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Why CTL Works Harder to Earn Your Business and What Our Customers Have to Say About It

Why CTL Works Harder to Earn Your Business and What Our Customers Have to Say About It

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

Contact CTL Today to Learn More! Whether you’re a Department of Education, School District, individual school, Government agency, business of any size, or individual end user, CTL will work harder than our competition to deliver your ideal technology solution.

CTL has been in business for more than 26 years, operating locally in the Portland, Oregon area. Over the years, we’ve built long-term relationships with our valued customers as we continue to diversify and expand into new markets. CTL has been recognized as one of Oregon’s fastest growing companies and was listed by the Business Journal as one of the Top Hardware Technology Companies in Portland. But CTL is hard at work for customers across the nation and around the globe. We’re proud to say that we earned the MLTI 1:1 Education contract alongside tech industry giants such as Apple and HP. In 2016, CTL was exclusively awarded the Nevada Ready 21 contract, this time, winning over some much larger companies. In the past few years, we’ve expanded into the European Marketplace and now have offices in Vigo, Spain and Stuttgart, Germany.  

CTL has grown a lot… However, CTL is still smaller than some of the large Multi-National computer hardware corporations. CTL has been here in Oregon since we started and we’ve learned what it takes to compete against larger competitors. We know that bigger is not always better. When you call CTL, you’ll be calling a USA-based company, and be greeted by a friendly person instead of a frustrating automated phone system. We understand that quality products and excellent customer service helped us get where we are today and we’re grateful for your business. We’re interested in helping our customers solve problems, not just selling them products. Our competitors may be bigger, but CTL works harder to earn your business. Don’t just take our word for it. Below are just a few of the great testimonials and reviews we’re constantly receiving. Thanks to these customers for their appreciative words. We promise to keep up the good work.

What our Education Customers Have to Say

“CTL Chromebooks have been an outstanding addition to our district. They have been much more reliable and dependable than any other brand we have here. Our staff and students have been nothing but pleased with their performance.”

Barry Cory, Technology Director
Fairview South School District 72 in Illinois

 

“Everything about CTL speaks to quality. The devices have offered the kind of consistent performance, battery life, ease of use and management, and ruggedness we have needed for some time. The service I have received from you and your colleagues has been impressive, consistently hitting the right mix of ease and swiftness, professionalism and friendliness. Thank you for running a business that serves our school so well.”

Jonathan T. Sallée, M.Ed., Supervisor of Technology
Lincoln Elementary School District 156

 

“Over the last year, CTL has been our source for student Chromebooks. Their price was right and still is. The devices are packed expertly and arrive on schedule. The Chromebooks were delivered as promised without issue. We were never disappointed. I would highly recommend CTL as a technology vendor.”

Ryan Case, Greenport Union Free School District

 

“Chromebooks are Chromebooks . . . NOT!  The little extra’s from CTL have pushed them ahead of the others, not to mention the personal attention from the Sales staff and the Tech Department.”

Cris Sidell, Cedar Cliff Schools

 

Customer Reviews of the CTL J5 Chromebook

“Been using it since the beginning of term as school has gone over to Chromebooks – never used one before but really simple and love how you can use it as a tablet. It seems very sturdy as most CTL product are and ideal for the classroom environment. It really easy to transfer all my class material over to it and project it to the screen.”

John J., Amazon customer

 

“I received this as a gift from my Amazon Wish List. This is replacing my first Chromebook which is a Acer C720. Why the switch? Two reasons:

1- the CTL J5 is on the list of Chromebooks that are to get Android Apps support. The Acer is not.

2- More importantly is the J5 is solid and has been drop tested and is spill resistant.

The IPS screen is very good when viewing at an angle. Fingerprints are a bit of a problem but easily corrected by using a stylus which l usually use to lessen typos due to my shaking hands. The 360-degree hinge is great for me as I have to change positions often. Battery life is great – about 10 – 10.5 hours.”

William S., Amazon customer

 

Customer Reviews of the CTL J2 Chromebook

“Have had this computer for less than a week but I already love it. As a college student studying microbiology, being able to open multiple tabs and download a large number of files for reviewing, note taking, and studying is critical, which is why I love this thing.

It’s super light so I can carry it to class, the lab, and back to my dorm to study easily. It has a super long battery life so I don’t have to worry about being gone all day and it works great even with over five or six tabs open! All the things I need are online (google docs, slides, and sheets are great) and the processing speed is impressive compared to my old mac. Even video quality, which I wasn’t expecting much from, is pretty great and can handle everything I’ve thrown at it so far.”

Guy Hult, Amazon customer

 

“This laptop is amazing!! It out performs my last laptop in every way, and the battery life is excellent! This Chromebook is perfect for school and I am beyond satisfied with its performance. I absolutely love the simplicity of this laptop and it’s light enough to carry around.”

E.V., Amazon Customer

CTL® Announces from FETC the J5X Convertible Touch Chromebook with Extra Rugged Pressure-Resistant Cover

CTL® Announces from FETC the J5X Convertible Touch Chromebook with Extra Rugged Pressure-Resistant Cover

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

The CTL J5X Chromebook converts into a tablet and features a pressure-resistant cover that can withstand over 300 pounds of pressure from the top, reducing breaks by 90%

January 25, 2017 (Orlando, FL)–Today at the Future of Education Technology (FETC) conference in Orlando, Florida,  CTL® has announced the new CTL J5X Convertible Chromebook for Education, an extra rugged convertible Chromebook and tablet in one. This convertible Chromebook is ideal for students, educators or mobile professionals who need a versatile, rugged device. With a 360-degree hinge, users can choose to type on the keyboard in laptop mode or fold the keyboard under and angle screen back for presentations. By rotating the screen all the way around, this extra rugged Chromebook can be converted into a tablet.

“The CTL J5X Convertible Chromebook for Education is one of our most versatile and durable Chromebooks to date,” said CTL President, Erik Stromquist. “This extra rugged Chromebook has it all: durability, touch screen, tablet functionality and a competitive price point.”

The new CTL J5X Convertible Chromebook for Education is available from CTL at a starting price of $289.00, which includes a free 1 year accidental damage warranty. Discounts are available to qualified education customers. Educators who wish to test drive a J5X may purchase a discounted unit through CTL’s “Buy and Try” program.

The CTL J5X Convertible Chromebook for Education is durable enough for the rigors of student use and includes a splash-proof keyboard and drop-resistant design. The water-resistant keyboard has been tested to channel spills of up to 11.16 oz. away from the electronics. This extra rugged Chromebook has been drop tested up to 2.3 feet. Other features include reinforced ports, hinges and power plug as well as a frame around the screen, sides and corners to help absorb the shock of bumps when dropped.  

In addition to having a rugged design, the J5X has extra fortification from a pressure-resistant cover that doubles as a whiteboard. The patented CTL X-Protect Cover can withstand over 300 pounds of pressure from the top, reducing breaks by 90%. The whiteboard surface makes it fun for students to personalize their Chromebooks or take notes.

CTL J5X Convertible Chromebook for Education Features and Benefits

  • Pressure-resistant cover that doubles as a whiteboard
  • 11.6’’ HD (1366 x 768) 5 point touch 16:9 IPS Panel
  • 10-point capacitive touch screen
  • Intel Braswell N3060 processor (bursts to 2.48 GHz)
  • 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 32GB storage standard
  • Chrome OS
  • 1x combo audio jack
  • 3x USB 3.0 port
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x Micro SD card
  • HD Web Camera
  • Up to 10 hours battery life
  • Serviceable battery

 

CTL Chromebooks Come with Enterprise Level Support and Services

All of CTL’s Chromebooks are available with a host of enterprise-level support and services. CTL provides IT solutions and classroom devices including CTL branded Chromebooks, Windows devices, and a host of enterprise level educational services such as professional development, custom logo painting, Pearson Education software and eTextbooks, asset tagging and much more.  To learn more about CTL’s professional development for educators, visit http://www.ctl.info/webinars. For more information on the CTL J5X Chromebook or other CTL products, contact CTL.

About CTL

Founded in 1989, CTL® designs and manufactures computer products including Chromebooks, desktop and mobile workstations, LED Monitors, and high performance servers. CTL® also manufactures specialty devices including ruggedized tablets, slates, and digital sign solutions. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon with offices in Asia and Europe, CTL® and their partners supply North American and European consumers, government agencies, and many of the most recognized corporate brands. For more information about CTL®, please visit www.ctl.net.

J2 Chromebook Bundled with Chrome Device Management Console for $159.99

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

This special offer is good for qualified education customers. Ask your sales representative for more information or contact CTL.

CTL is excited to announce a special deal on our J2 Chromebook for Education! Order 100 or more units and cash in on this deal that includes each J2 Chromebook bundled with the Chrome Device Management Console for $159.99.

The CTL J2 Chromebook was recently listed in PC Magazine’s “Best Chromebooks of 2017” article and recommended as a very good laptop for classrooms. PC Magazine commended the J2 for its “zippy” performance, “sleek, stylish design,” and long battery life. With a Rockchip RK3288-C processor with 1.8 GHz, the J2 offers 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. This lightweight Chromebook weighs in at only 2.46 lbs.

In addition, the J2 was named one of the best Chromebooks for teens by watchdogreviews.com.  Citing the J2’s affordability, powerful processor, high-resolution display, and lightweight design, the article recommends the J2 for teens.The watchdogreviews.com article called the CTL J2 Chromebook an “incredibly cost effective option for teens,” and mentions that the J2 boasts a “powerful processor” and has up to 9 hours of battery life.

 

CTL on Tour! Catch us at these Trade Shows Around the Globe

CTL on Tour! Catch us at these Trade Shows Around the Globe

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

Come see us in booth 1155 at FETC in Orlando, Florida January 24-27!

CTL is on the move! We’ve got a busy trade show season ahead of us. All spring, we’ll be making stops all over the United States as well as in London, England, Stuttgart, Germany, Pontevedra Spain, and Taipei, Taiwan. We’ve listed our schedule for the next few months. If you’ll be attending any of these trade shows, be sure to look for CTL and stop by our booth. We’ll have demo units of our latest Chromebooks, information on our classroom solutions, and will be excited to learn more about your school and answer your questions.

January 2017

FETC – Orlando Florida USA
January 24-27

BETT- London England
January 25-28 2017

 

February 2017

TCEA – Austin Texas USA
February 6-10

Didacta – Stuttgart Germany
February 14-18 2017

Edugal – Pontevedra Spain
February 15-17

Ohio Education Technology Conference – Columbus, Ohio USA
February 14-16

Google Summit – Carson City Nevada USA
February 19

OETC Integrated –  Portland, Oregon USA
February 22-24

 

March 2017

Kentucky Society for Tech in EDU – Louisville, Kentucky USA
March 08-March 10

MACUL Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning – Detroit, Michigan USA
March 15-17

NCCE – Portland, Oregon USA
March 22-24

 

May 2017

ACPE Association for Computer Professionals in Education – Welches, OR
May 3-5

Computex – Taipei Taiwan
May 30- June 03

 

June 2017

ISTE – San Antonio Texas USA
June 25-28

2-Year Warranty and White Glove Configuration Service  Special Offer for NL61 and NL61T

2-Year Warranty and White Glove Configuration Service Special Offer for NL61 and NL61T

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

CTL’s Latest NL61 and NL61T Chromebooks are Designed for Education with a Rugged Design and Up to 14 Hours Battery Life

CTL has extended a special offer for orders of 100 or more units of CTL NL61 and NL61T (touch screen) Chromebooks.Order now and upgrade the warranty from 1 to 2 years at no extra charge. This special will provides a savings of $38.00 per unit. Additionally, free White Glove Configuration Service (a $10 per unit value) will be offered for orders of more than 100 NL61 or NL61T Chromebooks. White Glove Configuration Service includes:

  • Enrolling Chromebooks to your school’s Google Apps Domain
  • Validating device policies
  • Applying Chrome OS update
  • Applying customer asset tags on request
  • Providing school with data capture of serial numbers and asset tag numbers
  • Capture MAC address so the Chromebooks can be tracked if lost or stolen

Be sure to place your order before March 31, 2017 to take advantage of these special offers. The CTL NL61 Chromebook is the latest update to CTL’s popular NL6 Education Chromebook. The NL61 features a faster processor, the Intel Braswell Quad Core N3160 (2.24GHz), which powers battery life for up to 14 hours.

The CTL NL61T Chromebook has the same specs as the NL61 and feature a 10-point capacitive touch screen for the many touch-enabled Chrome™ and Android™ (Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.) applications. At Google I/O this year, Google announced that Android App support will be coming to Chrome OS. With education-specific features such as a carry handle, rotating camera and rugged design, the NL61T also includes 4GB DDRL 1600 RAM (20% faster than DDR1333). At just 2.76 lbs, the NL61T is easy for students to transport and meets the need for touchscreen Chromebooks utilized in standardized testing such as Smarter Balanced.

Other features include:

  • Drop resistant – tested up to 70 cm
  • Non-slip texture
  • Reinforced ports, hinges and power plug
  • Stronger, thicker rear cover plus a frame around the screen, sides and corners help absorb shock
  • Anti-peel keys + water resistant keyboard
  • Convenient carry handle (hangs in a locker)
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • 2-in-1 card reader
  • Kensington Security lock slot
  • HDMI (1920 x 1080)
  • Intel Dual Band WL/BT 802.11 AC 3265
  • Rugged 4mm DC-in Cable

 

CTL Offers Free Monthly Webinars to Educators on Topics Relevant to K-12 Ed Tech

CTL Offers Free Monthly Webinars to Educators on Topics Relevant to K-12 Ed Tech

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

Educators: You’re Invited to CTL Professional Development Webinars

CTL is proud to present our monthly professional development webinar series for educators. Each month, we host webinars on a wide range of topics relevant to K-12 Ed Tech including the latest in educational apps, 1:1 implementation, Chromebooks, G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education) and much more. Our presenters are experienced educators holding certifications such as Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Administrator and Google Certified Trainer.

All webinars will be recorded for those who are unable to attend the live event. We will post the recordings as well as list upcoming webinars at ctl.info/webinars. Mark your calendars for the following webinars in the coming months:

Introduction to Netop Vision Classroom Management Software
Wednesday, February 15, 2017  1:00 – 1:45pm PST
Guest Presenter: Pam Judge of Netop

REGISTER: http://ctl.li/Netop-Vision-Classroom-Management-Webinar

Netop Vision for Chromebooks helps to manage the digital classroom – providing visibility into all student activities, right from the teacher’s desktop. Learn why Netop Vision is the worldwide leader in classroom management software – connecting more than six million teachers and students in 105 countries.

 

Effective Assessment with Google Apps
Wednesday, February 22, 2017  9:00 – 10:00 am PST
Guest Presenter: Dani Kennis, Teacher and Technology Coach

REGISTER: http://ctl.li/Assessment-with-Google-Apps-Webinar

How can Google Apps be used to assess learning? In this one-hour webinar, educators will learn how to use Google Sites, Google Forms, and Google Docs/Presentations for diagnostic assessment (before learning), formative assessment (during learning), and summative assessment (after learning).

YouTube Authoring Tips and Tricks
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00 – 10:00am, PDT
Guest Presenter: Katherine Livick of ESD 112

REGISTER: http://ctl.li/YouTube-Authoring-Webinar

In this webinar, Katherine Livick of ESD 12 will demonstrate how to use YouTube’s Creator Studio, effects you can apply to your videos, captioning, and more!

 

Google Admin Best Practices and Insights
Wednesday, March 29, 2017  11am – 12:00pm PDT
Guest Presenter: Peter Henrie of Amplified IT

REGISTER: http://ctl.li/Google-Admin-Best-Practices-Webinar

Have you configured your G Suite Admin Console with educational best practices in mind? Guest presenter Peter Henrie, authorized Google Education Trainer and co-founder of Amplified IT, an education-focused Google for Education Consultancy, will cover key best practice settings and approaches to G Suite Domain management