Posted Oct. 18, 2011
New system bundles with other Califone products to allow for a complete 21st century classroom experience
San Fernando, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2011) – Equipping a classroom with 21st century capabilities can be a complex process. With many classrooms outfitted in different brands and models of equipment, it can be difficult to find compatible products, let alone those durable enough to withstand even a year of classroom use. Califone has addressed both these concerns with the introduction of an interactive whiteboard, model WB80, to its suite of 21st century classroom technology.
Unlike other whiteboards, the WB80 can be mounted to virtually any surface with ease, regardless of electrical outlets or strength of the wall. The WB80 comes equipped with sensor pieces that attach to any blank wall or whiteboard surface, creating a 48-inch by 64-inch interactive whiteboard space. Once the sensors are in place, and the included software installed onto any PC using a Windows operating system, the whiteboard is ready for use, running solely on USB power.
The WD80 whiteboard surface runs by touch, or with a pointer device, allowing for classroom flexibility and frugality. The whiteboard also integrates seamlessly with Califone’s entire line of audio-visual solutions for the classroom, including PA systems, media players and headphones, allowing for a fully immersive 21st century classroom experience.
“Students today need 21st century technology to keep engaged in learning,” said Tim Ridgway, VP of marketing, Califone. “The WD80 completes the Califone 21st century classroom suite, allowing teachers and learners to experience the sights and sounds of education together.”
Recent research shows costs, teacher training, and product and software compatibility pose significant challenges to integrating interactive whiteboards in the classroom. The Califone WD80 enables schools to overcome these barriers with an affordable, easy-to-use product that teachers can easily incorporate into their instruction to enliven curriculum lessons through media-rich resources and applications. The product is also designed to withstand years of rigorous use for a low total cost of ownership. The WD80 comes with a one-year warranty, including educational use, with service support available through authorized dealers nationwide.
To order, contact a Califone dealer. For more information on the full line of Califone products designed for the education market, and safe for school and library use, call 1-800-722-0500, or visit www.califone.com to view and download the entire Califone catalog.
The new washable Titanium Series is available from a starting price of $36.00, and comes with a one-year warranty for school use. To order, contact a Califone dealer. For more information on the full line of Califone products, call 1-800-722-0500, or visit www.califone.com.
Califone was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets. The company offers a complete line of audio solutions, wireless systems and multimedia products for small, medium and large presentation needs. Califone serves millions of educators and children in the PreK through higher education school environments and has expanded to serve business and industry, houses of worship, parks and recreation, and other presentation markets as well.