Industry News

Enhanced contrast features included in new Hitachi projectors

Hitachi America Ltd. introduced its new CP-BW301WN and CP-BX301WN short throw LCD projectors, both being compact and lightweight with improved image quality, network connectivity, built-in speakers and ImageCare technology.

Pearson to sell PowerSchool to Vista Equity Partners

Pearson is selling its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $350 million. The PowerSchool student information systems (SIS) supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014. The transaction also includes other SIS businesses including PowerSchool SMS, Gradespeed and eSIS Forms.

New lab book from Vernier integrates data-collection technology

The new Vernier Chemistry Investigations for use with AP Chemistry lab book from Vernier Software & Technology provides 16 student-directed, inquiry-based laboratory investigations.

Edsby adds integration with Google Apps for Education

When combined with Edsby's learning management system, schools will have access to Google Apps for Education's social feed-like features for every class taught, group discussions, attendance and much more with single sign-on and integration between the two cloud-based solutions.

LG Electronics unveils narrow video wall display

The new Full HD Video Wall display has a slim bezel-to-bezel measurement of about 1/16th of an inch, allowing displays to be connected seamlessly with others to create a video wall with a continuous image.

Progress monitoring app launched for Apple Watch

Lexia Learning released the myLexia App for Apple Watch app, which is the educator interface for Lexia Reading Core5. It delivers real-time schoolwide, classroom and individual student skills data, norm-referenced performance measures and actionable lesson plans.

Hitachi introduces new LCD projectors

The CP-AX2505, CP-AX3505, CP-AW2505 and CP-AW3005 LCD projectors were debuted with an ultra-short-throw design that features an improved contrast ratio for more vivid and realistic image quality, improved lamp life and an ultra-short-throw design for small spaces.

Partstock Computer transitions into BlueRange Technology

Xchange Technology Group's education-focused business unit, Partstock Computer, is being rolled into BlueRange Technology, the company’s full-service IT provider and reseller. BlueRange Technology works with hardware and software manufacturers such as Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer and Microsoft.

Prepared Response, Inc. offers notification system

Rapid Responder Notify, the newest add-on to the Rapid Responder emergency preparedness and crisis management system, is a new external mass notification system that allows system administrators to instantly send out mass notifications as well as allowing app users to report incidents to designated personnel.

Personalized professional development partnership announced

EDTRAININGCENTER has teamed up with observe4success to create a new kind of observation, feedback and professional development program for administrators, coaches, mentors and teachers.