data collected for dolphin research, whale research,
dolphin husbandry, and to keep track of our thousands of visitors
to our laboratory. Just as importantly, Filemaker has provided us
with unlimited on-call technical support, as well as providing hands-on
individualized probem-solving resources for our key databases.
Palm Computing has provided us with 50 Palm OS-powered and wireless-enabled
Palm Vii personal digital assistants. These allow the staff to track
their contacts in all of our departments: research, internship,
education, husbandry, and maintenance. They prove valuable at scientific
conferences and meetings, and allow us to wirelessly send emails
wherever we may be. We can even check the weather, but as you know,
it is always sunny here in Hawaii. Palm has provides to us a long-term
program of accessories donations, which includes cradles, USB adapters,
stylii, cases, and keyboards. Palm also has organized a GPS-enabled
addon that will be used for the first time in our Humpback Whale
Research Project this winter season of 2002 in Maui. Thank you Palm!
A researcher performing "Vigilance"
research with a dolphin using an Apple Macintosh computer. The image
is sent to a Mitsubishi TV monitor which the dolphin views through
an underwater window. The response paddle and data collection is
automated through Opcode software.
Our Technology Affiliates
Inc. Network design and installation (Atlanta, GA)
- VICOM Technology,
Ltd. Internet firewall and networking software for the Macintosh
network server (Mountain View, CA)
Media Video & Multimedia Production (Santa Clara, CA)
- Media Perspective
Internet Design Services (Mountain View)
- Terran Interactive,
Inc. Cleaner 5 software (Los Gatos, CA)
- Sorenson Vision, Inc.
Video Codec software (Logan, UT)
- Open Door Communications (San Jose, CA)
- StarNine Technologies,
Inc. Provided us with our Mac OS-based WebSTAR webserver software
for many years. (Berkeley, CA)
- Mathworks Has donated
licenses of the MATLAB technical computing program and various
important plugins. (Natick, MA)
- Harman Multimedia
Donated state-of-the-art computer audio products.
- Bank of Hawaii Office furniture
- Victoria Ward Ltd.
Office space (Honolulu, HI)
- Mitsubishi Inc. Has
donated multiple large-screen television monitors for use with
our video-based dolphin research.
- Ramtronix Inc. Video
cabling (Deer Park, NY)
- Sokkia Co. GPS devices
for our humpback whale field research boat. (Olathe, KS)
- Ilford Photo Co. Film for
our humpback whale research project (Paramus, NJ)
- Trimble Navigation Co.
GPS devices for our humpback whale field research boat.
- Creative Filmworks
(Moore Park, Australia)
- ABC Television
- Motorola, Inc.
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