Sponsors: Tech Forum Atlanta 2012

Sponsors: Tech Forum Atlanta 2012

Platinum Level Sponsor

Hewlett-Packard and Intel

Through their unending commitment to educators, unrivaled breadth of industry-proven solutions and investments that advance institutional and academic success, HP and Intel are redefining the role, the reach, and the results of technology in education.

Gold Level Sponsors


CASIO Projectors incorporate a patent pending HYBRID LIGHT source which combines Laser and LED lighting with DLP technology for amazingly high brightness and performance. With no mercury lamp to replace, Casio projectors are earth-friendly and have a significantly lower cost of ownership saving money and the environment. The full line of CASIO Hybrid Projectors delivers up to 3500 lumen brightness and includes models with comprehensive connectivity and features including short throw models. A full three year warranty including the lamp provides peace of mind and reliable low cost operation. Make the switch and never change a mercury lamp again!


Itslearning, the leading K12 digital learning environment, was designed specifically for educators. itslearning provides online pedagogical tools to bring innovative best practices to every classroom including a range of tools to help you plan, engage, teach, assess, reflect and report so that you can better manage and support a more personalized, blended learning environment for today’s 21st century learners.

Along with the ability to create more individualized learning programs, itslearning provides for easy curriculum management and collaboration, monitoring of student learning and improved communication between schools and parents. Supporting your educational needs, itslearning provides the digital environment that helps you turn best practices into common practices.

Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems Inc. develops comprehensive network security and management solutions for the education market. We are committed to helping schools of all sizes operate their networks effectively and efficiently. Our innovative, comprehensive solutions for network security, internet filtering, monitoring, management, and optimization allow educators to provide safe online teaching and learning environments.

Silver Level Sponsors

Capstone Digital
Capstone Digital’s myON reader is a personalized literacy environment that matches students’ interests and Lexile® levels to a recommended book list that includes thousands of enhanced digital books with reading supports – embedded dictionary, highlighting and professionally recorded audio .Through embedded assessments, students have anytime, anywhere access to read, rate and review books in a safe social network and teachers can monitor, track and measure students progress. myON reader allows school administrators the ability to compare students by class, grade, building and district as well as promote a new school to home connection to help build a community of confident readers.

FSR engineers and manufactures a wide range of products designed for classrooms, auditoriums, gyms, theatres and just about anywhere people gather on campus. All FSR products are proudly Made in the USA, they are "Green", and they qualify for Stimulus and Government funds. Select from control systems, audio and video switching equipment, interfaces, and modular wall plates with a life-time warranty! We also manufacture floor, wall, table and ceiling boxes for safe and secure connections. FSR has been providing quailty AV products to the educational market for 30 years!

Hitachi’s commitment to 21st Century skills and learning is underscored by StarBoard, a complete line of interactive whiteboards, wireless tablets, document cameras, LCD displays, plasma overlays, and StarBoard Software. Our promise is to provide educators with reliable technology, professional development, and valuable resources to make their job a little easier. We design our products and software with educators in mind to ensure that our technology streamlines teaching and empowers learning. Our line of StarBoard products offer ultimate flexibility to suit every environment and any budget. Hitachi is constantly finding innovative ways to bring learning to life.


The Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc. is the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management software. WhatsUp Gold is deployed on over 100,000 networks worldwide and delivers comprehensive network, system, application and event log monitoring and management solutions for small and medium businesses and enterprises. The award winning solution supports a wide range of IT management tasks including automated discovery, mapping, real-time monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting and reporting.

Founded in 1991 and currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Ipswitch, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, and has offices in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia and Madison, Wisconsin, as well as its European headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ipswitch sells its products through distributors, resellers and OEMs worldwide.

Smoothwall provides tools that prevent web misuse, blocks objectionable and illegal content & secures networks. Our proven and reliable dynamic content Guardian Web Filter technologies are easy to manage and include top-rated anti-malware, ‘who, what, when and where’ policies, detailed reporting and first class support.


Turnitin is an award-winning, “in the cloud” solution that prevents plagiarism, promotes academic integrity, saves instructors time, and engages students with rich, multifaceted feedback on written work. Turnitin integrates three essential tools:

  • OriginalityCheckfor plagiarism prevention
  • GradeMarkwith ETS e-rater® for quick and easy paperless marking and grading
  • PeerMarkfor online peer review exercises.

Turnitin is the only plagiarism prevention solution that provides the ability to view the student’s paper in its original format with styled text, graphics and photos. Turnitin is used by millions of educators and students in over 125 countries. Visit www.Turnitin.com.

Association Partners

AATE AATE stands for Atlanta Area Technology Educators. AATE is the Georgia affiliate for ISTE and we meet to network and share ideas/best practices. Our meetings provide an opportunity for members to learn about administrative, instructional and infrastructure tools that enhance instruction or increase productivity. The organization began more than twenty years ago with six members. Current membership is over 220 members with 90 to over 100 attending meetings. The primary membership consists of technology leaders, classroom teachers, administrators from public and private schools, as well as a few consultants and a few vendors from across the state.

The Alabama Education Technology Association (AETA) is an organization comprised of professionals who work primarily in K-12 educational technology in Alabama public school systems. The purpose of the Association is to promote the positive impact of technology in education. To accomplish this purpose, our members seek to share information and educate policymakers.

GLMA is the largest professional organization serving school library media professionals in Georgia. Its members are dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of school library media specialists and to quality education in Georgia's schools. GLMA, Inc. is the state affiliate to the American Association of School Libraries (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).