PxPixel
Califone Debuts Bluetooth Speaker - Tech Learning

Califone Debuts Bluetooth Speaker

Califone today announces the launch of its Bluetooth Speaker (PA-BT30). The first speaker of its kind designed with presenters and teachers in mind features easy connectivity to any Bluetooth®-enabled mobile device and computer. It supports whole class and group learning activities in the classroom, and high-quality presentations in any meeting setting. The speaker is compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including Android® and iOS-based devices such as the Galaxy®, iPhone® and iPad®. The speaker is designed for fast and easy classroom or meeting room setup, offering convenient connect-and-play audio streaming capabilities.
Author:
Publish date:

Califone Launches Bluetooth Speaker to Support Computer and Mobile-Based Learning

San Fernando, Calif. (June 12, 2013)Califone International, Inc. today announces the launch of its first Bluetooth Speaker (PA-BT30). The first speaker of its kind designed with presenters and teachers in mind features easy connectivity to any Bluetooth®-enabled mobile device and computer. It enables whole class and group learning activities in the classroom, and high-quality presentations in any meeting setting.

The Califone Bluetooth Speaker is compatible with a variety of mobile devices including Android® and iOS-based devices such as the Galaxy®, iPhone® and iPad®. The 30-watt speaker delivers room-filling (minimum 75 feet by 75 feet) sound, and is a practical alternative to complex audio amplification solutions in schools, churches, meeting rooms and other presentation settings.

The Bluetooth Speaker is designed for fast and easy classroom or meeting room setup, offering convenient connect-and-play audio streaming capabilities from any mobile device or computer. Since the speaker enables interactive group and whole class learning, educators have a variety of options when incorporating the technology into classroom activities. The speaker includes a USB charge port and auxiliary line input to allow for expanded device compatibility.

The Bluetooth Speaker can be incorporated into a variety of classroom settings. Teachers can use the speaker to stream songs from Pandora® for music classes or play classical music to inspire art students. Educators can even use the speaker to stream podcasts from iTunes U® or enhance audio on an iPad® from a Skype® chat or a virtual field trip.

Speakers are an important aspect of classroom technology because students who hear clearly are more likely to participate in class discussion, understand instruction and stay on task. With classroom audio amplification, English Language Learners can better hear appropriate linguistics and annunciation, improving their comprehension.

“The Bluetooth Speaker was designed to give educators an audio solution that is fast and simple to connect, and still provides high-quality sound amplification throughout the classroom,” said Tim Ridgway, vice president of marketing for Califone. “The speaker’s wireless capability is a perfect solution for a variety of settings that require supplemental audio, since it is compatible with an array of mobile devices, digital resources and apps. Pastors, business professionals and educators alike will enjoy the easy setup and the audience will appreciate the clear, crisp sound that resonates from the Bluetooth Speaker.”

For more information on the full line of Califone products that are designed for the education, presentation and professional markets, and to view and download the entire Califone catalog, visit www.califone.com.

About Califone
Califone was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets. The company offers a complete line of audio solutions, wireless systems and multimedia products for small, medium and large presentation needs. Califone serves millions of educators and students in the PreK through higher education school environments, and has expanded to serve business and industry, houses of worship, parks and recreation, and other presentation markets as well.

EDITOR’S NOTE:iPhone, iPod, iTunes U and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple is not affiliated with Califone, nor endorses Califone products.

Media Contacts
• Tim Ridgway, Califone, Inc., 800-722-0500 x428, Tim.Ridgway@califone.com
• Katie Waite, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x26, katie@cblohm.com

Featured

Related

Califone Launches KB4 Bluetooth® Keyboard promo image

Califone Launches KB4 Bluetooth® Keyboard

(April 9, 2015) – Califone International LLC, the premier manufacturer of quality audio technology and sound presentation solutions for schools, industry, institutions and professional use, announces its latest Bluetooth keyboard, the KB4. This new model features a compact, lightweight design for easy portability and flexible classroom use. 

Califone Debuts Titanium Series with To Go Plug

Califone International, Inc. announces an expansion to its award-winning Titanium™ Series of headphones and headsets. The company’s most durable and technically advanced series is now available with a To Go™ plug, allowing the headsets to be used for listening and speaking into any digital mobile device. The product update is a direct result of customer feedback. While the To Go plug is featured with other Califone headset models, it hadn’t yet been offered for the Titanium series, the company’s most technically advanced headset. After receiving user requests, Califone upgraded the series with the To Go plug, enabling compatibility with iOS & Android-based smartphones and tablets.

Califone Releases USB Microphone

Califone International, Inc. announces the launch of the USB Microphone, which connects to a USB port to provide high quality voice amplification through a computer’s built-in or connected external speakers. The new handheld microphone delivers crisp, clear audio, and enables voice amplification in classrooms, churches, meeting rooms and a variety of presentation settings. Students can use the microphone for call-and-response activities, while educators can incorporate the device into everyday classroom instruction. Creating call-and-response activities is an effective way to involve students in exercises to model vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and reinforces the English Language Arts speaking and listening portions of the Common Core State Standards.

Califone Introduces Megaphones to Support School Activities and Safety

Califone International, Inc., a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of school audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products, announces the release of two new megaphones for use during school activities, as well as in emergency situations. The PA-25RBT is the first megaphone to be outfitted with Bluetooth Wireless Technology, enabling it to transmit audio wirelessly from any mobile device that supports the Bluetooth Standard. The PA-25RX is the first megaphone to connect via a 3.5 mm auxiliary input for broadcasting audio from another wired audio source.

Califone Releases Speaker to Support Mobile Learning

Califone International, Inc., announces the launch of its first speaker developed exclusively for iPad® and iPhone®. The PA-MBiOS speaker is designed with students in mind, projecting a clear, crisp, classroom-filling sound for improved listening. It enables whole class and group learning activities, and supports tablet and mobile learning initiatives. Educators can use the speaker to enhance iPad® audio from a Google Hangout®, iTunes Radio®, a virtual field trip or a streaming podcast from iTunes U®.

Califone Launches First Two-Way Jackbox

Califone announces the launch of the 1210T Jackbox, an innovative two-way jackbox that enables students to listen to content from mobile devices or computers and respond through connected headsets. The new jackbox supports the mobile technology trend by allowing teachers to facilitate differentiated learning lessons, literacy exercises, small group projects and virtual field trips through Skype® chats, Google+® hangouts and FaceTime®. A single device engages and supports up to 10 students at a time. Each station on the jackbox has its own volume control, allowing students to listen to lesson content at the same time without disrupting one another.

Califone Unveils New Jackbox

As mobile-based learning activities in classrooms and libraries continue to grow, so does the need for distributed audio to select students through connected headphones. To meet this growing demand, Califone announces the launch of the first jackbox for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod®. The 1206i Jackbox enables up to six students to listen to lesson content at the same time without disrupting others. This privacy feature makes the jackbox an extremely flexible tool, able to facilitate differentiated learning, literacy exercises, read-alongs and language learning applications, citing just a few examples of audio-based activities in today’s classrooms.

Califone Launches Digital Stereo Headphone

Since more districts are incorporating hybrid or blended learning, headphones are becoming an important supplemental resource in classrooms and labs. With the Lightweight Stereo Headphone (8200-HP) from Califone International, Inc., districts receive comfortable headphones at an affordable price. The 8200-HP headphone is purpose-built to accommodate regular student use in classrooms, libraries and computer labs, featuring adjustable polypropylene headband and swiveling on-ear earcups to enhance student comfort. With the addition of the Lightweight Stereo Headphone to its product suite, Califone offers a wide range of high-quality audio options to fit any size budget and need.