Califone Launches First Two-Way Jackbox

7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM

Califone Releases Jackbox that Facilitates Two-Way Communication Between Mobile Devices

San Fernando, Calif. (July 16, 2013)Califone International, Inc. announces the launch of the 1210T Jackbox. The innovative two-way jackbox enables students to listen to distributed content from mobile devices or computers like a traditional jackbox, but also enables them to respond verbally through connected headsets to the jackbox and back to the device.

The 1210T supports the mobile technology trend by allowing teachers to facilitate differentiated learning lessons, literacy exercises, small group projects and virtual field trips through Skype® chats, Google+® hangouts and FaceTime®. It engages and supports up to 10 students collaborating from a single device with each station having its own volume control. Students can listen to lesson content at the same time with the 1210T without disrupting one another.

The 1210T Jackbox distributes downloaded or streaming audio from iOS and Android-based smartphones, tablets, or computers and simultaneously uploads voices through To Go connected headsets. Its ability to capture vocal responses for playback makes it ideal for literacy and language learning with speech utilization, group listening centers, ELL/ELD applications, special education, language labs and podcasting to demonstrate lesson proficiencies.

The 1210T Jackbox is an attractive new offering for teachers who want to facilitate two-way communication activities through mobile devices,” said Tim Ridgway, vice president of marketing for Califone. “The jackbox provides an endless amount of possibilities for digitally interactive classroom lessons, and is ideal for students who benefit from call-and-response activities.

The jackbox is built with rugged ABS plastic casing for safety and durability, and for prolonged use in computer lab and classroom settings. Its permanently attached six foot connecting cord comes with a single 3.5 mm To Go plug. Four skid-resistant pads underneath won’t mar or scrape a surface and includes two predrilled holes to permanently affix the 1210T Jackbox to a surface. Its silver-plated contacts help prevent the “crackling” sound heard with other jackboxes when connecting.

For more information on the full line of Califone products designed for the education market, and to view and download the entire Califone catalog, visit www.califone.com.

About Califone
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 students 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.

Media Contacts
• Tim Ridgway, Califone, Inc., 800-722-0500 x428, Tim.Ridgway@califone.com
• Katie Waite, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x26, katie@cblohm.com

comments powered by Disqus

The Wire Search

Photo GalleriesView All Galleries >
Challenger Center

Challenger Center (www.challenger.org) and New Matter (newmatter.com) announced a new partnership that will include selecting and equipping Challenger...

Pai Technology

Pai Technology (www.edu.pai.technology) announced the debut of Augie, a robot that pairs coding with augmented reality. Augie gives students the oppor...

Dremel DigiLab 3D45

Dremel (www.dremel.com) announces the Dremel DigiLab 3D45 printer to accompany its suite of digital fabrication tools. The 3D45 is designed for use in...

7 MINDSETS CLASSROOM PORTAL

(7mindsets.com/academy) Offering age-appropriate online curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school, the 7 Mindsets Classroom Portal provides l...

BRAINMAPS

(www.brainmaps.com.cn) BrainMaps is a China-based English learning center that uses the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant programs at the core of its...

BRETFORD TECHGUARD CONNECT

(www.bretford.com) Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. announced a new addition to its well-established line of comprehensive charging solutions. TechGuard C...

CLASSDOJO

(www.classdojo.com) ClassDojo’s new “Toolkit” helps teachers create incredible classrooms by bringing all their favorite tools toget...

D2L BRIGHTSPACE

(www.d2l.com) D2L announces a summer update to its blended learning solution that provides an engaging experience for all students. With this release,...

FOLLETT DESTINY ANALYTICS

(www.follettlearning.com) Follett announced Destiny Analytics, a district-wide subscription solution to complement its Destiny Library Manager and Des...

FRESHGRADE

(www.freshgrade.com) FreshGrade announced that Google Translate is now integrated into the comment and announcement features within the FreshGrade too...

FUTURE READY LIBRARIANS

(futureready.org) Future Ready Librarians (FRL) has announced a micro-credential for librarians. “Empowering Students as Creators” has bee...

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT AND KINGDEVICK TECHNOLOGIES

(www.hmhco.com) & (kingdevicktest.com) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has partnered with King-Devick Technologies, Inc. to bring the King-Devick Readin...

KICKBOARD

(www.kickboardforschools.com.) Kickboard announced its expanded school culture system that includes a full complement of collaborative, research-based...

KIDS DISCOVER

(www.kidsdiscover.com) Kids Discover announced the release of 25 new social studies titles in time for back to school. These titles will address topic...

MICROSOFT EDUCATION

(educationblog.microsoft.com) Microsoft announced several new products, deals, and programs designed to help everyone prepare for the back-to-school s...

OPPLOANS OPPU

(www.opploans.com/mooc/) OppLoans launched OppU, a site that provides free interactive lessons that teach the fundamentals of money management. The co...

ORIGO EDUCATION AND LAKESHORE

(www.origoeducation.com/) & (www.lakeshorelearning.com/) ORIGO Education and Lakeshore Learning Materials announce their partnership to offer clas...

PANOPTO AND CANVAS

(www.panopto.com ) & (www.canvaslms.com) The latest update from Panopto extends its native integration with Instructure’s Canvas LMS. Throug...

PARTICIPATE CHATS

(www.participate.com/chats) Participate has launched a new app called Participate Chats, which gives teachers a powerful, mobile way to use Twitter to...

POWERSCHOOL AND SCHOOLOGY

(www.powerschool.com) & (www.schoology.com) PowerSchool announced that Schoology has been named an approved Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and ...

POWERSCHOOL AND WEST CORPORATION

(www.powerschool.com) & (www.schoolmessenger.com) PowerSchool announced that West and its SchoolMessenger solutions have been named as PowerSchool...

READING HORIZONS

(www.readinghorizons.com) Reading Horizons announced the release of a new online professional development course. The six-module course will serve as ...

RENAISSANCE AND CLASSWORKS

(www.renaissance.com) & (curriculumadvantage.com/classworks) Renaissance announced an expanded partnership with Classworks as part of the newly fo...

SINGLEWIRE SOFTWARE SAFETY PLANNING EBOOK

(www.singlewire.com) Singlewire Software has released an ebook to help schools and districts enhance safety and communications. “Enhancing Safet...

TABPILOT SELF-SERVICE APP INSTALLATION

(www.tabpilot.com) TabPilot releases an update to its mobile device management system that offers self-service options for teachers and students. TabP...

No records found
No records found