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Happy Holidays from CTL!

Happy Holidays 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

Gratitude for Our Success in 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to thank all of our customers and wish you a happy holiday season! We’ve got a lot to be grateful for this year as we saw our hard work pay off in the form of a groundbreaking 1:1 program in Nevada, multiple awards and industry recognition, and international expansion. We’d like to take a moment and reflect on 2016 as we prepare to make even greater strides in 2017!

 


NevadaReady21Logo_vert_rgb_nb_olNR21 Program

Approved by the Nevada Commission on Educational Technology in 2014, NR21 is a state-funded, 1:1 digital learning program. NR21 has been designed to provide Nevada students an equitable, technology-rich education while supporting educators to create an engaging and personalized learning experience. The initial phase of NR21 targets middle schools, while future phases will target high schools.

In June of 2015, the Nevada State Legislature appropriated over $20 million dollars to support the NR21 plan, enabling the state to implement CTL’s 1:1 education solution package and begin equipping Nevada students with CTL Chromebooks in the fall of 2016. Teachers in participating schools received devices late spring 2016 prior to the school roll-out. Since then, they have been provided with opportunities to attend Professional Development training to prepare them for the changes NR21 will bring to schools.

Now that we’re well into the 2016-2017 school year, CTL is happy to report that we have equipped 20 Nevada Schools with Chromebooks as part of our 1:1 solution package that also includes networking wireless infrastructure, a rich suite of apps and online tools, and a robust package of service and support. We are excited about the positive engagement and collaboration already exhibited and look forward to continuing to track the success of this program as the school year continues in 2017.

 


CTL Named in Portland Business Journal's Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2016CTL Named Among the Portland Business Journal’s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies
(June 17, 2016 edition)

This is the third time that CTL has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the fastest growing private companies in the Oregon and Southwest Washington area, based on percentage of revenue growth. This year’s list measured revenue growth between 2013 and 2015, and CTL’s revenue grew 30.7% during that time period.

 

CTL NL61 Chromebook ISTE 2016 Best in ShowCTL NL61X Praised for its Ability to Reduce Screen breaks by up to 90%

CTL’s NL61X Chromebook has been awarded Tech & Learning’s annual Best of Show Award for ISTE 2016. Products from this year’s ISTE event (June 26 – 29, 2016) were submitted and anonymously evaluated by Tech & Learning advisors. The judges rated their impressions on a sliding scale, then met to decide on which technologies could have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show.

 

CTL Donates 30 Chromebooks and Charge Cart to College PossibleCTL Donates 30 J2 Chromebooks and a 30-unit Charging Cart for Madison High School’s College Possible Program

As part of our commitment to education, CTL was proud to support College Possible in 2016. College Possible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing low-income students with the resources they need to earn admission to and succeed in college. CTL recently donated 30 J2 Chromebooks and a 30-unit charging cart to the Portland chapter of this organization to help equip capable low-income students at Madison High School with the technology they need to prepare for college.

 

CTL NL61 Chromebook for EducationZD.net Includes the CTL NL61 Chromebook in its List of “Top Five Chromebooks for School and Everywhere Else” (August 16, 2016)

ZD.net’s write up included praise from our customer, Pascal Vallet, Director of Academic Technology at the United Nations International School. “Our favorite (and students favorite) was the CTL NL6 as it is robust and has a handle to carry it,” Vallet said in the ZD.net article. To read the entire article, visit http://ctl.li/NL61-ZDnet.

 

 

CTL J2 Chromebook for EducationCTL J2 Chromebook Praised for its Affordability, Powerful Processor, High-Resolution Display, and Lightweight Design

The CTL J2 Chromebook for Education was named one of the best Chromebooks for teens in a September 29, 2016 article on watchdogreviews.com. Citing the J2’s affordability, powerful processor, high-resolution display, and lightweight design, the article recommends the J2 for teens.

 

 

 

CTL J4+ Chromebook Reviewed in SpainCTL Chromebooks Grow in Popularity in Spain

CTL opened their European office in Vigo, Spain in 2015 and In November 2016, CTL J4+ received favorable reviews in one of Spain’s biggest computer magazines, Personal Computer and Internet.CTL’s Chromebooks continue to grow in popularity in Europe, especially in the education market.

 

 

 

CTL J2 and J5 Chromebooks Listed in PCMag’s Best Chromebooks of 2016!

Both the CTL J5 (convertible tablet with touchscreen) Chromebook and the CTL J2 Chromebook have been listed in the “Best Chromebooks of 2016” PCMag.com article. Both Chromebooks received four out of five stars and were rated for their processor speed, RAM, graphics card, storage, screen size, and battery life, among other criteria. Read more.

CTL would like to thank our customers for their business this year! We’re wishing you a safe and happy holiday season and all the best in the coming new year. If you haven’t connected with us in a while, visit ctl.net to see our latest products or contact your sales representative to find out how we can serve your 1:1 classroom technology needs.

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!

 

 

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.

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.

Holiday Savings on the CTL DeskTab Portable AIO

Holiday Savings on the CTL DeskTab Portable AIO

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

Save Big on Portable AIOs from CTL!

‘Tis the season for savings! We’ve just put four different CTL portable AIOs on sale just in time for your holiday shopping. If you’re looking for a Windows 10 AIO that’s also portable enough to easily move from room to room, check out our selection of DeskTab Portable AIOs (with battery) and Desktop AIOs (without battery). With prices as low as $299, you won’t want to miss out on these special deals! Choose from a variety of portable AIO PCs for everyone on your shopping list. The CTL DeskTab M200s and M210s models have an internal battery, allowing it to function as a desktop PC or large screen tablet. The CTL Stationary AIO M200b and M210b models are also considered to be a portable AIO, however, an external power source is required. All the portable AIOs on sale have the following specs:

  • 19.5” 1600 x 900 resolution
  • Projective Capacitive 10 point touch
  • Intel bay Trail-M, SoC, N2900 Series
  • Flat L “Smart Tilt” stand (adjustable angles)
  • 19.66” x 1.88” x 1.14”
  • Average weight of 7.7 lbs.
  • IPS Panel display with 178-degree viewing angle

CTL DeskTab M210s  19” Portable AIO / Tablet – on sale for $299 (contains internal battery and comes with pre-configured specs).

CTL DeskTab M200s 19” Portable AIO / Tablet – on sale for $399 (requires external power source and customization options are available). Save $200 of the list price!!

CTL Stationary AIO M210b – on sale for $299 (contains internal battery and comes with pre-configured specs).

CTL Stationary AIO M200b – on sale for $399 (requires external power source and customization options are available). Save $200 of the list price!!

Enjoy movies, games or video chats from any room in your home or office. Instead of having to compromise screen size for portability, these portable AIO PCs offer the best of both worlds. The large, interactive touch screen on these portable AIOs are designed for multiple users. Families can review photos together, plan vacations or challenge each other at the latest games. This holiday season, give a gift the whole family can enjoy – a portable AIO from CTL.

 

 

Cloud Collaboration Software Updates: What’s New in Microsoft Office 2016

Cloud Collaboration Software Updates: What’s New in Microsoft Office 2016

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

Office 2016 Cloud Collaboration Software Package Has Some Exciting New Updates

We’ve got great news! As a Microsoft partner, CTL is proud to be your source for Microsoft cloud collaboration software, which includes the new Office 2016 suite of productivity apps. Office 2016 is now available and makes it easier than ever to share documents and work with others in real time. Microsoft 2016 allows users to review, edit, analyze and present documents across any devices from your PC or Mac to Windows, Apple and Android phones and tablets.

Office 2016 contains some efficient new features such as Tell Me, a voice-activated system that allows users to simply tell Word, Excel or PowerPoint what they would like to do and Tell Me will guide them to the command. Fact checking is now more streamlined, thanks to Bing-powered Smart Lookup. Smart Lookup uses terms highlighted by the user and other contextual information in the document to deliver search results from the web, all within the document. In addition, Office 2016 cloud collaboration software users can use one-click forecasting to quickly turn their historical data in to an analysis of future trends.

Office 2016 has been optimized for touch, making it easy to read, edit, zoom and navigate on touch-enabled devices. Using digital ink, users can write notes or make annotations. With OneDrive cloud storage, it’s no problem to switch from one device to the next without missing a beat. The Office 2016 cloud collaboration software helps you to pick up right where you left off, regardless of the device you were using.

Additional Features and Benefits for Specifically for Windows 10 users:

  • Say “Hello” just once and Windows will log you into your PC and Office–all in one simple step
  • Bring Cortana to your office to help you get things done. Cortana with Office 365 integration can help with tasks like meeting prep
  • Office Mobile apps on Windows 10 are touch-friendly, fast and optimized for on-the-go productivity

Cloud collaboration software subscriptions for Microsoft 365 (which includes Office 2016) or individual Office 2016 licenses are available with any CTL laptop or desktop PC. Choose from Office 2016 Home & Business, Professional or Student versions. Contact CTL for pricing and review our selection of Windows devices at ctl.net