BETT 2013 News

12/27/2012 12:00:00 AM
 
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Audio Notetaker Version 3 not only enables the user to have a visual and interactive platform to record audio, it also offers one easy-to-access hub that stores slides, images, text, audio recordings, and other notes all together.  An aid to many study skills such as note taking, speech analysis, presentation practice, it also provides a useful assessment and self-assessment tool for teachers and students alike.

AVer Information will introduce their new PL50 platform Visualiser. The new model includes a host of new features including improved auto focus, 5.0 MP camera with HD1080P resolution, 240 x zoom (16 x optical, 15 x digital), large embedded lightbox; 329mm x 265mm, one-touch record to USB stick or SD card, and more.

Brother will be presenting its latest scanners, labellers, and mono laser printers. Visitors to Brother’s stand will be able to test out solutions designed to help manage printer fleets as effectively as possible, with its b-guard print management software and Brother’s managed print service for schools.

CMA, the non-profit organization established by science educators of the University of Amsterdam, will present its newest product, VinciLab. VinciLab is a graphic data-collection system that can be used standalone and with PC, in the classroom and in the field. It has two main and measurement processors, capacitive high-resolution 5” color touch screen, 4 analog and 2 digital BT inputs, wireless conductivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and more.

Dell will be exhibiting a range of end-to-end Next Generation Learning solutions, designed to enable students reach their full potential. Dell will be showing its new Latitude 10 essentials configuration Windows 8 tablet, designed to promote collaboration and productivity, as well as its entire Dell Cloud Client Computing Solution range. Dell Executives and customers will attend to explain how Dell’s solutions improve teaching, learning, and empower students and educators alike.

ELMO will be exhibiting its wide range of ICT education products including the ELMO Classroom solutions: L-12 visualiser, wireless slate and brand new student response system. In addition, ELMO will be debuting the new WIRELESS visual presenter MO-1W. a HDMI wireless visualiser.

The Ergo Hybrid is Ergo’s first model in their new range of sleek Windows 8-compatible tablets. It has an 11.6" HD screen, fast start up, and laptop functionality with a docking station, which includes a full QWERTY keyboard.

Globisens has launched the Labdisc data logger and GlobiLab data analysis software made for iPad, iPad 2, and 3rd generation iPad. The Labdisc data logger has built-in sensors to integrate with the iPad. The GlobiLab software for iPad wirelessly integrates between the Labdisc data logger and all 15 built-in sensors and the iPad.

Globus will demonstrate its latest invention, Magic Studio. This integrated computing and display device and is highly portable, user friendly, energy efficient and environment friendly solution for the classroom.

Hanshin’s “Four-Touch Board” is an interactive whiteboard system featuring a multi-touch system that allows up to four users to work together on the whiteboard. Users can simultaneously write, draw, and interact with digital contents on the whiteboard with their fingers. It also supports 3rd party software and teaching contents on common operating systems.

iansyst will be showcasing the latest developments in assistive technology. Azzapt is a new cloud-based service that removes barriers to accessing books, learning materials and text on the move. iansyst will also be featuring a line-up of new products including CapturaTalk for Android--a literacy support tool that helps build reading, writing, and note taking skills; and the Earlbright eLearning Portal, specifically designed to work as a companion for students who receive one on one training from iansyst.

Intec system aps’ Boxcharge trolleys can store, charge, and syncronise laptops, tablets, and handheld devices. The trolleys have added a built-in powersaving module that enables users to save energy and extend the lifetime of the batteries from the devices.

LapCabby ) is a smart solution for storing, charging, and moving ICT equipment in the classroom. From 2013, the latest LapCabby product, the TabCabby Charge & Sync will be available. Using Cambrionix U16S technology, it allows the user to charge a variety of tablets and other USB-powered devices while also synchronising them all while they are within the TabCabby.

Livescribe, the award-winning smartpen company, will be launching  its new wi-fi smartpen, Sky. Livescribe smartpens allow educators and students to easily capture written and verbal instruction. Livescribe smartpens link what is being written on paper with real-time audio recording. When the smartpen is connected to a PC or Mac, the notebook pages are uploaded as an interactive PDF with sound. This interactive “pencast” can be shared online enabling students to revisit a teacher’s notes and explanations as many times as needed to build their comprehension.

The new Optelec Compact 7 HD is the latest handheld electronic video magnifier designed for students with limited vision. Featuring the latest in high-definition technology, the Compact 7 HD provides powerful magnification (2-24x), a large 7-inch widescreen, offers more words per line than many other portable devices available.

Osborne Technologies Ltd.
will be demonstrating the Apple Driven i-core interactive touchscreen table. Thanks to the Apple wireless integration, students and teachers can seamlessly transfer their projects from their iPads and iPhones to a 46” HD touchscreen system. 

PASCO’s SPARKvue HD for iPad Pro is a completely integrated wireless datalogging solution for iPad, with the full functionality of the SPARKvue desktop application. More than sensor-based data collection and analysis, SPARKvue HD is a science learning environment, where teachers can customise learning paths, assessments and provide a guided enquiry experience through PASCO’s unique SPARKlab interactive lab activities.

Promethean will continue to build upon its suite of collaborative learning solutions. In its Learning Productivity Studio, the company will demonstrate new applications of how   its software enables full integration of multiple devices in the classroom. Teachers and students will be able to use intuitive movements to share documents, for example, from an iPad to an ActivBoard or to an ActivTable or tablet. In addition to the new collaborative problem solving solution, Promethean will launch upgrades to its ActivTable, ActivEngage and ActivInspire software, giving users additional functionality and capabilities

SMART Technologies will display a fully integrated interactive projector that is touch-enabled. The SMART LightRaise 60wi interactive projector creates a touch-enabled interactive learning space, allowing two students to collaborate simultaneously with either a finger or a pen. And, like all interactive displays from SMART, the LightRaise 60wi includes SMART Notebook collaborative learning software and access to the SMART Exchange Web site, which features more than 60,000 digital resources.
 
Traka provides intelligent locker systems that enable schools to securely store and distribute devices such as laptops and iPad. Visitors can take a look at its new intelligent iPad Lockers, which securely store and provide access control to individual devices which can be self-issued by pupils while maintaining a full audit of usage. The company will also be previewing a new intelligent storage unit so multiple devices can be secured behind one locker door, rather than each device having its own door.

Tripleplay Services is launching a new product to offer an entry-level alternative to its existing digital signage solution, TripleSign. TripleLite Electronic Posters is a stripped-back digital signage solution for schools and colleges, allowing a user to create unique and impacting displays quickly and simply. Through utilisation of the TripleLite product, any organisation can have their messages displayed and circulated in minutes rather than hours or days.
 
Other News
Frog is launching a new operating system compatible with the latest Apple and Android devices and is built specifically for tablet devices.
 
Microsoft has been announced as the knowledge partner for the Bett Arena at Bett 2013, the world's leading learning technology event, taking place at ExCeL London from 30 January to 2 February 2013.
 
Join SMART for a breakfast press conference on Thursday, January 31 in the SMART Meeting Room.
 
At BETT 2013 at Excel London stand G40, ONELAN will be showing off their latest digital signage products.
 
Meru Networks today announced its new Meru Education-Grade (MEG) wireless platform.
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