Sponsors: Tech Forum New York 2012

Sponsors: Tech Forum New York 2012

Gold Level Sponsors

Atlas SoundFor over 75 years Atlas Sound has been manufacturing solutions designed to exceed the needs of educational institutions and facilities. These solutions include loudspeakers, amplifiers, power management, and accessories for classroom sound reinforcement, intercom/paging, sound masking and more. Atlas Sound was one of the first manufacturers to release IP addressable intercom/paging speaker systems and also has a full line of in-classroom sound reinforcement solutions designed to enhance the learning environment.

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!

Chief and Da-Lite

Chief, a brand of Milestone AV Technologies, has more than 30 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the commercial and residential markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, racks, interactive technology and accessories for TVs, displays, projectors and other AV components. With numerous product awards and patented designs, Chief provides innovative mount features, and is recognized for delivering quality products and knowledgeable, helpful customer service. Milestone AV Technologies, home to the Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite, Projecta and Procolor brands, has offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia Pacific, supporting a global network of dealers.

Founded in 1909, Da-Lite Screen Company is the leading producer of high quality commercial and residential projection screens worldwide.With headquarters in Warsaw, Indiana and additional operations in the U.S. and Europe, Da-Lite manufactures projection screens and accessories for Fortune 500 companies, entertainment and major broadcast networks, education systems and governments around the globe.Today Da-Lite’s proprietary screen technologies are specified for the most demanding installations from military training simulators to boardrooms and classrooms to home theaters.Da-Lite has become the “First Name in Projection Screens.”For more information, visit da-lite.com.

Custom Computer Specialists & Boxlight
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.

ePals offers innovative solutions that empower educators to facilitate and manage rich learning environments, filled with high-quality projects, activities and resources that inspire students and help them build the skills they need most to succeed in school, work and life. ePals’ offers a global learning network connecting 800,000 classrooms in 200+ countries, enterprise-grade email services with advanced policy “firewalls” and full SIS integration, cloud-based, customizable learning communities with SchoolSafe® access to educational 3rd party apps, In2Books- a common core eMentoring program, and popular children’s educational publishing brands Cricket® and Cobblestone®.

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.


In a school, on a train or along a city street, PolyVision transforms everyday observations into inspirational and memorable experiences. Join our unending quest to bring learning to life for everyone, everywhere. PolyVision brings learning to life by integrating time-tested tools with innovative technology. Interactive classroom solutions include: industry-leading interactive whiteboards that feature a low total cost of ownership, a Forever Warranty™ and are environmentally certified; professional development, and innovative educational software and hardware from our best-in-class partners.

School Improvement Network School Improvement Network is the world’s first and largest name in on-demand professional training for educators. Through decades of research, the company has developed a suite of on-demand tools proven to increase teacher effectiveness. Our goal is to prepare all educators to get 100% of students college and career ready.

Teachscape Teachscape uniquely combines innovative technology, engaging content and expert services to develop great teachers. From its classroom observation training and technology to its powerful web-based content delivery platform, Teachscape’s award-winning products and services have been inspired by its dedication to sparking transformative change in teaching practice. Since 1999, Teachscape has worked with schools and school districts, charter networks, archdioceses, universities and state education departments to measurably and continuously improve the effectiveness of educators to produce gains in student achievement. Teachscape’s partners include Charlotte Danielson, ETS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to help shape its vision, its products, and its strategies. To learn more about Teachscape and its complete collection of professional development offerings, go to http://www.teachscape.com.

Verizon Wireless

What Our Schools Need to Know About Wireless Technology from Apples to Apps to Androids and Beyond

You hear lots of buzz words, like engaged learning, 21st century mobile learning, etc., but what’s right for your institution and the student body? New wireless tools and technologies are giving you ways to create a more exciting and varied educational experience. How can you expand your mobile education options beyond the school walls with the right solutions? Verizon Wireless, along with its partners, have developed products and solutions that enable advanced learning opportunities by providing students and educators anytime, anywhere learning access with multimedia collaboration. Learn more about these technologies and the positive impact they have had on schools from a strategic and tactical perspective.

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.

Aldebaran Robotics

Aldebaran Robotics is a recognized world leader in the rapidly expanding field of humanoid robotics. Founded in 2005 with offices in France, China and the United States, Aldebaran launched the "NAO" robot which has become an internationally adopted platform used in education and research. More than 480 prestigious universities, labs and secondary schools worldwide are working daily with NAO.

For the future, Aldebaran has embraced the ambitious goal of developing humanoid robots for use by the general public. More than 200 people at Aldebaran, including 40% in R&D, are involved in the development and production of NAO and future robots.

Phone: 617-963-0398, Email: Americas@aldebaran-robotics.com, Website: www.Aldebaran-Robotics.com

B&H is the professional’s source for all of your Creative Technology needs including photo, video, and audio products and installation. With more than 300,000 products on contract, a personal NY Account Team, and solution specialists, B&H is your one-stop shop for educational technology. We have the widest selection of products available to you also featuring computers, A/V presentation equipment, surveillance & optics, and more. Contact us today and let us help you transform your classroom into the classroom of tomorrow.

CompassLearning provides K-12 educational software that empowers teachers to unlock every student’s potential for academic success and personal growth. With CompassLearning schools and districts can more fully empower teachers to engage with students in the learning process to ensure students achieve success in the classroom and beyond. CompassLearning’s personalized education solutions, Odyssey and Renzulli Learning address the needs of every student and student type, developing 21st century skills while providing engaging, standards-aligned digital content that is based on 40 years of research into how kids learn. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, CompassLearning serves nearly 6,000 schools across the United States. FSR
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!

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 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.

Teq is an innovative learning company, offering a full spectrum of professional development services designed to empower educators, improve technology integration, and increase student achievement. Since 1972 we’ve remained one of the largest providers of interactive classroom technology in the nation. Our model fosters passion and creativity in the classroom, offering a unique blend of experienced service and support. We take a holistic approach to strengthening school goals, while differentiating the practice for individual educators.


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

NJAET (New Jersey Association for Educational Technology) is a non-profit, professional organization whose members include teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, consultants, technology companies, software vendors and others. Complimentary membership is open to anyone who completes the Members Only Login registration at www.njaet.org. A variety of electronic publications are available to members and website visitors. NJAET is an affiliate of ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and holds an Annual Technology Conference.


NYSCATE (The New York State Association for Computers and technologies in Education), is a non-profit, professional organization representing more than 2,000 technology using educators and administrators in New York State. NYSCATE is an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and cooperates with such partners as the New York State Education Department, state and national educational organizations, private sector corporations, and publishers to further the use of technology in our schools. NYSCATE is involved in helping define statewide policy regarding the use of technologies in education.

The Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) promotes professional development, professional communications, and professional leadership in educational communications and technology in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond. PAECT is a statewide organization for all educators dedicated to promoting the use of technology in all environments. It provides support to K-20 educators and other professionals throughout the Commonwealth by nurturing the exchange of ideas, information, resources, and new developments in the field of educational communications and technology. Our organizational goals are to connect, develop, lead, and advocate for educational technology.