Sponsors: Tech Forum Atlanta 2013

Sponsors: Tech Forum Atlanta 2013

Platinum Level Sponsors

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!

Gaggle's award-winning suite of productivity, communication, and collaboration tools engage today's students with today's technology. Our safe online learning environment is accessible at school and on-the-go, leveraging the popularity of social networking and web-based virtual tools to propel your classroom into the 21st century and beyond. Our cloud based environment designed specifically for K-12 education provides access control and filtration of content, with the highest degree of CIPA compliance. In addition, Gaggle is a provider of compliance based email archiving which is tailored to meet the needs of K-12 institutions.

Google in Education

At Google, we believe in the power of the web to help people discover, connect, and learn. Education lies at the very core of our company’s mission “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Leading-edge technologies will play a vital role in helping equip future generations with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. That is why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we invest heavily in education programs initiatives and partnerships through our products and tools.

Our education initiatives focus on three key areas across all our products and platforms:

• Making learning magical

• Empowering innovative communities

• Building a foundation of technology and access

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

AirWatch is the leader in enterprise-grade mobility management and security solutions designed to simplify mobility. From deployment through support, our highly scalable solution provides an integrated, real-time view of an entire fleet of corporate, employee and student-owned Apple iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and Symbian devices. As the largest MDM provider with over 900 employees, 300 focused on R&D, AirWatch offers the most comprehensive mobility management solution providing: mobile security, device management, application management including integration with the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP), secure content management, and advanced mobile integration. AirWatch is the education industry’s single source for mobility management.

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.

Phonak is the world’s leading manufacturer of hearing and wireless assistive listening technology. From Dynamic SoundField classroom amplification systems to personal FM transmitters and receivers for the hearing impaired, Phonak has life changing hearing solutions for adults and students alike.

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.

TabPilot Learning Systems

TabPilot is a cloud-based management system that locks down Android tablets and puts teachers in control of an entire classroom set. Teachers choose from thousands of apps available on the Android platform using the Google Play market. Students see only the apps configured by their teacher and are locked out of system settings and other apps. TabPilot also functions as an app distribution system, allowing administrators to install apps remotely to entire groups of tablets. Content features allow e-books and other files to be pushed to tablets for off-line reading. TabPilot’s lock-down features help schools comply with requirements for online standardized testing such as those for Common Core and state standards.

TabPilot can be used to manage TabPilot-branded tablets as well as popular tablets from Samsung, Google, Acer, Asus and others.

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.