Califone has announced the Hearing Safe line of specially designed hearing-protection gear. Ideal for school industrial-art classes, such as metals and wood-shop courses, all products are designed to block out potentially damaging noises. The line comprises two product categories, providing educators, students, and professionals with a safety tool for managing listening habits.
Califone (www.califone.com) announces the extension of its popular Listening First (left) line of headphones and Deluxe Multimedia Stereo (right) line of headsets. Both product lines are now available as classroom packs. The Listening First Headphones line has been extended to include a 12-pack of blue headphones and a 12-pack of animal-themed (four each of bear, panda, and tiger) headphones. The Deluxe Multimedia Stereo headset line includes a 10-pack that also has a foamlined, heavy-duty storage case.
Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. (www.bretford.com) has added six new 4:3 and 16:9 format Video View wall-mounted projection screens. The new 4:3 TVShape Video View models are calibrated to the standard TV size, so viewers see an image that looks correct, whether they’re in a classroom or a conference room. The new screens have a 1.0 gain for the best all-around viewing surface.
has announced a USB-connected virtualdesktop client and the release of its fifthgeneration vSpace desktop-virtualization software. The U170 plugs into a computer’s USB 2.0 port and, with vSpace, enables additional users to share that computer. Each U170 delivers a high-definition multimedia experience and has connections for the user’s own monitor, speakers, microphone, keyboard, mouse, and other USB peripherals. The U170 draws only two watts of electricity and is powered through the USB cable, so it does not require a separate power adapter. Several U170s can be connected to a computer either directly or through a USB hub.www.ncomputing.com
7-Port USB Hub, which lets users connect up to five devices on the front ports and up to two devices on the rear ports. The USB Hub can be used to download digital content from a computer (Windows or Mac) to up to seven devices, such as an MP3 player, at the same time. This hub is ideal for transferring content, audio recordings, and other data to any device with a USB port, including the Califone MP3 Player.
it’s learning inc. has expanded its individualized learning platform with new features to enable better collaboration among teachers and students, safer communication online, and faster support of attendance and behavior tracking. it’s learning integrates with each school’s existing student information system (SIS). In addition, the company now supplies Gmail from Google. The latest release also updated it’s learning’s software development kit (SDK) to include support for third party plug-ins, in addition to traditional application integration. Price: $10-$15 per user per year Category: administrative tool
Califone International, Inc., a long-time supporter of Better Hearing & Speech Month in May, announces the launch of the Spirit & Sound Alert Learning Center (1776PLCG-06), the first learning center to help prevent student hearing loss by alerting students and teachers when the volume exceeds unsafe levels. The learning center combines the company’s Spirit (1776) multimedia player/recorder, six (2924AVG) headphones and a Sound Alert (1285G) jackbox into a ready-to-order system. When audio is played through the 10-position jackbox, one of its two LEDs on top of the jackbox will be illuminated. The green light indicates a “safe” volume that’s lower than 85 decibels. The red light denotes an “unsafe” volume that exceeds 85 decibels, warning students and teachers the potential for hearing loss exists.