Sponsors: Tech Forum Texas 2012

Sponsors: Tech Forum Texas 2012

Gold Level Sponsors

Atlas Sound
For 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!

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.

PolyVision 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.

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.

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 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.

SchoolMessenger is the leading provider of on-demand notification solutions for the education market. The company is counted on by thousands of school districts, colleges, private schools and other institutions to keep parents, staff and students informed in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

Association Partners

South by Southwest EDU (SXSWedu) is an innovations in learning conference held every March in Austin, Texas. The event features three days of compelling presentations and informative sessions from education professionals, industry leaders, and policy practitioners committed to engaging learners with 21st century content and tools. SXSWedu 2012 will be held at the Hilton Austin Downtown, March 6-8. Visit sxswedu.com to learn more

The Texas Computer Education Association is the largest state organization devoted to the use of technology in education. Founded in 1980, the organization has been very active throughout supporting instructional technology. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK-12 environment and providing our members with state-of-the-art information through conferences, workshops, newsletters, the Internet, and collaborations with higher education and business. TCEA is affiliated with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which provides a two-way channel of information throughout the world.

Texas PBS Stations

Texas PBS is a non-profit association of the 12 Texas public television stations. The stations work together to sustain public media and produce content relevant to Texans. Texas PBS builds a vibrant public broadcasting platform throughout Texas by:

• Cultivating financial resources for local affiliates,

• Spearheading collaborations among stations,

• Illuminating public issues through relevant program content, and

• Advocating for policies that support robust public media.