COLUMBIA, Md.–December 11, 2006 – GTCO CalComp, Inc., manufacturer of the InterWrite Interactive Classroom products, announces today that it has been awarded another major multi-million dollar contract to supply interactive whiteboards to Mexico. The contract for over 11,700 InterWrite SchoolBoards will support the Mexican government’s “Secundarias Project”, which provides secondary schools in the country with the equipment required to access digital resources for teaching and learning. By February 2007, there will be over 36,000 InterWrite SchoolBoards installed and operating in primary and secondary schools across Mexico.
The Mexican government, through the Ministry of Education, is building a strong foundation for its students by providing a leading-edge learning environment in classrooms throughout the country. The InterWrite SchoolBoard is a primary interactive instructional tool that will be integrated with various classroom technology products including computers, projectors and printers. Working with its partner, Proeducación, and the Mexican government, InterWrite will continue to provide its interactive whiteboards, training and ongoing support to schools and teachers throughout Mexico.
“We continue to have a strong relationship and are very well respected in Mexico based on our work this past year installing and supporting thousands of InterWrite SchoolBoards,” said Frank Augustino, vice president of business development and international sales at GTCO CalComp. “Teachers and students in primary schools across Mexico have had a wonderful year using our interactive products and we are excited that we have been chosen to supply even more interactive whiteboards to the secondary schools. We look forward to many years of working with our partners and the Mexican government to ensure the overall success of the Enciclomedia Project, Secundarias Project and any other exciting opportunities and programs to be developed by the new administration.”
About the InterWrite Interactive Classroom
The InterWrite Interactive Classroom includes the InterWrite SchoolBoard, a durable, easy-to-use interactive whiteboard; the patented, wireless InterWrite SchoolPad, which gives teachers the freedom to control their computer with a connected projector from up to 300 feet away; and, InterWrite PRS, the most robust and flexible student response system on the market. The InterWrite SchoolBoard and SchoolPad include InterWrite Software, a powerful and intuitive annotation software package that allows users to deliver lessons by annotating over top of any 3rd party software package or to utilize the extensive image library and build a lesson within the package. Whether used individually or conjunction with each other, the InterWrite Interactive Classroom products helps educators create a more active and engaged learning environment. For more information on these products or to be contacted by an authorized reseller for a free demo of the products, please visit GTCO CalComp online at www.gtcocalcomp.com.
About GTCO CalComp
With over 30 years experience, GTCO CalComp is a leader in computer input peripherals, with over one million systems installed worldwide. Founded in 1975, GTCO CalComp pioneered the use of pen-based electromagnetic sensing technology currently utilized in the Company’s Interactive Whiteboard and Digitizer product lines. In 2004, GTCO CalComp expanded its line of interactive products with introduction of InterWrite PRS, a classroom response system. GTCO CalComp Inc, a global company, is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona; and Munich, Germany. GTCO CalComp maintains distribution partners in over 90 countries, providing solutions to professionals in Education, Training, Presentation, GIS, Computer Aided Design, Construction Estimating and Graphic Arts. For more information on the brands and products offered, visit the GTCO CalComp website at www.gtcocalcomp.com.