Sponsors: Tech Forum Boston 2012

Sponsors: Tech Forum Boston 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

Atlas Sound

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

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

Aerohive Networks
Aerohive Networks reduces the cost and complexity of today's networks with cloud-enabled Wi-Fi and routing solutions for medium and large enterprise headquarters, branch offices and teleworkers. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control Wi-Fi architecture, public or private cloud-enabled network management, routing and VPN solutions eliminate costly controllers and single points of failure. This gives its customers mission critical reliability with granular security and policy enforcement and the ability to start small and expand without limitations.

Custom Computer Specialists
For three decades, Custom Computer Specialists has been partnering with school districts throughout the Northeast, offering premiere services and technologies to maximize student achievement. Custom is committed to providing the technology that will make the 21st century classroom a reality. Today Custom proudly serves and supports over 300 districts and 2.5 million students. For more information, call 877-435-7745 or email marketing2@customonline.com.

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!

HUB Tech

HUB Technical Services is a state approved (ITS43) IT service and solution provider based in Easton Massachusetts. HUB offers highly skilled IT services on 4 levels; Hardware solutions, Software solutions, Service and support and Managed services. Our mission statement is to “Manage your technology with one point of contact”© in doing so we have aligned ourselves with the best of breed hardware and software manufacturers such as HP, Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and Sonicwall to name a few.

HUB is led by its highly skilled management and sales team and staffed by a certified and trained technical team. HUB provides End2End Virtualization, network analysis, wireless design, storage solutions and server migrations. We are determined to make every customer a lifelong customer while supporting your Network infrastructure and Enterprise computing environment. One Company, One Call


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.

VizZle empowers educators to create fun, interactive, visually supported curriculum customized to the needs of children with autism and other learning challenges. Using any of the over 6000 pre-made lessons from the peer-reviewed shared library or creating with easy to use templates and over 15,000 in-program images, audio and video clips, educators can share resources and track improved outcomes by IEP goals or state standards. VizZle lessons play on multiple platforms (e.g. PC, Mac, electronic whiteboards, iPads, Android tablets, any touchscreen or even in print). VizZle channels the students’ intense fascination with screen-based media into engaged learning and achievement.

Association Partners


The Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine's (ACTEM) mission is to enhance and influence education in Maine through the use of technology. To accomplish our mission, ACTEM is actively involved in educational endeavors throughout the state. Our organization supports over 900 members. We offer professional development, produce and host the MAINEducation Conference, provide group purchasing opportunities, support student programs, and advocate for technology directors and educators in the state. http://www.actem.org. The 25th annual MainEducation conference is October 11-12, 2012 in Augusta, Me.

MassCUE MassCUE (Massachusetts Computing Using Educators), an organization of technology-using educators, is theMassachusetts affiliate of the Interna-tional Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). MassCUE has over 1600 members including Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, and Principals, Instructional Technology Specialist, Librarians, classroom teachers and higher educational professionals.The mission of MassCUE, is to create, share, and support visions of teaching and learning which focus on uses of technology which enhance the educational environment. MassCUE offers numerous professional development opportunities as well as helps to develop and support national and international computing policy for education. For more information, go to www.masscue.org.

METAA is the professional organization for K-12 leaders of educational technology in Massachusetts. Our mission is to unite Massachusetts K-12 educational technology administrators into one professional association for the purpose of advocating for and supporting the vision, policies, practices, and funding for historical, current, and cutting edge technology within all aspects of teaching, learning, and professional productivity.

RISTE is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to promote excellence in education through the integration of existing and emerging technologies. It is dedicated to the improvement of education in Rhode Island K-12 schools through the use of technology. RISTE's primary membership consists of public K-12 schools districts, private-independent K-12 schools, and religious K-12 schools. RISTE is an affiliate of the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) and provides leadership, support and training for K-12 educational technology leaders. RISTE also facilitates member networking as a means of support and members meet to discuss educational practice and technology.