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Compute, Teach, Learn – CTL Has Your 1:1 Solutions!

Compute, Teach, Learn – CTL Has Your 1:1 Solutions!

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

Compute, Teach, Learn: CTL Education Technology Specialists are Ready to Customize Solutions for Your Classroom

There’s a reason that CTL stands for Compute, Teach, Learn. We pride ourselves on our experience and expertise in education. All CTL Chromebooks and Windows devices meet the criteria for Smarter-Balanced testing. With special pricing for our qualified education customers, we’re dedicated to providing the most cost-effective solutions to meet 1:1 initiatives. We’re here to help with hardware, internet security, classroom management solutions, professional development and more. Give us a call today at 800-642-3087 and let one of our education technology specialists help customize a solution for your classroom, school or district.

Compute, Teach, Learn is more than just a motto. CTL has a strong history in education, dating back to our line of 2goPC Windows tablets, which were launched more than six years ago. Since then, we’ve expanded our scope to include a CTL line of Chromebooks and a whole host of 1:1 solutions CTL has been awarded multiple state 1:1 purchasing agreements such as the MLTI (Maine 1:1 Multistate Learning Technology Initiative), OETC (Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum), TIPS/TAPS Cooperative Purchasing Systems, DigitalEdge and more. 

CTL has been quietly manufacturing high quality laptops, desktop PC’s, monitors and servers for over 25 years for select authorized accounts, with a strong focus in the education, local and federal government sectors. We have been recognized as one of the Oregon’s fastest growing companies and were listed in CRN Magazine’s annual list of leading system builders as the 5th largest system builder in the United States. CTL is one of a handful of system builders in the country that have been named both Microsoft Silver OEM’s and Intel Technology Providers at the Platinum level. CTL is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and we pride ourselves on basing our manufacturing, sales and support here in the United States.

Curious about CTL’s 1:1 solutions? Contact CTL today to learn more and let us help you to Compute, Teach, Learn!

 

 

MakersFactory Scores Home Run by Partnering with CTL to Distribute GBL Server

MakersFactory Scores Home Run by Partnering with CTL to Distribute GBL Server

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

Santa Cruz Tech Beat Covers CTL’s partnership with MakersFactory for GBL Server

CTL made the news recently in a November 19, 2015 article in the Santa Cruz Tech Beat. The article highlights the recent partnership between CTL and MakersFactory to offer the CTL GBL (Game-Based Learning) Cube, a portable classroom game server. The CTL GBL Cube helps teachers enhance student engagement through multiplayer game-based interaction. The GBL server hosts its own Wi-Fi, so there’s no need to depend on the school’s IT support.

“I am happy to report that MakersFactory has scored a GBL home run by teaming with CTL.net and Intel to manufacture and distribute our classroom game server. GBL and CTL are a new beginning for MakersFactory. CTL and MakersFactory will concentrate on serving the education marketplace with K-12 Minecraft game based learning. In development is our new STEAM Center product kit that will integrate a 3D printer into our GBL system,” said MakersFactory CEO, David Britton in the interview with Santa Cruz Tech Beat editor-in-chief, Sara Isenberg.

Read the entire article on this new GBL Server.

MakersFactory, based in Santa Cruz, CA, is a 3D learning company that offers classes, products and services to educate students, teachers and communities in 21st century skills. The CTL GBL Cube is a game server built to deliver content-rich, hands-on Game Based Learning (GBL) education tools to teachers wanting to use games in the classroom at a low cost. The portable, pre-configured server is MinecraftEdu-ready and supports up to 35 students in a variety of network environments with minimal to no impact on existing network infrastructure. Game play is possible through existing Ethernet LAN, existing Wi-Fi LAN or the server can broadcast its own LAN for classrooms with no network access.

Included in CTL’s product are MinecraftEdu Worlds, Mods, lesson plans, all prepared to Common Core and NGSS requirements. The GBL Cube supports up to 35 concurrent students, allowing the entire class to participate in MinecraftEdu education. Minecraft has 100 million worldwide users.

Features and benefits of the CTL GBL Cube classroom game server include:

•    4th Generation Intel Core i5 processor
•    60GB mSATA Solid State Drive
•    Fully integrated for out-of-the-box deployment
•    Student management tools
•    System set-up tools and instructional materials
•    Flexible LAN configuration options
•    Secure system
•    Professional development to shorten learning curve
•    Wide range of lesson plans
•    Pre-configured MineCraftEdu Worlds
•    Custom educational MineCraftEdu Mods

The CTL GBL Cube starts at $1349 and is now available from CTL.

Windows 10 Functions for Healthcare

Windows 10 Functions for Healthcare

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

How Windows 10 Functions for Healthcare can Benefit Your Organization

CTL is your source for Windows 10 devices and we’ve got great news for healthcare providers. Windows 10 functions for healthcare allow medical professional to work more efficiently, improve care and extend the reach of clinical services. Now is a great time to upgrade to the latest OS – with the Windows 10 experience being so familiar to Windows users, organizations will have little to no user training to move from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. We’ve outlined the latest Windows 10 functions for healthcare to demonstrate how upgrading will benefit your organization.

Mobility and Productivity

With the familiar Start Menu, Task Bar and Desktop and innovative features like Continuum, which optimizes your apps across touch and desktop modes, care teams will be able to fluidly interact with personal and professional devices, access critical EHR/EMR systems, and connect with each other wherever they may be – from intensive care units to home health visits or social care offices.

A More Secure, Private Computing Experience

Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever. With Windows 10, healthcare professionals can replace passwords with more secure options, such as biometrics and hardware-based multi-factor credentials. New advancements, such as Credential Guard protect login credentials by containing them in the hardware. With Device Guard and Secure Boot, Windows 10 enables health organizations to block attacks by allowing devices to run trusted software only.

New Levels of Engagement

Integration with existing systems and software, including more secure voice, chat, text and video, enables health professionals to connect with patients when and where it’s most convenient. By connecting new devices and platforms, like Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health, long-term care and chronic disease management can be extended to the home, and patients can proactively manage their health and wellness.

Windows 10 is available through CTL.net and can be included with the purchase of most of our desktop PCs, laptops or ruggedized Windows 2-in-1 tablets. For more information about CTL products, contact CTL or your sales representative today.

Innovative Tech Company CTL Recognized by Portland Business Journal

Innovative Tech Company CTL Recognized by Portland Business Journal

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

Innovative Tech Company CTL Receives Portland Business Journal Award

Innovative tech company, CTL was recently recognized as one of the top 20 most innovative companies of similar size in Portland by the Portland Business Journal (PBJ). CTL was the winner of an Innovation Award and nominated  alongside some of Portland’s hottest businesses including Poler outdoor apparel, Albina Community Bank, Growlerwerks, Sseko Designs and more. CTL CMO, Mike Mahanay, accepted the PBJ’s Small Business Innovation Award for its company size category on Thursday, November 5 at Castaway in NW Portland. The event featured an awards ceremony, music, CEO panels and a display of innovative products that are being brought to market by Portland businesses.

CTL President, Erik Stromquist, was recently interviewed by The Portland Business Journal’s Managing Editor, Erik Siemers. In the November 6, 2015 Portland Business Journal article, Siemers pointed out innovative tech company CTL’s impressive growth this fiscal year in which revenue was boosted by 46 percent to around $20 million. Much of CTL’s recent growth can be attributed to selling its own branded CTL Chromebook laptops to education systems, Siemers noted. CTL has been serving the education market since 2008, when it was appointed by  Intel Corp. as one of three vendors chosen to make personal computers based on designs by Intel specifically for classroom use.

In 2014, innovative tech company CTL released the NL6 Education Chromebook, a ruggedized device powered by Intel chips. This year, CTL has released three new Chromebooks powered by ARM-based chipsets, one of which features an IPS panel. The CTL J2 Chromebook for Education was recently given an excellent rating by PCMAG.com and called the “best education-Chromebook we’ve seen,” by reviewer Brian Westover.

CTL is proud to receive the 2015 Small Business Innovation Award from the Portland Business Journal. Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s PBJ awards.

EHR Hardware from CTL

EHR Hardware from CTL

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

EHR Hardware from CTL for Improved Quality, Safety and Efficiency

Is your healthcare organization implementing electronic health records (EHR)? The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes financial incentives for healthcare providers who prove meaningful use of EHR. “Meaningful use” of EHR, as defined by HealthIT.gov, consists of using digital medical and health records to achieve the following:

  • Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities
  • Engage patients and family
  • Improve care coordination, and population and public health
  • Maintain privacy and security of patient health information

CTL is your source for EHR hardware including workstations, AIOS, desktop PCs, laptops and 2-in-1 tablets. We’ve outlined each of our solutions below.


IMG_7794_600x486_Win8_ScreenCTL Desktops

  • CTL Desktops are a low-cost solution for office settings requiring a stationary PC.
  • Because desktop PCs are standardized, it is relatively easy and inexpensive to find spare parts and support, or to replace a machine.
  • Desktops will run just about any software you need.
  • Additional devices such as microphones, speakers, and headsets are readily available at low cost.

Shop CTL Desktops here.

CTL N350DV Laptop EHR HardwareCTL Laptops

  • CTL laptops have a smaller footprint and can easily be turned to allow patients to view information on the screen.
  • A laptop is less obtrusive during patient interviews.
  • Most have fairly long battery life and/or an A/C adaptor.
  • Laptops use standard PC inputs such as keyboard and mouse and/or touchpad.

Shop CTL Laptops here.

CTL NL5 2-1in-1 EHR HardwareCTL 2-in-1 Windows Tablet Devices

  • These devices are truly portable and lightweight, typically weighing three to four pounds.
  • It is as powerful as a PC, but it doesn’t require a keyboard. Instead, you add information by writing on the screen with a digital pen or stylus, much like you do in a paper chart.
  • Handwriting recognition software developed for tablet PCs is excellent, even for very poor handwriting.
  • CTL 2-in-1 Windows Tablet Devices have integrated dictation capability with voice recognition software that transcribes directly into the patient record.

Shop CTL 2-in-1 Windows Tablet Devices here.

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing EHR hardware is warranty and technical support. CTL products come with a minimum 1-year warranty, with upgrade options. Because CTL is a USA-based company, our support team is easy to contact by phone or chat. Interested in CTL’s EHR hardware options? Contact CTL today and learn how we can find a custom solution to fit your organizations needs.

Multi-platform Classroom Management with NetSupport School – Now Available Through CTL!

Multi-platform Classroom Management with NetSupport School – Now Available Through CTL!

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

Multi-platform Classroom Management that  Maximizes Your School’s IT Budget 

CTL is excited to announce that we are partnering with NetSupport School to offer our education customers a multi-platform classroom management and orchestration solution. The market-leading classroom software solution for schools, NetSupport School supports a teacher with a wealth of dedicated assessment, monitoring, collaboration and control features to ensure they can leverage the very best from their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment.

NetSupport School’s multi-platform classroom management solution offers the ability to orchestrate and deliver lesson content, work collaboratively and monitor student PCs, ensuring that complete student attention and focus is maintained at all times. There are no hidden extras: all features are included as standard including dedicated Teacher, Classroom Assistant and Technician modules.

NetSupport Classroom multi-platform classroom management software is designed to work flawlessly over both wired and wireless networks with desktops, laptops or tablets and for use in traditional PC, thin client or virtualised environments. If you are an education customer purchasing any of CTL’s education-specific devices such as the CTL NL6 Education Chromebook, CTL J2 Chromebook for Education, CTL J4 Chromebook for Education, CTL J4+ Chromebook for Education with IPS or 2go PC NL5 Rugged 2-in-1 Windows Tablet, ask us about NetSupport Classroom.

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As a teacher, NetSupport School allows you to control student activity on each device in the classroom. From a simple power on or login at the start of the day, to locking their devices to gain attention, NetSupport School ensures only a single mouse click is required.

 

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Monitor what students do, control when they can do it and prevent access to resources whenever required. All of these can be set as a default so they happen even without teacher’s input at the start of the lesson.

 

AssessAssess

Assessment of understanding and progress is key and, with that in mind, NetSupport School serves up a unique Q&A mode for real-time individual, group and peer assessment in a fun and engaging game show style, with basketball questioning, teams, first to answer and much more. Quick surveys can be done with the whole class as part of a plenary, with students automatically grouped based on responses. Finally, we include a full Testing console with auto-marking when more structured assessment is required.

 

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From group leaders, group chat sessions, interactive whiteboard, audio monitoring and more, NetSupport School multi-platform classroom management is built with collaboration in mind. Digital Journals – We want to help save teachers’ time and ensure students leverage every possible benefit from the technology available to them. The Student Journal ensures a record of all relevant content from a lesson can be stored in a PDF file for the student to take away and review. From personal notes to recommended resources, screenshots, teacher notes, survey results and more, the journal is a great addition for each student and a lifeline for any absent students.

 

Whole SchoolWhole School

With a Tutor console, tablet apps for teaching assistants and software for every platform, NetSupport School is the most complete classroom software available. To ensure all classes remain up and running at all times, a dedicated Technicians’ Console is also included for the Network Manager and their team so they can see all PCs across the school, monitor systems and perform remote management when needed.

For more information on NetSupport School’s multi-platform classroom management solution, contact CTL.