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Sony Electronics Launches Tablet Education Program

Sony has announced a new K-12 Education Initiative which focuses on helping schools integrate devices into the classroom
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Sony has announced a new K-12 Education Initiative which focuses on helping schools integrate devices into the classroom. The program includes access to tablets and other devices at special pricing, and provides schools with additional services and support needed for long-term success, such as a real-time, online community, software to manage and protect devices and information, user training and tailored programs for districts and schools.

The Sony® Xperia™ Tablet S, the flagship device in the program offers features such as:

  • Android™ 4.0 (upgradeable to Android™ 4.1)
  • 9.4″ high-definition screen
  • Compatible with existing PC and software solutions
  • Guest Mode allows teachers to restrict or grant access to specific apps
  • Full-sized SD card slot for expandable memory or easy file transfer
  • Extended service and accidental damage plans available

In addition to access to special tablet pricing, educators can also utilize the Sony Education Ambassador (SEA) community, a free online destination that provides solutions for educators looking to implement technology in the classroom and fosters dialogue about how technology can enhance student learning.

The Sony K-12 Initiative is now accepting inquiries and orders from schools and educators. For more information, to submit inquiries or to access education resources, visit Sony will also be at TCEA at booth #2155.



New Android tablet designed for education

 Brainchild offers a solution to the costs and risks of using tablets and handheld devices in the classroom with Kineo, launched today at the Florida Educational Technology Conference. It's the first Android™ tablet eBook reader created exclusively for education, with built-in features to keep schools and students safe.

Classroom Tablet Solution Piloted

In Port Coquitlam, Canada, students and teachers of Riverside Secondary School have instituted a pilot program of the Samsung School solution, to integrate tablet technology into K-12 classrooms.

Education tablets gaining popularity

Kineo, the seven-inch tablet and eBook Reader from Brainchild, has been shipped to ten states since being introduced at the Florida Educational Technology Conference in February.


GENERAL-PURPOSE: Sony’s new VPL-TX7 and VPL-TX70 both offer closed-captioning capabilities, an RJ-45 port for network control and monitoring, as well as the ability to schedule e-mail notifications of projector status. A range of I/O includes two RGB inputs and a monitor output with one variable audio out. The TX7 lists for $1,090 and the TX70 for $1,230. While both have a 3,000-hour lamp life, the TX7 is 2,000 lumens, while the TX70 is 2,600.INEXPENSIVE: The VPL-ES7 offers native SVGA (800x600) resolution and light output of 2,000 lumens. It accepts a wide variety of input signals from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD), including composite video, S-Video and analog RGB/component via the HD D-sub 15-pin. The VPL-ES7 (shipping this month) has a list price of $750, but Sony says it should retail for about $529. Its lamp life ranges from 2,000 to 3,000 hours.HIGH-DEFINITION: Sony offers native HD projectors such as the VPL-FH300L (1,080) and VPL-FW300L, VPL-EW5, VPLCW125 and VPL-FW41 (720P). These range in price from about $1,000 to $40,000.