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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.
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Anthro Yes Cart Available Through CTL

The Anthro “Yes” Charging Cart available through CTL.

Are you looking for store and charge carts for your facility’s mobile devices? CTL® is happy to partner with both Anthro Technology Furniture and Bretford. Store and charge carts are a handy solution for institutions such as schools, hospitals, governments or businesses who house a large number of laptops or tablets on site. Store and charge carts can keep your mobile devices safe, secure and charged for use. Using ventilated store and charge carts is a good way to efficiently charge many devices at once while protecting them from over-heating. Store and charge carts offer a secure place to charge multiple devices and are easily maneuverable to make sharing resources easier.

About our partners:

Anthro started in 1984 with the plan of making furniture only for technology. They design and manufacture all their products at their Tualatin, Oregon headquarters. They utilize environmentally friendly finishing processes and their fabrication and assembly routines are certified by ISO, UL and ETL. They offer a variety of furniture solutions including desks, benches, chairs and carts designed for healthcare, education, government and business environments.

Bretford is a certified CarbonNeutral™ company specializing in dependable furniture products to improve how people work and learn. They are dedicated to the design and manufacture of sustainable furniture solutions that will last for decades. Each of their furniture designs is built for quality and mobility to allow for people to interact and stay connected to data, power and one another. Their product line includes tables, desks, seating, carts and more that include power supplies and mobility features for schools, governments, healthcare and business.

The Bretford Pulse 36M Chromebook Cart available through CTL

The Bretford Pulse 36M Chromebook Cart available through CTL

Whether you’re using Chromebooks, Windows laptops or tablets, or iPads, CTL® can work with our partners at Anthro and Bretford to help you find the best solution to store and charge your devices. We’ve partnered with two quality technology furniture manufacturers to be able to offer a wide range of store and charge solutions for our customers.

And, if you’re looking for desks, chairs, and tables that are versatile, modern and provide power supplies, we’ve got you covered. Contact CTL® to find out how we can help you find the right solution for your school or business.

 

We can help you work with your existing devices, or get you set up with a deal on our CTL® Education Chromebook2go® NL5 Rugged 2-in-1 Windows Tablet or other laptops available at ctl.net. Contact your sales rep or call 1-800-624-3087 to learn more today.

 

How Can Your Organization Benefit with the CTL® Technology Lease Program?

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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.
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CTL Technology Lease Program for HealthcareCTL® can help your business or organization keep its technology up-to-date and save money with our new Technology Lease Program. We have PCs, laptops, tablets, monitors and servers available for lease at competitive rates.

With no down payment required, leasing computer equipment from CTL® allows you the flexibility to you need to upgrade to the latest technology. There is no obligation to own the equipment at the end of the lease so that you can easily keep up with your organization’s changing needs.

Leasing from CTL® is not only convenient, it’s good for your bottom line. You’ll be able to keep your line of credit open and the lease can be structured to qualify as a fully tax-deductible business expense. Our leases allow for easy upgrades or additions and you may keep the same payment by simply extending the lease term.

CTL® is able to offer competitive rates through our partnership with US Bank Equipment Finance — Technology Finance Group, one of the largest equipment finance companies in the nation.

 

CTL Technology Lease Program

Why Lease?

Tax Benefits
Leases can be structured so that they qualify as business expenses and are fully tax deductible.

Additional Source of Capital
Leasing keeps credit lines open and helps avoid costly down payments.

Manage Cash Flow
With leasing, all deposits and progress payments are made during the implementation period to help  you manage your cash flow.

Keep Technology Up-to-Date
Leasing provides a cost-effective way to upgrade or replace equipment as needed, whether mid-term or at the end of the lease, making it easy to keep your technology current.

Find out how you can get started with a Technology Lease from CTL® today! Contact your sales representative or call 800-642-3087.

CTL® Congratulates the FIRST Robotics Winning Alliance!

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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.
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FIRST Robotics Competition 2014Team 254, the “Cheesy Poofs,” one of the four Winning Alliance Teams competing in the
FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Jeremy Tanlimco.
 

CTL® Sales Director Gary Welk attended the exciting FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in St. Louis, Missouri April 23-26. More than 12,000 students from around the globe traveled to St. Louis to put their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship, held at the Edward Jones Dome.

The three-day event came down to a heart-pounding conclusion Saturday night in front of a roaring crowd of 20,000 when four teams from San Jose, California; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Dallas, Texas; and Holland, Michigan won the coveted FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC®) Winning Alliance. In this year’s game, Aerial Assist, FRC® teams took to the field, where competing Alliances scored points by throwing balls over a truss, catching balls and putting as many balls in goals as possible.

CTL® and our 2go® PC brand has been a proud Gold-Level Sponsor of the FRC since 2009. For the past five years, we’ve been a resource to all the new teams for their 2go PCs, supplying CTL 2go PC E12V or 2go Classmate E14 student laptops to interface with and control their robots. For more information about authorized FIRST computers and accessories, contact Gary Welk at 800-642-3087, ext. 220 or email gwelk@ctl.net.

K-12 Educators Invited to the CTL® 1:1 e-Learning Solutions Open House

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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.
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CTL K-12 Solutions Open House

REGISTER HERE: http://go.ctl.net/1kPndBi

Who: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Purchasers and IT Departments

What: An open house with catered lunch to introduce CTL®’s selection of Chromebooks and Windows PCs that are available at discounts to K-12 schools.

When: Thursday, April 3 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Where: CTL Headquarters, 9700 SW Harvest Court, Building 100, Beaverton, OR 97005

Why: We want as many schools as possible to benefit from the special prices we’re able to offer on 1:1 e-Learning Solutions

We’re so excited about our latest offerings for K-12 education, that we decided to hold an Open House event for Oregon and Washington K-12 Schools. Because CTL® is one of a limited amount of Microsoft direct OEMs, we’re now able to give qualifying schools deep discounts on Windows PCs and educational software through Microsoft’s “Shape the Future Program.” This is an excellent opportunity for your school to update your classroom technology and prepare for computerized testing such as Smarter Balanced Assessments.

CTL® has committed to the White House’s ConnectEd goals to connect U.S. schools to the digital age within five years by providing cost-efficient devices and services. In response to the President’s initiative, Microsoft has pledged to work with direct OEMs such as CTL® to offer K-12 schools PCs and software at the lowest cost possible.

Let us help you with your school’s technology needs and bring you up-to-date with the latest operating systems and software. We look forward to seeing you there.

Education Customers: Intel® Education Software Stack available with CTL® 2go® Classmate PCs

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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.
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Classmate Software from CTL

Our education customers already know that CTL®’s 2go® Classmate PCs are designed for the classroom with their ruggedized features and student-friendly interface. But you might not know that CTL® can include the Intel® Education Software Stack at no extra cost to qualifying educational institutions. Intel® Education Software helps students develop their skills of collaboration, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and digital literacy. These rich, interactive applications empower educators with tools to manage the classroom and keep students on task. In addition, IT departments can keep students and technology safe and secure from malware and loss.

Below is a summary of individual Intel® Education software titles available as part of CTL®’s 1:1 e-learning solutions for K-12 schools. To learn more about CTL®’s 2go® PCs with Intel® Education software included, contact your sales representative or call 800-642-3087.

Classroom Management

Classroom Management has features to support interactivity and collaborative student work, provides teacher tools to organize lessons, administer assessments, control student activity while eliminating distractions, and enhances overall classroom productivity.

  • Administer formative assessments with quiz/poll functions
  • Administer high-stakes assessments in a safe and secure environment
  • Enables focused & engaged classrooms with full administration capabilities like shutting down applications, blanking screens, sharing screens and content
  • Distributes and collects homework and other content
  • Supports diverse learning styles with small group activities

MyScript Notes/MyScript Stylus

Summarizing and synthesizing information is a key 21st century skill supported by MyScript Notes. Students can use the tablet as a real notepad, drawing, inserting pictures, and taking notes with their own handwriting using a stylus or finger

MyScript Stylus Mobile is an interactive handwriting recognition application that enables students to write notes, draw symbols, and perform basic math with real-time text input on touch-screen devices such as Intel® Education tablets.

Together, MyScript Notes/MyScript Stylus:

  • Allow students to write with a pressure-sensitive, real hand-writing experience:
    • Take notes – write, draw, erase;
    • Import, rescale and annotate images
    • Organize notes by subject
    • Converts students’ handwritten input into digital text in real time in the active application
    • Enables students to choose among different writing modes for different writing styles
    • Lists alternative results in case the recognized word is not the expected one
    • Writing math concepts, equations and graphs
    • Drawing chemistry concepts and molecular compounds
    • Peer editing in language arts
    • Writing letters, numbers
    • Journaling or creating a digital notebook
    • Drawing/sketching in the Arts
    • Writing music

Intel® Education Theft Deterrent

Helps protect capital and operational investments. Tools include a Management Server that supports complex deployments, a Management Dashboard that monitors clients and implements policies, and Hardware Hardened client rendering stolen systems valueless. Easy for students to use with no student interactions and no login passwords required.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus/Mobile Security

Provides five years complete virus protection and Internet Security so students have a safe and secure digital classroom. Comprehensive PC security, trusted security vendor, web and e-mail protection, and a clear user interface with optimized performance for a better user experience.

Intel® Education Lab Camera

Intel® Education Lab Camera application by Intellisence helps to promote scientific inquiry, helps make abstract concepts tangible for students and is an excellent complement to your STEM curriculum. Teachers can ignite imaginations and reveal the natural sciences using the Lab Camera application and the device’s built-in camera.

This hands-on set of tools for investigating the natural world helps make abstract concepts tangible, because students see them with their own eyes and experience them with their own hands.

The Lab Camera application includes 6 modules:

  1. Time-lapse camera allows students and teachers to record nature’s slow process and stitch it together into a short video
  2. Microscope function carries out the basic functions of traditional microscope
  3. Pathfinder creates a 3D map of the natural patterns that occur in nature
  4. Universal logger allows students and teachers to digitize analog science equipment
  5. Kinematics feature that allows tracking of horizontal and vertical movement
  6. Motion cam is makes a recording when it detects movement

Because the solution uses the camera built into the device and other readily available materials, it is a cost-effective way to complement STEM curriculum and engage students.

Value for Schools:

  • STEM project-based learning is enhanced, making this an ideal solution to add to your STEM curriculum and engage students in the wonders of the world
  • Schools can offer sophisticated grade-leveled STEM tools, reducing the need for expensive lab equipment and enhancing STEM curriculum
  • Engages students in a number of science disciplines, such as Biology, Life Science, Chemistry, and Physics
  • Supports anytime anywhere learning with science tools built into the laptop utilizing the web cam

Value for Students:

• Fosters deep understanding about scientific principles and phenomena’s with modern digital tools

• Develops 21st Century skills with hands-on experiments and analysis

• Anytime anywhere learning with science tools built into the laptop, utilizing the web cam

Value for Teachers:

• Six tools built into one software application so teachers don’t have to manage and distribute peripherals during valuable class time or trying to teach with antiquated equipment

  • Develops higher-order skills such as investigation, drawing conclusions, collaboration, analysis, problem solving, deductive reasoning

• Makes doing homework fun, helping students stay motivated and engaged

Lab Camera – 6 modules

  1. Time-Lapse Cam: This module enables students to see quickly what normally happens slowly, over a long period of time. For example, while it takes weeks for an apple to decompose, a time-lapse video shows a student the complete decomposition process compressed into just a few seconds. Other examples: ice melting, cloud formations, the growth of plants.  The module allows the selection of specified interval shots and then stitches these images into a coherent stream of video.
  2. Kinematics: Kinematics is the study of the motion of bodies, and is an essential component of any physical science curricula. The Kinematics module enables students to track objects and graph the horizontal and vertical movement characteristics (displacement, velocity, and acceleration) in real time. After an initial calibration, the measurement units can be set as well; can capture a maximum of three selected objects at the same time, allowing complex kinematic experiments.  Students have traditionally learned about kinematics by reading textbooks.
  3. Motion Cam: Enables students to record events without recording the hours of meaningless footage surrounding the event. For example, students can capture a bee pollinating a flower, or the nighttime feeding habits of a classroom pet. Makes a recording when it detects movement in front of the camera, allowing you to capture rare situations in nature; works like a motion-sensor camera.
  4. Microscope: Traditional light microscopes are expensive and immobile. However, microscopy is an important part of life sciences curricula. With the Microscope module, students can turn their computer into a microscope.
  5. Pathfinder: The Pathfinder module enables students to detect patterns of movement and frequency of motion in video. The motion data is visualized in the form of a density map using color saturation to show levels of activity. For example, students observe the behavior of termites as they follow an invisible pheromone trail. While unnoticeable to the naked eye, the pattern becomes obvious after just a few minutes of recording.  Other examples: pedestrian and traffic patterns.
  6. Universal Logger: Many schools don’t have the funds to purchase new probes and other classroom technologies. However, data collection and analysis is an important part of math and science curricula, and is an essential 21st Century skill.  The Universal Logger module uses object recognition to convert the readout of traditional analog measurement devices to digital data that can be graphed in real time.

SPARKvue

SPARKvue, is a data analysis application used to study science and math concepts.  It is applicable across subject areas and grade ranges.  It teaches inquiry skills – students conduct pre-configured experiments or create their own lines of exploration. Data can be visually inspected and analyzed with statistical tools.  Sensors, internal or external, collect data and display it in real-time in a graph, or table.

 

Sensor-based Data examples:

–           Acceleration (G-sensor): Record acceleration while riding a bike

–           Sound: Examine sound levels and how they relate to noise pollution

–           Camera: Capture images as part of an experiment or Record microscope images and annotate

–           Light: Measure relative light intensities in daylight

–           Magnetometer: Study the field strength of bar magnets

–           Temperature: Measure the temperature of water as ice cubes melt or examine the insulating properties of different types of fabrics to design new clothing

ArtRage

ArtRage, part of Intel® Education, enables students to easily create digital artwork on their computer.  Students can simulate a range of artistic effects: watercolor, ink pen, flood fill, gloop pen, sticker spray, text tool, and more. Students can use the program to provide illustrations to stories and reports.  Because it’s so intuitive to use, they can spend more time nurturing their inner Picasso than laboring to learn a complex program.

  • Sophisticated functionality simulates real-world art tools
  • Easy to use and intuitive interface
  • Powerful tools unlock students’ creativity
  • Useful at all grade levels: students can start at the finger-painting level and build sophistication.
  • Inexpensive: with no recurring supply costs, teachers can afford to engage and encourage students’ artistic endeavors
  • Students can use the tool to illustrate their writing or draw diagrams for reports
  • Requires zero set-up and clean-up time

Intel® Education Access Management

The Intel Education Access Management application provides a safer and more secure Internet and application environment for students. It allows IT staff to set appropriate policies for students in a school and at home.  Key features include: policy management, web filtering, provisioning. Access management will allow IT staff to ensure student devices meet the requirements of the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA), therefore meeting eRate compliance.

Intel® Education Media Camera

Multimedia creation and editing for project-based learning. The media camera helps students express themselves visually and communicate information with tools to record, edit, and present. The Media Camera application is an interactive multimedia tool for video and photo editing. It enables students to capture and edit pictures and video and to make annotations to create their own multimedia outcomes for project-based learning.

  • Recorder: Lets students take pictures or record video and perform basic media editing
  • Presenter: Lets students load media captured by Lab Camera, Media Camera Recorder or another application, and use advanced media editing tools such as annotation, rotation and resizing tools to create their own report or eBook

The CTL 2go E14 for Healthcare Professionals is Now Available

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.
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CTL 2go E14 for Healthcare Professionals

Mobility, Performance and Durability

We’ve got good news for medical professionals seeking a lightweight and powerful mobile solution. Our latest 2go® E14 Classmate PC is here! This ruggedized ultra-mobile PC is a great choice for healthcare workers on the go — it weighs only 3.5 lbs but is powerful enough for professional use.

With a 1366 x 768 LED screen, the 2go® E14 is equipped to run Windows 8.1. This latest OS from Microsoft makes it easy to multi-task between programs and receive live updates on your email and other communications so you can stay connected to the information you need. Windows 8.1 gives you access to the latest apps and supports much of today’s medical software.

This model is an upgrade to the 2go E12. It’s kept all the great features and added some more performance and battery life. It comes with a Celeron 847 dual core processor and up to 4GB DDR3 memory and 25% more battery life than the E12. The E14 is also customizable—choose from a variety of hard drives, wireless networking options and even get Microsoft Office 2013 pre-installed.

Enter and access patient information on the go with built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity. The integrated webcam can make video consults and transferring visual information easy. Emergency response teams can transmit patient electronically en route to the hospital, speeding the process of handing off medical care and registering the patient.

Medical professionals generally require sturdier mobile solutions than your average businessperson. The E14 is built for a fast-paced, potentially unpredictable environment. Features include a shock mounted scratch- and water-resistant LCD screen, reinforced corners, and a sensor that shuts down the hard drive to prevent damage in the event of a fall. Other protective features include a spill resistant, anti-microbial keyboard and touchpad.

For more information on the CTL 2go E14 lightweight mobile PC for medical professionals, click HERE.