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Introducing the CTL J2 and J4 Chromebook for Education

 CTL J2 Chromebook for Education

The CTL Chromebook J2 starts at $179.00 for qualified education customers – and, schools can now “buy and try” a single unit for a discounted price of just $149!

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new Chromebook for Education through our partnership with Google. The CTL® Chromebook J2 and CTL® Chromebook J4 models were announced today from CTL’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The new CTL® Chromebook J2 and J4 for Education are backed by enterprise class service and support. Both the J2 and J4 are among the first Chromebooks to include the Quad Core ARM Cortex-A17 RK3288-C processor made by Rockchip. This high performance dedicated 2D processor supports up to 3840 x 2160 HDMI 2.0 display output. The CTL Chromebook J2 features 2GB of RAM,  and J4 models features 4GB of RAM. Both models have a sleek, lightweight rugged design that can withstand the rigors of demanding education environments.

The CTL Chromebook J2 and J4 Chromebooks for Education are available with a 3-year warranty with accidental damage coverage. With a host of available services such as White Glove provisioning and full color logo painting, these new Chromebooks for Education are backed by the enterprise class service and support that CTL customers have come to expect. The CTL Chromebook for Education J2 and J4 models will include one year of Securly content filtering and analysis, allowing schools and parents to easily set automatic website and app filtering policies. In addition, they can be bundled for educators with the Chrome Device Management license, Hapara licenses, and Pearson Education Software and eTextbooks.

The CTL Chromebook J2 starts at $179.00 for qualified education customers. However educators will be able to purchase a special package bundled with a Chrome Device Management license for just $199.00. And, schools can now “buy and try” a single unit of the CTL Chromebook J2 for a discounted price of just $149!

Qualified education customers can buy and try the CTL Chromebook for Education J2 2GB model for only $149!


The CTL Chromebook J4 with 4GB RAM will be available soon and education pricing starts at $209 with the Chrome Device Management license education bundle starting at $229. Besides RAM, the specs for the J2 and J4 models are the same. The CTL Chromebooks J2 and J4 will feature an 11.6 inch anti-glare HD display of 1366 x 768 pixels, 16GB of eMMC solid state storage (with optional Google Drive cloud storage) and a 1.3 MP webcam.

Other features include:

  • Chrome OS
  • 2 built-in 1.5W stereo speakers
  • 9+ battery life
  • 2.46 lbs – 20% lighter than other popular Chromebook models
  • Single surface touchpad for efficient  navigation
  • 1x HDMI 2.0
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x Micro SD
  • 1x 12V DC In
  • 1x 3.5mm combo jack for mic/headphone
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band
  • Bluetooth 4.0

The CTL® Chromebook J2 for Education is available now and the CTL Chromebook J4 for Education is coming soon! Download the press release, photos and spec sheet. Use this link for the education try and buy program to purchase a single CTL J2 Chromebook for Education for $149 to test out in your school.


IoT Contract Manufacturing Services from CTL Help Companies Join the Growing IoT Market

IoT contract manufacturing

Get Your IoT Products and Projects to Market Quickly and Efficiently with CTL!

Did you know that an estimated 26 billion IoT devices will be in operation by 2020? An estimated 60 million new cars will be equipped with connected technologies by 2018 and IoT product and service suppliers are expected to generate more than $300 billion in incremental revenue by 2020. We’ve got great news for companies who are part of the growing IoT industry. CTL is your partner for IoT contract manufacturing, sourcing, financing and importing,  as well as distribution and fulfillment.

CTL has a 25 year history in computer and electronics manufacturing, with our headquarters based in Beaverton, Oregon. We’re proud to say that we’ve always hosted our production facilities here in the U.S. and we have a strong history of partnering with industry leaders in the area such as Intel, Microsoft and Google. Although CTL is locally based, we’ve grown into an international company and we work with suppliers all over the globe. CTL’s IoT contract manufacturing services can help you get your projects to market quickly and efficiently. We’ve got the technical resources and know-how to help your business take advantage of the emerging IoT market. Whether it’s home automation systems, TVs, fitness devices or automobiles, look to CTL for your IoT contract manufacturing.

IoT products made a splash at this year’s SXSW Interactive Festival. CTL was a proud sponsor of the Cargo Car, a vehicle that made a road trip from Portland Oregon, to Austin Texas using a new connected car platform. Cargo, a Portland, Oregon company, provides APIs for things like tracking your car, monitoring maintenance issues and performing scheduled services at the right intervals. The Cargo hardware then connects cars to the cloud to securely run independently developed apps. Cargo is offering developers the opportunity build applications for all cars, old and new, regardless of the manufacturer. To learn more about Cargo and their journey to SXSW, visit

Visit CTL’s IoT page to learn more about our IoT contract manufacturing and partner with us on your next IoT project!


3D Systems Corporation, Inventor of 3D Printing Technology, Partners with CTL

3D Systems Corporation 3D Printer

CTL to Offer 3D Printers Through Reseller Agreement with 3D Systems Corporation

By Friedrich Gloeckler, Senior Account Executive, Public Sector

We’re excited to announce our recent partnership with 3D Systems Corporation to provide our customers with cutting edge 3D printing technology for business or home use. 3D printers enable designers, architects, engineers, inventors, researchers, doctors, jewelers, teachers, students and more to significantly improve design and production times, increase accuracy, and reduce costs across the board. 3D Systems Corporation is the inventor of the original 3D printing technology, called stereolithography, or SLA®. The term “stereolithography” was coined in 1986 by Charles W. Hull, founder of 3D Systems Corporation. Hull patented SLA® as a method for making solid objects by successively “printing” thin layers of an ultraviolet curable material one on top of the other. Today, 3D Systems Corporation offers 7 distinct 3D printing technologies that address a wide range of industries and applications.

CTL is excited to offer our customers 3D printers for business or home use. Why 3D printing at home? Consumers can use 3D printing to customize everything in their homes from paper clips to juicers. With 3D printing, people can create items that meet their specific needs. With 3D Systems Corporation printers for home use starting at $999 from CTL, it’s possible to put the latest technology to work in your home. Below are a few of the business and home use models available through CTL:

3D Systems Corporation Cube 3D Printer

Cube® Home Use 3D Printer
3D printing is easy with insta-load cartridges, preloaded filament jets and an auto-leveling print pad for 75 micron high-resolution, beautiful, effortless prints every time. Enjoy the freedom of mobile printing direct from the Cubify app for iOS, Android and Windows. Liven things up with more than 20 colors and dual-color jetted mashables. Mix and match dual-color and dual-materials. Cube printing with recyclable ABS and compostable PLA plastic, has never been so limitless. Starting at $999!



CubePro™ Professional 3D Printer3D Systems Corporation CubePro Professional 3D Printer
Print more and tinker less, with the largest-in-class build platform high-resolution prints and quick, streamlined set up. CubePro prints 2.5 times larger than any other printer in the desktop prosumer and hobbyist market with super high-resolution settings for 70-micron print layers. Professional quality printing has never been so large or easy. CubePro starts at $2799!


Check out the Cube and CubePro on our website. For more information, contact CTL. Thanks to our partnership with 3D Systems Corporation, we can help you put this exciting new technology to work in your office or home today!


PDXLAN February 2015 – A Weekend of Gaming, Giveaways and Good Will!

PDXLAN February 2015 raffle winners

PDXLAN February 2015 raffle winners. At left, Jon Cypert, winner of an entire gaming rig including a CTL X2800 4K monitor. At right, Blake Kraint, winner of a CTL X2800 4K monitor.

CTL Proud to Sponsor PDXLAN February 2015 by Giving Away 4K Monitors in Charity Raffle

By Jeremy Burnett, Director of Engineering

Here at CTL, we not only work hard, we play hard too. Many of us are part of the gaming community, myself included, and we’ve been proud to sponsor several PDXLAN events over the years. If you are not familiar with PDXLAN, this is a unique LAN party and one of the biggest in our region. PDXLAN brings together gamers from all over the U.S. and Canada. Up to 550 PC Gamers bring their computers to play video games over the four day event. In addition, participants enjoy fun contests, competitive tournaments and sponsor presentations.

What makes PDXLAN special is the sense of camaraderie that can be felt throughout the event and the fact that it’s about more than just competing and having fun. PDXLAN uses these events as a way to give back to the community. In the past, they have included a canned food drive and over the years they’ve raised over 95,000 pounds of food for homeless shelters. Over the years, we’ve partnered with PDXLAN by donating CTL merchandise that is raffled off with the proceeds benefitting various charities. This year, we provided two CTL X2800 4K monitors. One was given away by itself and the other one was part of a massive gaming rig prize.

As a result of the PDXLAN February 2015 raffle, $10,020 was raised for the Phil Scholz Memorial Foundation. Phil Scholz was an employee of NVIDIA who was killed when he was hit by a Caltrain while trying to pull another man out of harm’s way at the Santa Clara, CA station January 20, 2014. Phil was well-loved at work, at gaming conventions and on the field playing a host of recreational sports. His Memorial Foundation contributes to charities Phil held dear including The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter, Valley Humane Society of Pleasanton, CA and Baseball Buddies of San Jose, CA. In addition the Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation is now focused on fundraising for the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), specifically to support trail building in the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

CTL proudly joined several other major sponsors to contribute the components for an impressive gaming rig for the raffle, which included:

  • Intel 5960X Processor
  • Dual EVGA 980’s in SLI
  • 32GB of Crucial RAM
  • 500 GB Crucial SSD
  • EVGA Classified Motherboard
  • Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset
  • EVGA Toro Mouse
  • Thermaltake Mechanical Keyboard
  • WD 3TB Hard Drive
  • Custom Case from Case Labs
  • Custom cables from Primo-Chill and Modders Inc
  • CTL 4k Monitor

Congratulations to winners Jon Cypert (winner of the gaming rig) and Blake Kraint (winner of a CTL 4K monitor)! We hope to see you at next the next PDXLAN event in July. Visit our product page for the CTL X2800 4K monitor to buy now or get more information. This 28” monitor offers four times the resolution of Full HD. The visuals are stunning with an amazing 3840 x 1260 resolution and gamers can enjoy a 60Hz refresh rate when using the DisplayPort. Looking for components for your dream gaming rig such as video cards, cases, power supplies, cooling systems and more? Check our our Supplier Direct page and choose from thousands of products.

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