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Nova5000

By eSchool News
February 6th, 2007

Fourier Systems demonstrated the latest version of its Nova5000, a one-to-one learning appliance for schools the company says “fills the gap between laptops and handheld solutions.” Built on the Windows CE operating system, the Nova5000 provides basic word-processing functionality, eMail access, and internet connectivity bundled in a rugged device designed specifically for use in unpredictable classroom environments. Schools can purchase the devices with or without detachable keyboards and protective carrying cases. Just recently updated, the latest high-end models come equipped with a variety of software bundles that schools can choose from based on their needs. Bundles include special software packages for teaching science, including physics and chemistry. The devices also can be used in conjunction with the company’s line of data loggers and data probes for collecting and analyzing scientific data in classroom labs. Though the Nova5000 is not a fully functional laptop, the company says its ability to conduct basic internet searches, send and receive eMail, and perform standard word-processing functions makes it a cost-effective alternative for schools looking to save money while preserving function on large-scale, one-to-one technology rollouts. Pricing varies, depending on the software bundles, hardware, accessories, and packages chosen. http://www.fourier-sys.com

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Nova5000

By eSchool News
February 6th, 2007

Fourier Systems Ltd., a provider of student computing solutions, offered its Nova5000 student learning appliance. The company says the handheld solution offers schools a powerful, cost-effective solution for student computing needs in the classroom, lab, and home. The device’s open curriculum software program is web-based and facilitates a wide range of products across all subject areas and grade levels, covering both core and supplemental curricula. Fourier executives say the 2.4-pound device can be easily transported in a student’s backpack from class to library to home to field trips. The company says students benefit from a sense of ownership and empowerment as their Nova5000 accompanies them through the school day and at home.

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